This weekend, ZZ Top kicked off their limited engagement to two sold-out audiences Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas (Photo credit: Steve Rose).
The rock icons received a standing ovation as soon as they took the stage each night, and treated their fans to some of their most iconic hits, including “Waitin’ for the Bus” “Jesus Just Left Chicago” “La Grange” “Tush” “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man,” among many others.
ZZ Top aka “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard — but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after almost 50 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio.
As a touring unit, they have performed before millions of fans through North America on numerous epochal tours as well as overseas where they’ve enthralled audiences from Slovenia to Argentina, from Australia to Sweden, from Russia to Japan and most points in between. Their iconography – beards, cars, girls and that magic keychain – seems to transcend all bounds of geography and language.
Tickets for the three remaining shows (April 25, 27 and 28) are available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, venetian.com, any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469. Tickets range in price from $59 to $299, plus applicable fees, and a limited number of VIP packages starting at $350 are also available.