ZZ TOP TOUR DATES

UPDATED 2/16/17

 

Hi all! 

 

Greetings again!  Thanks to Bert Gangl this page is now being updated more frequently! You can send him updates at HubieGnospam@MSN.com.  Please be sure to delete the phrase “nospam” from that address before sending. 

 

This is the 15th version of collected ZZ Top and Moving Sidewalks dates.  All adds or corrections which are new since the last list will appear in red. 

 

Why is this list important?  Firstly, ZZ Top have always promoted themselves as “The People’s Band.”  Indeed, this list goes a long way to demonstrate the lengths to which they have gone to secure this title.  They have played in many out-of-the-way markets that other artists of their stature have ignored.  And this continued after they became mega-stars, not just in the early days.  Secondly, these dates represent the times when this band brought people together – sometimes just to party, some on their first date – whatever it was, bringing people together with music.  You are probably reading this because some of your own personal history is in this list.  The list is designed to be a way to help us remember these times, and place them properly in our own history.  I hope it brings you some enjoyment!

 

Many of you have made contributions to this list since I first published it, not least the Little Old Web Page From Texas, where I pulled tons of raw data that continues to be verified.  I would like to thank those individuals who have contributed to the list since the first publication.  Many have added valuable information to this list, and most are noted next to the date that their contributions helped to verify (when they don't ask me to omit their names!).

 

I’d like to put in a specific plug for the Look At Stubs website, which is a repository of scanned ticket stubs, found at: http://www.lookatstubs.com/bands/zz_top.htm  It is free to look at the dates and places.  To see the actual stubs you need to either contribute ticket scans or pay a small fee.  Ticket stubs are one of the best verifications of a show, and I urge you all to dig out your old stubs and submit them to the website.

 

Thanks to Greg Deeter, who keeps tabs on archival ZZ Top live recordings.

 

I’d also like to make a specific plug for Pollstar.  They are a subscription only service, but they offer extra detail that cannot be found on this page, such as the number of seats sold, the percentage of seats sold, the ticket pricing and the income for the show.  Their information has been very helpful in clarifying dates; however a caveat is that they tend to defer to the current name of the venue, not the name at the time the concert was played. 

 

It is important to note that many of the dates listed MAY BE WRONG.  My experience is that a published date is not verification of a performance.  This is particularly true of Rolling Stone & Circus Magazine, which are sometimes right, but often are not.  I have included these listings as a basis of research.  The best verification is a display ad or text listing in a local newspaper or entertainment weekly.  Even better is a review of a show that has occurred. So please use this list as a starting point, and consider it the best info available to date.  If you see a date that you think is wrong, please help us to correct it.

 

If you have any updates or corrections, please email them to Bert at HubieGnospam@MSN.com.  Please be sure to delete the phrase “nospam” from that address.  Also, please include the documentation you have for the date:  ticket stub, newspaper copy, etc.  If you can scan or digitally photograph your evidence and mail or email it to me, this is helpful!  Also please let me know if you want me to use your name behind the listing. If any of you see an incomplete listing for your city, feel free to go to the library and try to verify a date in the local newspaper.  I usually look for "Weekend" listings (which can appear in Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday editions of the local paper), or sometimes the Sunday paper will have expanded entertainment listings.

 

Please allow time for submitted updates to be incorporated in the page!  Last time it took 3 years, but it will get done.  And if it takes a few days or weeks for Bert to respond to an email, please forgive him!  Thanks!

 

Ken From Colorado

 

Two Notes about this list:

 

  1. The following format will be used throughout this document for show lineups:

[Savoy Brown/Wishbone Ash/BOC/ZZ Top] = [opener /2nd act/ just before headliner/Headliner]

[brackets indicate the lineup in the correct order is known]

(Parenthesis around band names indicate the order of appearance is uncertain)

 

  1. To save on space, I have shortened most listings that use the city name twice.  For instance, the listing:

10/02/75         Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA

Becomes:

10/02/75         Civic Center, Springfield, MA

 

Also, concerning venue names, I have tried to list the correct name of the venue at the time the concert took place.  All the corporate renaming of venues can make this a trick, but Wikipedia has been very helpful in guiding these name choices, even though their own tour date listing does not always agree with the correct venue name at the time of the listed date! 

 

Here is a list of source notations and their abbreviations.  You will see the notations throughout the list, and can refer back to these sources if you wish to look for more information (some of these sources also provide excellent resources for researching other bands!):

 

AAS                  = Ann Arbor Sun newspaper, Ann Arbor, MI

AB                    = A single anonymous but prolific contributor

ABB                 = Allman Brothers Band web page

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Calendar&file=showCalendarMonth&tapers=&year=1969&month=01&day=01

ACW                = Alice Cooper Website

ADS                  = Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ, via the Newspaper Archive online

ADN                 = Anchorage Daily News newspaper, Anchorage, AK

AF                    = Alex Fedotov, many from: KISS Alive Forever - The Complete Touring History (book)

AFC                  = Argus Newspaper, Fremont, CA, via the Newspaper Archive online

AFO                 = http://forums.aeroforceone.com/viewtopic.php?t=74799&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=135

AJ                     = Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico, via the Newspaper Archive online

AmBz               = Amusement Business: A music industry trade publication

Anon                = Anonymous Contributor - probably by email

APC                  = Appleton Post-Crescent, Wisconsin, via the Newspaper Archive online

APF                  = Austin PsychFest http://www.austinpsychfest.com/history-and-info/apf-2013/

AR                    = Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ, via the Newspaper Archive online

ARN                 = Abilene Reporter-News Newspaper, Texas, via the Newspaper Archive online

ARO                 = http://www.aerosmithfans.com/history/viewhistory.php?selected_month=1&match_set=4

AS                    = Aiken Standard, South Carolina, via the Newspaper Archive online

ASR                  = Ashamed Rocks http://www.ahamedrocks.co.uk/ticket_stubs/

AT                    = aerosmithtemple.com http://www.aerosmithtemple.com/2009-tour-dates.html

ATM                = Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA, via the Newspaper Archive online

AZC                  = http://www.amazon.com/Flash-Moving-Sidewalks/dp/B00004Y86O

AZE                  = http://home.comcast.net/~azephead/concerts.htm

BAW                = Bryan Adams website http://www.18tilidie.co.uk/

BBD                 = Billboard Magazine: Music Industry trade publication

BC                    = Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, CA, via the Newspaper Archive online

BCA                 = Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, TX

BCC1               = http://blog.chron.com/40yearsafter/2008/07/moving-sidewalks-concert-was-a-blast/

BCC2               = http://blogs.chron.com/40yearsafter/2008/09/moving_sidewalks_go_awol.html

BCC3               = http://blog.chron.com/40yearsafter/2011/06/jefferson-airplane-lands-at-the-coliseum/

BCC8               = http://blog.chron.com/aggies/2008/03/gridiron-bash-postponed-no-zz-top/

BCCT               = Bucks County Courier Times, Pennsylvania, via the Newspaper Archive online

BCT                  = Berkeley http://www.chickenonaunicycle.com/Berkeley%20Community%20Theater.htm

BCW                = Black Crowes Website http://www.crowesbase.com/

BDC                 = http://www.bootsdaily.com/?nav=details&id=315609

BDL                  = Brooks & Dunn Live: http://brooksanddunnlive2.blogspot.com/

BDN                 = http://brainerddispatch.com/stories/062404/ent_0624040003.shtml

BFG                  = Billy Gibbons’ book: Rock+Roll Gearhead

BGCA               = The Bill Graham Concert Archive: http://sugarmegs.org/billgrahm.txt

BGN                 = Boston Globe Newspaper

BGW                = Backstage Gallery: http://www.backstagegallery.com/photodetail/ZZ-Top-BC-3376-008.html

BH                   = Boston Herald, Boston, MA, via the Newspaper Archive online

BHC                 = http://business.highbeam.com

BJT                   = Bon Jovi Tour Date http://bonjoviplanet.br.tripod.com/bonjovitourdatespage.htm

BMF                 = http://www.bigmusicfest.com/belleville/ticket-information/

BNP                 = Bill Narum Posters: http://www.billnarum.com/poster.htm

BNP                 = http://www.billnarum.com/z-2-z/page39.htm

BOCW             = Hotrails Blue Oyster Cult Website - per Ralph http://www.hotrails.co.uk/history/index.htm

BP                    = Boston Phoenix newspaper

BPG                 = Bloomington Pantagraph newspaper, Bloomington, IL

BRT                  = Bert Gangl Research

BSN                  = Baltimore Sun Newspaper

BSP                  = http://www.black-sabbath.pl/koncerty.php

BSU                  = http://www.beachstreetusa.com/events/VerizonWirelessAmericanMusicFestival

BUA                 = Belly Up Aspen website

Buddy              = Dallas Texas entertainment publication

BVC                 = http://www.brooklynvegan.com/

BVCT               = Beaver County Times

BVS                  = Brownsville Station website http://www.schoolpunks.com/1974.html

CAR                 = http://coolalbumreview.com/?p=12286

CAW                = Craig Allen’s ZZ Top Fun Facts: http://nj1015.com/craig-allens-zz-top-fun-facts-tush/?trackback=tsmclip

CBD                 = www.cougarboard.com

CCN                 = http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/entertainment-jessicajinx/20/

CCP                  = Clayton Call Photography: http://www.claytoncallphoto.com/Music/Classic-Shots/8185411_97mri/17/536715191_pPMK2#572686354

CCT                  = Corpus Christi Times newspaper, via the Newspaper Archive online

CDC                 = http://www.chrisd.ca/blog/12660/aerosmith-winnipeg-concert-postponed/

CDM                = Charleston Daily Mail newspaper

CDW                = The Michigan Concert Database: http://theconcertdatabase.com

CFC                  = http://2coolfishing.com/ttmbforum/archive/index.php/t-259193.html

CG                   = Charleston Gazette, West Virginia, via the Newspaper Archive online

Circus              = Circus music magazine

CJJ                  = http://concerts-jva.jimdo.com/

CLN                  = Creative Loafing Newspaper

CLW                 = http://www.concertlivewire.com/revarch1.htm

CMC                = http://www.contactmusic.com

CML                 = Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, North Carolina (hand transcribed notes)

CMP                = http://ww2.dcmilitary.com/stories/052908/hendersonhall_28257.shtml

COG                 = http://www.black-sabbath.pl/koncerty.php

CON                 = Charlotte Observer Newspaper

CPA                  = concertposterart.com

CPC                  = Charleston Post and Courier newspaper, Charleston, SC

CPN                 = Cincinnati Post Newspaper

CRC                 = Classic Rock Concerts http://www.classic-rock-concerts.com/

CRG                 = Cedar Rapids Gazette

CRM                = Classic Rock Magazine

CRR                 = http://www.clevelandrockandroll.com

CSC                  = http://www.calgarysun.com/entertainment/music/2009/12/01/12001491.html

CSG                  = Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph newspaper, Colorado Springs, CO

CSL                  = http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/livewire/Content?oid=1473006

CTM                = Capital Times, Madison, WI, via the Newspaper Archive online

CTN                 = Chicago Tribune Newspaper

CTW                = Cheap Trick Website http://www.ctnewseurope.co.uk/gigography.htm

DBI                  = http://www.classicbands.com/DavidBlayneyInterview.html

DBW                = http://www.dickeybetts.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Calendar&file=showCalendarMonth&type=viewevent&tapers=1&eid=5327&day=11&month=09&year=2004

DCL                  = http://home.epix.net/~dougkepner/music/concerts/concerts.html

DDB                 = Book: Life On The Road by Dinky Dawson

DDN                 = Dayton Daily News, Dayton, OH, via the Newspaper Archive online

DFP                  = Detroit Free Press

DH                   = Dr. Dennis Hickey website http://people.missouristate.edu/DennisHickey/texasposterlinks.htm

DIO                  = http://www.dio.net/tour/

DKG                 = http://www.dking-gallery.com/store/MiscN.html

DMN                = Dallas Morning News (inc. http://www.www1967.com/Assets/pdf/zz-top-7-28-08.pdf)

DMR                = Des Moines Register Newspaper

DN                   = http://www.dead.net/venue/panther-hall

DNP                 = Deseret News newspaper, Salt Lake City, UT

DNT                 = Duluth News-Tribune newspaper, Duluth, MN

DOB                 = Doobie Brothers site: http://home.comcast.net/~gv0000/Doobie_Brothers_Tour_Archive.htm

DOC                 = Derrick, Oil City, PA newspaper, via the Newspaper Archive online

Downbeat        = Music magazine

DPTM              = www.deep-purple-ticketmuseum.co.uk

DRC                 = Denton Record-Chronicle newspaper

DT                    = The Daily Texan, student newspaper for the University of Texas at Austin

DTH                 = The Daily Tar Heel, student newspaper for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

eBay                = Documentation such as a ticket stub from an eBay auction

ECHO               = The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student newspaper, The Echo, via UTC Library

ECT                  = Elyria Chron-Telegram

ECTA                = Eric Clapton Tour Archive, www.whereseric.com/eric-clapton-tour

EDNT               = El Dorado News-Times newspaper, El Dorado, AR

EFB                  = Book: My Soul's Been Psychedelicized: Electric Factory: 4 Decades in Posters & Photographs

EPHP                = El Paso Herald-Post Newspaper, via the Newspaper Archive online

EPN                  = http://www.europosters.net/info.html

ESS                   = European Stars & Stripes, via the Newspaper Archive online

F1C                  = http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2009/8/9721.html

FAN                  = Fan Review – fan not named

FCH                  = Frankfurt, Germany concert history site, www.frankfurthigh.com/history

FGC                  = http://www.fotografuje.cz/datab/Fotoarchiv.html

FMW               = Fleetwood Mac Website: http://www.fmlegacy.com/pasttours.html

FOTR               = Rick G’s FansOnTheRun Facebook page per Ralph at the Hotrails BOCW – thanks!

FRF                  = http://www.smash-uk.com/frf11/history_99.html

FSC                  = http://fnr.freeservers.com/rockfest.html

FTA                  = Frontier Touring Archives http://www.frontiertouring.com/pasttours/1987

FTC                  = http://fromthecrowd.com

FWG                = http://www.freewebs.com/greeny5150/index.htm

FWST               = Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper, Fort Worth, TX

GAA                 = Glasgow Apollo Archives http://www.glasgowapollo.com/index.asp?s_id=1&m_id=9

GHO                = http://www.garagehangover.com/?q=taxonomy/term/809

GM                  = Gazette-Mail, Charleston, WV, via the Newspaper Archive online

GNP                 = Good News Productions archives http://mikiwiki.org/wiki/Good_News_Productions/

GOG                = http://gogonotes.blogspot.com/2010/02/forum-1969-79.html

GT                    = Gettysburg Times, PA, via the Newspaper Archive online

GTP                  = Google Translate Page

GUK                 = Guardian UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2002/nov/02/artsfeatures.popandrock1

HCB                 = hollandscomet blog

HCT                 = Hartford Courant Newspaper

HDM                = http://www.myspace.com/ahistoryofdallasmusic/photos/4217862#%7B%22ImageId%22%3A2537617%7D

HMP                = Historic Memphis website http://historic-memphis.com

HPW                = Humble Pie website: http://home.comcast.net/~gv0000/Humble_Pie_B2.pdf

HRW                = Houston Rocks website http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~tannahil/index.html

IAC                   = http://users.iafrica.com/p/pa/pantsula/zztop.htm

IGN                  = Indiana Gazette Newspaper via the Newspaper Archive online

IHW                 = Inside Hershey Website: http://civellophoto.typepad.com/hersheyinsider/music/

IJL                    = Intelligencer Journal Newspaper, Lancaster, PA

ISC                   = Idaho Statesman.com

ISJ                    = Idaho State Journal, Pocatello, ID, via the Newspaper Archive online

ISN                   = Indianapolis Star Newspaper

JBA                  = Jay Boy Adams website http://www.jayboyadams.com/

JBC                  = http://www.jambase.com/Photos/PhotoViewer.aspx?#galleryID=83&photoID=2974

JBW                 = Jack Bruce Website - http://www.jackbruce.com/tours0.htm

JCL                   = http://www.chivian.com/chivian/c/Concerts.html

JCP                   = Jim Koplik Presents Archive, via Facebook

JGT                  = http://jerseygrrl.tripod.com/

JNH                  = Journal News, Hamilton, OH, via the Newspaper Archive online

JPC                   = http://www.joeperry.com/

JTP                   = http://rockmephoto.smugmug.com/Photography/ZZ-Top/9721524_38vdkt#657734140_G444U

KAL                  = University of Alabama in Birmimgham student newspaper, The Kaleidoscope

KAN                 = Kansas Website http://atlas.kennesaw.edu/cgi-bin/dhirschl/tour.cgi?band=Kansas

KCS                  = Kansas City Star Newspaper

KISS                  = Defunct Kiss website http://www.liveshowz.biz/kiss.htm

KSC                  = http://www.kansas.com

KSF                   = http://www.kansasstatefair.com/pagedescription.php?id=1336&pages=sf

KT                    = Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee, via the Newspaper Archive online

LAS                  = http://www.lookatstubs.com/bands/zz_top.htm

LAT                  = Los Angeles Times newspaper, Los Angeles, CA

LFM                 = http://www.last.fm/festival/590042+Sporting+Summer+Festival+2008

LFN                  = http://ledge.fleetwoodmac.net/archive/index.php/t-31644.html

LFW                 = http://www.lyricsfreak.com/z/zz+top/biography.html

LIF                    = http://www.life.com/celebrity-pictures/74502276/spike-tvs-first-annual-guys-choice-show

LIP                   = Lancaster Independent Press newspaper

LJW                  = Lawrence Journal World, Kansas, via the Newspaper Archive online

LL                     = Lakeland Ledger newspaper, Lakeland, FL

LLC                  = http://lostlansing.com/lansing_concerts.asp

LOB                 = http://loslobos.setlist.com/1997.html

LOC                 = http://lubbockonline.com/go/2011-05-12/zz-top-lynyrd-skynyrd-join-forces-sunday-united-spirit-arenann

LOV                 = http://people.missouristate.edu/dennishickey/lovestreet.htm

lowpft              = Little Old Web Page From Texas http://www.lowpft.com/concerts.html#10

lowpft              = Little Old Web Page From Texas http://www.lowpft.com/oldconcerts.html

LPD                  = http://www.luisposter.de/images/product_images/popup_images/20678_0.jpg

LS1                   = http://www.angelfire.com/rock3/music_sports_etc/LYNSKYNliveconcertdates.html

LVRJ                 = Las Vegas Review Journal newspaper, Las Vegas, NV

LWI                  = Lady Wilde Info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rfAfX-c8iw

MAF                 = Mountain Aire Festival:                   http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.300641304662.142337.300295539662&type=3

MAW               = http://www.mellonarena.com/site70.php

MCA                = http://www.myconcertarchive.com/en/artist/1454-zz_top

MCC                = CD Release The Moving Sidewalks - The Complete Collection - liner notes

MCT                = Madison Capital Times, Madison, WI, via the Newspaper Archive online

MDB                = U of Maryland “Diamondback” student newspaper

MDJ                 = http://www.moondancejam.com/history.html

MEM               = Music Express Magazine

MFE                 = http://mediafiveent.com/archive/viewalpha.php?letter=Z

MIC                 = http://www.micharrison.com/Pastshows.html

MGN                = Montreal Gazette Newspaper

MJN                 = Milwaukee Journal Newspaper

MKR                = http://www.mickronson.com/mrgigs.shtml

MLK                 = http://www.mlk.com/

MLL                 = Milwaukee Library Listing

MLV                 = Booth Newspapers site http://www.mlive.com

MMD               = http://www.mcgonigels.com/Press/Houstonians+party+to+home+grown+music

MNT                = Miami New Times

MPH                = Book: Memphis Rocks: A Concert History, 1955-1985 by Ron Hall

MRC                = http://melodicrockconcerts.com/2010/08/11/live-review-blues-still-has-hold-on-zz-top/

MSB                 = Moving Sidewalks Blog: http://blogs.chron.com/40yearsafter/moving_sidewalks/

MSC                 = http://www.memorialsolutions.com/sitemaker/sites/lawson0/obit.cgi?user=250130Cauble

MSF                 = Minnesota State Fair

MSN                = Milwaukee Sentinel Newspaper

MSR                 = Moving Sidewalks Reunite (with comments) http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:OFA-kHul9S8J:mail.29-95.com/music/story/good-moving-sidewalks-reunite-show-bad-its-new-york+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

MST                 = Minneapolis Star-Tribune newspaper, Minneapolis, MN

MSW               = Moving Sidewalks modern website - http://movingsidewalks.com/timeline/

MTB                = http://tampabay.metromix.com/events/blog_post/postponed-aerosmith-zz-top/1315577/content

MTC                = http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050318/BIZ/303189999&cid=sitesearch

MTH                = Mott The Hoople site: http://www.justabuzz.com/mth-0-gig.shtml

MTM               = Miami Times newspaper, Miami, FL

MTN                = Mountain website http://home.comcast.net/~gv0000/Mountain_Tour_Archive.html

NDD                 = Notre Dame University yearbook, The Dome

NDS                 = North Dakota State University library

Newspaper      = listed by name of publication

NFA                  = Neil Ford Fanatics http://thompsonian.info/NF-chron.html

NHNR              = North Hills News Record, Warrendale, PA, via the Newspaper Archive online

NJMO              = News Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, via the Newspaper Archive online

NPA                 = Newspaper Archive.com

NRW                = Nashville Rising Website http://www.nashvillerising.org/

NTM                = 1960s Texas Music: http://www.scarletdukes.com/st/tmhou_hammondint.html

NTN                 = Nashua Telegraph, New Hampshire, via the Newspaper Archive online

NTW                = New Times Weekly, Phoenix, AZ

NYM                = New York Magazine

NYT                  = New York Times newspaper

NYW                = Neil Young Website: http://hyperrust.org/Performances/AllGigs.html

OCD                 = Oil City Derrick, PA newspaper

OCW                = Orange County Weekly

OLS                  = Orlando Sentinel newspaper, Orlando, Florida, articles.orlandosentinel.com/1993-12-31

OPM                = http://otherpeoplesmusic.net/c_reviews80.html

ORS                 = http://home.comcast.net/~scottrocket/orian/1974top.html

OT                   = Oakland Tribune Newspaper, via the Newspaper Archive online

PBO                 = Performance Magazine, Boxoffice Roundup section

PBP                  = Palm Beach Post

PCC                  = http://www.theciviccenter.com/events/who-played-when?title=ZZ+Top&date_filter%5Bmin%5D%5Bdate%5D=1961-07-01&date_filter%5Bmax%5D%5Bdate%5D=2011-07-01

PCH                 = Pittsburgh Concert History website http://pittsburghconcerthistory.com/timeline

PDN                 = Philadelphia Daily News newspaper, Philadelphia, PA

PEIN                 = Pensacola Independent News - http://inweekly.net

PFE                  = Pink Floyd book “Echoes, The Complete History Of Pink Floyd” pp146-7

PGC                 = http://www.postergeist.com/

PH                    = Panther Hall http://shufflehost.com/panther/oldguestbook.html

PH                    = Panther Hall http://shufflehost.com/panther/page26.html

PIN                   = Philadelphia Inquirer Newspaper

PLS                   = Performance Magazine tour listing

PMC                = http://www.popmuseum.cz/about/about.php?l=en

PN                    = The Paris News, Paris, TX

PPG                  = Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Newspaper

PPL                  = People Magazine, www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20106507,00.html

PRM                = Prom Photo: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/30/zz-top-prom-photo_n_1556166.html

PRO                 = http://www.rirocks.net/Search/provciviccenter.htm

PST                  = Data from the Pollstar website

PVC                  = http://privon.com/blog/category/music/

QCT                 = Quad City Times

QUO                = Status Quo Website: http://www.leehawkins.com/NoFrames/Gigs/notes.htm

R6070              = http://www.rock6070.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2471

RAC                 = Steve Ames Calendars from the Richard Ames Music Collection, Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, TX

RAM                = Richard Ames Music Collection, Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, TX

RAT                  = Rodney Atkins Tour Dates: http://rodneyatkins.angelfire.com/tourdates.html/

RFW                 = http://roskilde-festival.dk/historie/1994/

RG                   = Ray’s Gigs http://www.raysgigs.com/gigs.php?year=1983

RGP                 = http://www.gimarc.com/Zoo.html

RHC                 = http://rockhall.com/inductees/ceremonies/

RLC                  = http://rocklegendscruise.com/2011/09/live-performance-schedule/

RMC                = http://www.racewaymagazine.com/August2004/LES8-19a.htm

RMME             = Rocky Mountain Musical Express, a regional entertainment weekly from Boulder CO

RMR                = Rick Recordings

RRB                 = http://www.rockreport.be/gigreport.asp?id=13

RRB                 = http://www.rockreport.be/gigpic.asp?file=zztop8

RRC                 = http://rocklineradio.com/archivehistory.php

RRP                  = http://www.rockandrollplanet.com/homeplanet/rocknrollbirthdaysam.html

RRM                = http://www.regionrockmemories.com/civic_center.html

RRO                 = Rio Rancho Observer, Rio Rancho, NM, via the Newspaper Archive online

RSC                  = http://www.rememberthespectrum.com/300/Concerts.asp

RSF                  = http://www.refugeestage.com/summerfest-info/marcus-ampitheater-2010-lineup/

RSM                 = Rolling Stone Magazine: Calendar listings

RT                    = Concert Ticket Gallery: http://www.rolf-thalmann.de/konzert-zz-top.htm

RTC                  = http://www.rocktime.com/lynyrdskynyrd.htm

RTD                 = Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA, via the Newspaper Archive online

RTD                 = Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA, via the Newspaper Archive online

RTDB               = Rock Tour Database http://www.rocktourdatabase.com

RTF                  = Rose Tattoo Fanpage http://www.rosetattoo-fanpage.com/tourdates-gallery/

RTS                  = http://www.renotahoeshows.blogspot.com/

RYM                = http://rateyourmusic.com

SAL                  = San Antonio Light, via the Newspaper Archive online

SAPL                = San Antonio Public Library, especially Andy Crews there (thank you Andy!)

SBM                 = http://screamingbluemessiahs.com/gighistory.htm

SCA                  = http://www.stonecityattractions.com/rockplanet/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=53

SCJ                   = Straight Creek Journal newspaper, Denver, CO

SCJN                = Sioux City Journal newspaper, Sioux City, IA

SCN                  = Space City News

SDC                  = San Diego Concert Archive: http://www.sandiegoconcertarchive.com

SDG                 = http://books.google.com/books?id=hgAEAAAAMBAJ&pg=RA1-PA208&lpg=RA1-PA208&dq=Viejas+Concerts+in+the+Park+ZZ+Top+2005&source=bl&ots=SieUInZpg7&sig=N8i490rOISHUBeru_F8iFqW_9ho&hl=en&sa=X&ei=N1AAT_PgOrGOigL4_PDCDg&ved=0CD8Q6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q&f=false

SDM                = Book: Sharp Dressed Men by David Blayney (a recommended read for fans!)

SCDP                = Scottsdale Daily Press, Scottsdale, AZ, via the Newspaper Archive online

SDP                  = San Dimas Press, California, via the Newspaper Archive online

SFC                  = San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, San Francicso, CA

SFF                   = South Florida Free Press

SFT                   = http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1243

SFW                 = San Francisco Weekly

SHJ                   = Syracuse Herald-Journal, Syracuse, NY, via the Newspaper Archive online

SK                    = Songkick.com website: http://www.songkick.com/artists/307157-zz-top/gigography?end_date=2010-10-31&page=4&start_date=1968-02-1&tab=

SL                     = http://www.setlist.fm/

SLT                   = Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, via the Newspaper Archive online

SMN                = Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA, via the Newspaper Archive online

SNA                  = http://skynbase.tripod.com/archives.html

SPC                  = Spokane Daily Chronicle

SPM                 = http://schallplattenmann.de/a105105-Fearless-Boogie-Tour-wegen-Krankheit-Abgesagt.htm

SPS                   = Syracuse Post-Standard, via the Newspaper Archive online

SPT                  = http://www.starplazatheatre.com/files/zztoposeven.html

SR                    = Spokesman Review

SRVB                = From the excellent book Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day By Day, Night After Night (buy it!)

STA                  = Seattle Times newspaper, Seattle, WA

STN                  = Santana Tour Archive http://www.santana.com/Santana-Past-Shows/

STV                  = http://www.spike.com/press/category/guys-choice-awards/page/3/

STX                  = Styx Website http://www.styxtoury.com/performances/styx/merged.html

TBG                 = The Billings Gazette, via the Newspaper Archive online

TBI                   = The University of Wyoming student newspaper, The Branding Iron, via the UW library

TBN                 = Toledo Blade Newspaper

TCC                  = George Thorogood Website: http://www.thorogoodconcerts.com/

TCD                 = The Concert Database: http://www.pf-db.com/index.php?list=band&choice=317

TCM                = Chessmen Website: http://www.garagehangover.com/chessmen/

TDC                 = Tucson Daily Citizen, via the Newspaper Archive online

TDH                 = The Daily Herald Newspaper, Chicago

TEN                  = The Tennessean newspaper, Nashville, TN

TEW                 = http://www.tishara.com/calendar.htm

TFM                 = http://www.thanksforthemusic.com/spotlight/index.html

TFT                  = Twin Falls Times News

TGW                = http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/BachmanandCummingstgwyears/message/1843

THA                 = http://www.flickr.com/photos/76262968@N00/2435817197/in/set-72157594268456702/

TLC                  = The Lawton Constitution newspaper

TLG                  = www.thinlizzyguide.com with big thanks to Peter Nielsen

TLM                 = http://www.totallivemusic.com/page.aspx?id=byvenue&venuename=Viejas%20Concerts%20In%20The%20Park&VenueCity=Alpine

TLM                 = http://totallivemusic.com/page.aspx?id=byvenue&venuename=Grand%20Casino%20Hinckley%20Amphitheater&VenueCity=Hinckley

TMJ                 = The Milwaukee Journal

TMM               = Texas Monthly Magazine

TMR                = Texas60sMusicRefuge: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/TheTexas60sMusicRefuge/

TNC                 = http://www.ticketnews.com/news/Aerosmith-tour-postpones-two-more-shows-with-ZZ-Top797310

TPS                  = The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, via the Newspaper Archive online

TQJ                  = The Queen’s Jester newspaper, Cincinnati, OH

TREX                = Book: Marc Bolan: A Chronology

TSF                   = http://www.thesuperficial.com/carmen_electra_dances_for_spik-06-2007

TSM                 = The Times, San Mateo, CA, via the Newspaper Archive online

TSN                  = http://www.thesnipenews.com/music/zz-top/

TUZ                  = Totally Unofficial ZZ Top Tour Blog

TVA                  = The Victoria Advocate newspaper

TVC                  = TV.com

TVM                = http://www.triversmyersmusic.com/about-us/little-known-facts/

TVN                 = The Valley News, Van Nuys, CA, via the Newspaper Archive online

TWE                 = The Wichita Eagle

TWN                = Tulsa World Newspaper

TWS                 = The Windsor Star newspaper

TWW               = Teenage Wildlife Web page message board http://www.teenagewildlife.com

UHW                = Uriah Heep website

UKR                 = http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/index.html

UMK                = The University of Montana student newspaper, The Kaimin, via the UM library archives

USW                = http://www.unclestick.com/music/bio.htm

UWLS               = The University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Department

WYO                = The University of Wyoming yearbook, The WYO

VFC                  = http://www.virtualfestivals.com/bilbao-bbk-live-festival-2008/

VH1                 = http://www.vh1.com/shows/events/rock_honors/_2007/vspot.jhtml

VMC                = http://vimeo.com/14902249

VNN                 = Van Nuys News newspaper, Van Nuys, CA

VPN                 = The Virginian-Pilot newspaper, Norfolk, VA

VVN                 = The Village Voice newspaper, New York, NY

WCD                = Wisconsin Center District website http://www.milwaukeetheatre.com/categories/22-newsreleases/documents/65-wcd-facilities-have-a-100-year-history-of-events

WFP                 = Winnipeg Free Press

WIK                  = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Events_at_Madison_Square_Garden

WIKI                 = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:ZZ_Top_concert_tours

WNO               = Warehouse, New Orleans http://www.blackstrat.net/warehouse/warehouse.html

WPA                = Worthopedia http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia

WPB                = West Palm Beach Post newspaper

WPN                = Washington Post Newspaper

WSJ                  = Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, via the Newspaper Archive online

WT                   = Washington Times newspaper, Washington, DC

WWA               = http://www.williamwareagency.com/article1_pn.html

WWE               = http://www.wright.edu/cola/Dept/eng/blakelock/rockweb2/rockpgs/skynyrd.html

YGH                 = http://www.yelp.com/biz/gruene-hall-new-braunfels-3

YTB                  = YouTube

YTB                  = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=822alawkrxk

ZBO                 = http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/X26yC655vMP/2007+NCLR+ALMA+Awards+Show/9X4runmmeoI/Billy+Gibbons

Zoo World       = Music magazine

ZZH                  = This was a website with a brief history of the band, and it had some great detail, but has since

                                    been taken down: http://web.telia.com/~u15521543/timeline.html (dead link)

                                    (but has been posted on a forum here:

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&file=viewthread&tid=83544)

ZZH2                = http://www.kieran.keegan.btinternet.co.uk/ZZTop/zz_top_history.htm

ZZS                  = http://www.billnarum.com/z-2-z/page223.htm (and other pages)

ZZTIFC             = ZZ Top International Fan Club

ZZW                 = zztop.com

 

Other Abbreviations:

BOC                 = Blue Oyster Cult

KJBAWB           = Kilt's James Bond and Wierd Beard

Love Street      = Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine, a venue in Houston, TX

NFATF              = Neal Ford And The Fanatics

 

Here is the live history of ZZ Top and related bands, starting with the birth dates of the three primary members:

 

1949

 

05/19/49         Joe Michael (Dusty) Hill born (MSB)

06/11/49         Frank Lee Beard born (MSB, RRP)

12/16/49         William F. Gibbons born (MSB)

 

1960s

 

07/xx/63          Jane Garvin's house, Como, TX (from ZZS):

                                   

“Actually it was the summer of 1963. Two guys named Dusty Hill and Rocky Hill played at a party at Jane Garvin's house in Como, Texas. Jane threw the party for me cuz I was stuck at my Great Aunt's house for the summer. If I remember correctly, Jane said these guys were her cousins. They played "Chantilly Lace" and "Summertime" among others. It was the first live music (outside of church and Jane's piano boogie) I had ever heard and I was blown away. Dusty, if you are one and the same I'd really like to know. If not for the diligence of my Aunt, you would have been my first. Even if you're not THE Dusty Hill, you guys rock & I'll love you forever!! Betsy” (http://www.billnarum.com/z-2-z/page223.htm)

 

12/25/63         Billy gets his first guitar, a Gibson Melody Maker, and a Fender Champ Amp for Christmas.

                                    (ZZH2)

12/xx/63          Billy forms his first band, The Saints, within a week of getting his guitar. (BFG)

 

The Saints were:

Billy Gibbons:              Guitar

Steve Mickley:             Unknown

Phillip Taft:                  Unknown

David Crosswell:         Unknown

 

xx/xx/64          Dusty Hill was in at least two bands with his brother Rocky in Dallas: The Starliners & The Deadbeats. (DMN, RRP, ZZH2)

           

xx/xx/64          Frank Beard was in at least two bands in Ft. Worth: The Cellar Dwellers & The Hustlers. (RRP, ZZH2)

 

07/xx/64          Billy Gibbons formed his second band called Billy G. And The Ten Blue Flames after about six months with The Saints. (BFG)

 

9/18/64 or 8/19/65     Dusty Hill plays a local gig in Dallas, thereby missing a Beatles concert in Dallas '64 or Houston '65. (per Buddy interview 12/75)

 

xx/xx/65          Rocky and Dusty Hill form The Warlocks with 'Little Richard’ Harris, and later draft Frank Beard. Some gigs were played at The Amber Room in Dallas. (DMN, RRP, ZZH2, GHO, LWI)

 

The Warlocks were:

Rocky Hill:                        Guitar

Dusty Hill:                        Bass

'Little Richard' Harris:    Drums (earlier)

Frank Beard:                    Drums (later)

 

Mary Smith:                     Vocals (when appearing as Lady Wilde and the Warlocks)

 

Rocky and Dusty Hill’s first musical venture was at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, together with drummer "Little" Richard Harris. Frank Beard came across Dusty and Rocky while playing for The Cellar Dwellers at the Fort Worth Cellar. The three of them, basing themselves in Dallas, Texas formed The Warlocks dying their hair blue…. Later in their brief career they teamed up with English singer Lady Wilde and backed her regularly at Dallas cinemas for British invasion movies like 'Catch Us If You Can' and 'Hard Day's Night'. They also backed her on their final 45 and when she departed for a career on the stage they formed the American Blues. (R6070)

 

05/xx/65          Lou Ann's Club, Dallas, TX (WWA) [The Chessmen/Lady Wilde and the Warlocks]

In May of 1965, {The Allusions} played a gig at Lou Ann's Club in Dallas. We played on the big stage with The Five Americans, friends of ours from Durant, Oklahoma. They had just recorded "I See the Light," with Dale Hawkins producing. On the little stage there was a band called The Chessmen, playing with a 15-year-old guitar player named Jimmy Vaughn. They were splitting sets with a band called Lady Wilde and the Warlocks, who had a bassist named Dusty Hill. Dusty's brother Rocky played lead guitar, and they had a drummer named Little Richard Harris who twirled his sticks. Our drummer Garland was fascinated by this and studied him all night. All the way back to Ardmore, Garland practiced twirling his sticks. He turned into a great showman, as well as a great drummer. (WWA)

 

xx/xx/65          The Cellar strip club, Ft. Worth, TX

"Mr. Beard... was landing gigs at the Cellar, the infamous underground strip club-juke joint in Cowtown that later opened a branch in Dallas.  Mr. Hill was making the rounds, too. "One night, I was playing the Cellar with one group and Frank was playing with another," Mr. Hill says. "My brother Rocky saw Frank and says, 'Let's try to steal that drummer for our group.' "The coup was successful, and in 1966, the Hill brothers joined forces with Mr. Beard in a series of Dallas bands, including American Blues – a psychedelic act with a one-of-a-kind shtick: The band members dyed their hair bright blue." (DMN)

 

xx/xx/65          Billy Gibbons formed (his third) band called The Coachmen.  (ZZH, SDM, MCC)

 

The Coachmen Mark I were:

Billy Gibbons:               Guitar

V.E. Harris:                    Rhythm Guitar (BFG)

Mike Frazier:                Bass

Virgil Harris:                  Drums (alternately, Dan Mitchell on drums) (BFG)

 

The Coachmen Mark II were:

Billy Gibbons:               Guitar

Bob Braden:                 Rhythm Guitar (SDM, BFG)

Mike Frazier:                Bass

Dan Mitchell:                Drums (SDM, BFG)

 

The Coachmen Mark III (as of 04/22/66) were:

Billy Gibbons:               Guitar

Bob Bolton:                  Rhythm Guitar (MCC)

Kelly Parker:                 Keyboards (MCC)

Mike Frazier:                Bass

Dan Mitchell:               Drums (SDM, BFG)

 

You can hear recordings of the third band in the CD box set The Moving Sidewalks - The Complete Collection

 

Here I must introduce the Steve Ames calendars.  These were kindly archived by the Briscoe Center for

American History in Austin, TX as part of the Richard Ames Music Collection.  These calendars give us

exceptional detail about the evolution and gig history of the Moving Sidewalks.  All listings from this

source appear with the (RAC) designation.  It is difficult to know from the available materials when exactly the

band formed, as opposed to when Steve Ames became heavily involved. 

 

1965                Ames Productions/The Ames Agency - "Ames Productions was the owner of (the Catacombs) Club and Bob Cope was the General Manager. Richard Ames was the financial backer of Ames Productions and his brother, Steve, was musically inclined.  Steve supported groups...  To make a long story short, Bob Cope was the magic behind it all. Simply, he knew talent and knew how to promote it.  Steve Ames (was the) manager of the Neal Ford and the Fanatics, (the) Moving Sidewalks, Deuces Wild, and The Magic Ring." (an excellent historical overview is here:  http://www.scarletdukes.com/st/tmhou_hammondint.html) (NTM)

 

                        Most of the performance contracts for the Moving Sidewalks are signed by Steve Ames.  (RAM)

                        Steve was also the organ player for Neal Ford And The Fanatics for just over a year. (USW, RAW, MCC)

 

6/25/65           Steve Ames (future manager of the Moving Sidewalks) joins Neal Ford And The Fanatics as the organ player after quitting the band Surfside VI (RAC)

 

7/10/65           Steve Ames' calendar suggests that he either played a Neal Ford gig with the Coachmen or that he himself performed in a gig with the Coachmen on this night (RAC)

 

12/15/65         This is the first listing from the modern Moving Sidewalks website.  It says “Dan and Don Joins (sic) the Coachmen - As Don Summers & Dan Mitchell joins (sic) the Coachmen with Billy F Gibbons a new band emerges.”  The problem is all other evidence suggests that Don Summers does not replace Mike Frazier until at least after the recordings of 4/22/66.  The 2012 box set shows a photo of the band on that April date, and Mike is there and Don is not.  (MSW, MCC)

 

1966                The New Breed – Beaumont, TX (The band Tom Moore was in before joining The Moving Sidewalks.  Bass player Gerald Pierce went on to be managed by Steve Ames in the MS sister band The Magic Ring) (USW)

 

The New Breed were:

 

Tom Moore:                 Hammond Organ/vocals

Jeff Strange:                 Guitar/vocals

Gerald Pierce:              Bass/vocals

Jack Grochmal:            Drums/vocals

 

04/22/66         Gold Star Recording, Houston, TX - Recording session by the Coachmen for 99th Floor & Stay Away as published in MS: The Complete Collection (MCC)

4 or 5/66         "After getting (the recording) home and listening to it a million times... we went to Richard & Steve Ames to see if they wanted to manage and produce us."  Dan Mitchell (MCC)

 

05/19/66         Jones Sound Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Recording session for 99th Floor & Stay Away. This is the first date in all the Steve Ames calendars where the name Moving Sidewalks appears.  His calendars begin in January of 1965.  On the CD box set "Moving Sidewalks - The Complete Collection" (my reference to this box set is "MCC") the earliest recordings are attributed to The Coachmen from April of 1966.  The 4/22 date in the box set is convincingly supported by an invoice from the session.  But there is a clear date {5/19} in the calendar for a session with the “Moving Sidewalks” and the songs 99th Floor & Stay Away. Two previously unreleased mixes are attributed to Jones Studios in 4/66.  Since most of the other sessions with Steve Ames appear to have been at Jones, I am guessing that this is the first Jones session.  Also interesting is the appearance in the calendar of the name "Missing Links," crossed out and Moving Sidewalks written in. Even though the MS name appears in the Steve Ames calendar on this date, recordings from this session are still attributed to The Coachmen in the box set. (RAC, MCC)

 

06/30/66          Billy Gibbons formed his forth band called The Moving Sidewalks.  (BFG)  “Billy coins a new band name after being inspired by actual Moving Sidewalks at Dallas' Love Field airport." This is the date given by the modern website for the formation of the band. (MCC, MSW) 

 

The Moving Sidewalks were:

Billy Gibbons:               Guitar & Vocals

Kelly Parker:                 Keyboards until 10/20/66 (MCC, RAC)

Tom Moore:                 Keyboards

Don F. Summers:         Bass

Dan M. Mitchell:         Drums

 

Moving Sidewalks History:

 

07/20/66         Moving Sidewalks begin to visualize their sounds from the influence of Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix.  (MSW)

 

08/01/66         Steve Ames has still been gigging on organ with Neal Ford.  On this date he quits Neal Ford And The Fanatics as a performer but continues to book their gigs. (RAC)

09/19/66         Moving Sidewalks practice.  This is the second date in all the Steve Ames calendars where the name Moving Sidewalks appears. (RAC)

10/04/66         Andrus Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Recording session for 99th Floor with Steve Ames producing. (RAC, MCC)

10/14/66         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX

[Moving Sidewalks/The Inmen/KJBAWB/NFATF/The Outsiders] (DH poster, BFG, RAC)

10/15/66         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX

                                    [Moving Sidewalks/The Inmen/KJBAWB/NFATF/The Outsiders] (DH poster, BFG, RAC)

10/16/66         The Moving Sidewalks audition for Mainstream Records (RAC)

10/17/66         Moving Sidewalks practice. (RAC)

10/20/66         Mainstream Records calls back.  Interestingly, there is a note that says "Parker out of Sidewalks." Kelly Parker was a part of the spring recording sessions, and the Complete Collection liner notes verify that he appears on the released 99th Floor single by the Moving Sidewalks. (RAC, MCC)

10/22/66         The band worked on the arrangement of the song "What Are You Going To Do." (RAC)

10/24/66         Andrus Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Recording session. 

                                    (On this date The Moving Sidewalks also sign an agreement with Mainstream Records granting “sole and exclusive option upon our services as recording artists.”) (RAM, RAC)

10/28/66         Teen Canteen, St. Luke's Methodist Church, Houston, TX (RAC)

11/19/66         Moving Sidewalks play two parties: "TAK Party and Larry Kane Party" (RAC)

12/02/66         The Living Eye, Houston, TX (RAC)

12/09/66         Teen Canteen, St. Luke's Methodist Church, Houston, TX (RAC)

12/10/66         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (Matinee benefit show) (RAC)

12/10/66         The Living Eye, Houston, TX (Evening show) (RAC)

12/16/66         Private Party, location unknown (RAC)

12/21/66         Moving Sidewalks practice? (RAC)

12/22/66         Moving Sidewalks practice? (RAC)

12/23/66         Jones Sound Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Recording session: Every Night A New Surprise & Stay Away (RAC)

12/26/66         Jones Sound Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Recording session: Vocals on Every Night A New Surprise (RAC)

12/28/66         Private Party, location unknown (RAC)

12/30/66         Billy F Gibbons: “3 guys making a bare bones go out it, guitar, bass, drums that was it. A keyboardist with a HAMMOND solidified The Moving Sidewalks”.  This quote suggests that the performances between 10/20 & 12/28/66 were done as a trio.  On the box set track 7 seems to be the one recorded in December of 1966.  It does feature keyboards.  Was this Kelly?  Tom? Steve Ames? (MCC, MSW)

 

1967

 

xx/xx/67          Dusty and Frank change The Warlocks band name to The American Blues, in honor of their blue hair. (ZZH2)

 

The American Blues were:

 

Rocky Hill:                      Guitar (Dusty’s brother)

Dusty Hill:                      Bass

Doug Davis:                   Piano on "Mellow"

Richard Harris:              Drums

Frank Beard:                 Drums

 

Moving Sidewalks History:

 

01/06/67         The Living Eye, Houston, TX (RAC)

01/19/67         Houston Country Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

01/20/67         Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, TX (RAC)

01/20/67         "Party At Ramada Inn" After Job (RAC)

01/21/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/NFATF] (RAC)

01/25/67         Jones Sound Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Recording session: Overdubs on Every Night A New Surprise (RAC)

01/27/67         The Living Eye, Houston, TX (RAC)

01/28/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/Cyrkle/NFATF] (Matinee show: a benefit for a slain police officer) (RAM)

01/28/67         "Lee Formal", presumably Houston, TX evening job (RAC)

02/02/67                     Steve Ames sends a letter to Mainstream Records attempting to get them to release the first single per their agreement. 

                                    At this time the tape masters have been delivered to Mainstream in New York City. (RAM)

02/03/67         Waco, TX (RAC)

02/04/67         Moving Sidewalks fan club meeting. (RAC)

02/10/67         Teen Canteen, St. Luke's Methodist Church, Houston, TX (RAC)

02/11/67         Westbury, TX [Moving Sidewalks/NFATF] (RAC)

02/25/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX ("and party after" calendar says) (RAC)

03/02/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/NFATF] (RAC)

03/06/67         Jones Sound Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Remixing

                                       (possibly of Every Night A New Surprise. Also a "45rpm dub", possibly a tape copy of the yet unreleased 99th Floor single) (RAM, MCC)

03/10/67         Mount Carmel (probably Mount Carmel Academy), Houston, TX (RAC)

03/11/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/The Outsiders] (RAC)

03/14/67         Official release date of the single "99th Floor" b/w "What Are You Goin' To Do" (Tantra T-3101) which receives play on KNUZ today (RAC)

                                    (The MCC booklet suggests the single was released in February, but Steve Ames' calendar explicitly names this date as the "official release.") 

03/18/67         The Larry Kane Show, KTRK Channel 13 studios, Houston, TX (Live Saturday afternoon TV appearance) (MCC, RAC)

03/18/67         Sharpstown, Houston, TX [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks] (RAC)

03/20/67         NFATF & The Sidewalks on the KHTV Channel 39 Show, Houston, TX (RAC)

03/22/67         Radio Station KNUZ's Good Guy 50 chart for the week 3/15 - 3/22/67 shows "99th Floor" at #41 (RAC)

03/23/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks/NFATF] (RAC)

03/26/67         Sidewalks On the KHTV Channel 39 Show, Houston, TX (RAC)

03/29/67         Radio Station KNUZ's Good Guy 50 chart for the week 3/22 - 3/29/67 shows "99th Floor" at #36 (RAC)

04/01/67         Moving Sidewalks fan club meeting. (RAC)

04/05/67         99th Floor Ratings: KILT = #15, KNUZ = #24 (the 1st week KILT gave the single airplay) (RAC)

04/07/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX [Gripping Force/Moving Sidewalks] (RAC)

04/08/67         Contemporary Arts Ball, Shamrock, TX (RAC)

04/12/67         99th Floor Ratings: KILT = #7, KNUZ = #9 (RAC)

04/14/67         Bellaire, TX (RAC) (possibly with the 13th Floor Elevators)

04/15/67         Waco, TX (RAC)

04/19/67         99th Floor Ratings: KILT = #5, KNUZ = #6 (RAC)

04/19/67         "Evans' Show" (RAC)

04/20/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX [Thursday's Children/Moving Sidewalks] (RAC)

04/21/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

04/22/67         "Dunjan" (RAC)

04/24/67         Ames Productions signs agreements with Scepter Records related to the single "99th Floor" b/w "What Are You Goin' To Do" (RAM)

04/26/67         99th Floor Ratings: KILT = #1, KNUZ = #1 (RAC)

04/28/67         Memorial Drive Country Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

05/xx/67          Official re-release of the single "99th Floor" b/w "What Are You Goin' To Do" on Wand Records: WND 1156. (MCC)

05/03/67         99th Floor Ratings: KILT = #1, KNUZ = #2 (RAC)

05/05/67         Galveston, TX (RAC)

05/06/67         The Larry Kane Show, KTRK Channel 13 studios, Houston, TX (Live Saturday afternoon TV appearance) (RAC)

05/06/67         Houston Music Theatre, Houston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/NFATF](billed as the "Now Sound Groove In," 3:30pm afternoon show only) (RAM, RAC)

05/07/67         Houston Music Theatre, Houston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/NFATF](billed as the "Now Sound Groove In," 2 shows) (RAM, RAC)

05/10/67         99th Floor Ratings: KILT = #1, KNUZ = #3 (RAC)

05/12/67         Safari Club, Baytown, TX (RAC)

05/13/67         Cleveland, TX (RAC)

05/17/67         99th Floor Ratings: KILT = #1, KNUZ = #2 (RAC)

05/19/67         El Campo, TX (RAC)

05/20/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks/Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels] (RAC)

05/22/67         Sidewalks on the KHTV Channel 39 Show, Houston, TX (RAC)

05/24/67         99th Floor Ratings: KILT = #1, KNUZ = #2 (RAC) Radio Station KILT's Fourty Star Survey chart reproduced in MCC

05/26/67         Airline Street, Houston, TX (RAC)

05/27/67         "Sylvan" (possibly Sylvan Beach Park, La Porte, TX) (High School Prom, afternoon)

05/27/67         Port Lavaca, TX (evening show) (RAC)

05/31/67         99th Floor Ratings: KILT = #8, KNUZ = #14 (RAC)

06/01/67         Jones Sound Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Recording session: Every Night A New Surprise (RAC, MCC)

06/02/67         Ramada Inn Party

06/03/67         "Dungeon"

06/05/67         Moody Civic Center, Galveston, TX (BCC3, RAC)

[Fever Tree/A-440/Moving Sidewalks/The Sixpentz/The Five Americans/The Music Machine]

06/06/67         Angleton Fairgrounds Auditorium, Angleton, TX (BCC3, RAC)

06/07/67         99th Floor Ratings: KILT = #8, KNUZ = #13 (RAC)

06/07/67         Beaumont, TX (possibly at The Box) (RAC)

06/07/67         Radio Station KNUZ's Good Guy 50 chart for the week 5/31 - 6/7/67 shows "99th Floor" at #2 (MCC)

06/10/67         Dairy Bar, Freeport, TX (BCC3, RAC)

06/14/67         99th Floor Ratings: KILT = #14, KNUZ = #20 (RAC)

06/15/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks/NFATF] (RAC)

06/20/67         Angleton (possibly Angleton Fair Grounds Auditorium, Angleton, TX) (RAC)

06/21/67         99th Floor Ratings: KILT = #19, KNUZ = #off (RAC)

06/23/67         Location Unknown [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks/Brain Job] (RAC)

06/24/67         Austin, TX (RAC)

06/25/67         Galveston, TX (RAC)

06/28/67         99th Floor Ratings: The single is now officially off both local charts (RAC)

06/28/67         Steve Ames departs for Los Angeles, but is apparently unaccompanied by the Sidewalks (RAC)

06/29/67         Telephone Road Twin Drive In Theatre, Houston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/Fever Tree] (Grand Opening) (RAC)

06/30/67         "The Valt" [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks] (RAC)

06/30/67         A promotional agreement is struck by Bob Cope for radio promotion on the west coast (LA, SF, Portland & Seattle) by Irwin Zucker. 

This includes the Moving Sidewalks, The Magic Ring & Neal Ford.  

The four week effort will commence when the new Neal Ford record is released. (RAM)

07/01/67         Gym, Bellaire, TX (RAC) (possibly with the 13th Floor Elevators)

07/01/67         "Sidewalks on TV in San Antonio" (RAC)

07/05/67         Beaumont, TX (possibly at The Box) (RAC)

07/07/67         Lake Charles, LA [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks] (RAC)

07/08/67         Orange, TX [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks] (RAC)

07/15/67         Galveston, TX (RAC) (MSW suggests they played Lousiana this night)

07/21/67         Nederland, TX (RAC)

08/04/67         Jones Sound Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Recording session: Need Me (RAC)

08/05/67         Bay City, TX [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks] (RAC)

08/08/67         Houston Teen-Age Fair 1967 – Moving Sidewalks perform (DH poster, RAC)

08/11/67         Sylvan Beach Pavilion, La Porte, TX (RAM, RAC)

08/12/67         New Orleans, LA (RAC)

08/18/67         Cafetorium, Kirwin High School, Galveston, TX - Hired for a school dance (RAM)

08/19/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (also autographs at Craig's) (RAC)

08/25/67         The Attic, Victoria, TX (Located in the old YMCA building in Victoria City Park) (BRT, RAM, RAC)

08/27/67         Galveston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/Sam The Sham] (RAC)

08/30/67         Beaumont, TX (possibly at The Box) (RAC)

09/08/67         Lodge Pokrok, Houston, TX (RAC)

09/09/67         Lafayette, LA (RAM, RAC)

09/15/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

09/16/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks] (RAC)

09/23/67         Bay City, TX (RAC)

09/27/67         Official release date of the single "Need Me" b/w "Every Night a New Surprise" (Wand WND 1167) (RAC)

09/30/67         The Box, Beaumont, TX (Steve Ames turns 20 years old today!) (RAM, RAC)

10/07/67         Kirwin High School, Galveston, TX (RAC)

10/11/67         "Need Me" Ratings: KILT = #16, KNUZ = #41 (RAC)

10/11/67         Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX [Moving Sidewalks/NFATF/Animals] (SAPL, BRT, RAC)

[The Band Ayd/The Moving Sidewalks/The Kaleidoscope/ NFATF/Eric Burdon & the Animals]

10/14/67         "Marian" (possibly Marion, TX) (RAC)

10/18/67         "Need Me" Ratings: KILT = #9, KNUZ = #16 (RAC)

10/18/67         Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX

[Magic Ring/Chessmen/Moving Sidewalks/NFATF/Eric Burdon & the Animals] (DH poster, RAC, NFA, WPA)

10/21/67         The Attic, Victoria, TX (BRT, RAC)

10/25/67         "Need Me" Ratings: KILT = #4, KNUZ = #8 (RAC)

10/26/67         Westbury, Houston, TX (RAC)

10/27/67         Brenham, TX (RAC)

10/28/67         "Dungeon" (RAC)

11/03/67         The Box, Beaumont, TX (the calendar says "Rose Room but elsewhere it says The Box) (RAM, RAC)

11/04/67         Beaumont, TX (possibly The Box or the Rose Room) (RAC)

11/08/67         "Need Me" Ratings: KILT = #7, KNUZ = #6 (RAC)

11/10/67         Teen Canteen, St. Luke's Methodist Church, Houston, TX (RAC)

11/11/67         "Need Me" Rating: KFMK = #2

11/11/67         Victoria (possibly The Attic, Victoria, TX) (RAC)

11/11/67         "Memorial City" (shows both this and Victoria on the same day - possibly an afternoon gig at Memorial City Mall in Houston???)

11/15/67         "Need Me" Ratings: KILT = #8, KNUZ = #7 (RAC)

11/17/67         Austin, TX (RAC)

11/18/67         Moody Center, Galveston, TX (RAM, RAC)

11/22/67         "Need Me" Ratings: KILT = #9, KNUZ = #8 (RAC)

11/25/67         Triangle Club, Bryan, TX (RAM, RAC)

11/29/67         "Need Me" Ratings: KILT = #26, KNUZ = #27 (RAC)

12/01/67         American Legion Hall, Alvin, TX (RAM, RAC)

12/02/67         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks] (RAC)

12/06/67         "Need Me" Ratings: KILT = #30, KNUZ = Off (RAC)

12/09/67         Riverside Hall, East Bernard, TX (RAM, RAC)

12/15/67         Jones Sound Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Recording session: I Want Your Soul, Scoun Da Be, Flashback (RAC)

12/16/67         Billy Gibbons turns 18 on this date!  Not a bad year for a 17 year old...

12/19/67         Jones Sound Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Recording session: Overdubs on Flashback (RAC)

12/21/67         Location Unknown [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks/Last Word/Young Rascals] (RAC)

12/22/67         Rose Room, Hotel Beaumont, Beaumont, TX (signed contact, but nothing on the calendar) (RAM)

12/28/67         Jr. League Building, Houston, TX (calendar: "Sidewalks for D. Party") (RAM, RAC)

12/31/67         Hotel Browntowner, Brownwood, TX (MS headline with one other opening act) (RAM, RAC)

 

1968

 

01/05/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

01/06/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

01/20/68         Cancelled Appearance - Austin, TX (RAC)

01/20/68         The Larry Kane Show, KTRK Channel 13 studios, Houston, TX (Live Saturday afternoon TV appearance) (RAC)

01/20/68         Cancelled Appearance - Austin, TX (RAC)

01/25/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (Benefit for Teens Against Dystrophy - MS play one set from 10:00 - 10:45pm, so others must have appeared) (RAM)

01/27/68         Jones Sound Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Recording session: Pluto - Sept 31st, Crimson Witch (RAC)

02/03/68         City Auditorium, Beaumont, TX (the band appear from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, leaving time for an evening show 85 miles away) (BFG, RAM, RAC)

02/03/68         Waltrip Auditorium, Waltrip High School, Houston, TX (8:00pm showtime) (RAM, RAC)

02/10/68         The Larry Kane Show, KTRK Channel 13 studios, Houston, TX (Live Saturday afternoon TV appearance) (RAC)

02/10/68         Cafeteria, Westbury High School, Houston, TX ("Sweetheart Dance") (RAM)

02/16/68         Groves, TX (possibly at the Town House) (RAC)

                                    (The writing on the calendar is sloppy, but this does suggest the Sidewalks did not play the Dallas Hendrix show this night.)

(Also, The Chessmen are noted as having played Dallas with Hendrix.) (RAC, TCM)

 

The Hendrix Tour (Some 1968 Hendrix info comes from Univibes, the best Hendrix Fanzine - univibes.com)

 

The Moving Sidewalks warm up for Jimi Hendrix on some of the dates listed below.  There has been controversy as to exactly which dates were played by the Sidewalks.  This should now be accurate.

 

02/15/68         Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX (Two shows) (RAC, NFA)

                                    [NFATF/Soft Machine/Jimi Hendrix Experience] (possibly also The Chessmen)

(Tom Moore says they did not open this date.  Dan Mitchell does serve as an "advance man" on this show and meets everyone in the Hendrix band.) (MCC)

02/16/68         Fair Park Music Hall, Dallas, TX (Two shows) (DMN, BFG, RAC, NFA)

                                    [The Chessmen/NFATF/Soft Machine/Jimi Hendrix Experience] (TCM)

(Tom Moore says they did not open this date)

(BFG specifically says they did play this one, but the RAC calendar notes suggest otherwise)

02/17/68         Will Rogers Auditorium, Ft. Worth, TX (Two shows) (WPA, eBay, NFA)

                                    [Moving Sidewalks/Soft Machine/Jimi Hendrix Experience]

                                    (Jimi & Billy jammed backstage at the Ft. Worth show.  A photo of Jimi and Billy

is from this night.  During Jimi's set, before Hey Joe, Hendrix asks the audience "How about that group named The Sidewalks?”)             

02/18/68         Music Hall, Houston, TX (Two shows) (RAC, NFA)

                                    [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks/Soft Machine/Jimi Hendrix Experience]

                                    (Gerald Pierce says his band, Magic Ring, opened this show too; calendar verifies) (USW, RAC)

                                    (Dan Mitchell: "Jimi, Mitch & Noel actually stood beind the wing curtains during our entire set to listen.") (MCC)

 

02/19/68?       There is a great story in Billy’s book about painting with Hendrix one night after the show.  You can find it on page 20 of Billy’s book: Rock+Roll Gearhead.

 

More Moving Sidewalks Gigs:

02/23/68         Moody Civic Center, Galveston, TX (Kirwin High School Junior Ball) (BRT, RAC)

02/24/68         Beaumont, TX (possibly The Box or the Rose Room) (RAC)

03/02/68         Jones Sound Recording Studio, Houston, TX - Recording session: Unknown tracks (RAC)

03/08/68         Port Lavaca, TX (RAC)

03/14/68         Music Hall, Houston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/Heir Apparent/Eric Burdon & the Animals] (DH, SL, RAC)

03/23/68         Cancelled Show - V.I.P. (RAC)

03/29/68         V.I.P, Beaumont, TX (RAC)

03/30/68         Alvin, TX (possibly the American Legion Hall) (RAC)

03/31/68         Music Hall, Houston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/Vanilla Fudge/Cream] (RAC, JBW)

04/13/68         Kirwin High School, Galveston, TX - Hired for a school dance (RAM, RAC)

04/20/68         Victoria Country Club, Victoria, TX - Hired for a Senior Class Party (BRT, blog, RAC)

04/27/68         Our Lady of Fatima School, Texas City, TX (RAC)

04/28/68         Cancelled Show - Conroe, TX (RAC)

05/03/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

05/04/68         Shreveport, LA [Magic Ring/Moving Sidewalks] (RAC)

05/11/68         Victoria, TX (possibly The Attic) (RAC)

05/18/68         Spring Branch Senior High School, Spring Valley Village, Houston, Texas (School Prom) (RAC)

05/24/68         Houston Club, Houston, TX (Memorial High School {west side of Houston} Senior Prom - MS headline with one other opening act) (RAM, RAC)

05/31/68         Angleton Fairgrounds Auditorium, Angleton, TX (not listed on the calendar) (RAM, SL, BRT)

06/04/68         Beaumont, TX (possibly The Box, Rose Room or VIP)(RAC)

06/14/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

06/22/68         Lake Charles, LA (RAC)

07/05/68         Taylor, TX (RAC)

07/09/68         Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX (BCC1, SAPL, SL, RAC)

                                    [Match Box/Moving Sidewalks/The Doors]

07/10/68         Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX (BCC1, SAPL, HRW, RAC)

                                    [Match Box/Moving Sidewalks/The Doors]

(Moving Sidewalks opened for The Doors and John Mayall. If I'm not mistaken, The

Doors concert was the first time Bill Ham saw Billy Gibbons play. Then Billy jammed with

John Mayall and Ham saw him again. I think that's when he approached him.) (DBI)(also

HRW, D Pattison stub)

 

“The Doors show in Houston was a "happening," said bassist Summers.  "It one of those shows that you had to be there to believe or experience. It was in front of our hometown audience where we were well-known and had a single that stayed on the charts for five weeks (99th Floor).  The Sidewalks ended their set, as they usually did, with I'm a Man." The song went kind of like this: As it started, a fog machine and strobe came on. Toward the end, Gibbons got feedback going on his guitar, leaned it against the amp and left the stage. Organist Moore stuck matchbook covers between the keys of his Hammond B-3 so that an E chord would continue to play as he left the stage. Mitchell continued to (wail) away on the drums and Summers, with a few seconds left, started spinning his Flying V bass in the strobe-lit fog. Right at the end, shrouded by fog, Summers and Mitchell slipped off the stage.  With feedback, lights, fog, and the organ blasting, the roadies fired the bombs and pulled the plug to the equipment," Moore said. The audience exploded.” (BCC1)

 

07/26/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

07/27/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

08/02/68         The Box, Fort Worth, TX (RAC)

08/03/68         The Box, Fort Worth, TX (some of the band's equipment was stolen on this date) (RAC)

08/09/68         El Campo, TX (RAC)

08/16/68         Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine, TX (RAC, LOV) (Houston or San Antonio)

08/17/68         Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine, TX (RAC, LOV) (Houston or San Antonio)

 

Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine: In the Steve Ames calendar there are only a few gigs listed for Love Street.  The problem is there were three possible loactions.  From the LOV source, we know: “Love Street attempted to expand and opened a club in Corpus Christi (very short lived {circa May 1969}) and another club in San Antonio (also short lived).”  Because of this, the location of the August and October 1968 Love Street Sidewalks shows are not certain, because the calendar just says “Love Street.”

 

One poster from Love Street in San Antonio also references HEMISFAIR 1968.  The dates of his event were between April 6 - October 6, 1968.  This suggests that some or all of the venue’s short life was in the summer of 1968.  This is important to the following listing:

 

08/16/68         13th Floor Elevators Gig:  I am posting this listing verbatim as a way to seek clarification.  It is widely reported that the Moving Sidewalks opened for the 13th Floor Elevators. I have been unable to nail down the exact date (or dates).  A suggested date is 8/15/69, however by then the band would have been ZZ Top.  Also, the report suggests that the Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine was the venue in San Antonio where the billing took place.  This venue did have a short lived location at 345 East Commerce Street in San Antonio.  (DH: http://www.scarletdukes.com/st/tmhou_venues2.html)  So here is the listing:

 

The Moving Sidewalks opened for the legendary Texas psychedelic group 13th Floor Elevators at the San Antonio Texas psychedelic venue Love Street Emporium located on Commerce Street on the edge of downtown San Antonio. The Elevators set was stopped after only a few songs by the San Antonio police department who arrested the band's lead singer Roky Erickson. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_Sidewalks). Note that the WIKI listing has been changed.

 

The more I read about the Elevators, the more unlikely either of the August dates (‘68 or ‘69) seem. If anyone has correct information about this event, please send it to the email at the start of this document.  For that matter, ANY ZZ/MS performance listings not shown in these pages are welcomed!

 

More Moving Sidewalks Gigs:

 

08/23/68         The Web, Corpus Christi, TX [The Purple Haze/The Moving Sidewalks] (the calendar shows 8/23, an ad says 8/24) (BRT, RAC)

08/29/68         Gibbons, Mitchell and Summers drive to California without Moore (who refused to get out of bed). (RAC)

08/31/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (billed, but the Moving Sidewalks did not play this gig!) (BCC2)

                        (See: http://blogs.chron.com/40yearsafter/moving_sidewalks/ for details) billing was:

[Moving Sidewalks/Match Box/NFATF/Canned Heat/Mothers Of Invention] (DH poster)

09/xx/68          The Galaxy, 8923 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA – playing as a trio without Moore

09/xx/68          Gazzarri’s, 9039 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA – playing as a trio without Moore

09/05/68         Gibbons, Mitchell and Summers return from California (RAC)

09/06/68         Lodge Pokrok, Houston, TX (RAC)

09/07/68         Safari Club, Baytown, TX (BRT, RAC) (definitely played this!)

09/13/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

09/14/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

09/18/68         New Orleans, LA (Frat party) (RAC)

09/19/68         New Orleans, LA (Frat party) (RAC)

09/20/68         Conroe, TX (RAC)

09/21/68         Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/Young Rascals] (HRW, RAC)

10/04/68         Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine, Houston, TX (RAC) (Possibly San Antonio)

10/05/68         Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine, Houston, TX (RAC) (Possibly San Antonio)

10/12/68         Dallas, TX [Moving Sidewalks/Steppenwolf/Stevie Wonder] (RAC)

10/19/68         Bryan, TX (possibly Triangle Club) (RAC)

11/02/68         "Memorial DRO" (RAC)

11/08/68         Music Hall, Houston, TX [Pendragon/Moving Sidewalks/Jeff Beck Group] (DH poster, RAC)

11/15/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

12/06/68         Corpus Christi, TX (possibly The Web) (RAC)

12/07/68         Galveston, TX (RAC)

12/13/68         League City, TX (RAC)

12/14/68         Oklahoma City, OK (RAC)

12/20/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (RAC)

12/21/68         Jr. League Building, Houston, TX (RAC)

12/23/68         Catacombs Club, Houston, TX (noted as "Joske's Show") (RAC)

12/27/68         "Junior Achievement" (not sure what this was...) (RAC)

12/31/68         Dallas, TX (RAC)

 

1969

 

01/01/69         Sadly there is no Steve Ames calendar for 1969, so the 1969 details are still sketchy.

xx/xx/69          The American Blues break up, and Frank Beard moves to Houston.

xx/xx/69          Unknown venue, TX [Moving Sidewalks/John Mayall] (2nd meeting with Bill Ham) (DBI)

xx/xx/69          Houston Music Theatre, Houston, TX (opening for Steppenwolf)

01/18/69         Brazoria County Fairgrounds, Angleton, TX (BRT)

03/01/69         National Guard Armory, Victoria, TX (BRT, TVA)

03/15/69         Safari Club, Baytown, TX [9th Street Bridge/The Moving Sidewalks] (BRT)

05/10/69         Teen Canteen, San Antonio, TX [The Drift Wood Valley/Moving Sidewalks] (SAPL, BRT)

(Laurent Perron & Marius made a reel to reel recording of the Sidewalks, possibly from this location and date.)

(mikesbandarchive.com)

05/xx/69          Spring Branch Senior High School, Spring Valley Village, Houston, Texas (School Prom)

                                    (It is suggested on a website that this was their last official gig, but further research suggests the June Love Street gigs were the last) (MSR)

05/xx/69          The Moving Sidewalks part ways with Steve Ames. (MCC)

06/06/69         Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine, Houston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/Fat Emma]

(MCC says that this was the venue of the final MS shows) (MCC, SCN)

06/06/69         Hendrix Concert: The modern Moving Sidewalks website reports that the band opened for Jimi Hendrix on this date.  Hendrix is in Hollywood on this date, and no such performance took place.

06/07/69         Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine, Houston, TX [Moving Sidewalks/Fat Emma]

(MCC says that this was the venue of the final MS shows – this date appears to be the final show until 2013) (MCC, SCN)

 

“It wasn't too long after the trip to California (9/5/68) that the Sidewalks began to break up, thanks to Uncle Sam, who decided he needed Moore and Summers more than the Sidewalks did. Moore was the first to go, leaving the band as a trio.  The Sidewalks played for a while as a trio. Then bassist Don Summers was called to military duty and Gibbons and Mitchell were left at least one person short of a full band. Lanier Greig, who had been part of Neal Ford and the Fanatics, was brought in to replace both. Greig played organ and used the foot pedals for bass. The trio, then managed by Bill Ham, released one single: Salt Lick b/w Millers Farm.”  http://blogs.chron.com/40yearsafter/moving_sidewalks/

 

06/20/69         ZZ Top is formed; the name ZZ Top was registered on this date at Harris County Courthouse (SDM)

 

According to Gibbons, their odd name came from a row of posters he had, and his combination of the names Z.Z. Hill and BB King, which started out as ZZ King.  Thinking this to be too close to BB King, he thought, well, BB is on Top, so we can be ZZ Top. (BFG)

 

ZZ Top - The 1st Band were:

 

Billy Gibbons:               Lead guitar and vocals

Lanier Greig:                 Organ, bass pedals (one-time organ player for Neal Ford And The Fanatics) (USW)

Dan Mitchell:                Drums

 

07/04/69         Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine, Houston, TX [New Atlantis/ZZ Top] (DH poster, SCN)

                                    (The 1st gig with the ZZ Top name)

 

“Soon after the recording of Salt Lick, songwriter Jeff Barry asked Lanier (Greig) to New York to try out a part in a new show called The Cowboys. He went, and got the job, although (it was) short-lived. By the time he arrived back in Texas, Gibbons had fired him.... He was replaced by Bill Ethridge.  Dan Mitchell was then replaced by Frank Beard while Dusty Hill subsequently joined in place of Ethridge.  Beard and Hill had played together in the Dallas band American Blues, along with Dusty's brother Rocky.” (ZZH2)

 

Stick Pierce: "During one of our breaks from the Cellar in 1969, Billy Gibbons, who I met through my association with “The Magic Ring,” asked me to join his new band, “ZZ Top”. Their organ player, Lanier Greig (formerly of “Neal Ford and the Fanatics”), had recently left the newly formed group and Billy wanted to use a bass player as the third piece. I met one evening with Billy, former “Moving Sidewalks” drummer Dan Mitchell and their manager, Bill Ham, and we ran over a few songs, including a couple or so of Billy's originals. I was (and still am) flattered that I was offered the gig, but it just wasn't what I wanted to do musically. Billy found exactly what he needed a short while later when he teamed up with Dusty and Frank (also former Cellar players). The rest is history and neither I nor ZZ Top would want it any other way." (USW)

 

ZZ Top - The 2nd Band were:

 

Billy Gibbons:               Lead guitar and vocals

Bill Ethridge:                 Bass guitar (apparently after Stick Pierce had turned down the job)

Dan Mitchell:                Drums

 

08/28/69         Space City News, Houston TX - The first ad for the release of the LP Flash by the Moving Sidewalks appears, ironically almost three months after their last gig.

 

ZZ Top - The 3rd Band were:

 

Billy Gibbons:               Lead guitar and vocals

Bill Ethridge:                 Bass guitar

Frank Beard:                 Drums

 

10/17/69         Gregory Gymnasium, University of Texas, Austin, TX

                                    (verified Janis Joplin gig, possible ZZ Top warmup - unverified)

10/18/69         Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX [ZZ Top/Janis Joplin] (BRT, VH1)

                                    (Billy mentions this gig on VH1 Storytellers, ZZ Top’s set cut short due to language)

10/19/69         Houston, TX [ZZ Top/Bubble Puppy/Janis Joplin] (LAS, SL, verified by tape)

                                    (SDM verifies that Bill played bass and Frank on drums at this show)

(I think whoever was doing the Janis Joplin show might've liked Billy in his Moving Sidewalks band. It could've been a Bill Ham deal. I don't know. They opened up for Janis. They opened up for Grand Funk in the Coliseum.) (DBI)

10/31/69         Dusty Hill moves to Houston, where he will reconnect with Beard. (DMN)

10/31/69         Houston Music Hall, Houston, TX [ZZ Top/Bubble Puppy/Grand Funk Railroad] (BRT)

11/01/69         Community Center, Victoria, TX (BRT, SL) (noted as “formerly Moving Sidewalks”)

                                    [Gregg Cheser/Mother Goose/ Congress/Joy/Gene Coleman/Ginger Valley/ZZ Top]

12/xx/69          Panther Hall, Ft. Worth, TX (Dusty’s band The Warlocks) (DMN)

Billy Gibbons first saw bassist Dusty Hill perform when the Warlocks

played The Cowtown Jamboree TV show here in the late '60s.

12/14/69         House Party, Austin, Texas (jam with Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac) (Date approximate) (DDB)

12/23/69         Houston Music Theatre, Houston, TX [ZZ Top/Bo Diddley/Chuck Berry] (eBay, BFG)

                                    (ZZ Top opened the show with two 45 minute sets, then also played as Chuck Berry’s

                                    backing band for two 45 minute sets!)

12/xx/69          National Guard Armory, Alvin, TX (BFG, SDM) (Billed as “Bizzy Top from Salt Lake”)

                                    (Played a gig to one paying customer – bought him a coke at the set break)

12/xx/69          Joske’s Department Store, Houston, TX (SDM) (possibly Austin in 1971)

                                    (The band performed at the grand opening of this store)

 

 

1970

 

01/xx/70          Bill Etheridge quits ZZ Top.  He tells the story in Texas Monthly Magazine in December 1996: “For the record, I was not fired from ZZ Top for being ‘a bad influence on Frank Beard.’  I had received a call from my two old buddies Jimmie Vaughan and Doyle Bramhall about coming back to Dallas to play the blues with my homeboys. After talking to them, I quit the band. I did this just before the band signed with London Records. I didn’t want to be tied down to a contract with that particular band at that point in time. I have only the utmost respect for Billy, Frank, and Dusty.  (TMM)

 

ZZ Top - The 4th Band were:

 

Billy Gibbons:               Lead guitar and vocals

Several musicians:      Bass guitar

Frank Beard:                 Drums

 

01/xx/70          Town House, Groves, TX (SDM)

                                    (Bass player was Mike Johnson – this was the last gig before Dusty joined)

 

ZZ Top - The 5th Band were (and still are):

 

Billy Gibbons:               Lead guitar and vocals

Dusty Hill:                      Bass guitar and vocals

Frank Beard:                 Drums and vocals

 

02/10/70         VFW Hall, Beaumont, TX (1st gig w/Dusty Hill) (ZZH2, BFG)

02/20/70         Panther Hall, Ft. Worth, TX (supposedly opened for Grateful Dead & Quicksilver)(PH)

“I remember a local Texas band opened the show. I thought they were pretty good, but a little unimaginative, playing only blues covers. They did benefit from having Nicky Hopkins sit in on piano. Let's see, their name was something like ZigZag Topps - Z.Z. Top - that was it.” (DN, SL)

xx/xx/70          Sun Valley Club, Victoria, TX (Contributed by Gary Berry) (possibly 1971)

xx/xx/70          Shreveport, LA (this show is mentioned on the following night in Pensacola)

xx/xx/70          Pensacola, FL (a recording survives)

                                    [Aphrodite/ZZ Top/Savoy Brown/Fever Tree]

                                    (the author of SDM joined the band as a roadie this night – it also snowed)

                                    (ZZ was the scheduled opener, but went on second after arriving late)

xx/xx/70          Unknown Locations (opened shows on a blues tour with Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf,

and Muddy Waters) (ZZH2)

03/15/70         The modern Moving Sidewalks website reports that Billy painted with Jimi Hendrix on this date after a concert.  Jimi was in London and not touring, so the incident was not from this date. (MSW)  I suspect the incident occurred on 2/19/68.

06/10/70         Will Rogers Coliseum, Ft Worth, TX

(The Cobras/The Sole Purpose/The Differents/The Mixed Emotions/The Courtship/ZZ Top)

KFJZ Rock Out (Panther Boys’ Club benefit). Admission was 50 cents or a can of food.

(FWST, Glenn Milam)

06/xx/70          Arthur's, Dallas, TX (next to The Adolphus Hotel, 1321 Commerce Street)

                                    (between sets at a Liberation gig, featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan- Stevie & Billy jam together)(SRVB)

07/17/70         Albuquerque, NM (Janis Joplin date, ZZ Top unverified) (BFG)

                                    (From the Billy Gibbons book: We did some early dates with Janis Joplin and Big

                                    Brother and the Holding Company… about 20 odd shows, Albuquerque, Phoenix,

                                    Tucson, Nevada, all the way to Seattle. {Big Brother had broken up by 1970, but this

                                    was the only Albuquerque Janis show I could find.  More on this later.)

07/19/70         Almeda Speedway, Houston, TX (billed as Day Of Joy) (Songkick, THA, MTH)

                                    (Albert King, Alive and Kicking, Buttermilk Bottom, Children, Flash Cadillac, Zephyr

                                    Ginger Valley, Leon Russell, Mott The Hoople, Rare Earth, PG&E, ZZ Top)

08/07/70         Panther Hall, Ft. Worth, TX [Israfel/ZZ Top] (PH, WPA)

08/08/70         The Circus, Ft. Worth, TX [Fancy Space/ZZ Top] (DH poster, SDM)

                                    (Roadie David Blayney set his jeans on fire on stage for a goof)

08/15/70         The Jam Factory, San Antonio, TX [ZZ Top/Fats Domino] (Two Shows - Advert)

                                    (ZZ played after headliner Fats due to equipment problems) (SDM)

08/18/70         Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX [Wet Willie/ZZ Top] (eBay, SK, LAS, SAPL, WPA)

09/25/70         Stardust Roller Rink Ballroom, Corpus Christi, TX (newspaper archive, TMR, BRT, CCT)

                                    [Sweet Smoke/ZZ Top] (maybe 9/11 or 9/18???)

10/xx/70          San Antonio, TX (possible show with The Guess Who) (TGW)

11/06/70         Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX [Heaven and Earth/ZZ Top] (DH, BNP)

11/07/70         Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX [Heaven and Earth/ZZ Top] (DH, BNP)

11/16/70         Memorial Auditorium/Dallas, Texas (ZZ may have opened for Ten Years After – unverified)

11/17/70         Municipal Auditorium/San Antonio, Texas (ZZ maybe opened for Ten Years After – unverified)

11/18/70         Sam Houston Coliseum/Houston, Texas (ZZ may have opened for Ten Years After – unverified)

12/06/70         The Promised Land, Houston, TX (Mother’s Free Concert) (BNP) (this may be 12/6/71)

                                    [Big Sweet South/St Laufren/ZZ Top]

 

1971

 

xx/xx/71?        Miss Irene’s, Houston, TX (SDM)

                                    (Billy played harmonica with other bands under the name Mellow Larry)

xx/xx/71          Nacogdoches, TX - My husband played just before ZZ Top (blogger)

02/06/71         San Antonio Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX (WPA)

[Royal Jesters/Wildfire/ZZ Tops (sic)/Sir Douglas Quintet]

02/10/71         The Jam Factory, San Antonio, TX (SL)

02/20/71         The Warehouse, 1820 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA [ZZ Top/Canned Heat] (WNO)

                                    (were paid $100 per night and slept on the dressing room floor - WNO)

02/21/71         The Warehouse, 1820 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA [ZZ Top/Canned Heat] (WNO)

03/21/71         Of Our Own, Houston, TX (Space City Benefit) (DH poster)

                                    [Denim Lone Star/Bruiser Barton & The Dry Heaves/Texas La Paz/ZZ Top]

04/25/71         Overton Park Shell, Memphis, TN (Memphis Country Blues Festival) (lowpft, MPH)

                                    (Bukka White/Jim Dickinson/Rich Mountain Tower/Furry Lewis/Sid Selvidge/Johnny Woods & Co./ZZ Top)

                                    (1st Memphis Appearance – BFG)

05/xx/71          Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, Orange, Texas (Apparently some time between signing

                                         the contract to play for the dance and the actual prom itself, the band broke out big.

 They tried to get out of the contract, but the school couldn't find a replacement on such

 short notice so ZZ Top still performed. My dad said that people were climbing through

 the windows, crashing their prom, just to hear the band play.) (PRM)

05/06/71         Liberty Hall, Houston, TX (DH poster, THA)

[Bloontz All-Star Band/Texas All-Star Blues Revue/ZZ Top/

Willie Dixon & The Chicago All-Stars]

06/04/71         Unknown Location [ZZ Top/Chase/Quicksilver Messenger Service] (SDM)

06/05/71         The Warehouse, 1820 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA (WNO, SDM)

                                    [ZZ Top/Chase/Allman Brothers Band/Quicksilver Messenger Service]

06/06/71         Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX (HRW, SDM, DH)

                                    [ZZ Top/Allman Brothers/Quicksilver Messenger Service]

                                    (Roadie said after seeing Duane this was one of the best sets Billy ever played)

                                    (Photo on the back of Rio Grande Mud was taken this night)

06/07/71         Unknown Location [ZZ Top/Allman Brothers/Quicksilver Messenger Service] (SDM)

06/24-28/71    Cypress Pointe Plantation, McCrea, Louisiana (Celebration Of Life Festival) (SDM, PFE)

                                    (The 4-day event was scheduled to run 8 days, but was delayed by authorities,

Pink Floyd were cancelled, Ted Nugent and others did play; ZZ Top attended but never got to play) (Stephen Stills closed the festival; others included Country Joe McDonald, Melanie, War, John Sebastian, It's a Beautiful Day, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bloodrock,Stoneground, & Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes)

07/24/71         Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas TX (ZZ may have opened for Ten Years After – unverified)

09/12/71         Lake Spivey Park, Jonesboro, GA [ZZ Top/ Ike & Tina Turner] (poster, Lake Spivey website)

(ZZ Top were the unannounced warmup act)

09/17/71         Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, TN (ABB, SK, SDM)

(Allman Brothers Band headlined, Wet Willie also opened)

(Billy’s stage outfit this night was informed by the Ike Turner performance)

09/18/71         The Warehouse, 1820 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA (WNO)

[ZZ Top/Taj Mahal]

09/27/71         Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX [ZZ Top/Black Sabbath/Mountain] (CFC, COG)

                                    (Mountain seems unlikely as they were in Detroit the night before, but not impossible)

(9/27 date is from Sabbath site with no ZZ mention)

10/23/71         New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM (free concert on the grass) (P. Osborn, New Mexico Tech Library archives - special thanks to Lisa Beinhoff and Theresa Boracci)

11/09/71         Coliseum, El Paso, TX [ZZ Top/Ten Years After] (their first El Paso appearance) (EPHP, BRT)

11/14/71         Liberty Hall, Houston, TX [Rufus/ZZ Top] (BRT)

12/31/71         Poncho’s Mexeteria, Tyler, TX (SDM, BFG) (The band played until 2:00am)

 

 

1972

 

xx/xx/72          Quonset Hut, Espanola, NM (SDM)

                                    (Winter show in an unheated Quonset hut, with local warmup act)

xx/xx/72          Park Center Arena, Charlotte, NC (C.Reynolds) (free concert, possibly 6/4/72)

01/15/72         Auditorium, Abilene High School, Abilene, TX (ARN)

                                    (Admission was $1.50, 50% of proceeds went to the West Texas Rehabilitation Center)

02/15/72         Coliseum, El Paso, TX (EPHP) [Red Bone/ZZ Top/Cheech & Chong]

02/18/72         Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX (BCA)

02/19/72         Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, TX (WPA)

02/25/72         Tarrant County Convention Center Amphitheatre, Ft Worth, TX 

                                    (lowpft, Richard Jackson, eBay, LAS, DH)

03/18/72         Municipal Auditorium, Lubbock, TX [Jay Boy Adams/ZZ Top] (attendance was 1,200) (JBA, LOC)

03/22/72         Whiskey a Go Go, Los Angeles, CA [Bones/ZZ Top] (LAT, BBD, CPA)

                                    (London Records Press Release)

(This was their first appearance outside of their home territory)

(A review of the run in Billboard reveals that the correct name of the warmup act is “Bones”)

03/23/72         Whiskey a Go Go, Los Angeles, CA [Bones/ZZ Top] (LAT)

03/24/72         Whiskey a Go Go, Los Angeles, CA [Bones/ZZ Top] (LAT)

03/25/72         Whiskey a Go Go, Los Angeles, CA [Bones/ZZ Top] (LAT)

03/26/72         Whiskey a Go Go, Los Angeles, CA [Bones/ZZ Top] (LAT)

03/xx/72          Municipal Civic Auditorium, Big Spring, TX (ZZS)

06/03/72         Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC (Tomco Poster)

06/04/72         Park Center Auditorium, Charlotte, NC (Tomco Poster)

06/05/72         War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro, NC (Tomco Poster)

06/09/72         Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN (Tomco Poster)

06/10/72         War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TN (Tomco Poster)

06/12/72         Coliseum, Jackson, MS (Tomco Poster)

06/14/72         Memorial Auditorium, Ft.  Smith, AR (Tomco Poster) (FT SMITH?  - Mystery poster)

06/15/72         Mobile Municipal Theatre, Mobile, AL (Tomco Poster)

06/16/72         The Warehouse, 1820 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA (WNO)

                                    [Uncle Jam Band/Wishbone Ash/ZZ Top]

06/17/72         Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA (Tomco Poster)

06/19/72         Municipal Auditorium, Pensacola, FL (Tomco Poster)

06/25/72         Music Hall, Oklahoma City, OK [Freddie King/ZZ Top] (Jeff Muchow email, BRT)

07/21/72         Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX [Jay Boy Adams/ZZ Top] (LAS, JBA, eBay)

07/28/72         Atlanta, GA [Jay Boy Adams/ZZ Top] (JBA) (date may be 07/29/72)

08/18/72         Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX (Wet Willie/ZZ Top) (BRT)

08/24/72         Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO [Ramatan/ZZ Top/Humble Pie] (LAS, HPW)

08/25/72         Assembly Center, Tulsa, OK [ZZ Top/Humble Pie] (lowpft, HPW, BRT, TWN)

08/26/72         Municipal Auditorium, Lubbock, TX [Jay Boy Adams/ZZ Top] (attendance was 2,056) (LOC)

10/27/72         Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, AL [ZZ Top/Quicksilver Messenger Service] (WPA)

11/18/72         Myriad Convention Center Arena, Oklahoma City, OK (BRT, TLC)

                                    [ZZ Top/Wild Turkey/Ten Years After]

11/21/72         Century II Performing Arts Center, Wichita, KS (Tim Rogers, WSU Sunflower)

                                    [ZZ Top/Wild Turkey/Ten Years After]

11/23/72         Independence Hall, Baton Rouge, LA [Foghat/ZZ Top] (WPA, email Mark M)

12/01/72         Winterland, San Francisco, CA [ZZ Top/Wild Turkey/Ten Years After] (BGCA,NPA)

12/02/72         Winterland, San Francisco, CA [ZZ Top/Wild Turkey/Ten Years After] (BGCA,NPA)

12/xx/72          Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX (mentioned in Guitar Player mag.Feb.81 issue)

                                    (Richard Jackson source)

12/15/72         Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL (ZZ Top, Richie Havens and T. S. Henry) (BRT)

 

1973

 

01/06/73         The Warehouse, 1820 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA (WNO)

                                    [Jay Boy Adams/Brownsville Station/ZZ Top]

01/15/73         Civic Center, Abilene, TX [Jay Boy Adams/ZZ Top] (last Abilene show until 1977) (ARN)

01/xx/73          San Angelo, TX (ARN)

01/xx/73          Los Angeles, CA (ARN)

01/21/73         International Center, Honolulu, HI [ZZ Top/Rolling Stones] (Buddy 12/75, WPA)

01/22/73         International Center, Honolulu, HI [ZZ Top/Rolling Stones]

02/15/73         Northwestern State University Coliseum, Natchitoches, LA [Jay Boy Adams/ZZ Top]

(NSU Student newspaper, special thanks to Chuck Keever)

02/20/73         Jacksonville State University Leone Cole Auditorium, Jacksonville, AL

(JSU Chanticleer Student newspaper, special thanks to Wayne “Skid” Rhodes)

03/06/73         Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN (ECHO, eBay)

03/08/73         Kentucky National Guard Armory, Hopkinsville, KY (WPA, dated fan review)

04/21/73         American Legion Memorial Stadium, Charlotte, NC (C.Reynolds, BVS)

[Goose Creek Symphony/Brownsville Station/Wet Willie/Marshall Tucker/

            ZZ Top/Mahavishnu Orchestra/Allman Brothers Band]

05/xx/73          Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC [New Cactus Band/ZZ Top] (Paul Price Photos)

05/19/73         East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

[unknown local performer/Rory Gallagher/ZZ Top] (Stub, thanks to Doyce Chandler, Jr.)

05/21/73         Gadsden Convention Hall, Gadsden, AL (WPA)

06/02/73         Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, TN [Bo Diddley/ZZ Top] (Wolfgang's Vault)

06/10/73         Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, WI [ZZ Top/Deep Purple] (MLL, DPTM, BRT, WCD)

                                    (ZZ joined the Deep Purple tour on this date after Billy Preston’s band “disintegrated”)

06/11/73         Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI [ZZ Top/Deep Purple] (Ticket stub)

06/12/73         Schoellkopf Stadium, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (SDM, TPS, CRM)

                                    Scheduled: [ZZ Top/Elf/Deep Purple] (only ZZ Top played)

                                    (ZZ Top played only three songs due to a deluge. Deep Purple then refused to play

                                    due to heavy rain, and the stage and Purple gear were smashed)

06/15/73         Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL [BOC/ZZ Top/Deep Purple] (BOCW)

06/16/73         Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL (BOCW)

                                    [Blue Oyster Cult/Family/ZZ Top/Savoy Brown/Deep Purple]

06/17/73         International Raceway, West Palm Beach, FL (DPTM)

                                    [Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top/Savoy Brown/Deep Purple]

06/19/73         Omni Coliseum, Atlanta (verified by AB w/Tom Hill photos, RYM)

06/30/73         Charlie B's, Seneca, SC (Robert Shoun poster)

                                    [White Witch/Bertha/Brownsville Station/ZZ Top]

07/4-6/73        Sheridan, AR (Rebel Springs Rock Festival) (Claud Stratton, KAAY)

                                    (ZZ headlined one night of this three day festival)

(also Bloodrock, Ace Trucking Company, River City)

07/08/73         Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA (L.A. Free Press, TVN, DOB)

                                    [ZZ Top/Mike Bloomfield/Doobie Brothers]

07/12/73         Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ w/Doobies (not verified- Doobies site sez “Skylark” opened)

07/13/73         Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA (LA Free Press, DOB) w/Doobies, Savoy Brown

07/14/73         Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, CA [ZZ Top/Doobie Brothers] (LA Free Press, BC)

07/15/73         Long Beach Auditorium, Long Beach, CA (ZZ Top/Frampton’s Camel/Savoy Brown/Quicksilver Messenger Service) (LA Free Press, eBay)

07/17/73         Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA (LA Free Press, BGCA, OT, BRT, BCT, RYM)

                                    [Hard Stuff/ZZ Top/Savoy Brown]

07/21/73         Pungo Airfield, Virginia Beach, Virginia ("Concert By The Sea") (BOCW)

                                    (order unsure: New Cactus Band/Bloodrock/Dr. Hook/John Sebastian/

                                    Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top/Savoy Brown)

                                    (Dusty passed out due to extreme heat, was revived, and kept playing)

07/30/73         Ford Auditorium, Detroit, MI [ZZ Top/Savoy Brown] (TWS)

08/04/73         Coliseum, Denver, CO [Savoy Brown/Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top] (BOCW)

08/06/73         Colorado Springs City Auditorium, Colorado Springs, CO [Savoy Brown/ZZ Top] (CSG)

08/10/73         The Warehouse, 1820 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA (Denny J, BBD, WNO, BRT)

                                    [Jay Boy Adams/Spooky Tooth/ZZ Top]

08/11/73         Ellis Auditorium North Hall, Memphis, TN (BBD, HMC, MPH)

                                    [Savoy Brown/Spooky Tooth/ZZ Top]

08/12/73         Jeppesen Stadium, University Of Houston, Houston, TX (BOCW, HRW, BGCA, BRT, DOB)

                                    [Willie Nelson/Wishbone Ash/Doobie Brothers/ZZ Top]

                                    (Savoy Brown was scheduled, but refused to play after a disagreement about who

                                    should warm up for whom - CYA)(Blue Oyster Cult was scheduled, but did not play)

08/16/73         Rochester Fairgrounds, Rochester, NY (BBD)

08/18/73         The Auditorium, Bangor, ME [ZZ Top/Earth, Wind & Fire/Uriah Heep] (UHW, BBD)

08/19/73         Exposition Building, Portland, ME [ZZ Top/Uriah Heep] (BBD, UHW)

08/20/73         Suffolk Downs, East Boston, MA [ZZ Top/Uriah Heep] (BBD, UHW)

08/21/73         Dome Arena, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Henrietta, NY [ZZ Top/Uriah Heep]

(date uncertain - UHW)

08/23/73         War Memorial, Johnstown, PA [ZZ Top/Uriah Heep] (BBD, UHW)

08/24/73         Tiger Stadium, Massillon, OH [ZZ Top/Earth, Wind & Fire/Uriah Heep] (UHW, BBD)

08/25/73         Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY [ZZ Top/Rory Gallagher/Uriah Heep] (BBD, LAS, UHW)

                                    (UH website sez EWF replaced Rory G, who cancelled)

08/25/73         Charlie B's, Seneca, SC (Robert Shoun, Foghat Website) (conflicts with Buffalo)

                                    (w/Foghat, Savoy Brown, James Gang, Bloodrock)

08/26/73         Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA [ZZ Top/Rory Gallagher/Uriah Heep]

                                    (LIP, BBD, UHW – sez EWF, not RG)

08/30/73         Julia Sanderson Theatre, Springfield, MA (Zoo World, BBD, UHW)

                                    [ZZ Top/Earth, Wind & Fire/Uriah Heep]

                                    (moved from the Springfield Civic Center, per UHW)

08/31/73         Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY

[ZZ Top/Earth, Wind & Fire/Uriah Heep] (Zoo World, SK, BBD, UHW, WPA, eBay)

09/01/73         Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA [ZZ Top/Earth, Wind & Fire/Uriah Heep]

(Zoo World, UHW, BBD, BP) (Originally planned for Coliseum, Hyannis, MA per UHW)

x09/02/73       Midwest Monster Peace Jubilee & Music Fest, Benton, TN  ZZ Top was scheduled with:

                                    (Black Oak Arkansas, Canned Heat, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Roberta Flack, Edgar

                                    Winter, Joe Walsh, Dr. Hook, Iggy Pop, Spirit, Muddy Waters, T Rex, Dr. John

                                    This festival was scheduled and promoted, but did not occur!

                                    (Cancellation verified in "Jeff's Book")

09/07/73         Broome County Coliseum, Binghamton, NY (Zoo World, SK, UHW, BBD)

[ZZ Top/Earth, Wind & Fire/Uriah Heep]

09/08/73         Civic Center, Baltimore, MD (Zoo World, UHW, BBD)

[ZZ Top/Earth, Wind & Fire/Uriah Heep]

09/09/73         Civic Center, Salem, VA (Zoo World, UHW, BBD, FOTR)

[ZZ Top/Earth, Wind & Fire/Uriah Heep]

09/13/73         Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, GA (Zoo World)

09/14/73         West Palm Beach Speedway, West Palm Beach, FL (Zoo World)

09/15/73         Speedway, Orlando, FL (Zoo World)

09/16/73         Independence Coliseum, Charlotte, NC [ZZ Top/Uriah Heep] (CML)

09/18/73         Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN (UHW, LAS, BRT, FOTR)

[Tucky Buzzard/ZZ Top/Uriah Heep]

09/21/73         Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS (Zoo World)

09/22/73         Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Ft. Worth, TX (Richard Jackson, LAS)

09/23/73         Dallas, TX (Richard Jackson poster)

09/28/73         Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, AL [BTO/ZZ Top] ("The Paperman," WPA)

09/29/73         Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, GA (eBay, BBD, BRT)

10/06/73         Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL (Aerosmith web site, BBD, BRT, MTH)

                                    [Aerosmith/Nazareth/ZZ Top/Mott The Hoople]

10/10/73         Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA (verified AB w/Tom Hill photos)

10/12/73         Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL (w/Fleetwood Mac, Nazareth) (CTN, BBD, BRT)

10/13/73         Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS (BBD, BRT, KC Concert Archive)

                                    [Bachman Turner Overdrive/ZZ Top]

10/14/73         Roberts Municipal Stadium, Evansville, IN [Fleetwood Mac/ZZ Top] (eBay, LAS, FMW)

10/19/73         Park Center, Charlotte, NC [Marshall Tucker/ZZ Top] (C.Reynolds, Greg Langdon poster)

                                    (Lynyrd Skynyrd were scheduled but did not play per Greg)

10/20/73         Armory, Rockford, IL (BBD)

10/21/73         North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (Homecoming) (Paul Patterson) (date is a guess)

10/25/73         Brannen's Tobacco Warehouse, Bowling Green, KY (1974 WKU Talisman Yearbook)

                                    (Lynyrd Skynyrd were scheduled but did not play)

10/27/73         Academy of Music, New York, NY (NYT, VV, BRT, BBD, WPA)

                                    [Flash Cadillac/ZZ Top/John Mayall] (1st show ever in New York City)

10/31/73         Civic Center, Hammond, IN [Heartsfield/ZZ Top] (Tim Rogers, RRM)

11/03/73         UW Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle, WA [ZZ Top/Rare Earth] (BBD, UWLS)

11/04/73         Coliseum, Spokane, WA [ZZ Top/Rare Earth] (BBD, ORS)

11/07/73         Municipal Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA [Wishbone Ash/ZZ Top] (eBay)

11/08/73         Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA [Robin Trower/ZZ Top/Wishbone Ash] (LA Free Press)

                                    (thanks to Philip Stibolt for the Robin Trower update)

11/09/73         JJ’s, San Diego, CA (BBD)

                                    (this date is a guess- the billboard listing does not specify a date)

x11/13/73       Music Hall, Boston, MA [Osibisa/ZZ Top/Billy Preston] (BP) – show cancelled

11/18/73         Feyline Field, Tempe, AZ (promoted as “Sounds for a Sunday Afternoon”) (BOCW, BGCA)

                                    [Hans Olson/Blue Oyster Cult/ELO/ZZ Top/War]

                                    (Paul Butterfield’s Better Days were scheduled, but they cancelled)

                                    (Three Dog Night were ready to close the show, but were cancelled due to weather)

11/20/73         Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC (Paul Price Photos, TGW) (needs verification)

                                    [ZZ Top/The Guess Who]

11/21/73         Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL [Osibisa/ZZ Top] (CTN, BRT)

                                    (10:30pm start time due to an earlier show in the same venue)

11/23/73         Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX (TMM)

11/24/73         T. H. Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, AR (TAW)

11/29/73         Civic Center, Knoxville, TN [Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top] (BBD, Doyce Chandler stub, FOTR)

11/30/73         Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO (w/Doobie Brothers) (BBD, DOB)

12/02/73         Fort Wayne Armory, Fort Wayne, IN (BBD)

12/05/73         UW Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle, WA [ZZ Top/Leon Russell] (STA, BBD)

12/06/73         Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, BC [ZZ Top/Leon Russell] (BBD, Poster)

12/08/73         Academy of Music, New York, NY [ZZ Top/Average White Band/B. B. King] (BBD, NYT, VVN)

12/09/73         Coliseum, Greensboro, NC [ZZ Top/Alice Cooper] (ACW, BBD)

12/11/73         Dane County Expo Center, Madison, WI [ZZ Top/Alice Cooper] (ACW, BBD)

12/12/73         Crisler Arena, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI [ZZ Top/Alice Cooper] (ACW, BBD, eBay)

12/13/73         Sports Arena, Toledo, OH - ZZ plays a full set opening for Alice Cooper

                                    (Alice only played 10 mins. due to fireworks thrown on stage, BBD, TBN, BRT)

12/14/73         Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario [ZZ Top/Alice Cooper] (ACW, BBD, LAS)

12/15/73         Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY [ZZ Top/Alice Cooper] (ACW, BBD)

12/16/73         Scope, Norfolk, VA [ZZ Top/Alice Cooper] (ACW, BBD)

12/19/73         Capital Centre, Landover, MD [ZZ Top/Alice Cooper] (RSM, ACW, BBD)

x12/22/73       Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL [ZZ Top/Alice Cooper] (eBay, ACW) – cancelled due to cold (!)

12/26/73          Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT [ZZ Top/Alice Cooper] (RSM, ACW, BBD, FAN)

                                    ZZ Top did not fly in for the show due to a snowstorm. Jett Black opened for Alice Cooper instead.

12/27/73          Forum, Montreal, Quebec [ZZ Top/Alice Cooper] (RSM, ACW, BBD)

12/28/73          Convention Center, Louisville, KY (BBD)

12/29/73          Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY [ZZ Top/Alice Cooper] (ACW, poster)

                                    Originally scheduled for the Broome County Coliseum in Binghamton (per RSM, BBD)

City officials refuse to let them play BCC, so concert was moved to Utica Auditorium

12/30/73          Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ [ZZ Top/Mountain] (Capitol Theatre website, CPA, MTN)

12/31/73          Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY [ZZ Top/Alice Cooper] (RSM, ACW, BBD)

 

1974

 

01/03/74         Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, CA [ZZ Top/Steve Miller Band] (BC, BRT)

01/04/74         Winterland, San Francisco, CA [Climax Blues Band/ZZ Top/Steve Miller Band] (SFC, BGCA)

01/05/74         Winterland, San Francisco, CA [Climax Blues Band/ZZ Top/Steve Miller Band] (SFC, BGCA)

02/22/74         Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY (NYT)

04/07/74         Sam S. Shubert Theater, Philadelphia, PA [Nazareth/ZZ Top] (BCCT)

04/09/74         Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC (special thanks to the WCU library)

04/10/74         Coliseum, Macon, GA (verified by AB w/Tom Hill photos)

04/12/74         The Warehouse, 1820 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA [Jay Boy Adams/ZZ Top] (WNO)

                                    (These shows, or possibly this show, are when the live side of Fandango was recorded,

                                    according to the WNO website.  This does not totally agree with the BFG description

                                    in his book, where he describes waiting out a hurricane with the Allman Brothers and

                                    Quicksilver Messenger Service.  Such a lineup did occur on 6/5/71, but this was well

                                    before Fandango was recorded, AND the first hurricane of 1971 was 7/4/71.  On the

                                    Warehouse website they go so far as to show the tape recorder that was supposedly

                                    used)

04/13/74         The Warehouse, 1820 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA [Jay Boy Adams/ZZ Top] (WNO)

04/16/74         Ambassador Theatre, St Louis, MO [Suzi Quatro/Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (BBD, WPA)

04/18/74         Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY (BBD)

04/19/74         International Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY (BBD, eBay, LAS)

04/20/74         Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV [Frampton’s Camel/ZZ Top] (Charleston Gazette, BBD)

04/21/74         Memorial Auditorium, Baltimore, MD (BBD)

04/24/74         Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, MI (BBD, CDW, eBay)

04/26/74         Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA (BBD, NHNR)

04/27/74         Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA (AmBz, BBD)

04/28/74         Warner Theatre, Washington, D.C. [Ted Nugent & Amboy Dukes/ZZ Top] (Wash. Post, LAS)

05/03/74         Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ (BBD)

05/04/74         Palace Theatre, Providence, RI (Robin Trower/James Montgomery/ZZ Top) (BBD, PRO)

05/10/74         Victory Theatre, Toronto, ON (PBO) - cancelled

05/11/74         Williamsport Area Community College, Williamsport PA (BRT, MFE)

05/13/74         Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [ZZ Top/Ten Years After] (lowpft, NYT, BRT, PBO)

05/16/74         Ford Auditorium, Detroit, MI (DFP, CDW)

05/17/74         Civic Center, Hammond, IN [Heartsfield/ZZ Top] (RRM, BRT)

05/19/74         Civic Center, Baltimore, MD [ZZ Top/Ten Years After] (WPN, CRC, fan review, PBO)

05/21/74         Ottumwa Coliseum, Ottumwa, IA [Dahcotah/ ZZ Top] (special thanks to Gary McFarling)

05/23/74         Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum, Florence, AL (PBO)

                                    This may have been the gig where Tush was written: “...they got the idea for the title from a song called "Tush Hog" by the Texas musician Roy Head. The group came up with this song before a gig at a rodeo arena in Florence, Alabama. They were practicing a few hours before the show when Gibbons hit on the opening lick. He kept the riff going, and Dusty Hill improvised a vocal. (CAW, SFT)

 

05/25/74         Bush Stadium, Indianapolis, IN (CRC, ticket stub, fan review courtesy of Debbie Brown)

                                    (Billy Cobham/Muddy Waters/Roy Buchanan/Renaissance/Larry Coryell/

                                    Climax Blues Band/ZZ Top)

05/26/74         Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA

(Pelican Peach Band/Blue Oyster Cult/Brownsville Station/Boz Scaggs/ZZ Top)

(QCT, courtesy of Joel Kolsrud)

(cancelled due to crowd unrest, per May 27, 1974, issue of Waterloo, IA, Courier)

05/27/74         Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL [Les Variations/ZZ Top] (CTN, BRT, PBO)

05/30/74         Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM (BGCA, RRO)

05/31/74         Civic Center, El Paso, TX [El Chicano/ZZ Top] (EPHP)

06/01/74         Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ [Golden Earring/ZZ Top] (eBay, BBD, BRT, PBO)

06/09/74         Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville, TN [ZZ Top/Lynyrd Skynyrd] (AmBz, BRT, BBD)

06/15/74         Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO (RSM, BBD, BRT)

06/16/74         Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO (Straight Creek Journal, BGCA, SDM, BBD, PBO)

                                    [Golden Earring/King Crimson/ZZ Top]

                        (This show featured an on-stage roadie fight between sets) (SDM)

                        A great story was posted on the tamadrum.co.jp website, and has now been taken down.  I am

                        posting it here, and if anyone objects please contact me and I will take it down immediately:

 

Frank Beard: I'll give you a really sappy story. I call this is my "crying" story. It happened around 1976 {SDM verifies the 1974 date}, and we were just starting to make it. Tres Hombres was out and, Le (sic) Grange, the single, was out. We had done about three or four opening tours all across the United States, and we'd sold a million copies for the first time. We were on our first headline tour, and doing really well. We were playing "A" markets and "A" halls and selling them out, so we knew that we were about to really break. On a day off in Houston, Billy was trying to open a bottle of Evian {SDM sez a jar of hot sauce on the afternoon of the show} and cut his middle knuckle on his left hand fairly deeply. He had about eight stitches. The next night, we had to play at a show in Denver, one of our first breakout cities. Some cities took to us quicker than others and Denver was one of those cities -it was like our third or fourth home; you know, Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Denver.

 

Beard: We're in the dressing room, and all bummed out because of Billy's middle finger of his left hand. We thought we'd have to cancel but Billy said, "no, no, no let me figure this out." And he figured out that he could do a lot of slide if he moved the slide bar from his ring finger to his middle finger. The promoter went out and made an announcement about what had happened. He said that we were going to try to play but if we couldn't make it through the set, we would come back and play at another time for free. When the curtains opened, everyone was standing and every cigarette lighter was lit! I almost cried because the crowd was so cool. The show went over really well. The arena had a deal that if you didn't like the show, you could return your ticket stub in at the end of the night for a refund. I think they had less than 10 refunds for that show. That was a really touching moment for me. (Copyright 2006 TAMA Drums)

 

06/18/74         Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE [Dr. Hook/Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (PBO)

06/19/74         St. Paul Civic Auditorium, St. Paul, MN [Maggie Bell/ZZ Top] (PBO)

06/21/74         Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA (RSM, BGCA, BBD, BRT, BCT)

06/26/74         RKO Orpheum Theatre, Davenport, IA [Heartsfield/ZZ Top]

                                    (http://members.aol.com/bob4bulls/rkoorpheum.htm, courtesy of Joel Kolsrud)

06/27/74         Civic Center Arena, Bakersfield, CA (RSM, BBD, BRT)

06/28/74         Allen Theater, Cleveland, OH [Locomotive GT/Rush/ZZ Top] (from Rich M, NJMO, AF)

06/29/74         Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA (RSM, BBD, BRT)

06/30/74         Selland Arena, Fresno, CA (RSM, BBD, BRT)

07/03/74         Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, LA (PBO)

07/04/74         Rickwood Field, Birmingham, AL (BBD, eBay, dated fan review, PBO)

07/05/74         Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, AL (eBay, PBO)

07/06/74         Cotton Bowl, State Fair Grounds, Dallas, TX "Soul Festival '74" 5th on bill

                                    (Arkansas Gazette) Richard Jackson says 7/6/74 no way, but display ad lists "ZZ Tops"

07/08/74         Schaefer Music Festival, New York, NY [Brownsville Station/ZZ Top] (Festival WIKI page, PBO)

07/10/74         Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI [Spooky Tooth/ZZ Top/Edgar Winter] (DFP)

07/12/74         Casino Arena, Asbury Park, NJ [Weather Report/ZZ Top] (RTD, Poster, Fan Review, PBO)

07/13/74         Memorial Stadium, Charlotte, NC (CON, CLN)

                                    [Rare Earth/Elvin Bishop/Billy Preston/Lynyrd Skynyrd/Leon Russell/ZZ Top]

                                    (A police officer was shot in the parking lot at this all-day festival)

07/15/74         Performance Center, Cambridge, MA (lowpft, BRT, BP) [Rocket/ZZ Top]

07/16/74         Performance Center, Cambridge, MA (BP) [Rocket/ZZ Top]

07/18/74         Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL (RSM, WPB, PBP, BBD, BRT)

                                    [Chris Jagger/Brownsville Station/ZZ Top]

07/19/74         Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL (RSM, BBD, BRT, PBO)

                                    [Chris Jagger/Brownsville Station/ZZ Top]

07/20/74         Auditorium, Savannah, GA (RSM, BBD, BRT)

07/21/74         Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL (RSM, CRC, BBD, BRT, eBay, PBO) [Brownsville Station/ZZ Top]

07/23/74         Jai Lai Fronton, Miami, FL (Circus, eBay, RSM, BBD, BRT)

07/24/74         Jai Lai Fronton, Orlando, FL (Circus, RSM, BBD, BRT, PBO)

07/26/74         Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC (Circus, C.Reynolds)

07/27/74         Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC (Circus, C.Reynolds)

07/28/74         Wichita State University Cessna Stadium, Wichita, KS

[Brownsville Station/Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top] (BOCW, Concert Poster, Stub, PBO)

07/30/74         Tulsa Fairgrounds, Tulsa, OK (PBO)

07/31/74         Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA (Circus, LAS, PBO)

08/01/74         T. H. Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, AR (Circus, PBO, EDNT)

08/02/74         T. H. Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, AR (BBD) (conflicts)

08/02/74         Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN (Circus)

08/04/74         Christian Herter Park, Allston, MA (PBO) [Orphan/ZZ Top]

                                    (Free afternoon concert at 1:30pm by the Charles River, presented by WBCN)

08/06/74         Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (lowpft, BBD)

08/09/74         Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA (BVS, WPA, BBD)

                                    [Dr. John/Brownsville Station/ZZ Top]

08/10/74         Coliseum, Portland, OR (Circus, CPA, BVS, WPA, BBD, PGC)

                                    [Dr. John/Brownsville Station/ZZ Top]

08/11/74         Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, WA (Circus, BBD)

08/14/74         Terrace Ballroom, Salt Lake City, UT (DNP, BBD)

08/16/74         Tucson, AZ (Circus)

08/17/74         Golden Hall, San Diego, CA [Chad Stewart/ZZ Top] (San Diego Reader, SDC, BBD, PBO)

08/18/74         International Ice Palace, Las Vegas, NV (Circus, LAS, BBD)

08/21/74         Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii (Circus, BRT)

08/23/74         Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, CA (Circus, BC, BBD)

                                    [Brownsville Station/Flash Cadillac/ZZ Top]

08/24/74         Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA (billed as Summer Boogie ’74) (LAT, TVN, BVS, BBD, PBO)

                                    [Brownsville Station/Elvin Bishop/ZZ Top]

08/25/74         Selland Arena, Fresno, CA (Circus)

08/30/74         Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, GA (AB w/Tom Hill photos, CLN, WPA, eBay)

                                    [Atlanta Rhythm Section/ZZ Top]

09/01/74         University Of Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX (Buddy, poster, DT, SDM)

“First Annual Texas Sized Rompin' Stompin' Barn Dance and Bar B.Q.”

[Jay Boy Adams/Bad Company/Joe Cocker/Santana/ZZ Top] (Jimmy Page sits in w/BadCo!)

09/15/74         Winterland, San Francisco, CA [Fanny/Eric Burdon/ZZ Top] (BGCA, PBO)

10/25/74         Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA (Drew Freeman, MAW)

11/01/74         Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, PA (LIP, GT)

11/03/74         Erie County Fieldhouse, Erie, PA (Point Blank/ZZ Top) (BRT)

11/16/74         Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY [Point Blank/T Rex/ZZ Top] (TREX, Fan Reviews)

11/17/74         Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY [Elvin Bishop Group/ZZ Top] (TPS)

11/20/74         Rochester, NY (RSM)

11/21/74         Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI [T Rex/ZZ Top] (DFP, eBay, LAS, TREX, CDW)

11/22/74         Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI [T Rex/ZZ Top] (DFP, TREX)

11/24/74         Utica War Memorial, Utica, NY [Orleans/ZZ Top] (RSM, TPS, BRT)

11/26/74         Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT (JCP, RSM)

12/05/74         Veterans Memorial, Columbus, OH [Atlanta Rhythm Section/ZZ Top] (Columbus Dispatch)

12/06/74         Gardens, Cincinnati, OH [JJ Cale/Manfred Mann/ZZ Top] (TQJ)

12/08/74         Roberts Municipal Stadium, Evansville, IN [Kiss/ZZ Top] (CRC, AF Advert)

12/09/74         Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN (Memorial Coliseum Archives)

12/10/74         Palmer Alumni Auditorium, Davenport, IA (KISS/Point Blank/ZZ Top)

                                    (http://members.aol.com/bob4bulls/palmeraud.htm, courtesy of Joel Kolsrud)

12/13/74         Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Cedar Rapids, IA [Hydra/ZZ Top] (thanks to Joel Kolsrud)

12/12/74         I.M.A. Sports Arena, Flint, MI [Kiss/ZZ Top] (AF, PBO)

12/20/74         Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO [Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top] (BOCW, PBO)

12/22/74         Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL (Downbeat)

12/31/74         Coliseum, Denver, CO (SCJ)

 

1975

 

01/09/75         Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario (eBay)

01/18/75         Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA (Kiss/ZZ Top) (LA Free Press, KISS, VNN, AF)

01/19/75         Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA [Elvin Bishop/ZZ Top] (PBO)

01/24/75         Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ [Flash Cadillac/ZZ Top] 1st Tucson show (TDC, PBO)

01/26/75         Selland Arena, Fresno, CA [Kiss/ZZ Top] (AF)

02/21/75         Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI [Rush/ZZ Top] (CDW, Poster, Review)

02/24/75         Brown County Arena, Green Bay, WI (w/Amboy Dukes) (AmBz, PBO)

03/01/75         Industrial Building, Casper, WY [April Wine/ZZ Top] (eBay)

03/02/75         Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba [Steel/ZZ Top] (WFP)

03/05/75         Stampede Corral, Stampede Grounds, Calgary, Alberta [Chilliwack/ZZ Top] (SK)

x3/28/75         Sports Arena, Toledo, OH [Kiss/James Gang] (DFP, SL, WIKI)

                                    (ZZ Top was replaced by the James Gang, and did not perform)

03/29/75         Hara Arena, Dayton, OH [JJ Cale/ZZ Top] (TQJ, eBay from Josh R, WIKI, WPA, PBO)

03/31/75         Welsh Auditorium, Grand Rapids, MI [ZZ Top/Thin Lizzy] (AmBz, WIKI, CDW, TLG)

04/18/75         Memorial Fieldhouse, Marshall University, Huntington, WV (Rick Barrett, GM, WIKI, eBay)

04/19/75         Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, TN [Status Quo/ZZ Top] (KT)

04/23/75         Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA [REO Speedwagon/ZZ Top] (AmBz, NHNR, WIK, BVCT, MAW, PBO)

04/26/75         Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, MN [JJ Cale/ZZ Top] (PBO)

04/27/75         Rockford Armory, Rockford, IL (Jerry Moors stub, WIKI)

05/10/75         Capital Centre, Landover, MD [Kiss/Brian Auger/ZZ Top] (AmBz, KISS, WIKI, WPA)

05/11/75         Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY (SHJ)

05/17/75         Central Maine Youth Center, Lewiston, ME (Joe Maloney)

05/21/75         Music Hall, Boston, MA [The Strawbs/ZZ Top] (WIKI)

05/22/75         International Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY (eBay, LAS, WIKI)

                                    [Peter Frampton/ZZ Top]

05/23/75         Felt Forum, New York, NY [Brian Auger/ZZ Top] (NYT, WIKI, WPA, PBO)

05/30/75         Erie County Fieldhouse, Erie, PA [Brian Auger/ZZ Top] (AmBz, DOC, WIKI, OCD)

06/08/75         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA (BGCA, NPA)

                                    [Kansas/Leslie West/ZZ Top] (TSM)

                                    [Commander Cody/ZZ Top] (AFC)

                                    [Sammy Hagar & Dustcloud/Commander Cody/ZZ Top] (BGCA)

                                    (there are conflicting reports about the lineup of the above show)

06/12/75         Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (Patrick McCabe's stub, WIKI, eBay)

06/14/75         Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA (STA, PBO)

06/15/75         Coliseum, Spokane, WA [REO Speedwagon/ZZ Top] (SR, BRT, ticket stub)

06/17/75         Sahara Space Center, Las Vegas, NV (LAS) (WIKI says Winchester, NV)

06/xx/75          Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM (their 4th visit here) (NPA)

06/19/75         L.A. Forum, Inglewood, CA [Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (LAT, LAS, ARO, WIKI, GOG)

06/20/75         Sports Arena, San Diego, CA [Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (San Diego Reader, CRC, ARO, WIKI, SDC)

06/21/75         Diablo Stadium, Tempe, AZ (Summer Festival of Rock) (Circus, Downbeat, eBay, CRC, WIKI, PBO)

                                    (with REO Speedwagon, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Johnny Winter, and Aerosmith) (email)

06/22/75         Long Beach Auditorium, Long Beach, CA (Circus, WIKI)

06/24/75         Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM (PBO)

06/25/75         Pan American Center, Las Cruces, NM (PBO)

06/27/75         Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE [Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top] (BOCW - Jim Walker, WIKI)

06/28/75         Municipal Auditorium, Sioux City, IA [Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top] (BOCW - Jim Walker, WIKI)

06/29/75         Red River Valley Stockyard Arena, Fargo, ND (BOCW - per Jim Walker, SK, WIKI, advert)

[Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top] (Dusty passes out from the heat)

07/03/75         Tulsa Fairgrounds, Tulsa, OK (PBO)

07/05/75         Plant Field, Tampa Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL (Florida Jam) (CRC, KISS, poster, AF, PBO)

                                    (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Pure Prairie League, Kiss, War, Ozark Mountain Daredevils,

                                    Marshall Tucker Band, Johnny Winter, ZZ Top– order uncertain)

07/11/75         Johnstown War Memorial, Johnstown, PA [Kansas/ZZ Top] (ATM, thanks to Joe Gearing)

07/13/75         Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV [REO Speedwagon/ZZ Top] (CG, CDM)

07/15/75         Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY (WPA, PBO)

07/16/75         Independence Coliseum, Charlotte, NC (ZZ is headliner) (CML, PBO)

07/18/75         Scope, Norfolk, VA (PBO)

07/19/75         Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA (PBO)

07/19/75         Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA [Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (ARO, WIKI)

07/20/75         Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA [Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (LAS)

07/20/75         Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA [Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (ARO, WIKI)

07/23/75         Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN [Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (CRC, LAS, WIKI, PBO)

07/24/75         Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX [Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (ARO, WIKI)

07/25/75         Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX [Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (ARO, SAPL)

07/26/75         Tad Gormley Stadium, New Orleans City Park, New Orleans, LA (CRC, email Mark M, FMW, Stub, PBO)

                                    (listed on WIKI as The Warehouse, but the Stadium is the correct venue)

                                    (Jay Boy Adams/Jeff Beck/Fleetwood Mac/Trooper/Aerosmith/ZZ Top)

                                    (30,000 plus showed up in wet weather, shattering the 20,000 attendance record, PBO)

07/27/75         Tulsa Pavilion, Tulsa, OK [Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (ARO, WIKI)

07/28/75         Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS [ZZ Top/Aerosmith] (LAS, WIKI)

07/30/75         Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, WI [Slade/ZZ Top] (RTDB, Circus, eBay, BGW photos)

07/31/75         Market Hall, Dallas, TX [Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (ARO, WIKI)

08/01/75         Norfolk, VA (Circus)

08/07/75         Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, NY (AmBz, WIKI, AF)

08/08/75         State Farm Show Arena, Harrisburg, PA (LIP, WIKI)

08/09/75         Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ [Slade/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIK, PBO)

08/10/75         Civic Center, Baltimore, MD  [Slade/ZZ Top] (BSN, BRT, Stub, WPA)

08/11/75         Ellis Auditorium North Hall, Memphis, TN (LAS, WIKI)

08/22/75         Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA [Marshall Tucker Band/ZZ Top] (LIP, EFB, RSC)

08/27/75         McNichols Arena, Denver, CO (first rock concert ever in this venue - Denver Post, SCJ, WIKI)

                                    [Commander Cody/ZZ Top] (WPA)

08/28/75         McNichols Arena, Denver, CO (Denver Post, WIKI)

08/29/75         Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO (Circus, WIKI)

09/13/75         Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, GA (verified by AB w/Tom Hill photos, WIKI, CLN)

09/20/75         Speedway Grandstand, Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville, TN (eBay, TEN)

                                    [Atlanta Rhythm Section/J. Geils Band/ZZ Top] (DDB)

09/24/75         Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI [Mahogany Rush/ZZ Top] (AAS, CDW)

09/25/75         Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY [Slade/ZZ Top] (SHJ)

09/26/75         Bangor Auditorium, Bangor, ME [Slade/ZZ Top] (PBO)

09/27/75         Palace Theatre, Albany, NY (eBay, WIKI)

09/29/75         Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT (PBO)

10/02/75         Civic Center, Springfield, MA [Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top] (BOC-Jim Walker, WIKI, CRC)

10/03/75         Boston Garden, Boston, MA (BP, WIKI) (Sold Out, per Buddy 12/75)

[Duke and the Drivers/Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top](Skynyrd cancelled off bill)

10/31/75         Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO [Rory Gallagher/ZZ Top] (KCS, LAS, WIKI, WPA, PBO)

11/01/75         Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, West Germany (BSP, RYM)

                                    [Chapman & Whitney's Streetwalkers/ZZ Top/Black Sabbath]

11/02/75         Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany (BSP, RYM)

                                    [Chapman & Whitney's Streetwalkers/ZZ Top/Black Sabbath]

11/13/75         Rochester’s Dome Arena, Henrietta, NY [Duke & the Drivers/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, PBO)

11/15/75         Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ [Slade/ZZ Top] (sold out - AmBz, NYT, LAS, WIKI, PBO)

11/18/75         Fairgrounds Arena, Columbus, OH (Ohio State University Lantern, review) 

11/19/75         Public Hall, Cleveland, OH (ZZ Top, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Poco) (Poco web site, WIKI) 

11/20/75         Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH [Wet Willie/ZZ Top] (AmBz, TQJ, NPA, WIKI, PBO)

11/22/75         Felt Forum, New York, NY [Slade/ZZ Top] (NYT, BGCA, WIKI, eBay, PBO)

11/26/75         Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX (eBay, Buddy, LAS, SAL, SAPL, WIKI, SCA)

                                    [Ramiro Ceverra/ZZ Top] (show for 15,000-seat venue sold out in three hours)

11/27/75         The Summit, Houston, TX [REO Speedwagon/ZZ Top] (Buddy, CRC, LAS, BGCA, WIKI)

11/28/75         Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Fort Worth, TX (Buddy, LAS, DRC, WIKI)

11/29/75         Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX (Buddy, DRC, WIKI, eBay)

11/30/75         Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, TX [Nitzinger/ZZ Top] (attendance was 9,000) (SDM, LOC)

 

 

1976

 

01/09/76         Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario (lowpft, LAS, CRC)

x01/12/76       Yellowstone Metra, Billings, MT (cancelled due to snow and travel troubles) (TBG)

01/13/76         Arena, Winnipeg, Manitoba [Mott/ZZ Top] (MTH)

01/23/76         Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines, IA [Styx/ZZ Top] (AmBz, STX, DMR, PBO)

02/20/76         Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN [Starz/Styx/ZZ Top] (AmBz, STX, PBO)

02/23/76         Brown County Arena, Green Bay, WI [Ozark Mountain Daredevils/ZZ Top] (APC)

05/xx/76          Astroarena, Houston, TX (SDM)

                                    (Band and crew take up a one week residence in the arena to construct and tweak the stage and set for the upcoming World Wide Texas Tour)

xx/xx/76          Assembly Center, Tulsa, OK (LAS) (after May, probably October or November)

05/29/76         Groves Stadium, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (LAS, WIKI)

                                    (First night of tour, featuring hail storms & tornado warnings)

                                    [Point Blank/Elvin Bishop/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

06/02/76         Scope, Norfolk, VA [Wet Willie/ZZ Top] (8309 of 12,000 sold) (AmBz, WIKI)

06/03/76         Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA (AmBz, WIKI)

                        Billy Gibbons: “The vulture I guess was interested in the place, so he takes off and does a couple

                        of laps around the hall.  The guy we have handling the vulture came out, we stopped playing

                        and waited to see what happened.  The way the handler has the bird trained, he taps his head

                        and the vulture lands there. Took a couple of taps, but the vulture landed and we went back to

                        playing.” (AR)

 

06/05/76         Fulton County (Braves) Stadium, Atlanta, GA (AmBz, AB Tom Hill photos, eBay, WIKI, BRT)

                                    [Point Blank/Elvin Bishop/Marshall Tucker Band/ZZ Top]

06/06/76         James White Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN (AmBz, WIKI)

06/07/76         Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY (AmBz, WIKI)

06/xx/76          Auto Show, North Carolina (not a gig, Billy meets Pete Chapouris to begin The Eliminator car)

x06/9/76         Capital Centre, Landover, MD (postponed - This date not played) (AmBz)

06/12/76         Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA (AmBz, CRC, ARO, PCH, PPG, WIKI, BBD, WPA)

                                    [Point Blank/Aerosmith/ZZ Top] (The buffalo got loose at this show – BFG)

                                    (For more, Google this: “hands-down winner for the city's craziest show ever.”)

06/20/76         Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL (AmBz, WIKI, PBO)

06/23/76         Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY [Starz/BOC/ZZ Top] (AmBz, eBay, BOCW, LAS, WIKI, PBO)

06/24/76         Veteran's Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY (AmBz, WIKI)

06/25/76         Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA [Starz/BOC/ZZ Top] (AmBz, BOCW, WIKI, WPA)

06/26/76         Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA [Ted Nugent/Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top] (AmBz, LIP, BOCW, RSC)

06/28/76         Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH (AmBz, BOCW, WIKI, AF, PBO)

                                    [Bob Seger/ZZ Top/Blue Oyster Cult] (Note: BOC did play the closing slot)

06/30/76         Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV [Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top] (BOCW, PBO, AmBz, CG)

07/01/76         Coliseum, Columbia, SC (Circus, AmBz, RSM, WIKI)

07/04/76         Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

                                    (with Blue Oyster Cult, The Outlaws, & Lynyrd Skynyrd)

(eBay, AmBz, RSM, BOCW, LAS, CRC, WIKI, PBO)

07/07/76         Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO (Circus, AmBz, RSM, WIKI)

07/09/76         Ak-sar-ben Coliseum, Omaha, NE (Circus, AmBz, RMME, RSM, WIKI)

07/11/76         Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO (eBay, RMME, AmBz, RSM, LAS, WIKI)

                                    [Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/ZZ Top]

07/16/76         Setup day only, Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA (Buffalo Breaks free) (SDM)

07/17/76         Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA (Circus, CCT, WIKI, email, eBay) (Skynyrd cancels)

                                    [J. Geils Band/ZZ Top]

                                    (CRC shows incorrect date of 06/20, venue also called Sugar Bowl Stadium)

07/21/76         Duluth Arena, Duluth, MN [J. Geils Band/ZZ Top] (DNT)

07/22/76         Sports Coliseum, Minneapolis, MN (WIKI lists Metropolitan Stadium)

07/23/76         Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, WI [J. Geils Band/ZZ Top] (MLL, MSN, BRT, WPA)

07/25/76         Soldier Field, Chicago, IL (Circus, WIKI, Soldier Field Archives)

07/26/76         Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI [REO Speedwagon/ZZ Top] (LAS)

08/01/76         McNichols Arena, Denver, CO (rescheduled from Mile Hi Stadium) (Circus, RMME, AmBz)

                                    [Rory Gallagher/Tommy Bolin/Outlaws/ZZ Top] (SCJ)

                                     (Blue Oyster Cult scheduled, but did not appear - BOCW)

08/04/76         Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM (Circus, RRO, BRT)

08/07/76         Anaheim Stadium, Los Angeles, CA (Circus, LAT, LAS, AmBz, WIKI, BBD)

                                    [Point Blank/Johnny & Edgar Winter/Blue Oyster Cult/ZZ Top]

                                    (Rory Gallagher was scheduled, ticket stub lists Point Blank as the 1st opener)

08/08/76         San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA (WIKI- this seems unlikely)

08/09/76         San Diego Stadium, San Diego, CA [Johnny and Edgar Winter/BOC/ZZ Top] (BOCW, WIKI, SDC)

08/10/76         Selland Arena, Fresno, CA (Circus, WIKI)

08/14/76         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA [Ted Nugent/ZZ Top] (Circus, AmBz, BGCA)

09/09/76         Capital Centre, Landover, MD (AmBz, WIKI)

09/10/76         Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (Circus, AmBz, WIK)

09/10/76         McElroy Auditorium, Waterloo, IA [The Boys/ZZ Top] (BBD, DMR)

09/11/76         Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis, MN [Pure Prairie League/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PBO)

09/12/76         Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI (Circus, AmBz, WIKI, CDW)

09/17/76         Civic Center, Bismarck, ND (4200 of 8000 sold) [REO Speedwagon/ZZ Top] (AmBz, WIKI)

09/18/76         Yellowstone Metra, Billings, MT (10,800 of 13,000 sold) (AmBz, TBG, WIKI)

                                     [REO Speedwagon/ZZ Top]

09/19/76         University of Wyoming Field House, Laramie, WY [REO Speedwagon/ZZ Top] (LAS, fan reviews, TBI, WYO)

(attendance was over 5,600, special thanks to Burmma L. Hardy at the University of Wyoming Library Special Collections Department)

09/21/76         Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT [Roadwork/ZZ Top] (SLT)

09/xx/76          Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV (Circus, AmBz, date uncertain, WIKI sez 9/21)

09/24/76         Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ (Circus, AmBz, WIKI)

09/25/76         Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ (Circus, RMME, AmBz, LAS, WIKI)

                                    (date conflicts with Nashville)

09/25/76         Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville, TN (AmBz, eBay)

                                    [J Boy Adams/Cate Brothers/The Band/ZZ Top] (date conflicts with Phoenix)

                                    (At Nashville the longhorn steer breaks loose and takes 3 hours to capture) (SDM)

09/30/76         Civic Center, Lakeland, FL [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (LL)

10/02/76         Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, FL [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (AmBz, LAS, WIKI, eBay)

10/08/76         Florida State University Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL (1979 FSU Yearbook)

10/14/76         Arena, University Of Dayton, Dayton, OH (TQJ)

10/16/76         Independence Coliseum, Charlotte, NC [Styx/ZZ Top] (AmBz, MCA, CML)

10/17/76         Carolina Coliseum, University Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (AS)

10/21/76         Coliseum, Portland, OR (eBay)

10/22/76         Coliseum, Spokane, WA (attendance was 6,506) (Coliseum archives)

10/23/76         Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA [Elvin Bishop/ZZ Top] (Seattle Weekly, WIKI)

10/28/76         ASISU Minidome, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID (ISJ)

10/31/76         Kansas Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO (Rory Gallagher web site, WIKI)

[Rory Gallagher/ZZ Top]

11/02/76         Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City OK (WIKI)

11/04/76         Levitt Arena, Wichita, KS (WIKI)

11/07/76         Roberts Municipal Stadium, Evansville, IN [Fools/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, email, BRT, BBD)

11/11/76         Capital Centre, Landover, MD [Elvin Bishop/Styx (per William Bryant)/ZZ Top]

                                    (MDB, LAS, CRC, WIKI, STX, eBay)

x11/14/76       Augusta, ME (Cancelled)

11/17/76         Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ (N.Y. Times, WIKI)

11/19/76         Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY (SPS)  

11/23/76         La Marque, TX (near Galveston) (newspaper archive)

11/25/76         The Summit, Houston, TX [Rory Gallagher/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI)

11/26/76         The Summit, Houston, TX [Rory Gallagher/ZZ Top] (Rory Gallagher, WIKI)

11/27/76          Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Ft. Worth, TX (RG, TLG)

11/28/76         Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Ft. Worth, TX (Buddy, LAS, PN, WIKI)

                                    [Rory Gallagher/ZZ Top] (RG web site sez 11/27, but three sources verify 11/28)

 

1977

 

x01/28/77       Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH (postponed to 02/23/77) (JNH, eBay)

x01/30/77       Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH (postponed to 02/23/77) (TQJ)

02/10/77         Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC (eBay)

02/16/77         Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI (CTM, WSJ, WIKI, Isthmus)

02/19/77         Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL [Atlanta Rhythm Section/ZZ Top] (CTN, WIKI)

02/22/77         Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN (Memorial Coliseum Archives)

02/23/77         Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH [Cate Brothers/ZZ Top] (JNH, WIKI, BBD, MCA)

                                    (MCA sez the Atlanta Rhythm Section played – unverified)

02/24/77         Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI (Detroit News, WIKI, CDW)

03/03/77         Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME (WIKI, PCC)

                                    [The Blend/ZZ Top] (7489 attend Portland, verified by website per Dan)

03/08/77         Broome County Arena, Binghamton, NY (lowpft, BRT)

03/16/77         Boston Garden, MA [Santana, ZZ Top] (STA, lowpft, WIKI)

03/17/77         Boston Garden, MA [Santana, ZZ Top] (BGN, WIKI)

03/19/77         Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS (eBay, WIKI)

03/23/77         Civic Center, Lake Charles, LA [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (stub, courtesy of Bryan Durio)

04/01/77         Civic Center, Savannah, GA (eBay)

04/03/77         Coliseum, Birmingham, AL [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (KAL)

04/15/77         Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, TN [Blackfoot/ZZ Top] (KT, Farrish, BBD, BRT, FOTR)

04/21/77         War Memorial, Rochester, NY (LAS, WIKI)

04/23/77         JFK Memorial Coliseum, Manchester, NH (NTN)

04/24/77         Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT [Piper/ZZ Top] (Farrish, BBD)

04/30/77         Civic Center, Providence, R.I. (WPA)

x05/01/77       Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY (Cancelled) (SHJ) 

05/06/77         Fort Hays State University Gross Memorial Coliseum, Hays, KS

(LJW, special thanks to MaryAlice Wade and Patty Nicholas at the FHSU library)

05/07/77         Allen Fieldhouse, University Of Kansas, Lawrence, KS [Foreigner/ZZ Top] (LAS, LJW, WIKI)

06/07/77         Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM [Pure Prairie League/Climax Blues Band/ZZ Top] (AJ)

06/08/77         Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ [Pure Prairie League/Climax Blues Band/ZZ Top] (TDC)

06/09/77         Activity Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (AR, SCDP)

                                    [Pure Prairie League/Climax Blues Band/ZZ Top]

06/11/77         Forum, Los Angeles, CA [Elvin Bishop/ZZ Top] (LAT, SDP, WIKI)

06/15/77         Sports Arena, San Diego, CA [Elvin Bishop/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, SDC)

06/18/77         Coliseum, El Paso, TX (EPHP)

06/21/77         Selland Arena, Fresno, CA (eBay)

06/24/77         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA [Elvin Bishop/ZZ Top] (BGCA, AFC)

07/01/77         Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, HI (verified by Carl Schaefer, eBay, CRC, BGCA, WIKI)

                                    [Yellow Rose Band/ZZ Top]

07/02/77         Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu HI [Yellow Rose Band/ZZ Top] (BGCA)

07/08/77         Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA (CRC, WIKI)

07/09/77         North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (ticket from NDS)

07/30/77         Birmingham, AL (from a tape list, unverified)

1977                UK, Europe, Japan, Australia? (NTN)

12/28/77         Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA (Sold out – AmBz, WIKI)

12/29/77         Taylor County Coliseum, Abilene, TX [Jay Boy Adams/Muddy Waters/ZZ Top] (ARN)

12/30/77         Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX (lowpft, LAS, SAPL, WIKI, SCA)

                                    [Fools/Muddy Waters/ZZ Top]

                                    (Stub says Joe Freeman Coliseum, but SAPL sez CCA is correct)

12/31/77         Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Ft. Worth, TX (Buddy, LAS, WIKI, RGP)

(videotaped by Lone Wolf Prod.)

 

1978

 

?????   Little Bar, French Riviera, France - Billy & Dusty played at a small bar, just bass & guitar, for an unknown period of time.  Frank sat in with them for two nights, again, date unknown.  (per interview in Buddy Magazine, 1979)

 

1979

 

11/20/79         Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (PBO, LAS)

11/21/79         Little Rock, AR (Circus)

11/22/79         Riverside Centroplex, Baton Rouge, LA [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (Sold out - PBO, AmBz, LAS, WIKI)

11/23/79         Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (Sold out - AmBz, LAS, WIKI)

11/24/79         Coliseum, Jackson, MS [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (LAS, CRC, BRT, WIKI)

11/25/79         Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (BBD, WIKI)

11/27/79         Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN (9632 of 15000, AmBz, eBay, WIKI)

                                    [Point Blank/ZZ Top]

11/28/79         Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (5108 of 5700 - AmBz, PLS, WIKI)

11/29/79         Hara Arena, Dayton, OH [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (PBO)

11/30/79         Welsh Auditorium, Grand Rapids, MI (LAS)

12/01/79         Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI (Sold out - AmBz, PLS, LAS, BBD, WIKI, CDW)

                                    [Point Blank/ZZ Top]

12/02/79         Lansing Civic Center, Lansing, MI [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (Randy R stub, WIKI, CDW, LLC)

12/05/79         Coliseum, Charlotte, NC [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (eBay, WPA)

12/13/79         Scope, Norfolk, VA [Henry Paul Band/ZZ Top] (3618 of 5000 - AmBz, LAS, WIKI)

12/14/79         Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, TN [Henry Paul Band/ZZ Top] (AmBz, WIKI, FOTR)

12/15/79         Civic Center, Salem, VA [Henry Paul Band/ZZ Top] (3937 of 5000 - AmBz, WIKI)

12/19/79         Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE (WPA, BRT)

12/20/79         Kansas Coliseum Britt Brown Arena, Wichita, KS (eBay)

12/22/79         Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ (Craig Williams)

12/23/79         El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX (Texas Monthly, WIKI)

12/27/79         The Checkerdome Arena, St. Louis, MO [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (CRC, Strat-Talk.com)

12/29/79         Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Ft. Worth, TX (Texas Monthly, WIKI)

12/30/79         The Warehouse, 1820 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA (Susan Savoie, WNO)

                                    [Jay Boy Adams/ZZ Top]

12/31/79         The Omni, Atlanta, GA [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI)

 

1980

 

01/04/80         Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX (eBay, LAS, SAPL, WIKI, SCA)

                                    [Eric Johnson/ZZ Top]

01/05/80         Convention Center Arena, Dallas, TX (Buddy, JCL)

01/06/80         Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Ft. Worth, TX (Buddy, LAS, WIKI)

01/10/80         Civic Center Coliseum, Amarillo, TX (eBay)

01/16/80         Coliseum, Knoxville, TN [The Rockets/ZZ Top] (PBO)

01/17/80         Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, AL (eBay, WIKI)

01/19/80         Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, FL (eBay)

01/20/80         Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL (eBay, WIKI)

02/01/80         McNichols Arena, Denver, CO [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (SCJ, eBay, LAS)

02/05/80         Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ (eBay, WIKI)

02/08/80         Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (PBO)

02/10/80         Sports Arena, San Diego, CA [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (San Diego Reader, SDC, LAT, WIKI)

02/12/80         Selland Arena, Fresno, CA [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (PBO)

02/14/80         Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (PBO, LA Weekly, WIKI)

02/15/80         Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (PBO, LA Weekly, LAT, WIKI)

02/17/80         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA [Gamma/Montrose/ZZ Top] (BGCA)

02/20/80         Spokane, WA (RSM)

02/24/80         The University of Montana, Missoula, MT (RSM, SK, UMK)

                                    (show cancelled two days prior to concert, due to poor advance ticket sales)

02/29/80         Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids, IA (Cedar Rapids Gazette, BRT)

03/02/80         Civic Center, St. Paul, MN [The Rockets/ZZ Top] (Minneapolis Star, ticket stub and poster – courtesy of Steve Byland, conflicts Madison)

03/02/80         Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI (WIKI, Iathmus paper, conflicts St Paul)

03/04/80         Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI (eBay, WCD, WIKI)

03/08/80         Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO [The Rockets/ZZ Top] (eBay, LAS, WIKI)

03/09/80         Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE (eBay, Auditorium Archives – special thanks to Derek Anderson)

03/14/80         Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL [The Rockets/ZZ Top] (CTN, BRT, WIKI, CAR)

03/15/80         Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL [The Rockets/ZZ Top] (CTN, BRT, WIKI, CAR)

03/16/80         Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL [The Rockets/ZZ Top] (CTN, BRT, WIKI, CAR)

03/21/80         Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH (eBay, BSN, BRT, WIKI)

                                    [The Rockets/ZZ Top] (1st concert here after fatal Who concert stampede)

03/20/80         Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH [The Rockets/ZZ Top] (TBN, eBay, fan review)

03/22/80         Music Hall, Cleveland, OH [The Rockets/ZZ Top] (eBay, Elyria Chronicle, WIKI, CRR)

03/24/80         Wendler Arena, Saginaw Civic Center, MI (eBay, WIKI, CDW)

03/25/80         Crisler Arena, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (CDW, WPA)

03/26/80         Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA (eBay, Monessen Independent, WIKI, MAW)

03/29/80         Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA [The Rockets/ZZ Top] (lowpft, Daily Intelligencer, WIKI, RSC)

03/30/80         Capital Centre, Landover, MD (eBay, BSN, WIKI)

04/01/80         Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY (eBay, LAS, WIKI)

04/03/80         Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario [.38 Special/ZZ Top] (PBO, eBay, WIKI)

04/04/80         Coliseum, New Haven, CT [.38 Special/ZZ Top] (PBO, RSM listing, ticket stub, WIKI)

04/05/80         Onondaga County War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, NY [38 Special/ZZ Top] (eBay, SPS)

04/06/80         Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME (PCC, WIKI)

                                    (7051 attend Portland, verified by website per Dan)

04/09/80         Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY (Rick Barrett stub, WIKI)

04/11/80         Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, Augusta, GA (eBay)

04/12/80         Civic Center, Savannah, GA [Roadmaster/Ron Goedert/ZZ Top] (PBO)

04/13/80         Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, Birmingham, AL (WPA)

04/14/80         Band departs for Europe per Warner Bros Promo Sheet

04/15/80         Old Grey Whistle Test taping, London, UK (Series 9, Episode 27)

(Warner Bros Promo Sheet, TVC)

(also appearing are Squeeze, Gary Numan, Blondie, Stevie Wonder, OMD)

04/19/80         Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany (record date – BNP)

04/20/80         Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany ("Rockpalast" TV show) (Rockpalast archives, WIKI)

04/21/80         "Chorus TV" Paris, France (Warner Bros Promo Sheet)

04/21/80         Pavillon Baltard, Paris, France [Ian Hunter/ZZ Top] (MTH, MKR)

04/24/80         Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, SK, WIKI, RG)

                                    [Thieves Like Us/ZZ]

04/2x/80         Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK (2nd show @ London?)

05/01/80         Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA (lowpft, JCP)

05/02/80         Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (NYT, BRT, WIKI)

05/04/80         Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ (NYT, Program, WIKI) (Audio recorded and broadcast)

05/08/80         Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL [Missouri/ZZ Top] (PBO, CRC)

05/09/80         Southern Illinois University  Arena, Carbondale, IL [Missouri/ZZ Top] (PBO)

05/10/80         Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN (LAS, WIKI, Memorial Coliseum Archives)

05/16/80         The Summit, Houston, TX [Rocky Hill/ZZ Top] (PBO, LAS)

05/17/80         The Summit, Houston, TX [Rocky Hill/ZZ Top] (PBO, HRW)

05/18/80         The Summit, Houston, TX [Rocky Hill/ZZ Top] (PBO)

05/22/80         Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton Alberta (WIKI)

05/25/80         Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA (WPA, STA)

07/05/80         Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, FL (eBay, WIKI)

07/11/80         Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Salisbury, MD (LAS, WIKI)

07/12/80         Westchester Theatre, Tarrytown, NY [Humble Pie/ZZ Top] (BBD, BRT)

07/13/80         Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA [Humble Pie/ZZ Top] (BBD, BRT)

07/16/80         Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT [Humble Pie/ZZ Top] (stub, BBD, WIKI)

07/17/80         Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ [Humble Pie/ZZ Top] (BBD, Program, Stub, Mike Black)

07/18/80         Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon, NY [Humble Pie/ZZ Top] (Advocate, WIKI)

07/26/80         Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (BBD)

07/27/80         Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS [Rocky Hill/ZZ Top] (CRC, email, Stub)

08/16/80         Legend Valley II, Thornville, OH (eBay ticket)-cancelled?? (BOCW, CRR)

08/17/80         Toledo Speedway II, Toledo, OH [Humble Pie/Sammy Hagar-AC/DC-ZZ Top] (WPA)

08/20/80         Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI [Outlaws/ZZ Top] (RSM, CRC, LAS, CDW)

08/21/80         Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI (RSM)

08/23/80         Mississippi River Festival, Edwardsville, IL (RSM, SIUE Festival Archives)

                                    [Henry Paul Band/ZZ Top]

08/30/80         Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI (PLS, RSM, WIKI)

08/31/80         Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI (PLS, RSM, WIKI)

09/03/80         Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena, Honolulu, HI (Dated fan review)

09/21/80         Silver Bowl, Las Vegas, NV (eBay)

09/24/80         Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL (VBCC Archives, BRT)

10/29/80         Convention Center, Pine Bluff, AR (PLS, WIKI)

10/30/80         Civic Center, Lake Charles, LA (PLS, WIKI)

11/12/80         Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL [Alvin Lee/ZZ Top] (AmBz, PLS, WIKI)

11/16/80         Coliseum, Greensboro, NC (eBay ticket, Venue WIKI entry)

11/23/80         Assembly Hall, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL (Jerry Moors stub, WIKI)

11/28/80         Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA (LAS, WIKI)

12/03/80         Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, TX (attendance was 6,586) (LOC)

12/05/80         J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

                                    [Rick Derringer/ZZ Top] (NTW, eBay, BRT, WIKI)

12/27/80         Mobile Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, AL [Rick Derringer/ZZ Top] (PBO, LAS, WIKI)

12/28/80         Centroplex, Baton Rouge, LA [Rick Derringer/ZZ Top] (PBO, WIKI)

12/29/80         Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX (PBO, LAS, SAPL, WIKI, SCA)

                                    [Rick Derringer/ZZ Top]

12/31/80         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX (PBO, Richard Jackson, eBay, WIKI) (verify Rick Derringer)

                                    [Bus Boys/Rick Derringer/ZZ Top]

 

1981

 

01/02/81         Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS [Rick Derringer/ZZ Top] (PBO, CRC)

01/03/81         Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN [Rick Derringer/ZZ Top] (PBO, CRC, stub – courtesy of Andy Bone)

 

            Loverboy is warm up act for summer 1981 El Loco tour

 

05/29/81         James White Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN (PLS, WIKI)

05/30/81         Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, AL [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, PLS, WIKI, eBay)

05/31/81         Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, WIKI)

06/03/81         Hampton, SC (PLS)

06/04/81         Savannah, GA (PLS, BRT)

06/05/81         Coliseum, Charlotte, NC (PLS, eBay, WIKI)

06/06/81         Charleston, SC (PLS)

06/07/81         Columbia, SC (PLS)

06/10/81         Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN (PLS, eBay, WIKI, Memorial Coliseum Archives)

06/11/81         Cincinnati, OH (PLS)

06/12/81         Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY (PLS, LAS, WIKI)

06/13/81         Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, eBay, WIKI, CDW)

06/14/81         Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, BRT, WIKI, eBay, MAW)

06/17/81         Richfield Coliseum Theatre, Richfield, OH [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PLS, ECT, BRT, CRR)

06/18/81         Binghamton, NY (PLS)

06/19/81         Capital Centre, Landover, MD [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PLS, eBay, CRC, LAS, WIKI)

06/20/81         Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, BBD, WIKI)

06/21/81         Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA (PLS, WIKI)

06/24/81         Rochester, NY (PLS)

06/25/81         Niagara Falls, NY (PLS)

06/26/81         Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, PLS, WIKI)

06/27/81         Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY (WIKI, Rick Barrett stub)

06/28/81         New York, NY (PLS)

06/30/81         Dr. Pepper Music Festival, New York, NY [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (BRT, NYM)

07/05/81         Race City Motorsport Park, Calgary, AB, Canada (Alberta Jam, Southern Fried Sunday) (CRC)

                                    (Sidewinder, Point Blank, Commander Cody, Atlanta Rhythm Section, McLean And McLean)

07/09/81         San Diego, CA (PLS)

07/10/81         Los Angeles, CA (PLS)

07/11/81         Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, PLS, WIKI, eBay)

07/12/81         Sports Stadium, Albuquerque, NM (w/Point Blank, Delbert McClinton) (PLS, BRT)

                                    (WIKI sez Tingley Coliseum)

07/15/81         Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, TX [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, WIKI)

07/16/81         County Coliseum, El Paso, TX [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, WIKI)

07/17/81         Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, LAS, WIKI, eBay)

07/18/81         Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV (PBO, PLS, WIKI)

07/19/81         Bakersfield, CA (PLS)

07/22/81         Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (PLS, WIKI)

07/23/81         Coliseum, Spokane, WA [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PLS, SPC, BRT, WIKI)

07/24/81         Coliseum, Seattle, WA (PLS, eBay, WIKI)

07/25/81         Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia (PLS, WIKI)

07/28/81         Reno, NV (PLS)

07/29/81         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PLS, BGCA)

07/30/81         Los Angeles, CA (PLS)

08/01/81         McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO (PLS, WIKI)

08/02/81         Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD (PLS, WIKI)

08/04/81         Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT (PLS, WIKI)

08/05/81         Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (Isthmus paper, WIKI)

08/06/81         Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids, IA [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (RSM, PLS, CRG, BRT, WIKI)

08/07/81         Civic Center, St. Paul, MN [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (RSM, PLS, WIKI, eBay)

08/08/81         Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (RSM, PLS, LAS, WIKI)

08/09/81         Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PLS, MLL, CTN, WIKI)

08/12/81         Kansas Coliseum - Britt Brown Arena, Valley Center, KS (LAS)

08/13/81         Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, RSM, PLS, Circus, WIKI, PST)

08/14/81         Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, RSM, PLS & Circus, CTN, WIKI)

08/15/81         Arena, St. Louis, MO [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (PBO, RSM, PLS, Circus 8/31/81, WIKI, LAS)

08/16/81         Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN (PBO, RSM, PLS & Circus, OPM, BBD, WIKI, PST, WPA)

                                    [Loverboy/ZZ Top]

08/19/81         Kansas Coliseum - Britt Brown Arena, Valley Center, KS (RSM, PLS, Circus 8/31/81, WIKI)

                                    [Loverboy/ZZ Top]

08/20/81         Expo Square Pavilion, Tulsa, OK [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (RSM, PLS, Circus 8/31/81, LAS, WIKI)

08/21/81         T. H. Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, AR (PBO, RSM, PLS, Circus, WIKI, LAS, eBay)

                                    [Loverboy/ZZ Top]

08/22/81         Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK [Joe Perry Project/ZZ Top]

(PBO, RSM, PLS, Circus 8/31/81, WPA)

08/23/81         Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA [Joe Perry Project/ZZ Top]

(PBO, RSM, PLS & Circus, LAS, WIKI)

08/26/81         Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY (eBay, WIKI)

08/27/81         Civic Center, Springfield, MA [Joe Perry Project/ZZ Top] (Anon, WPA, WIKI)

08/28/81         Tiffin, OH (RSM, PLS)

08/29/81         Music Mountain, South Fallsburg, NY (RSM, PLS, BRT)

08/31/81         Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME [Joe Perry Project/ZZ Top]

                                    (6470 attend Portland, verified by PCC website per Dan, BBD, BRT, WIKI)

09/01/81         Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (PBO, RSM, PLS, BBD, BRT, RSC)

                                    [Johnny Van Zant/Joe Perry Project/ZZ Top]

09/02/81         Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY [Point Blank/ZZ Top] (PLS, BBD, BRT)

09/05/81         Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, FL (eBay, LAS, WIKI, LL)

09/06/81         Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, FL (LAS, CRC, WIKI)

09/09/81         Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH [Joe Perry Project/ZZ Top] (PLS, WIKI, MCA)

10/01/81         Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway (Ticket stub, newspaper review, thanks to Svein)

10/02/81         Gota Lejon Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden (lowpft, WIKI, BRT)

10/06/81         Hemmerleinhalle, Nürnberg, West Germany [Rose Tattoo/ZZ Top] (lowpft, eBay, WIKI, RTF)

10/08/81         Stadthalle, Offenbach, West Germany [Rose Tattoo/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, RT, RTF)

10/09/81         Rhein-Neckar-Halle, Heidelberg-Eppelheim, West Germany [Rose Tattoo/ZZ Top]

(eBay, WIKI, RT, RTF)

10/10/81         Congress Center, Hamburg, West Germany [Rose Tattoo/ZZ Top] (WIKI, BRT)

10/11/81         Neue Welt, Berlin, West Germany [Rose Tattoo/ZZ Top] (lowpft, BRT, WIKI, WPA, EPN, RTF)

10/13/81         Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany [Rose Tattoo/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, RTF)

10/14/81         Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, West Germany (lowpft, Christian Matschke, WIKI)

10/15/81         Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (GNP, dated fan review)

10/17/81         Hall Polyvalent, Arlon, Belgium [Rose Tattoo/ZZ Top] (RTF, stub)

10/19/81         Philips Halle, Düsseldorf, West Germany [Rose Tattoo/ZZ Top] (WIKI, BRT, CJJ, RTF)

10/xx/81          Milton Keynes Bowl, London, UK (exact date unknown, possibly 1982, Stephen Butler)

10/23/81         Parc des Expositions, Dijon, France (appears as a widely circulated recording, date unverified)

10/25/81         Pavilion Baltard, Paris, France (lowpft, WIKI)

10/26/81         Hammersmith Odeon, London [Girl/ZZ Top] (lowpft, SDM, WIKI, RG)

10/28/81         Reliant Astrodome, Houston, TX [Fabulous Thunderbirds /ZZ Top/Rolling Stones] (PST, WIKI)

10/29/81         Reliant Astrodome, Houston, TX [Fabulous Thunderbirds /ZZ Top/Rolling Stones] (PST, WIKI)

10/31/81         Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX (PST, Buddy, DMN, BBD, WIKI, JCL, HDM)

                                    [Fabulous Thunderbirds /ZZ Top/Rolling Stones] (pissed rain during the Stones set)

11/01/81         Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX (Buddy, eBay, PST, DMN, BBD, WIKI)

                                    [Fabulous Thunderbirds /ZZ Top/Rolling Stones]

11/12/81         Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY (LAS, eBay)

11/26/81         Reno, NV (RSM)

11/27/81         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA (RSM, BGCA)

11/28/81         Bakersfield, CA (RSM)

11/29/81         Selland Arena, Fresno, CA (RSM, eBay)

12/26/81         The Summit, Houston, TX (PST, eBay, WIKI, LAS, PBO)

12/27/81         Wintergarden Ballroom, Dallas, TX (special club show, per Rick Rieckhoff, WIKI, PBO)

                                    (Two shows)

12/28/81         Billy Bobs Texas Club, Ft. Worth, TX (Richard Jackson/Buddy Whittington, WIKI)

                                    (Two shows)

12/31/81         Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN (PST, CRC, WIKI) (conflicts Dallas)

                                    [Grand Funk Railroad/ZZ Top]

 

1982

 

01/14/82         Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, SC (eBay, LAS)

01/15/82         Coliseum, Greensboro, NC (eBay, WIKI)

01/20/82         Roberts Municipal Stadium, Evansville, IN (LAS, WIKI)

01/21/82         Battelle Hall, Ohio Center, Columbus, OH (BBD Box Score, BRT, WIKI, MCA, PST)

                                    [Grand Funk Railroad/ZZ Top]

01/22/82         Coliseum, Richmond, VA [Grand Funk Railroad/ZZ Top] (PST)

01/24/82         Civic Center, Huntington, WV [Grand Funk Railroad/ZZ Top] (BBD Box Score, WIKI, PST)

01/26/82         Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY [Grand Funk Railroad/ZZ Top] (From BBD Box Score, WIKI)

01/29/82         Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, PA (LAS, WIKI, eBay)

02/03/82         Roberts Municipal Stadium, Evansville, IN (PST)

                                    (reported in Pollstar, seems unlikely just three weeks after another show here, but the

                                    PST listing sez it was only sold 48%, which makes more sense if they played 1/20/82)

03/21/82         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA [Le Roux/Prism/ZZ Top] (lowpft, eBay, LAS, WIKI, PST)

03/22/82         Rockline Radio Show, Los Angeles, CA (RRC)

03/24/82         Sports Arena, San Diego, CA [Prism/Le Roux/ZZ Top] (BBD Box Score, SDC, BRT, WIKI)

03/26/82         Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA [Le Roux/ZZ Top] (LA Weekly, WIKI, TLG)

                                    (scheduled warmup Thin Lizzy cancelled) (BBD & PST say 3/27/82)

03/27/82         Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV (eBay)

03/30/82         Reno - Sparks Convention Center, Reno, NV [Le Roux/Prism/ZZ Top] (PST, TVM)

03/31/82         Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT [Prism/Le Roux/ZZ Top] (LAS, BBD Box Score, BRT, WIKI)

04/01/82         McNichols Arena, Denver, CO [Prism/Le Roux/ZZ Top] (eBay, BBD Box Score, BRT, WIKI)

04/02/82         Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE [Prism/Le Roux/ZZ Top] (LAS, BBD Box Score, WIKI)

x04/03/82       Bangor, ME (cancelled due to a snowstorm, possibly the 4th) (TVM)

04/10/82         Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Salisbury, MD

04/13/82         Civic Center, Amarillo, TX [Prism/Le Roux/ZZ Top] (RTDB, AmBz, BBD, WIKI, PST)

04/14/82         Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, TX [Prism/Le Roux/ZZ Top] (attendance was 6,352) (RTDB, AmBz, BBD, WIKI, LOC, PST)

04/15/82         Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX (AmBz, eBay, CRC, SAPL, BBD, WIKI, SCA)

                                    [Point Blank/ZZ Top]

04/16/82         Frank Erwin Center, U of T, Austin, TX   (eBay, LAS, BBD, WIKI, PST)

04/17/82         The Warehouse, 1820 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA [Jay Boy Adams/ZZ Top]

                                     (Mike Collins, AmBz, eBay, WNO, BBD, WIKI, PST)

04/18/82         Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL [Zebra/ZZ Top] (AmBz, BBD, WIKI, PST)

05/07/82         Radio Broadcast: ZZ Top, Off The Record – Westwood One (BBD)

05/28/82         Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany (TV recording for “Rockpop In Concert”) (QUO)

                                    (Rainbow, Judas Priest, Scorpions, ZZ Top, Status Quo)(broadcast 10/7/82)(WIKI)

05/29/82         Kickers-Stadion, Würzburg, West Germany (lowpft, WIKI, eBay, ESS)

                                    [Bots/Extrabreit/Spliff/Saga/ZZ Top] (Day In The Green)

05/30/82         Munich-Riem Airport, Munich, West Germany (lowpft, WIKI, ESS)

05/31/82         Pink Pop Festival, Burg. Damen Sportpark, Geleen, The Netherlands (Feelgood, WIKI, ESS)

                                    (also Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Y&T, Saga, Mink Deville)

08/08/82         Austin, TX (not likely, given 04/16/82 show …)

09/14/82         Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR [38 Special/ZZ Top] (AZE)

09/17/82         Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia (eBay)

09/19/82         Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta [38 Special/ZZ Top] (PST)

09/20/82         Stampede Corral, Calgary, Alberta [38 Special/ZZ Top] (eBay, Calgary Herald, BRT, WIKI)

09/24/82         Notre Dame University Athletic Center, South Bend, IN [38 Special/ZZ Top] (NDD)

09/25/82         Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV [38 Special/ZZ Top] (eBay, WPA, BBD, BRT, WIKI)

09/28/82         Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario [38 Special/ZZ Top] (RSM, BBD, BRT, WIKI, PST)

09/30/82         Hara Arena, Dayton, OH (eBay)

10/01/82         MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, WI (MLL, WIKI, WCD, MJN, BRT, WIKI, RMR)

                                    [Shooting Star/ZZ Top]

12/28/82         Civic Center Complex, Amarillo, TX [Tommy Tutone/ZZ Top] (PST)

12/30/82         Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ (eBay, WIKI)

12/31/82         Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ (WIKI, eBay)

 

1983

 

01/02/83         Chaparral Center, Midland College, Midland, TX (LAS, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Tommy Tutone/ZZ Top]

01/05/83         Kansas Coliseum - Britt Brown Arena, Valley Center, KS (LAS, WIKI)

                                    [Rose Tattoo/Tommy Tutone/ZZ Top]

01/08/83         Riverside Centroplex, Baton Rouge, LA (lowpft, eBay, WIKI)

02/xx/83          Lloyd Noble Arena, Oklahoma University, Oklahoma City, OK (Richard Jackson)

05/07/83         Civic Center, Lake Charles, LA (eBay)

05/12/83         Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS (eBay, WIKI)

05/13/83         Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top] (Circus, PST)

05/14/83         Coliseum, Knoxville, TN [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top] (Circus, PST)

05/15/83         Fayetteville, NC (Circus)

05/20/83         Coliseum, Charlotte, NC (CON)

05/21/83         Atlanta, GA (Circus)

05/22/83         Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, Birmingham, AL (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top]

05/23/83         Rockline Radio Show, Los Angeles, CA (RRC)

05/27/83         Roanoke, VA (Circus)

05/28/83         Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, FL (Rock Super Bowl) (Foghat web site, LAS, BRT, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Foghat/Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/Triumph/ZZ Top]

05/29/83         Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL [Foghat/Sammy Hagar & the Wabos/ZZ Top]

(CRC, Ticket Stub, Fan Review, MTM)

06/01/83         Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, TN (Circus, BRT)

06/02/83         Nashville, TN (Circus)

06/03/83         Roberts Municipal Stadium, Evansville, IN [Blackfoot/ZZ Top] (PST)

06/04/83         Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN [Zebra/ZZ Top] (Circus, eBay, OPM, WIKI, PST)

06/05/83         Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY (Circus, eBay, LAS, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top]

06/08/83         T. H. Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, AR (LAS, WIKI, BRT, PST)

                                    [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top]

06/09/83         Fairgrounds Pavilion, Tulsa, OK (eBay, LAS, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top]

06/10/83         Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top] (Circus, LAS, HCB, PST)

06/11/83         Civic Auditorium Arena, Omaha, NE (LAS, WIKI)

06/12/83         Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO (eBay)

06/14/83         Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top] (Red Rocks, WIKI, PST)

06/15/83         Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top] (Red Rocks, PST)

06/17/83         Casper Events Center, Casper, WY (PBO)

06/19/83         Saltair Resort Main Pavilion, Salt Lake City, UT [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top] (PST)

06/21/83         Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, NV (LAS)

06/22/83         Unknown Location (WPA)

06/23/83         Sports Arena, San Diego, CA [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top] (SDC, WIKI)

06/24/83         L.A. Forum, Inglewood, CA [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top] (WPA, WIKI, PST)

06/25/83         Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, CA [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WPA, WIKI, PST)

06/27/83         Selland Arena, Fresno, CA [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top] (PST)

06/28/83         Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top]

(PBO, eBay, LAS, WIKI)

06/30/83         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA (eBay, LAS, WIKI)

07/02/83         Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, HI [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top] (PST)

07/08/83         Met Center, Bloomington, MN [Zebra/ZZ Top] (PST)

07/09/83         Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids, IA [Zebra/ZZ Top] (CRG, BRT)

07/10/83         Des Moines, IA

07/13/83         Arena, Sioux Falls, IA (WIKI)

07/14/83         Five Seasons Arena, Cedar Rapids, IA (WIKI)

07/15/83         Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL (WIKI)

07/16/83         Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI [Blackfoot/ZZ Top] (WIKI, CDW, PST)

07/17/83         Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN [Sammy Hagar/ZZ Top]

(PBO, PST, eBay, Memorial Coliseum Archives)

07/18/83         Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH [Sammy Hagar/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, CRR)

07/19/83         Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH (WIKI)

07/20/83         Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (SL, eBay) (replaces Richfield)

07/22/83         Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (WPA, PIN, WIKI, RSC, PST)

                                    [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top]

07/23/83         Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA [Sammy Hagar/ZZ Top] (eBay, LAS, BRT, WIKI, MAW)

07/24/83         Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT (Hartford Advocate, WIKI, PST, eBay)

                                    [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top]

07/25/83         Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT (Pollstar listed; no advertisement in local papers)

                                    [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top]

07/25/83         New Haven, CT - Not a gig, but Billy Gibbons is backstage at Toad's Place for a Stevie Ray Vaughan show (SRVB)

07/27/83         Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top]

                                    (9500 attend Portland, verified by PCC website per Dan, WIKI, PST)

07/28/83         Centrum, Worcester, MA [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top] (BGN, BRT, WIKI)

07/29/83         Civic Center, Providence, R.I. [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

07/30/83         War Memorial, Rochester, NY [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, PST)

07/31/83         Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY (eBay, SL, WIKI)

08/02/83         Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY (PST)

                                    [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top]

08/04/83         Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH (BRT, WIKI, MCA, PST)

                                    [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top]

08/05/83         Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI [Kick Axe/ZZ Top] (CRC)

08/06/83         Capital Centre, Landover, MD [Sammy Hagar/ZZ Top] (SL, LAS, eBay, WIKI)

08/07/83         Scope, Norfolk, VA [Sammy Hagar & The Wabos/ZZ Top] (PST)

08/11/83         Civic Center Arena, Peoria, IL [Sammy Hagar/ZZ Top] (eBay, CRC, WIKI, WPA)

                                    (Krokus may have also played)

08/12/83         Northern Star Live Stage, Mecosta, MI [Zebra/ZZ Top] (eBay)

08/18/83         SFX Hall, Dublin, Ireland (WIKI)

08/20/83         Castle Donington Raceway, Derbyshire, UK (Monsters of Rock) (lowpft, UKR, WIKI)

                                    [Diamond Head/Dio/Twisted Sister/ZZ Top/Meat Loaf/Whitesnake]

09/01/83         Grandstand, Great Allentown Fair, Allentown, PA [Kix/ZZ Top] (PST)

09/02/83         Centennial Hall Arena, Toledo, OH [Axe/ZZ Top] (PST)

09/03/83         Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI (RMR, TDH, BRT)

09/04/83         Battelle Hall, Ohio Center, Columbus, OH [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top] (Kevin Vergamini, PST)

09/08/83         Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top] (PST)

09/09/83         Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, IL (eBay, WIKI)

09/10/83         Hara Arena, Dayton, OH [Quiet Riot/ZZ Top] (PST)

09/11/83         Kingswood Music Theatre, Toronto, Ontario (CRC)

09/14/83         Von Braun Civic Center Arena, Huntsville, AL [Grand Alliance/ZZ Top] (PST, eBay)

09/15/83         Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL [Grand Alliance/ZZ Top] (PST)

09/16/83         Carolina Coliseum, USC Carolina College, Columbia, SC (PLS, BRT, PST)

                                    [Grand Alliance/ZZ Top]

09/17/83         Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL [Grand Alliance/ZZ Top] (PLS, WIKI, PST)

09/18/83         Riverside Centroplex, Baton Rouge, LA (PLS, WIKI)

09/21/83         Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY [Duke Jupiter/ZZ Top] (PLS, eBay, WIKI, PST)

09/23/83         City Island, Harrisburg, PA [Kix/ZZ Top] (PLS, WIKI, DCL, PST)

09/24/83         Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Bon Jovi/ZZ Top] (PLS, BJT, WIKI, PST)

09/25/83         Centrum, Worcester, MA (PLS, BGN, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Joan Jett & The Blackhearts/ZZ Top]

09/29/83         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX [Albert King/ZZ Top] (PBO, Buddy, eBay, WIKI)

09/30/83         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX [Albert King/ZZ Top] (PBO, Buddy, LAS, WIKI)

10/01/83         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX [Albert King/ZZ Top] (PBO, Buddy, LAS, WIKI, JCL)

10/02/83         Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX [Ratt/ZZ Top] (Buddy, SAPL, WIKI, SCA, PST)

10/04/83         Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, TX [Rocky Hill Band/ZZ Top] (PBO, PST)

10/05/83         Frank Erwin Center, University of Texas at Austin, TX (Buddy, WIKI, eBay, PST)

                                    [Joan Jett & The Blackhearts/ZZ Top]

10/06/83         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX [Albert King/ZZ Top] (per Rick Rieckhoff, WIKI)

10/07/83         The Summit, Houston, TX (Buddy, LAS, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Joan Jett & The Blackhearts/ZZ Top]

10/08/83         The Summit, Houston, TX (Buddy, eBay, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Joan Jett & The Blackhearts/ZZ Top]

10/09/83         The Summit, Houston, TX (Buddy, LAS, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Joan Jett & The Blackhearts/ZZ Top]

10/16/83         Marquee, London, England (lowpft, WIKI)

10/17/83         Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden (WIKI)

10/19/83         Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden (lowpft, WIKI)

10/20/83         Drammenshallen, Oslo, Norway (WIKI)

10/21/83         Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden (WIKI)

10/23/83         Falkonerteatret, Copenhagen, DK (WIKI)

10/25/83         Eissporthalle, Berlin, West Germany (WPA, WIKI, eBay, ESS)

10/26/83         Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany (CJJ, ESS, eBay)

10/27/83         Walter Kobelhalle, Russelsheim/Frankfurt, West Germany (lowpft, WIKI, ESS)

10/28/83         Rudi-Sedlmayer Halle, Munich, West Germany (WIKI, ESS)

10/30/83         Congress Center Hamburg (CCH), Hamburg, West Germany (ESS)

10/31/83         Carl-Diem-Halle, Würzburg, West Germany (ESS)

11/01/83         Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, West Germany (BRT, WIKI, eBay)

11/03/83         Palais Sain Ouen, Paris, France (lowpft, RT, WIKI)

11/04/83         Maison de Sports, Clermont Ferrand, France (lowpft, WIKI)

11/10/83         Le Palais des Sports, Toulouse, France (ESS)

11/11/83         Patinoire de Mériadeck, Bordeaux, France (ESS, tape list - unverified)

11/12/83         Chapiteau à Nantes, Nantes, France (ESS)

11/13/83         Forum, Dijon, France (lowpft, WIKI)

11/15/83         Circus Royale, Brussels, Belgium (WIKI)

11/19/83         Leeds University Union, Leeds, UK (Ticket Stub, Venue Archives, ESS)

11/20/83         Victoria Hall, Hanley, UK (eBay, WIKI, ESS)

11/22/83         Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK (lowpft, WPA, WIKI, ESS)

11/23/83         City Hall, Newcastle, UK (WIKI, ESS)

11/24/83         Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland [Wendy and the Rockets/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, ESS, GAA)

11/25/83         Birmingham Odeon, Birmingham, UK [Wendy and the Rockets/ZZ Top] (ESS, ASR, eBay, WIKI)

11/27/83         Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK [Wendy and the Rockets/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, ESS, RG)

11/28/83         Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK [Wendy and the Rockets/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, ESS, RG)

11/30/83         Wembley Arena, London, UK (lowpft, eBay, WPA, WIKI, ESS)

 

1984

 

01/12/84         Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PST)

01/13/84         Pan American Center, Las Cruces, NM [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (lowpft, PST)

01/14/84         Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PST)

01/15/84         Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PBO, LAS, eBay, WIKI, PST)

01/18/84         Exposition Center, Abilene, TX [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PST)

01/19/84         Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, TX [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (Lubbock Online, BRT, LOC)

01/20/84         Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OK [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PBO, LAS, WIKI)

01/21/84         Civic Center Complex, Amarillo, TX [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PST)

01/22/84         Kansas Coliseum - Britt Brown Arena, Valley Center, KS (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Night Ranger/ZZ Top]

01/24/84         Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PBO, WPA)

01/28/84         Yellowstone Metra, Billings, MT [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PBO)

01/29/84         Boise State University Pavilion, Boise, ID [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PBO)

01/31/84         Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, eBay, AZE)

02/01/84         KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PST)

02/02/84         Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, WA [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PST)

02/03/84         Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PST)

02/05/84         Adams Center, Missoula, MT [Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (PST)

02/08/84         MetroCentre, Rockford, IL [Eric Martin Band/ZZ Top] (PST)

02/09/84         Joyce ACC Arena, Notre Dame, IN [Eric Martin Band/ZZ Top] (PST, NDD)

02/10/84         Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA [Eric Martin Band/ZZ Top] (PST)

02/11/84         Barnhill Arena, Fayetteville, AR [Eric Martin Band/ZZ Top] (eBay, PST)

02/12/84         Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS (ZZH, ticket, WIKI, eBay, PST)

                                    [Eric Martin Band/Night Ranger/ZZ Top] (last date of the Eliminator world tour)

04/16/84         Hamburger Börs, Stockholm, Sweden ("Party On Tһе Patio”) (BRT, WIKI)

09/14/84         Radio City Music Hall, NY, NY (1984 Video Music Awards) (MTV, TVC)

                                    [Rod Stewart/Madonna/Huey Lewis & The News/David Bowie/Tina Turner/ ZZ Top/Ray Parker Jr.]

(ZZ Top perform Sharp Dressed Man)

 

1985

 

01/12/85         Antone's, Austin, TX (Billy sits in with Roomful of Blues) (from tape list, unverified)

08/15/85         Festival at Ostend Airport, Ostend, Belgium (SBM, BRT, CJJ)

                                    (Screaming Blue Messiahs, The Blasters, The Kinks, ZZ Top)

08/17/85         Castle Donington Raceway, Derbyshire, UK – (Rocking The Castle) (lowpft, eBay, UKR)

                                    [Magnum/Metallica/Ratt/Bon Jovi/Marillion/ZZ Top]

                                    (http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/donington-1985.html)

08/18/85         RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland (SL)

12/02/85         Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario [The Headpins/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST, eBay)

12/03/85         Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario [The Headpins/ZZ Top] (PST)

12/04/85         Civic Center Arena, Ottawa, Ontario [The Headpins/ZZ Top] (PST)

12/06/85         Forum, Montreal, Quebec (AF sez 8th, lowpft sez 1st, but 6th is correct) (WIKI, MGN, BRT)

                                    [The Headpins/ZZ Top]

12/09/85         Arena, Winnipeg, Manitoba [The Headpins/ZZ Top] (lowpft, PST)

12/11/85         Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta [The Headpins/ZZ Top] (PST)

12/12/85         Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta [The Headpins/ZZ Top] (PST)

12/15/85         Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia [The Headpins/ZZ Top] (PST)

12/16/85         Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia [The Headpins/ZZ Top] (PST)

 

1986

 

01/24/86         War Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY (Brian Doherty - MCA)

01/30/86         Le Centre Civique Arena, Lake Charles, LA (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (1st stop on tour per Warner Bros Promo Sheet)

01/31/86         T. H. Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, AR (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, CRC, LAS, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/01/86         Kansas Coliseum - Britt Brown Arena, Valley Center, KS

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (eBay, Warner Promo, WIKI, MCA, PST)

02/02/86         Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, eBay, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/04/86         Five Seasons Center Arena, Cedar Rapids, IA (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/05/86         Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, MCA, WIKI, PST, RMR)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/06/86         Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/07/86         Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, lowpft, LAS, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/08/86         Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/11/86         Civic Center Arena, Bismarck, ND (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/12/86         Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, WIKI, WPA)

02/14/86         Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, lowpft, eBay, WIKI, PST, RMR)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/15/86         MetroCentre, Rockford, IL (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, WIKI, eBay, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/16/86         Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, WPA, WIKI)

02/17/86         Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (eBay, Warner Promo, LAS, WIKI)

02/19/86         The Checkerdome Arena, St. Louis, MO (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, WIKI, WPA, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/20/86         The Checkerdome Arena, St. Louis, MO (Warner Bros Promo Sheet, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/23/86         McKenzie Arena (The Roundhouse), University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

02/24/86         Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (MCA, WIKI)

02/26/86         Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (WPA, WIKI, PST)

02/27/86         Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, PST)

03/01/86         Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (MCA, SK, PST)

03/02/86         Arena, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

03/05/86         Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

03/06/86         Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

03/07/86         Lloyd Noble Center, University Of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

03/08/86         Lloyd Noble Center, University Of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (eBay, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

03/09/86         Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST, eBay)

03/11/86         LSU Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, LA (BRT)

03/12/86         McGee’s Landing, Henderson, LA (BRT)

03/14/86         Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

03/15/86         Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

03/16/86         Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, Birmingham, AL (PST)

                                    [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

03/17/86         Rockline Radio Show, Los Angeles, CA (RRC)

03/18/86         Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

03/19/86         Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (Rick Barrett, eBay, WIKI, PST)

03/20/86         Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

03/21/86         Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL  [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

03/22/86         Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

03/26/86         The Omni, Atlanta, GA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (BRT, WIKI, PST)

03/27/86         The Omni, Atlanta, GA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST, eBay)

03/28/86         The Omni, Atlanta, GA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

03/29/86         Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SC [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

03/30/86         Coliseum, Charlotte, NC [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (CON, PST)

04/02/86         Civic Center Coliseum, Roanoke, VA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (eBay, PST)

04/03/86         Coliseum Complex, Greensboro, NC [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST, DTH)

04/04/86         Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

04/05/86         Coliseum, Richmond, VA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (BBD, BRT)

04/06/86         Coliseum, Hampton, VA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

04/08/86         Hara Arena, Dayton, OH (BRT, WIKI)

04/09/86         Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (BRT, WIKI, PST, MAW)

04/10/86         Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, PST, MAW)

04/11/86         Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (BRT, WIKI, PST, MAW)

04/12/86         Centennial Hall, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH  [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top]

(BBD, BRT, eBay, WIKI)

04/15/86         Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, CBD, PST)

04/16/86         Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, CRR, PST)

04/17/86         Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (Rick Barrett stub, WIKI, PST)

04/18/86         Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (CDW, PST)

04/19/86         Civic Center, Wheeling, WV [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

04/21/86         The Centrum, Worchester, MA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

04/22/86         The Centrum, Worchester, MA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

04/23/86         The Centrum, Worchester, MA [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (BRT, WIKI, PST)

04/26/86         Civic Center, Hartford, CT [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (WIKI)

04/27/86         Civic Center, Hartford, CT [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, PST)

04/28/86         Civic Center, Hartford, CT [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (eBay, PST)

04/30/86         Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (BBD)

05/01/86         Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (BBD)

05/02/86         Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY (BRT)

05/04/86         MTSU Murphy Center, Murfreesboro, TN [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (PST)

05/05/86         Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

                                    (Pollstar sez Stokley Athletic Center)

05/16/86         NBC Studios, Los Angeles, CA (Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Episode 3472) (WIKI)

                                    (1st live TV appearance: Sharp Dressed Man & Tush are played)

05/22/86         Unknown Location (WPA)

05/24/86         Capital Centre, Landover, MD [Del Fuegos/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

05/25/86         Capital Centre, Landover, MD [Del Fuegos/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

05/26/86         Capital Centre, Landover, MD [Del Fuegos/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, PST)

05/27/86         Capital Centre, Landover, MD [Del Fuegos/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, PST)

05/28/86         Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, RSC, PST)

05/29/86         Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (WIKI, RSC, PST)

05/30/86         Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (WIKI)

06/01/86         Civic Center, Providence, R.I. [Del Fuegos/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PRO, PST)

06/02/86         Civic Center, Providence, R.I. [Del Fuegos/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

06/03/86         Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME [Del Fuegos/ZZ Top]

                                    (9500 attend Portland, verified by PCC website per Dan, WIKI, PST)

06/04/86         Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME [Del Fuegos/ZZ Top]

                                    (9500 attend Portland 2nd night, verified by PCC website per Dan, eBay, WIKI, PST)

06/06/86         Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (WIKI)

06/07/86         Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (WPA, WIKI)

06/09/86         Meadowlands, E. Rutherford, NJ [Del Fuegos/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

06/10/86         Meadowlands, E. Rutherford, NJ [Del Fuegos/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, PST)

06/11/86         Meadowlands, E. Rutherford, NJ [Del Fuegos/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

06/13/86         Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, LI, NY [Del Fuegos/ZZ Top] (eBay, PST)

06/15/86         Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI [The Call/ZZ Top]

(Rick Barrett stub, WIKI, CDW, Fan Review)

06/16/86         Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI [The Call/ZZ Top] (WIKI, CDW, Fan Review)

06/17/86         Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH (WIKI)

06/20/86         Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI (MLL, WIKI, PST)

06/21/86         Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI (BRT, PST)

06/21/86         “Afterburner Blast” Radio Show (broadcast date – the ad sez “live via satellite”) (eBay)

06/22/86         Roberts Municipal Stadium, Evansville, IN [The Call/ZZ Top] (PST, LAS)

06/26/86         Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, IL (RMR)

06/28/86         Buckeye Lake Music Center, Thornville, OH (Legend Valley Website, eBay, WIKI)

07/04/86         MTV Party Boat, New York Harbor, NY (BFG, BBD, Newsweek, People)

(Played 3 hours for the Fourth of July/Statue Of Liberty Anniversary fireworks celebration)

07/07/86         Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT (Chicago Style email)

07/05/86         College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (BRT)

07/10/86         Convention Center Arena, Tulsa, OK [The Unforgiven/ZZ Top] (Jeff Verseman stub, PST)

07/11/86         Convention Center Arena, Tulsa, OK [The Unforgiven/ZZ Top] (PST)

07/15/86         Casper Events Center, Casper, WY (eBay, WIKI)

07/16/86         ASISU Minidome, Pocatello, ID [The Unforgiven/ZZ Top] (PST)

07/17/86         Boise State University Pavilion, Boise, ID [The Unforgiven/ZZ Top] (TFT)

07/19/86         Angels Camp, Calaveras County, CA (lowpft, MAF, WIKI, PST, CCP)

                                    (Mountainaire '86 Jumping Frog Jubilee, County Fair, Airshow & Rock Concert)

                                    [The Unforgiven/Autograph/Missing Persons/Night Ranger/ZZ Top]

07/20/86         Angels Camp, Calaveras County, CA (PST, BDC)

                                    (Mountainaire '86 Jumping Frog Jubilee, County Fair, Airshow & Rock Concert)

                                    [The Unforgiven/Autograph/Missing Persons/Night Ranger/ZZ Top]

07/22/86         Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR [The Unforgiven/ZZ Top] (PST, AZE)

07/23/86         Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR [The Unforgiven/ZZ Top] (PST)

07/24/86         WSU Beasley Coliseum, Pullman, WA [The Unforgiven/ZZ Top] (RTDB) (7,024 att. - sold out)

07/25/86         Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA [The Unforgiven/ZZ Top] (eBay, BRT, WIKI, LAS, PST)

07/26/86         Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA [The Unforgiven/ZZ Top] (eBay, BRT, WIKI, PST)

07/29/86         Beasley Coliseum Theatre, Pullman, WA [The Unforgiven/ZZ Top] (PST)

07/30/86         McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO (LAS, WIKI)

08/01/86         Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM [The Unforgiven/ZZ Top] (PST)

08/02/86         Pan American Center, Las Cruces, NM [The Unforgiven/ZZ Top] (PST)

08/05/86         Thomas & Mack Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (LAS, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top]

08/06/86         Sports Arena, San Diego, CA [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (SDC, PST)

08/08/86         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (eBay, Carl Schaefer, WIKI, PST)

08/09/86         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (PST)

08/10/86         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, WPA, PST)

08/11/86         Lawlor Events Center, Reno, NV [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (PST)

08/14/86         L.A. Forum, Los Angeles, CA [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (eBay, LAS, WIKI, PST)

08/15/86         L.A. Forum, Los Angeles, CA [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (eBay, LAS, WIKI, PST)

08/16/86         L.A. Forum, Los Angeles, CA [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (PST)

08/19/86         Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ [Van Wilks/ZZ Top] (BBD)

08/21/86         Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, TX [Van Wilks/ZZ Top] (LAS, PST)

08/22/86         Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX [Van Wilks/ZZ Top] (SAPL, WPA, LAS, SCA)

08/23/86         Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX [Van Wilks/ZZ Top] (LAS, WPA, WIKI, PST)

08/25/86         The Summit, Houston, TX [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, WPA, eBay, PST)

08/26/86         The Summit, Houston, TX [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (WPA, PST)

08/27/86         The Summit, Houston, TX [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (WPA, eBay, PST)

08/30/86         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (lowpft, LAS, WPA, WIKI, PST, JCL)

08/31/86         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (eBay, lowpft, WPA, WIKI, PST)

09/01/86         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (lowpft, LAS, WPA, WIKI, PST)

09/02/86         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX [Honeymoon Suite/ZZ Top] (lowpft, LAS, WPA, WIKI, PST)

09/12/86         Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden (lowpft, AF poster, WIKI)

                                    [Bonfire/ZZ Top]

09/13/86         Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden (lowpft, WIKI) (possibly did not play this day)

09/14/86         Scandinavium, Goteborg, Sweden (lowpft, AF poster, WIKI)

                                    [Bonfire/ZZ Top]

09/16/86         Helsingin Jäähalli (Helsinki Icehall), Helsinki, Finland (SL, AF poster, WIKI)

                                    [Bonfire/ZZ Top]

09/18/86         Drammenshallen, Drammen, Norway (SL, AF poster)

                                    [Bonfire/ZZ Top]

09/20/86         Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany (fan review, thanks to Juergen Fichtenau)

                                    [Bonfire/ZZ Top]

09/21/86         Sporthalle, Cologne, West Germany (BRT)

09/22/86         Eisstadion, Mannheim, West Germany (tape listing – unverified)

09/23/86         Eissporthalle, Frankfurt, West Germany (lowpft, WIKI, ESS)

09/26/86         Carl-Diem-Halle, Würzburg, West Germany (Ticket Stub)

09/27/86         Olympiahalle, Munich, West Germany (eBay, WIKI, RT)

09/29/86         Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France [Bonfire/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, RYM, eBay)

09/30/86         Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France [Bonfire/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, RYM, eBay)

10/01/86         Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France [Bonfire/ZZ Top] (lowpft, eBay, WIKI, RYM)

10/02/86         Palais des sports, Lyon, France [Bonfire/ZZ Top] (RYM, eBay)

10/03/86         Grenoble, France (eBay)

10/04/86         Fréjus, France (eBay)

10/05/86         Les Arenes, Nîmes, France (eBay)

10/06/86         Bordeaux, France (eBay)

10/08/86         Maison de Sports, Clermont Ferrand, France (lowpft, WIKI, eBay)

10/09/86         Espace de la Foire, Lille, France (eBay)

10/12/86         Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium (lowpft, WIKI, CJJ)

10/13/86         Rijnhal, Arnhem, Holland [Dr. Feelgood/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WPA, WIKI)

10/14/86         Martin Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart (WPA, WIKI, eBay)

10/15/86         Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (WPA)

10/18/86         New Bingley Hall, Stafford, UK (eBay, lowpft)

10/20/86         Wembley Arena, London, UK (lowpft, WIKI)

10/21/86         Wembley Arena, London, UK (WPA, WIKI)

10/23/86         Wembley Arena, London, UK (WPA, WIKI)

10/25/86         Deutschlanderhalle, Berlin, West Germany (WPA, WIKI, EPN)

10/26/86         Messe Frankfurt Halle 8, Berlin, West Germany (FCH)

 

1987

 

02/01/87         Budokan, Tokyo, Japan (lowpft, WIKI)

02/19/87         Castle Hall/Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan (lowpft, WIKI)

02/25/87         Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia (lowpft, WIKI)

02/27/87         Surfers Paradise International Raceway, Gold Coast, Australia (FTA)

03/01/87         Sydney Entertainment Center, Sydney, Australia (FTA)

03/02/87         Sydney Entertainment Center, Sydney, Australia (FTA)

03/03/87         Sydney Entertainment Center, Sydney, Australia (FTA)

03/04/87         Entertainment Centre, Sydney Australia (FTA, WIKI)

03/06/87         Memorial Drive, Adelaide, Australia (FTA)

03/07/87         Memorial Drive, Adelaide, Australia (FTA)

03/09/87         Perth Entertainment Center, Perth, Australia (Venue WIKI entry, FTA)

03/10/87         Perth Entertainment Center, Perth, Australia (Venue WIKI entry, FTA, eBay)

03/14/87         Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand [Jimmy Barnes/ZZ Top] (FTA, eBay, WPA)

03/21/87         Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI (SRVB, Anon stub, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Stevie Ray Vaughan/RUN-DMC/ZZ Top] (RUN-DMC got booed off stage after about 3 songs)

 

1988

 

04/21/88         Civic Auditorium, Clarksdale, MS (The members of ZZ Top were made honorary citizens of Clarksdale on this evening and donated a white electric guitar made out of a cypress log from Waters' home to the Clarksdale Blues Museum) (LAT)

 

1989

 

xx/xx/89          Movie Set of Back to the Future Part III, Red Hills Ranch, Sonora, CA (BFG)

                        (Probable record date of an impromptu concert on the set of the film while

                        a jammed film camera was repaired.  See the fun description in Billy’s book.)

 

1990

 

09/30/90         PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia (Rehearsal for the tour) (BRT)

10/01/90         PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia (Rehearsal for the tour) (BRT)

10/02/90         PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia - Recycler tour starts here (ZZH, BRT, PST)

                                    [Colin James/ZZ Top]

10/04/90         Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta [Colin James/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

10/05/90         Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta [Colin James/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

10/06/90         Saskatchewan Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan [Colin James/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/07/90         Arena, Winnipeg, Manitoba [Colin James/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

10/11/90         Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario [Colin James/ZZ Top] (lowpft, SL, AF, PST)

10/13/90         Forum, Montreal, Quebec [Colin James/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/18/90         Hard Rock Café, Orlando, FL [Lonnie Mack/ZZ Top] (BRT)

10/20/90         Cotton Bowl, State Fair Grounds, Dallas, TX (eBay, LAS, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Colin James/Santana/Steve Miller Band/ZZ Top]

10/25/90         Kansas Coliseum - Britt Brown Arena, Valley Center, KS [Colin James/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

10/26/90         Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE [Colin James/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

10/28/90         Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA [Colin James/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/29/90         Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids, IA [Colin James/ZZ Top] (WPA, BRT, PST)

10/30/90         Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI (eBay)

10/31/90         Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI [Colin James/ZZ Top] (MLL, BRT, WIKI, PST)

11/01/90         Civic Center Arena, Peoria, IL [Colin James/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

11/03/90         Target Center, Minneapolis, MN [Johnny Van Zant/ZZ Top] (eBay, BRT, WIKI, PST)

11/04/90         Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI [Johnny Van Zant/ZZ Top] (MCT, BRT, MCA, PST)

11/06/90         Joyce ACC Arena, Notre Dame, IN [Johnny Van Zant/ZZ Top] (PST)

11/07/90         Arena, St. Louis, MO [Johnny Van Zant/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

11/08/90         Arena, St. Louis, MO [Johnny Van Zant/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

11/11/90         McNichols Arena, Denver, CO [Johnny Van Zant/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

11/12/90         McNichols Arena, Denver, CO [Johnny Van Zant/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

11/14/90         MetraPark Arena, Billings, MT (PST)

11/16/90         Beasley Coliseum Theatre, Pullman, WA [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (PST)

11/18/90         Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA  [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

11/19/90         Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (PST, AZE)

11/20/90         Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (PST)

11/21/90         BSU Pavilion, Boise State University, Boise, ID [Jeff Healey/ZZ Top] (TFT, BRT, PST)

11/23/90         Lawlor Events Center, University of Nevada, Reno, NV (stub, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top]

11/24/90         Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (LAS, PST)

11/25/90         Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (eBay, BRT, WIKI, PST)

11/26/90         Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

11/29/90         ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (lowpft, BRT, WIKI, PST)

11/30/90         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (BRT, WPA, PST, eBay)

12/01/90         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

12/02/90         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (eBay, WPA, PST)

12/07/90         Pan American Center, Las Cruces, NM (MEM, WIKI)

12/08/90         Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ (MEM, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (possibly early and late shows)

12/10/90         Sports Arena, San Diego, CA [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (eBay, SDC, WPA, WIKI, PST)

12/13/90         Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM (PST)

                                    [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (WIKI & Music Express say this was on the 9th)

12/15/90         T. H. Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, AR (MEM, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top]

12/16/90         Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO (MEM, eBay, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top]

12/17/90         Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK [Jeff Healey Band/ZZ Top] (BRT, TWN, PST)

                                    (WIKI sez 12/13, but a local newspaper & Pollstar confirm this date)

 

1991               

 

The Black Crowes warmed up for ZZ Top at most of the shows marked BCW

                        They are listed with shows for which they are verified to have played. 

 

01/04/91         UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, PST)

01/05/91         Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, PST)

01/06/91         Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, PST)

01/07/91         Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, PST)

01/09/91         Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY (BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

01/10/91         Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH (LAS, BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

01/12/91         Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, MCA, PST)

01/13/91         Capital Centre, Landover, MD [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (LAS, BCW, WIKI, PST)

01/14/91         Capital Centre, Landover, MD [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (LAS, BCW, WIKI, PST)

01/17/91         Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, PST)

01/18/91         Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, AF, WIKI, PST)

01/19/91         The Centrum, Worcester, MA [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (lowpft, eBay, BCW, WIKI, PST)

01/20/91         The Centrum, Worcester, MA [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (lowpft, LAS, BCW, WIKI, PST)

01/23/91         Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

                                    (9150 attend Portland, verified by PCC per Dan + LAS, BCW, WIKI, eBay, PST)

01/24/91         Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    (9150 attend Portland, verified by PCC website per Dan)

01/26/91         Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (BCW, WPA, WIKI)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

01/28/91         Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (lowpft, LAS, BCW, WIKI)

01/29/91         Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (lowpft, SL, BCW, WIKI)

02/01/91         War Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY (lowpft, MEM, MCA, BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

02/02/91         John F. Savage Hall, University Of Toledo, Toledo, OH (BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

02/05/91         Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (MEM, BCW, WIKI, PST)

02/06/91         Civic Center, Providence, RI [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (MEM, BCW, WIKI, PRO, PST)

02/07/91         Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, PA [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (MEM, BCW, WIKI, PST)

02/09/91         Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (MEM, BCW, WIKI, PST)

02/11/91         Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH (MEM, BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

02/12/91         Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH (MEM, LAS, BCW, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

02/15/91         Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL (MEM, BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

02/16/91         Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL (MEM, eBay, BCW, WIKI, PST, RMR)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

02/17/91         Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, PST)

02/18/91         Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN (MEM, LAS, BCW, WIKI)

02/19/91         Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN (MCA, Derk Gates, BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

02/20/91         The Ritz, Roseville, MI (BCW)

02/21/91         The Palace, Auburn Hills, MI [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, CDW, PST)

02/22/91         The Palace, Auburn Hills, MI [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, CDW, PST)

02/23/91         The Palace, Auburn Hills, MI [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (LAS, BCW, WIKI, CDW, PST)

02/25/91         Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, IN (BCW, WIKI)

02/26/91         SIU Arena, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (eBay, BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

02/27/91         McKenzie Arena, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN (BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

03/01/91         Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (eBay, LAS, BCW, WIKI, PST)

03/02/91         Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, MCA, PST)

03/03/91         Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN (LAS, BCW, WIKI, eBay, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

03/11/91         The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (LAS, BCW, WIKI, RSC, PST)

03/12/91         The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, RSC, PST)

03/14/91         Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (LAS, BCW, WIKI, PST, MAW)

03/15/91         Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, PST, MAW)

03/17/91         Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, PST)

03/18/91         Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (BCW, WIKI, PST)

03/20/91         Dean Smith Center, University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (RSM, BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

03/21/91         Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium, Roanoke, VA (RSM, BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Black Crowes/ZZ Top]

03/24/91         The Omni, Atlanta, GA [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (RSM, BCW, WIKI, PST)

03/25/91         The Omni, Atlanta, GA [Black Crowes/ZZ Top] (RSM, BCW, WIKI, eBay, PST)

                                    (The Black Crowes are kicked off tour after this date)

03/26/91         The Omni, Atlanta, GA (RSM, BCW, BRT, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Michelle Malone and Drag the River/ZZ Top]

03/29/91         Coliseum, Charlotte, NC (RSM, eBay, BCW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Michelle Malone and Drag the River/ZZ Top]

03/30/91         Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SC (RSM, PST)

                                    [Michelle Malone and Drag the River/ZZ Top]

04/02/91         Civic Center, Savannah, GA (RSM, BRT, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Michelle Malone and Drag the River/ZZ Top]

04/03/91         Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL (RSM, BRT, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Michelle Malone and Drag the River/ZZ Top]

04/04/91         Lee County Arena, Ft. Myers, FL [Dreams So Real/ZZ Top] (PST)

04/05/91         Arena, Miami, FL (WIKI) (Pollstar does not list this)

04/06/91         Arena, Miami, FL [Dreams So Real/ZZ Top] (RSM, SL, WIKI, PST)

04/07/91         Arena, Miami, FL [Dreams So Real/ZZ Top] (RSM, eBay, WIKI, PST)

04/10/91         Civic Center, Lakeland, FL [Hall Aflame/ZZ Top] (lowpft, BRT, WIKI, PST)

04/11/91         Civic Center, Lakeland, FL [Hall Aflame/ZZ Top] (lowpft, RSM, BRT, WIKI, PST)

04/13/91         Civic Center, Pensacola, FL [Hall Aflame/ZZ Top] (RSM, PST)

04/14/91         Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS [Hall Aflame/ZZ Top] (RSM, PST)

04/17/91         Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, Birmingham, AL (RSM, PST)

                                    [Hall Aflame/ZZ Top]

04/18/91         Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS [Hall Aflame/ZZ Top] (RSM, PST)

04/19/91         Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA (RSM, WIKI, Richard Jackson, PST)

                                    [Hall Aflame/ZZ Top]

04/20/91         Cajundome, Lafayette, LA [Hall Aflame/ZZ Top] (RSM, BRT, PST)

04/21/91         Civic Center, Savannah, GA (WIKI)

04/22/91         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX [John Mayall/ZZ Top] (RSM, BRT, WIKI, PST)

04/23/91         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX [John Mayall/ZZ Top] (per Rick Rieckhoff, eBay, WIKI, PST)

04/25/91         The Summit, Houston, TX [John Mayall/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, PST)

04/26/91         The Summit, Houston, TX [John Mayall/ZZ Top] (RSM, LAS, WIKI, PST)

04/27/91         The Summit, Houston, TX [John Mayall/ZZ Top] (RSM, BRT, WIKI, PST)

04/28/91         The Summit, Houston, TX [John Mayall/ZZ Top] (RSM, BRT, WIKI, PST)

04/29/91         Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX (RSM, SAPL, eBay, PST)

                                    [John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/ZZ Top]

05/01/91         Pan American Center, Las Cruces, NM [John Mayall/ZZ Top] (PST)

05/02/91         Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, TX [John Mayall/ZZ Top] (LOC, PST)

05/03/91         Frank Erwin Center, U of T, Austin, TX [Jay Aaron/ZZ Top] (LAS, BRT, WIKI, PST)

05/31/91         Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany (ZZH, WIKI)

                                    (special show with classics in the setlist: Francine, Catfish Blues, One Night With You)

06/05/91         Oulunkylän Urheilupuisto, Helsinki, Finland [Thunder/Zero Nine/ZZ Top] (BRT, WIKI)

06/07/91         Sweden (AF – possibly 8th or 9th)

06/08/91         Söderstadion, Stockholm, Södra, Sweden (AF advert & poster, SL, WIKI)

                                    [Thunder/Desperados/ZZ Top]

06/09/91         Söderstadion, Stockholm, Södra, Sweden [Thunder/ZZ Top] (AF, BRT)

                                    [Thunder/Roger McGuinn/ZZ Top]

06/12/91         Gentofte Park, Copenhagen, Denmark [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (BAW)

06/15/91         Maimarkthalle, Mannheim, Germany [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (eBay, BAW, WIKI)

06/16/91         Zeppelinveld, Nürnberg, Germany [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (BAW, eBay)

06/17/91         CFB Armed Forces, Landeplatz, Baden-Solingen, Germany [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (BAW)

06/19/91         Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (BAW, WPA)

06/20/91         Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (lowpft, BAW, eBay)

06/21/91         Mungersdorfer Stadion, Cologne, Germany [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (BAW)

06/22/91         Mungersdorfer Stadion, Cologne, Germany [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (WIKI, eBay)

06/23/91         St. Jakob Stadium, Basel, Switzerland [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (BAW, WIKI)

06/25/91         Palais Des Sports, Toulouse, France [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (lowpft, BAW, WIKI)

06/27/91         Palais De La Beaujoire, Nantes, France [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (BAW)

06/28/91         Palais Omnisports de Bercy, Paris, France [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (BAW)

06/29/91         Palais Omnisports de Bercy, Paris, France [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (BAW)

06/30/91         Palais Omnisports de Bercy, Paris, France [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (eBay, BAW)

07/02/91         Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (BAW)

07/03/91         Vitrolles, Marseilles, France [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (BAW)

07/06/91         Milton Keynes Bowl, Buckinghamshire, England (eBay, LAS, BAW, WPA, BRT, WIKI)

                                    [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (also Thunder, Little Angels, The Firm)

08/01/91         Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT [Extreme/ZZ Top] (BRT, WIKI, PST, FWG)

08/03/91         Civic Center Arena, Bismarck, ND [Extreme/ZZ Top] (BRT, WIKI, PST, FWG)

08/04/91         Arena, Sioux Falls, SD [Extreme/ZZ Top] (PST, FWG)

08/06/91         Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena, Rapid City, SD (eBay, WIKI, PST, FWG)

                                    [Extreme/ZZ Top]

08/08/91         Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO (Extreme performed, ZZ unverified) (FWG)

08/10/91         Spartan Stadium, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (poster, WIKI, PST, FWG)

                                    [Extreme/Eric Johnson/Steve Miller Band/ZZ Top]

08/11/91         Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA [Extreme/ZZ Top] (BRT, WIKI, PST, FWG)

08/12/91         McKale Memorial Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (ADS, eBay, Craig Williams, WIKI)

                                    [Extreme/ZZ Top]

08/14/91         Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, TX [Extreme/ZZ Top] (PST, FWG)

08/16/91         Sandstone Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS (PST, FWG)

08/17/91         Riverport Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO [Extreme/ZZ Top] (LAS, PST, FWG)

08/18/91         Convention Center Arena, Tulsa, OK [Extreme/ZZ Top] (PST, FWG)

08/20/91         Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines, IA [Extreme/ZZ Top] (BRT, DMR, FWG)

08/21/91         Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena, Duluth, MN (WIKI, PST, FWG)

                                    [Extreme/ZZ Top]

08/22/91         MetroCentre, Rockford, IL [Extreme/ZZ Top] (lowpft, BRT, WIKI, PST, FWG)

08/23/91         World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL [Extreme/ZZ Top] (BRT, WIKI, PST, FWG)

08/24/91         Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, MI [Extreme/ZZ Top] (FWG, PST)

08/27/91         Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN [Extreme/ZZ Top] (eBay, BRT, FWG, PST)

08/29/91         Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (lowpft, eBay, FWG, PST)

                                    [Extreme/ZZ Top]

08/30/91         Meadowlands Arena, E. Rutherford, NJ [Extreme/ZZ Top] (lowpft, eBay, FWG, PST)

08/31/91         Seashore Performing Arts Center, Old Orchard Beach, ME [Extreme/ZZ Top] (FWG, PST)

09/01/91         Great Woods, Mansfield, MA [Extreme/ZZ Top] (lowpft, BRT, FWG, PST)

09/03/91         Metro Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia [Extreme/ZZ Top] (PST)

09/05/91         Metro Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia [Extreme/ZZ Top] (FWG)

09/06/91         Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario (eBay, PST) [Extreme/ZZ Top]

(FWG sez 9/8 but ticket clearly shows 9/6)

09/07/91         Civic Center Arena, Ottawa, Ontario [Extreme/ZZ Top] (FWG, PST)

09/11/91         Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, NY [Extreme/ZZ Top] (FWG, PST)

09/13/91         Civic Center, Wheeling, WV [Extreme/ZZ Top] (FWG, PST)

09/14/91         Arena, Baltimore, MD [Extreme/ZZ Top] (BRT, FWG, PST)

09/15/91         Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, TN [Extreme/ZZ Top] (FWG, PST)

09/18/91         Murphy Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN (FWG, PST)

                                    [Extreme/ZZ Top]

09/19/91         Von Braun Civic Center Arena, Huntsville, AL [Extreme/ZZ Top] (FWG, PST)

09/20/91         Civic Center Arena, Monroe, LA [Extreme/ZZ Top] (Brady Vines, FWG, PST)

09/27/91         Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico (Franco Serna, PST, eBay)

 

1992

 

11/18/92         Roseland, New York, NY (5th Annual Silver Clef Award) (eBay)

                                    (This award is presented by the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation.

                                    All members were present to be honored with this award)

 

1993

 

01/12/93         Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony)

                                    (Cream is inducted, presented by the members of ZZ Top) (LFW, RHC)

                                    (2nd performance of Cream in 25 years)

06/12/93         Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI (lowpft, BRT, TMJ)

                                    (Harley Davidson 90th Anniversary Concert)

10/01/93         NEC, Birmingham, UK [ZZ Top/Eric Clapton] (Fan Review, ECTA, OLS, PPL)

10/02/93         NEC, Birmingham, UK [ZZ Top/Eric Clapton] (Fan Review, ECTA, OLS, PPL)

10/03/93         Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK [Nine Below Zero/ZZ Top/Eric Clapton] (ECTA, OLS, PPL)

 

1994

 

03/04/94         Late Show with David Letterman, NBC Studios, New York, NY (Season 1, Episode 124, Show #0124)

                                    (ZZ Top are guests on the show) (TVC)

04/30/94         Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA (Richard Jackson, Brady Vines, BRT, PST)

                                    [Cry Of Love/ZZ Top]

05/01/94         T. H. Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, AR [Cry of Love/ZZ Top] (PST)

05/03/94         Convention Center Arena, Tulsa, OK [Cry of Love/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

05/06/94         Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO [Cry of Love/ZZ Top] (KCS, Rick Barrett)

05/07/94         St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO [Cry of Love/ZZ Top] (eBay, LAS, AF, WPA, WIKI, PST)

                                    (Last concert at this venue?)

05/08/94         Mark of the Quad Cities, Moline, IL [Cry of Love/ZZ Top] (RTDB, eBay, WIKI, WPA, PST)

                                    (WIKI conflicts with itself on this, but this is the correct listing)

05/10/94         Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH  [Cry of Love/ZZ Top]

(DDN, eBay, WIKI)

05/11/94         John F. Savage Hall, University Of Toledo, Toledo, OH [Cry of Love/ZZ Top] (PST)

05/13/94         Coliseum, Richmond, VA [Cry of Love/ZZ Top] (RTD, BRT)

05/14/94         Coliseum, Hampton, VA [Cry of Love/ZZ Top] (WIKI, Fan Review)

05/17/94         Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME (PCC website per Dan, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Cry of Love/ZZ Top]

05/18/94         Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY [Cry of Love/ZZ Top] (Ticket Stub)

05/20/94         War Memorial, Rochester, NY [Bloodline/ZZ Top] (Classic Rock Tees, MCA)

05/21/94         The Centrum, Worchester, MA [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, PST)

05/22/94         The Centrum, Worchester, MA [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (BH, BRT, WIKI)

05/24/94         Civic Center, Hartford, CT [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (lowpft, LAS, BRT, WIKI)

05/25/94         Broome County Arena, Binghamton NY [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

05/28/94         Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo NY (lowpft, eBay, WIKI, MCA, PST)

                                    [George Thorogood/ZZ Top]

05/29/94         Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (BRT, WIKI, PST)

06/01/94         Forum, Montreal, Quebec [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (lowpft, PST)

06/03/94         Civic Center Arena, Ottawa, Ontario [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (PST)

06/04/94         Great Woods, Mansfield, MA (BRT)

06/06/94         Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (lowpft, AF, WIKI, PST, eBay)

                                    [George Thorogood/ZZ Top]

06/08/94         Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY (James Lescott, WIKI, eBay)

                                    [George Thorogood/ZZ Top]

06/10/94         Joyce ACC Arena, Notre Dame, IN [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (PST)

06/11/94         The Palace, Auburn Hills, MI [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (PST, BRT)

06/12/94         The Palace, Auburn Hills, MI (BRT, CDW)

06/14/94         Civic Center Coliseum, Roanoke, VA [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (PST, BRT)

06/16/94         The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, RSC, PST)

06/17/94         Civic Center, Erie, PA [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (PST)

06/18/94         US Airways Arena, Landover, MD [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, PST)

06/22/94         Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, PA [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (PST, BRT)

06/24/94         Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (lowpft, BRT, PST, MAW)

06/25/94         Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (BRT, WIKI, MCA)

07/03/94         Orange Stage, Animal Showgrounds, Roskilde, Denmark (Roskilde Festival) (BRT, RFW, eBay)

                                    [Blue Aeroplanes/The Posies/Inspiral Carpets/ZZ Top/The Levellers]

                                    (WIKI lists this as 6/30, but the correct gig date is 7/3/94)

07/06/94         Wels Airport, Wels, Austria (Wels Rock 1994) (lowpft, Aerosmith Site, AF, BRT, WIKI, eBay)

                                    [Brother Kane/Pride & Glory/Die Arzte/Aerosmith/ZZ Top]

07/08/94         Müngersdorfer Stadion, Koln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (LAS, WIKI, eBay)

                                    [Brother Kane/Whitesnake/ZZ Top]

07/09/94         Gut Rigterink Gildehaus, Bad Bentheim, Germany [Die Toten Hosen/ZZ Top] (eBay)

07/15/94         Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm, Sweden (AF – Poster, BRT)

07/23/94         Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH (eBay, LAS, PST)

                                    [John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/ZZ Top]

07/24/94         Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN [John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/ZZ Top]

(INS, LAS, Derk Gates)

07/26/94         Roberts Municipal Stadium, Evansville, IN [John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/ZZ Top] (BRT)

07/27/94         Civic Center Arena, Peoria, IL [John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

07/29/94         Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL [John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

07/30/94         Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI (MLL) (date corrected per BRT)

07/31/94         Center Arena, La Crosse, WI [John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/ZZ Top] (PST)

08/03/94         Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA [John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/ZZ Top] (BRT)

08/05/94         Target Center, Minneapolis, MN (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

                                    [John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/ZZ Top]

08/06/94         Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE (BRT, PST)

                                    [John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/ZZ Top]

08/07/94         Kansas Coliseum - Britt Brown Arena, Valley Center, KS (BRT, PST)

                                    [John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/ZZ Top]

08/9/94           Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena, Rapid City, SD [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (PST)

x08/11/94       Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (Rescheduled to 9/11/94 due to rain) (BRT)

                                    (Note: If you visit Red Rocks you will see this show listed on this date in their museum,

                                    but the show was rescheduled to Fiddler’s Green, so there was no 1994 ZZ Red Rocks concert)

08/12/94         Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM (BRT, PST)

08/13/94         America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, PST)

08/17/94         Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (PST)

08/18/94         Sports Arena, San Diego, CA (SDC)

08/20/94         Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA (lowpft, BRT, WIKI)

08/23/94         Selland Arena, Fresno, CA [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

08/26/94         Arena, San Jose, CA [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WPA, PST)

08/27/94         Cow Palace, Daly City, CA [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

08/28/94         Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (lowpft, eBay, BRT, WIKI, PST)

08/30/94         Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (lowpft, BRT, WIKI, PST)

09/01/94         Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (BRT)

09/03/94         Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia (eBay, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top]

09/08/94         Coliseum, Spokane, WA [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (PST)

09/09/94         BSU Pavilion, Boise State University, Boise, ID [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (PST)

09/10/94         Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

09/11/94         Fiddlers Green, Englewood, CO [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (WPA)   

                                    (this was a rain date for the Red Rocks 8/11/94 date)

09/21/94         Lee County Arena, Ft. Myers, FL [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (PST)

09/23/94         Arena, Miami, FL [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

09/24/94         Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (eBay, Orlando Sentinel, BRT, WIKI, PST)

09/25/94         Sun Dome, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, PST)

09/27/94         Savannah Civic Center, Savannah, GA (SMN, lowpft)

09/29/94         The Omni, Atlanta, GA [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

09/30/94         Civic Center, Pensacola, FL [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

10/01/94         Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/05/94         Coliseum, Greensboro, NC [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (BRT)

10/06/94         Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/07/94         Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (BRT, SL, PST)

10/08/94         Coliseum, Charlotte, NC [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (CON, WIKI, PST)

10/10/94         Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/11/94         Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, TN [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/12/94         UTC Arena, Chattanooga, TN (Check exact date!) [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (WIKI)

10/14/94         Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, Birmingham, AL (LAS, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Jackyl/ZZ Top]

10/15/94         The Pyramid, Memphis, TN [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

10/16/94         Coliseum, Tupelo, MS [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/19/94         Cajundome, Lafayette, LA [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/21/94         Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/22/94         Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (eBay, PST)

10/23/94         Civic Center Arena, Monroe, LA [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (Brady Vines)

10/25/94         Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, TX [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (LOC, PST)

10/26/94         Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, TX [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/27/94         Pan American Center, Las Cruces, NM [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/29/94         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (per Rick Rieckhoff, WIKI, PST)

10/30/94         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, PST, JCL)

11/01/94         Myriad Convention Center Arena, Oklahoma City, OK [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

11/04/94         Frank Erwin Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, PST)

11/05/94         The Summit, Houston, TX [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (BRT, PST)

11/06/94         The Summit, Houston, TX [Jackyl/ZZ Top] (LAS, BRT, WIKI, eBay, PST)

11/21/94         Zenith Omega, Toulon, France (eBay)

11/22/94         Palais Des Sports, Toulouse, France (eBay)

11/23/94         Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France (lowpft, eBay)

11/24/94         Palatrussardi, Milano, Italy (lowpft, WIKI)

11/26/94         Zenith, Lille, France (eBay)

11/29/94         Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany (WPA, RT)

11/30/94         Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany (BRT, WIKI)

12/02/94         Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden [Ian Moore Band/ZZ Top] (AF advert, WIKI)

12/03/94         Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden (WIKI)

12/04/94         Spektrum, Oslo, Norway (WIKI)

12/06/94         Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands (WIKI)

12/07/94         Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany (lowpft, Ticket Stub, Fan Review)

12/08/94         Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands (WPA)

12/09/94         Palais Omnisports, Paris-Bercy, France (WIKI, eBay)

12/11/94         Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium (lowpft, WIKI)

12/12/94         Stadhalle, Bremen, Germany (LPD)

12/14/94         Martin Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart (lowpft, eBay, WIKI)

12/15/94         Sportovní Hala, Prague, Czech Republic (PMC, FGC)

12/16/94         Olympiahalle, Olympiapark, Munich, Germany (LAS, WIKI)

12/18/94         Grugahalle, Essen, Germany (WIKI)

12/19/94         Grugahalle, Essen, Germany (LPD)

12/21/94         National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK (Tour Poster)

12/22/94         Wembley Arena, London, UK (Tour Poster)

 

Most dates after this point were 1st listed from: http://www.lowpft.com/oldconcerts.html#xxx

 

1996

 

06/14/96         Brixton Academy, London, UK (lowpft, WIKI, BFG)

06/16/96         Brixton Academy, London, UK (AF)

06/17/96         Brabanthallen, Den Bosch, Netherlands (WIKI, eBay)

06/18/96         Palais des Sports, Mulhouse, France (WIKI)

06/19/96         Ghent, Belgium (Flanders Expo) (WIKI)

06/20/96         Nouveau Parc des Expositions, Mulhouse, France (WIKI)

06/21/96         Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (lowpft, WIKI)

06/22/96         Landebahn, Miltenberg, Germany (WIKI)

06/23/96         Düren, Germany (Düren Badesee Festival) [ZZ Top/Neil Young] (NYW, RT, WIKI)

06/24/96         de Bercy, Paris, France (lowpft, WIKI)

06/26/96         Music Hall, Hanover, Germany (WIKI)

06/27/96         Stadhalle, Bremen, Germany (lowpft, WIKI, LPD)

06/29/96         Ruissalo, Turku, Finland (Ruisrock 1996 - not positive about the order) (MCA)

(CMX/J. Karjalainen/Sub-Urban Tribe/ZZ Top/Grant Lee Buffalo/Jackson Browne/Bunny Wailer)

06/30/96         Finspång Castle, Finspång, Sweden (WIKI)

07/02/96         Spektrum, Oslo, Norway (lowpft, WIKI, AF)

07/05/96         Fästningen, Varberg, Sweden (WIKI)

07/06/96         Ringe, Denmark (Midtfyn Festival) (WIKI)

07/08/96         Eissporthalle, Kackelscheuer, Luxemburg (WIKI)

07/09/96         Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland (Jazz & Blues Festival) (WIKI, SK)

07/11/96         Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany (WIKI, WPA, eBay)

07/12/96         Hala Olivia, Gdańsk, Poland (WIKI)

07/13/96         Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia (WIKI)

07/14/96         Mezaparka, Riga, Latvia (Rock Summer Festival 1996) (WIKI)

                                    (ZZ Top, Björk, Midge Ure, Ultima Thule, others)

07/16/96         Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia (WIKI)

07/17/96         Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria (WIKI)

07/19/96         Stausee Hohenfelden, Erfurt, Germany (WIKI)

07/20/96         Regensburg, Germany (Regensburg Festival) (WIKI)

07/21/96         Südwestrundfunk, Balingen, Germany (SWF3 Open Air Festival) (WIKI)

07/24/96         Antique Theater, Vienne, France (WIKI)

07/25/96         Nyon, Switzerland (Paléo Festival) (WIKI)

07/26/96         Arena of Nîmes, Nîmes, France (WIKI)

07/30/96         Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa (ZZH, IAC, WIKI)

07/31/96         Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa (ZZH, IAC, WIKI)

08/01/96         Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa (IAC, WIKI)

08/02/96         Village Green, Durban, South Africa (ZZH, IAC) (IAC sez 8/2 only)

08/03/96         Village Green, Durban, South Africa (WIKI) (Wiki sez 8/3 only)

08/04/96         Three Arts Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa (ZZH, IAC, WIKI)

08/05/96         Three Arts Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa (WIKI)

08/07/96         Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg , South Africa (WIKI)

10/04/96         Late Show with David Letterman, NBC Studios, New York, NY (Season 4, Episode 25, Show #0674)

                                    (Billy Gibbons is a guest on the show) (TVC)

10/19/96         Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA [Bonepony/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

10/20/96         Palace Theater, Louisville, KY (WIKI)

10/22/96         State Theatre, Cleveland, OH [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

10/24/96         The Centrum, Worchester, MA [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

10/25/96         Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY (lowpft, eBay, WIKI, AF, RT, PST)

                                    [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top]

10/26/96         Patriot Center, GMU, Fairfax, VA [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (WT, lowpft, WIKI, PST)

10/27/96         Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (PDN, WIKI)

10/30/96         Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (WIKI, CDW, PST, eBay)

10/31/96         Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (MJN, WIKI)

11/02/96         Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, CAR, PST)

11/03/96         Civic Center, Mankato, MN (WIKI)

11/04/96         State Theater, Minneapolis, MN [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (MST, lowpft, WIKI)

11/06/96         Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST, LVRJ)

11/08/96         The Joint, Las Vegas, NV [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

11/09/96         Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA (lowpft, WIKI, RYM, PST)

                                    [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top]

11/11/96         Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (WIKI, eBay, PST)

11/13/96         Amphitheater, Mesa, AZ [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, AF, PST)

11/15/96         Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM (PST) (WIKI sez 14th)

                                    [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top]

11/16/96         Brady Theatre, Tulsa, OK [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, PST)

11/17/96         The Orpheum, Memphis, TN [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

11/18/96         Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top]

11/19/96         Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson, MS [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, PST)

11/21/96         Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA (lowpft, eBay, WIKI, WPA, DKG, PST)

                                    [Reverend Horton Heat/ZZ Top]

11/22/96         Boutwell Memorial Auditorium, Birmingham, AL [Junior Brown/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

11/23/96         Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA (Richard Jackson, WIKI, Brady Vines, PST)

[Junior Brown/ZZ Top]

 

1997

 

01/26/97         Superbowl XXXI, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA (halftime show) (LAS, WIKI)

                                    [The Blues Brothers/James Brown/ZZ Top]

01/26/97         Allman Brothers Band @ House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

                                    (This was a private party for Turner Network Television, and the Allmans

                                    were joined for two songs by Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill. The two jammed

                                    on “Rock Me Baby” and “One Way Out” – ABB)

01/29/97         Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland (WIKI)

01/31/97         Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden (WIKI)

02/01/97         Arena Kupolen, Borlänge, Germany (lowpft, WIKI)

02/03/97         Baltiska Hallen, Malmö, Sweden (WIKI)

02/04/97         Valby Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark (WIKI)

02/05/97         Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany (lowpft, WIKI, LPD)

02/06/97         Stadthalle, Rostock, Germany (WIKI)

02/07/97         Eissporthalle, Kassel, Germany (WIKI)

02/09/97         Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland (WIKI)

02/10/97         Spodek, Katowice, Poland (WIKI)

02/11/97         Sportovní hala, Prague, Czech Republic (WIKI, AF, WPA)

02/13/97         Eisstadion Liebenau, Graz, Austria (WIKI, eBay)

02/14/97         Slovan Sports Hall, Bratislava, Slovakia (WIKI, AF)

02/16/97         Eissporthalle, Memmingen, Germany (WIKI)

02/17/97         Zenith, Munich, Germany (WIKI)

02/18/97         Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany (WIKI)

02/20/97         Festhalle, Bern, Switzerland (WIKI, AF)

02/21/97         Frankenhalle, Nürnberg, Germany [Bryan Adams/ZZ Top] (Carl Schaefer, WIKI)

02/23/97         Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium (eBay, WIKI)

02/24/97         Central Studios, Utrecht, Netherlands (WIKI)

02/27/97         Zénith de Paris, Paris, France (WIKI)

02/28/97         Patinoire Mériadeck, Bordeaux, France (lowpft, WIKI)

03/01/97         Pabellón Municipal de Huesca, Huesca, Spain (WIKI)

03/02/97         Pabellón Municipal de Deportes, Bilbao, Spain (WIKI)

03/04/97         Plaza de Toros de La Coruña, A Coruña, Spain (WIKI)

03/06/97         La Riviera, Madrid, Spain (WIKI)

03/07/97         Palau dels Esports de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (WIKI, WPA)

03/08/97         Le Zénith, Pau, France (WIKI)

05/02/97         Atlanta, GA (Midtown Music Festival) (WIKI)

05/03/97         Memphis, TN (Memphis In May Festival) (WIKI)

05/04/97         Viking Hall, Bristol, TN (WIKI, PST)

05/06/97         Oak Mountain Amphitheater, Pelham, AL (LAS, WIKI, PST)

05/07/97         House Of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC (WIKI, PST)

05/09/97         Sun Dome, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (WIKI, PST)

                                    [George Thorogood/ZZ Top]

05/10/97         Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (TCC, WIKI, PST)

05/11/97         Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (TCC, WIKI, PST)

05/13/97         Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (TCC, WIKI, PST)

05/15/97         Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (lowpft, TCC, WIKI, PST)

05/16/97         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX (Rick Rieckhoff, TCC, WIKI, PST, JCL)

                                    [George Thorogood/ZZ Top]

05/18/97         The Summit, Houston, TX [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (TCC, WIKI, PST)

05/19/97         Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (TCC, WIKI, PST)

05/20/97         Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, TX [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (TCC, WIKI, PST)

05/21/97         County Coliseum, U of Texas, El Paso, TX [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (TCC, WIKI, PST)

                                    (Pollstar sez Performing Arts Convention Center)

05/23/97         Star Of The Desert Amphitheater, Primm, NV [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (TCC, WIKI, PST)

05/24/97         Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (lowpft, eBay, WIKI, PST)

05/25/97         County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

(Thorogood website incorrectly sez 24th; WIKI & Pollstar verify 25th)

05/26/97         Pavilion, Concord, CA [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (TCC, WIKI, PST)

05/28/97         Hilton Amphitheater, Reno, NV [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (TCC, WIKI, PST)

05/30/97         Rose Garden Arena, Portland, OR [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (TCC, WIKI, PST)

05/31/97         Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA [George Thorogood/ZZ Top] (TCC, WIKI, PST)

06/01/97         General Motors Place, Vancouver, British Columbia (WIKI, PST, Wide Mouth Mason Tour Archive)

                                    [Wide Mouth Mason/The Monoxides/ZZ Top]

06/03/97         George M. Sullivan Sports Arena, Anchorage, AK (WIKI, PST)

06/04/97         George M. Sullivan Sports Arena, Anchorage, AK (WIKI, PST)

06/05/97         Riverside Arena, Kamloops, BC, Canada

06/06/97         Saddledome, Calgary, AB, Canada (conflicts with Prince George)

06/06/97         Multiplex, Prince George, BC, Canada (WIKI, PST, Wide Mouth Mason Tour Archive)

                                    [Wide Mouth Mason/The Monoxides/ZZ Top]

06/07/97         Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AB, Canada (WIKI, PST, Wide Mouth Mason Tour Archive)

                                    [Wide Mouth Mason/The Monoxides/ZZ Top]

06/08/97         Saskatchewan Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada (WIKI, PST, Wide Mouth Mason Tour Archive)

                                    [Wide Mouth Mason/The Monoxides/ZZ Top]

06/10/97         Arena, Winnipeg, MB, Canada [Wide Mouth Mason/The Monoxides/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST, Wide Mouth Mason Tour Archive)

06/13/97         Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON, Canada [Cheap Trick/ZZ Top] (CTW, WIKI, PST)

06/14/97         Corel Centre, Kanata, ON, Canada [Cheap Trick/ZZ Top] (CTW, WIKI, PST)

06/15/97         Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY [Cheap Trick/ZZ Top] (eBay, CTW, WIKI, PST)

06/16/97         I.C. Light Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA (WIKI, PST)

06/18/97         Great Woods, Mansfield, MA [Cheap Trick/ZZ Top] (CTW, WIKI, PST)

06/19/97         Civic Center, Augusta, ME [Cheap Trick/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

06/20/97         Maine Entertainment Center, Portland, ME [Cheap Trick/ZZ Top] (CTW)

06/21/97         L'agoura Du Parc Deiles, Montreal, Quebec [Cheap Trick/ZZ Top] (CTW, WIKI)

06/22/97         Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center, Scranton, PA (lowpft, CTW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Cheap Trick/ZZ Top]

06/25/97         North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC (WIKI, PST, CPC, venue records – courtesy of Alan Coker)

                                    [Cheap Trick/ZZ Top]

06/26/97         Independence Arena, Charlotte, NC [Cheap Trick/ZZ Top] (CON, WIKI, PST)

06/27/97         GTE Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA [Cheap Trick/ZZ Top] (CTW, WIKI, PST, VPN)

06/28/97         Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, Bristow, VA (TCC, LAS, CTW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Cheap Trick/ZZ Top] (Cheap Trick verified by CTW & PST)

                                    (George Thorogood website claims this date, but it seems unlikely)

06/30/97         Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI [Sister Hazel/ZZ Top] (CDW, WIKI, PST)

07/01/97         Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

07/02/97         Polaris Amphitheater, Columbus, OH [Kansas/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

07/03/97         Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI [Kansas/ZZ Top] (CDW, WIKI, PST)

07/04/97         Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

07/05/97         Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds, Escanaba, MI (CDW, WIKI) (Conflicts Traverse)

07/05/97         Traverse City, MI (National Cherry Festival)

07/06/97         New World Music Theater, Tinley Park, IL [Kansas/ZZ Top] (KAN, eBay, LAS, WIKI, PST)

07/08/97         Deer Creek Amphitheater, Noblesville, IN [Kansas/ZZ Top] (KAN, WIKI, PST)

07/09/97         I.C. Light Amphitheater, Pittsburgh, PA (WIKI sez this location was 6/16/97)

07/10/97         Mark G. Etess Arena, Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ [Kansas/ZZ Top] (KAN, WIKI, PST)

07/11/97         P.N.C. Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ [Kansas/ZZ Top] (KAN, WIKI, PST)

07/12/97         Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT [Kansas/ZZ Top] (KAN, WIKI, PST)

07/13/97         Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, NY [Kansas/ZZ Top] (lowpft, KAN, WIKI, PST)

07/15/97         Civic Center Coliseum, Roanoke, VA [Kansas/ZZ Top] (KAN, WIKI, PST)

07/16/97         Arena, Nashville, TN [Kansas/ZZ Top] (KAN, WIKI, PST)

07/17/97         New World Music Theater, Chicago, IL (CRC)

07/18/97         Cadott, WI (Chippewa Valley Music Festival) (WIKI)

07/19/97         Sunnyview Exposition Center, Oshkosh, WI (lowpft, WIKI)

07/20/97         Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Blues Festival)

08/02/97         State Fair Coliseum, Salt Lake City, UT (WIKI, PST)

08/03/97         Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO [Kansas/ZZ Top] (KAN, WIKI, PST)

08/05/97         Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena, Rapid City, SD [Kansas/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

08/07/97         State Fair, West Allis, WI (lowpft, WIKI)

08/08/97         Grandstand, Springfield, IL (Illinois State Fair) (WPA, WIKI, PST)

08/09/97         Levi Carter Park, Omaha NE (Douglas County Fair) (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Ivory Star/The Romantics/Sister Hazel/ZZ Top/Allman Brothers Band]

08/10/97         Sandstone Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS [Son Volt/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

08/12/97         Convention Center Arena, Tulsa, OK [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI, PST)

08/13/97         T. H. Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, AR [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI, PST)

08/15/97         Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY (Kentucky State Fair)

                                    [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, CPN, WIKI, PST, BHC)

08/16/97         River Port, Maryland Heights, MO (WIKI, PST)

08/17/97         Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI)

08/18/97         Mark of the Quad Cities, Moline, IL [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (lowpft, eBay LOB, AF, WIKI, PST)

08/20/97         Grandstand, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI, PST)

08/21/97         Arena, Sioux Falls, SD [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI, PST)

08/22/97         Fargodome, Fargo, ND [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI, PST)

08/23/97         Grandstand, State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN (Minnesota State Fair) (lowpft LOB, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Los Lobos/ZZ Top]

08/26/97         Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI, PST)

08/27/97         Grandstand, New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI, PST)

08/28/97         Grandstand, Great Allentown Fair, Allentown, PA (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Wayne "The Train" Hancock/ZZ Top]

08/29/97         Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Wayne "The Train" Hancock/ZZ Top]

08/30/97         Van Wert County Fair, Van Wert, OH (WIKI) (correct date unverified)

08/31/97         Van Wert County Fair, Van Wert, OH

09/01/97         Grandstand, State Fairgrounds, Du Quoin, IL (PST)

09/02/97         Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH (WIKI, PST)

09/05/97         Adams Event Center, University Of Montana, Missoula, MT (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Loverboy/ZZ Top]

09/06/97         Idaho Center, Nampa, ID [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

09/07/97         Arena, Spokane, WA [Loverboy/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

09/08/97         Grandstand, Western Washington State Fair, Puyallup, WA (WIKI, PST)

09/10/97         Arena, San Jose, CA [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI, PST)

09/11/97         Tulare County Fair, Tulare, CA [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI, PST)

09/12/97         ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI, PST)

09/13/97         Konocti Field Amphitheatre, Konocti Harbor Resort, Kelseyville, CA (LOB, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Los Lobos/ZZ Top]

09/16/97         Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, Craig Williams, WIKI, PST)

09/17/97         Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, BRT, BHC, WIKI, PST)

09/19/97         Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ (lowpft, LOB, AF, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Los Lobos/ZZ Top]

09/20/97         Blockbuster Pavilion, San Bernardino, CA (eBay, WIKI)

                                    (w/Little Feat, 38 Special & Corey Stevens)

09/21/97         Hospitality Point at Mission Bay, San Diego, CA (GTE Summer Pop Bowl) (WIKI, eBay, PST)

                                    [Wide Mouth Mason/ZZ Top]

09/25/97         Civic Center, Amarillo, TX [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

09/26/97         Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, TX [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI, LOC, PST)

09/27/97         Sunken Garden Amphitheatre, San Antonio TX [Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, SAPL, WIKI, PST)

09/30/97         Mesker Amphitheatre, Evansville, IN [John Kay & Steppenwolf/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

10/01/97         Civic Center, Asheville, NC [John Kay & Steppenwolf/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

10/03/97         Civic Center, Pensacola, FL (WIKI, PST)

10/04/97         Coliseum, Tupelo, MS [Kansas/ZZ Top] (KAN, WIKI, PST)

10/05/97         Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA [Kansas/ZZ Top] (PST)

10/11/97         Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, HI (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

 

1999

 

07/23/99         Cheyenne, WY (Frontier Days)

07/25/99         Shediac Can-Am Speedway, Moncton, New Brunswick (Moose Head Festival) (AF, FSC)

                                    [Andy Cottle and Double Cross/Prism/April Wine/Lee Arron/Kansas/ZZ Top]

07/27/99         Lake Elsinore Diamond, Lake Elsinore, CA (Fan Review)

07/28/99         California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles, CA (lowpft)

08/01/99         Green Stage, Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan (Fuji Rock Festival) (BRT, FRF)

[Femi Kuti/Catatonia/Ash/Ruffy Tuffy - Kiyoshiro Imawano/Ocean Colour Scene/ Bernard Butler/Nawang Kechog/Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros/ZZ Top/

Todos Tus Muertos]

08/05/99         Carlson Center, Fairbanks, AK

08/07/99         George M. Sullivan Sports Arena, Anchorage, AK [Paul Byrd & the Escalators/ZZ Top] (ADN)

09/12/99         McNichols Arena, Denver, CO (lowpft, WIKI)

09/15/99         Civic Center, Pensacola, FL (LAS, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

09/16/99         Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY [Great White/ZZ Top] (WIKI)

09/17/99         Arena, Orlando, FL [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, BRT)

09/18/99         National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL (lowpft, WIKI, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

09/19/99         Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, FL [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, BRT)

09/21/99         Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, SC (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

09/22/99         Coliseum, Greensboro, NC (WIKI, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

09/24/99         Coliseum, Charlotte, NC (CON, PST) (no Charlotte show on the 25th)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

09/25/99         Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, Birmingham, AL (PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

09/26/99         Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN (WIKI, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

09/28/99         Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA (lowpft, WIKI, LS1, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

09/29/99         Rockline Radio Show, Los Angeles, CA (RRC)

09/29/99         Civic Center Coliseum, Roanoke, VA (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/01/99         Coliseum, Hampton, VA [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, BRT, LS1, PST)

10/02/99         First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (lowpft, WIKI, LS1, RSC, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/03/99         Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA (lowpft, WIKI, BRT, PST, MAW)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/06/99         Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, NY (lowpft, eBay, WIKI, BRT, LS1, PST)

[Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/07/99         Late Show with David Letterman, NBC Studios, New York, NY (Season 7, Episode 23, Show #1301)

                                    (ZZ Top are guests on the show) (TVC)

10/08/99         Continental Airline Arena, East Rutherford, NJ (WIKI, BRT, JGT, PST)

[Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/09/99         Centrum, Worcester, MA (WIKI, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/10/99         Patriot Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (lowpft, WIKI, PST, LAS)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/12/99         CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH (WIKI, CSL, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/13/99         Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH (WIKI, BRT, WWE, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/15/99         Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI (eBay, CDW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/16/99         Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI (LAS, CDW, WIKI, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/17/99         Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN (WIKI)

10/19/99         Mark Of The Quad Cities, Moline, IL [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

10/20/99         Kohl Center, Madison, WI [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, BRT)

10/22/99         United Center, Chicago, IL (lowpft, WIKI, LS1, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/23/99         Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, LS1, BRT, PST)

10/24/99         Fargodome, Fargo, ND [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (SK, WIKI, PST)

10/26/99         Target Center, Minneapolis, MN (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/28/99         Municipal Auditorium Arena, Kansas City, MO (SK, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/29/99         Kiel Center, St. Louis, MO (lowpft, LAS, WIKI, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

10/30/99         The Pyramid, Memphis, TN (Richard Jackson backstage, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

11/05/99         Arena, New Orleans, LA (CPA, WIKI, LS1, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

11/06/99         Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

11/07/99         Arena, Nashville, TN [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

11/09/99         Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

11/10/99         Alltel Arena, North Little Rock, AR (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

11/12/99         Myriad Convention Center Arena, Oklahoma City, OK (lowpft, WIKI, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

11/13/99         Convention Center Arena, Tulsa, OK (PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

11/14/99         Kansas Coliseum - Britt Brown Arena, Valley Center, KS (WIKI, MCA, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

11/16/99         Civic Auditorium Arena, Omaha, NE [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, BRT)

11/17/99         Rushmore Plaza, Rapid City, SD [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, LS1)

11/19/99         Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT (WIKI, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

x11/20/99        Colorado Springs CO World Arena  (cancelled)

11/21/99         MetraPark Arena, Billings, MT (ZZTIFC, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

11/22/99         Adam Event Center, Missoula, MT (WIKI)

11/24/99         Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

11/26/99         Arena, Spokane, WA [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

11/27/99         Rose Garden Arena, Portland, OR (WIKI, BHC, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

11/28/99         Idaho Center, Nampa, ID [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

11/29/99         day off in Reno, NV (WIKI)

11/30/99         Lawlor Event Center, Reno, NV (ZZTIFC, lowpft, WIKI)

12/01/99         ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA (lowpft, WIKI, LS1, RTC, BRT, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

12/03/99         Arena, Oakland, CA [Sy Klopps/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, eBay, LS1, PST, RTC)

12/04/99         Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (LAS, WPA, WIKI, PST)

12/05/99         Sports Arena, San Diego, CA [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (ZZTIFC, lowpft, WIKI, LS1)

12/07/99         Mandalay Bay Events Center, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (lowpft, LAS, WIKI, PST)

12/08/99         MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV (10th Annual Billboard Music Awards) (BBD)

12/09/99         Convention Center Arena, Tucson, AZ (lowpft, WIKI, LS1, BRT, AmBz, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

12/10/99         America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ (WIKI, LS1, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

12/11/99         Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM (WIKI, AmBz)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

x12/13/99       County Coliseum, El Paso, TX (WIKI) (cancelled – BRT)

12/14/99         Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, TX (WIKI, AmBz) (Skynyrd cancelled – BRT, PST, SNA)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/ZZ Top]

12/16/99         Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, TX (WIKI, LOC, BRT, AmBz, PST)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

12/17/99         Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX (lowpft, WIKI, BRT, PST, JCL)

                                    [Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

12/29/99         Cajundome, Lafayette, LA [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

12/30/99         Frank Erwin Center, UT, Austin, TX [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (lowpft, eBay, LAS,WIKI, PST)

12/31/99         Compaq Center, Houston, TX [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (LAS, WIKI, BRT, MMD, PST)

 

2000

 

01/14/00         Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, PA [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, IJL, BRT, PST)

01/15/00         Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, CDM, BRT, PST)

01/16/00         Civic Center, Wheeling, WV [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, BRT, PST)

01/18/00         Pennsylvania Civic Arena, Wilkes-Barre, PA [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

01/19/00         Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

01/21/00         Civic Center, Hartford, CT [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (BRT, HCT, PST)

01/22/00         Civic Center, Providence, RI [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (PRO, WIKI, JGT, PST)

01/23/00         Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, LI, NY (WIKI, BRT, JGT, PST)

                                    [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

01/24/00         Trump Casino, Atlantic City, NJ (lowpft)

01/25/00         Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY [Laidlaw/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (SK, WIKI, PST)

01/26/00         Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (8126 attend Portland, verified by PCC website per Dan)

01/28/00         Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT (WIKI)

01/29/00         Marina Casino, Atlantic City, NJ (WIKI)

02/02/00         Ice Palace, Tampa, FL [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, BRT, PST)

02/04/00         Civic Center, Savannah, GA [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

02/05/00         Coliseum, Tupelo, MS [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

02/06/00         Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

02/08/00         Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

02/09/00         Von Braun Civic Center Arena, Huntsville, AL [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, BRT, PST)

x02/10/00       Johnson City, TN, Changed To 2/11

02/11/00         Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, TN [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (eBay, WIKI, PST)

x02/12/00       Fayetteville, AR (cancelled)

02/13/00         Convention Center, Ft. Worth, TX [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, BRT, PST)

02/16/00         Centreplex, Macon, GA [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

02/18/00         Civic Center, Albany, GA [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

02/19/00         North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, SC [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

02/20/00         Entertainment & Sports Arena, Raleigh, NC [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

02/22/00         John F. Savage Hall, University Of Toledo, Toledo, OH (WIKI, BRT, TBN, PST)

                                    [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

02/23/00         Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (CDW, WIKI, PST)

02/25/00         Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

02/26/00         Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

                                    [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, MCA, BRT, PST)

02/27/00         Roberts Municipal Stadium, Evansville, IN (WIKI, BRT, PST)

                                    [Laidlaw/Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

02/29/00         Civic Center Arena, Peoria, IL [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (lowpft, AF, WIKI, BRT, PST)

                                    (Pollstar sez 2/28/00)

03/02/00         Hulman Center, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top]

03/03/00         Show-Me Center, Cape Girardeau, MO [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

03/05/00         Montagne Center, Beaumont, TX [Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

04/17/00         Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia (lowpft, WIKI)

04/19/00         Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia (WIKI)

04/21/00         Byron Bay, Australia (East Coast Blues And Roots Festival) (WIKI)

04/22/00         Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia (WIKI)

04/24/00         Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia (WIKI, RYM)

04/26/00         Park, Melbourne, Australia (lowpft, WIKI)

04/28/00         Supertop, Auckland, New Zealand (WIKI)

04/30/00         Westpac Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand [Delta/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

05/01/00         Queenswharf, Wellington, New Zealand (WIKI)

 

A European tour called the “Fearless Boogie Tour” was booked and promoted, then cancelled due to Dusty Hill being treated for illness.  Here are a few of the dates:

 

x06/14/00       Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany (EPN, SPM, GTP) (cancelled due to Dusty illness)

x06/19/00       Grugahalle, Essen, Germany (LPD) (cancelled due to Dusty illness)

x06/20/00       Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany (eBay) (cancelled due to Dusty illness)

 

2001

 

01/18/01         Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. (GWB Inauguration) (lowpft)

 

2002

 

02/21/02         Rodeo, Houston, TX (lowpft)

03/23/02         Houston, TX – Dusty Hill is married this date to Charlene w/Frank & Billy attending

04/21/02         CMT Crossroads, Country Music Television (Season 1, Episode 3: Brooks & Dunn and ZZ Top)

                                    (Ronnie Dunn handled lead vocals on "She Loves My Automobile"; Kix Brooks moved

                                    up front to sing "Rough Boy." ZZ Top themselves took charge on "Gimme All Your

                                    Lovin'" and "La Grange") (TVC)

 

Casino Tour

 

05/04/02         Mark G. Etess Arena, Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ (lowpft, AF, WIKI)

05/07/02         Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT (WIKI)

05/09/02         Amphitheatre, Sandia Casino, Albuquerque, NM (lowpft, WIKI, eBay)

05/11/02         Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (lowpft, WIKI. PST)

05/12/02         Viejas Casino, Alpine, CA (Viejas Concerts in the Park), CA (WIKI, TLM, PST)

06/12/02         Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, TN “CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards”

                                    [ZZ surprise appearance with Brooks & Dunn to sing Tush] (TVC)

 

European Tour

 

10/01/02         Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland [Scars w/Gary Moore/ZZ Top] (WIKI, Antti Kupiainen)

10/03/02         Hovet Arena, Stockholm, Sweden [Scars w/Gary Moore/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WPA, WIKI, PST)

10/05/02         Arena, Aalborg, Denmark (WIKI)

10/07/02         Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark (lowpft, WIKI)

10/08/02         Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany (lowpft, RT, WIKI, PST)

10/10/02         Velodrom, Berlin, Germany (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

10/11/02         Arena, Leipzig, Germany (WIKI, PST)

10/12/02         Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst, Frankfurt, Germany (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

10/14/02         Le Zénith, Paris, France (lowpft, WIKI)

10/15/02         EZ2 Halle, Saarbrucken, Germany (lowpft, WIKI)

10/16/02         Forest National, Brussels, Belgium (lowpft, WIKI, RRB)

                                    [Gary Moore & Scars/ZZ Top]

                                    (Drum tech Doug Johnson sat in for Frank, who had emergency surgery in Paris)

10/18/02         Uhr-Grugahalle, Essen, Germany (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

10/19/02         Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany [Gary Moore/ZZ Top] (Carl Schaefer, lowpft, WIKI, PST)

10/20/02         Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany (lowpft, WIKI, eBay, PST)

                                    [Gary Moore & Scars/ZZ Top]

10/22/02         Spark 7, Vienna, Austria (WIKI)

10/23/02         Paegas Arena, Prague, Czech Republic (WIKI)

10/24/02         Dom Sportava, Zagreb, Croatia (lowpft, eBay, WIKI)

10/26/02         Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (lowpft, WIKI)

10/27/02         Palatenda, Milan, Italy (lowpft, AF)

10/29/02         Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands (lowpft, Feelgood, WIKI, PST)

10/31/02         Carling Apollo, Manchester, England (lowpft, WIKI, GUK)

11/01/02         Hammersmith Apollo, London, England (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

 

2003

 

03/04/03         Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX (lowpft)

04/09/03         Beacon Theater, New York, NY (Willie Nelson's 70th birthday concert special)

04/25/03         CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, LA [Ted Nugent/ZZ Top] (Richard Jackson, WIKI, PST)

04/26/03         Oak Mountain Amphitheater, Pelham, AL (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Cowboy Mouth/Gov't Mule/Ted Nugent/ZZ Top]

04/29/03         Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Selma, TX (lowpft, SAPL, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Double Trouble/Kenny Wayne Shepherd/ZZ Top]

04/30/03         Event Center, Laredo, TX [Kenny Wayne Shepherd/ZZ Top] (WIKI, SCA)

05/02/03         Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

05/03/03         Ford Center, Oklahoma City, OK [Ted Nugent, ZZ Top] (PST, WIKI, PST)

05/04/03         Memphis, TN (Beale St. Music Festival) (lowpft, WIKI)

05/07/03         Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL (lowpft, WIKI, TLM, PST)

05/09/03         Alltel Pavilion, Raleigh, NC (WIKI, PST)

05/10/03         Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC (lowpft, COM, AF, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Contagious/Kenny Wayne Shepherd/Ted Nugent/ZZ Top]

05/11/03         Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA (WIKI, PST)

                                    [Kenny Wayne Shepherd/Ted Nugent/ZZ Top]

05/13/03         Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge, Bristow, VA (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Kenny Wayne Shepherd/Ted Nugent/ZZ Top]

05/14/03         Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, OH (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

05/16/03         Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA (WIKI, PST)

05/17/03         Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN (WIKI, PST)

05/18/03         Tower City Amphitheater, Cleveland, OH (lowpft, CPA, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Kenny Wayne Shepherd/Ted Nugent/ZZ Top]

05/20/03         Tweeter Center For The Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA (WIKI, PST)

05/21/03         Tweeter Center At The Waterfront, Camden, NJ (lowpft, CPA, AF, WPA, WIKI, DKG, PST)

                                    [Ted Nugent/Kenny Wayne Shepherd/ZZ Top]

05/23/03         DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI (lowpft, CDW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Double Trouble/Kenny Wayne Shepherd/ZZ Top]

05/24/03         Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, IL (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

05/25/03         Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI (lowpft, CLW, WIKI, PST)

05/27/03         Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH (WIKI, PST)

05/30/03         AmSouth Amphitheatre, Antioch, TN (lowpft, eBay, WIKI)

                                    [Kenny Wayne Shepherd/Ted Nugent/ZZ Top]

05/31/03         UMB Bank Pavilion, Maryland Heights, MO (lowpft, WPA, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble/Ted Nugent/ZZ Top]

06/01/03         Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS (LAS, WIKI, PST)

06/03/03         Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM (lowpft, eBay, LAS, WIKI, PST)

06/04/03         Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Kenny Wayne Shepherd/Ted Nugent/ZZ Top]

06/06/03         Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, CA (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Kenny Wayne Shepherd/Ted Nugent/ZZ Top]

06/07/03         Glen Helen Pavilion, Devore, CA (WIKI, PST)

06/08/03         Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA (WPA, WIKI, PST)

06/12/03         Convention Center Arena, Tulsa, OK (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

06/13/03         Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX (w/Kenny Wayne Shepherd) (lowpft, eBay, WIKI)

06/14/03         American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX (lowpft, WIKI, PST, JCL)

                                    [Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble/ZZ Top]

06/17/03         Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

06/18/03         Civic Center, Pensacola, FL (WIKI, PST)

06/20/03         TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando, FL (WIKI, PST)

06/21/03         The Arena At Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

06/28/03         Adelphia Coliseum, Nashville, TN (Corvette 50th Anniversary) (lowpft, WPA)

07/04/03         Sundsvalls Gatufest, Sundsvall, Sweden (WIKI)

07/05/03         Rottneros Park, Sunne, Sweden (lowpft, WIKI)

07/06/03         Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo, Norway (lowpft, WIKI)

07/08/03         Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany (WIKI)

07/09/03         Museumsplatz, Bonn, Germany (lowpft, WIKI)

07/11/03         Sportpark Boshoven, Weert, Netherlands (Bospop Festival) (WIKI, DIO)

                                    (ZZ Top, Motorhead, Bonnie Raitt, Subway To Sally, Danko Jones, Voederbietels,

                                    Tacker, Simple Minds, INXS, Anouk, HIM, Ilse de Lange, Blof, The Alarm, Intwine,

Slow Poke Rodrigo, Action in DC, Saxon, Vega4, Daniel Lohues & The Louisiana Blues

Club, Spanner, Sleazy Dreams)

07/12/03         Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg (WIKI)

07/14/03         Montereau, France (Festival Montereau Confluences) (lowpft, WIKI, eBay)

                                    [Jesus Volt/Peter Alexander Band/Mercy/Reverend Blues Gang/Van Wilks/ZZ Top]

07/16/03         Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland (lowpft, WPA, WIKI, MCA)

                                    [Hellacopters/ZZ Top/ Rolling Stones]

07/18/03         Thueringenhalle, Erfurt, Germany (WIKI)

07/20/03         Montreux, Switzerland (Jazz Festival) (WIKI)

07/21/03         Landesmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland (WIKI)

07/23/03         Petofi Csarnock, Budapest, Hungary (WIKI)

07/24/03         Elbufer, Dresden, Germany (WIKI)

07/25/03         Tauberfrankenhalle, Lauda-Koenigshofen, Germany (lowpft, WIKI, TCD, GTP)

07/25/03         Schlosshof , Bad Mergentheim, Germany (EPN) (conflicts)

07/27/03         Carling Academy, Birmingham UK (lowpft, WIKI)

07/28/03         Telewest Arena, Newcastle UK (lowpft, WIKI)

07/29/03         King's Dock Arena, Liverpool UK (lowpft, WIKI)

07/30/03         Brixton Academy, London UK (lowpft, WIKI)

08/01/03         Freilichtbuhne, Xanten, Germany (lowpft, WIKI)

x08/02/03       (CANCELLED) Brenzpark, Festwiese, Heidenheim, Germany

08/03/03         Badener Halle, Rastatt, Germany (lowpft, WIKI)

08/05/03         Gilde Parkbühne, Hannover, Germany (lowpft, WIKI, eBay)

08/06/03         Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany (WIKI)

08/07/03         Skanderborg, Denmark (Skanderborg Festival) (WIKI)

08/09/03         Liege, Belgium (Nandrin Festival) (WIKI)

08/11/03         Colmar, France (La Foire Aux Vins) (verified on the web, WIKI)

08/20/03         Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV [Franky Perez/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

08/22/03         Konocti Field Amphitheatre, Konocti Harbor Resort, Kelseyville, CA (WIKI, PST)

08/23/03         Harvey’s Resort Hotel & Casino, Stateline, NV (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

08/24/03         Lancaster, CA (Antelope Valley Fair) (WIKI, PST)

08/26/03         Fiddlers Green, Englewood, CO (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

08/27/03         Grandstand, Nebraska State Fair, Lincoln, NE (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

08/29/03         Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI (CDW, WIKI, PST)

08/30/03         Walkerton, Ontario (Watershed Festival) (WIKI)

08/31/03         Yankee Lake Ballroom, Brookfield, OH (WIKI, PST)

09/03/03         Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME [Ted Nugent/ZZ Top]

                                    (4210 attend Portland, verified by PCC website per Dan) & (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

09/05/03         Meadowbrook Farm, Gilford, NH [Ted Nugent/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

09/06/03         Summer Stage At Tag's, Big Flats, NY [Ted Nugent/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

09/07/03         Giant Center, Hershey, PA (WIKI, PST)

09/10/03         Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV (WIKI)

09/12/03         Resch Center, Green Bay, WI (Ted Nugent/ZZ Top) (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

                                    (Concert was played the day Johnny Cash died)

(Band opened encore with “Folsom Prison Blues,” sung by Dusty, thanks to Groovin’ Gary)

09/13/03         Float-Rite Amphitheatre, Somerset, WI (WIKI, PST)

09/17/03         USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, UT (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

09/19/03         Clark County Amphitheater, Ridgefield, WA (WIKI, PST)

09/20/03         Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA  [Ted Nugent/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

10/07/03         Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC (Winston Cup Extreme Tribute Party)

(Hank Williams Jr., George Jones, Trace Adkins, Jimmy Wayne, ZZ Top,

Wayne Newton, Killer Beaz, Rick Vito, Bad Habits – order unknown) (WIKI)

11/05/03         Chukchansi Gold Casino, Coarsegold, CA (WIKI, PST)

11/06/03         NBC Studios, Los Angeles, CA (TVC)

                                    (Tonight Show w/Jay Leno, Season 12, Episode 93, Show #2589)

11/07/03         Centennial Garden, Bakersfield, CA (lowpft, AF, WIKI, PST)

11/08/03         Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA (WIKI, PST)

11/09/03         Castaic Lake Recreation Area, Castaic, CA, (Love Ride XX) (website, WIKI)

11/14/03         Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico (WIKI, Franco Serna, PST)

11/16/03         Auditorio Coca-Cola, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico (lowpft, WIKI, Franco Serna)

11/20/03         Coliseum, Knoxville, TN (WIKI, PST)

11/21/03         Grand Casino Events Center, Gulfport, MS (WIKI, SK, CRC, PST)

11/22/03         Compaq Center, Houston TX [Cross Canadian Ragweed/Los Lobos/ZZ Top] (LOB, WIKI, PST)

                                    (This was last event held in this venue.  ZZ Top was also the first to play here.) (lowpft)

 

2004

 

03/15/04         Waldorf-Astoria, New York, NY (LFW, RHC)

                                    (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction of ZZ Top by Keith Richards – ZZ perform La Grange & Tush)

06/06/04         Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX (Crossroads Festival) (lowpft, DMN, WPA)

06/25/04         Kay Yeager Coliseum, Wichita Falls, TX (WIKI, SCA, PST)

                                    [Fabulous Thunderbirds/ZZ Top]

06/26/04         Ford Park Pavilion, Beaumont, TX (lowpft, BRT, BHC, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Cross Canadian Ragweed/Los Lonely Boys/ZZ Top]

06/28/04         Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, TX  (WIKI, PST)

07/01/04         Soaring Eagle Casino Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI (lowpft, CDW, WIKI)

07/03/04         Heritage Landing, Muskegon, MI (CDW, WIKI, PST)

07/04/04         Tweeter Center, Tinsley Park, IL (lowpft, BOCW per Ralph, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Tesla/Blue Oyster Cult/Doors of 21st Century/ZZ Top]

07/05/04         Lansing, MI (Common Ground Music Festival) [Gunner Ross/TNT/ZZ Top] (WIKI, LLC)

07/08/04         Kelowna, British Columbia (Rock The Bluff Festival) (WIKI)

07/10/04         Craven, Saskatchewan (Rock 'N The Valley) (WIKI)

07/11/04         Stage 13 - Camrose Exhibition Fairgrounds, Camrose, Alberta (WIKI)

07/14/04         Moon Dance Ranch, Walker, MN (Moondance Jam 13) (MDJ, WIKI)

                                    (Chris Robinson & New Earth Mud, Big John Dickerson, ZZ Top headlines)

07/16/04         Sarnia, Ontario (Bayfest 2004) (WIKI)

07/17/04         Jamboree In The Hills, Morristown, OH (PST, WIKI)

                                    [Oak Ridge Boys/Jo Dee Messina/Chris LeDoux/ZZ Top]

07/23/04         Minot, ND (North Dakota State Fair) (WIKI, PST)

07/24/04         Cheyenne, WY (Cheyenne Frontier Days) (WIKI)

07/25/04         Winter Park Resort, Winter Park, CO (WIKI, PST)

07/28/04         Palomar Starlight Theater, Pala Casino Spa & Resort, Pala, CA (lowpft, WIKI)

07/30/04         Konocti Field Amphitheater, Konocti Harbor Resort, Kelseyville, CA (WIKI, PST)

07/31/04         Paso Robles, CA (California Mid-State Fair) (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

08/01/04         Costa Mesa, CA (Orange County Fair) (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

08/03/04         Tri-Cities Coliseum, Kennewick, WA [Cross Canadian Ragweed/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

08/05/04         Columbia Meadows, Deer Island, OR (WIKI)

08/06/04         Lilac Bowl At Riverfront Park, Spokane, WA [Cross Canadian Ragweed/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

08/07/04         Four Seasons Arena, Great Falls, MT (Montana State Fair) (WIKI, PST)

08/09/04         Buffalo Chip Campground, Sturgis, SD (WIKI)

08/10/04         Sioux Falls, SD (Sioux Empire Fair) (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

08/11/04         LCO Casino Lodge, Hayward, WI (WIKI)

08/13/04         Grandstand, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO (lowpft, WPA, BHC, AmBz, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Franky Perez and the Highway Saints/ZZ Top]

08/14/04         Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK (not the 15th) (PST, WIKI, PST)

08/16/04         Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA (PST, WIKI, RYM, PST)

08/20/04         Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY (Kentucky State Fair)

                                    (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

08/21/04         Lima, OH (Allen County Fair) (WIKI, PST)

08/24/04         Event Center, Pueblo, CO (Colorado State Fair) (WIKI, PST)

08/26/04         Oneida Casino, Green Bay, WI (WIKI, PST)

08/27/04         Grandstand, State Fairgrounds, Falcon Heights, MN (Minnesota State Fair)

                                    [Silvertide/ZZ Top] (lowpft, BDN, MSF, WIKI, PST)

09/01/04         Grandstand, Syracuse, NY (New York State Fair) (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Cross Canadian Ragweed/ZZ Top]

09/02/04         Allentown, PA (The Great Allentown Fair) [Reckless Kelly/ZZ Top] (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

09/03/04         Essex Junction, VT (Champlain Valley Exposition) (WIKI, PST)

x09/05/04       Lake Erie Speedway, North East, PA (cancelled due to poor ticket sales) (WIKI, RMC, IGN)

09/10/04         Blackfoot, ID (Eastern Idaho State Fair) (lowpft, PST)

09/11/04         Grand Junction, CO (Rock Jam 2004) (SK, DBW, ZZS)

                                    [Dr. Hook/Molly Hatchet/Eddie Money/Dickey Betts and Great Southern/ZZ Top]

09/12/04         Sandia Casino Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

09/16/04         Grandstand, Puyallup, WA (Western Washington Fair) (WIKI, PST)

09/17/04         Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR [Eric Sardinas/ZZ Top] (WIKI, PST)

09/18/04         Reno Hilton Amphitheater, Reno, NV (BBD, ZZS#230, PST)

09/20/04         Flamingo Hilton, Laughlin, NV (WIKI)

09/21/04         Flamingo Hilton, Laughlin, NV (BBD)

09/23/04         Viejas Casino, Alpine, CA (Viejas Concerts in the Park) (lowpft, WIKI, TLM, PST)

09/24/04         Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV (lowpft, WIKI, PST)

09/25/04         Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV (lowpft, TUZ, WIKI, PST)

 

2005

 

01/18/05         Washington DC. (Texas trucking industry party honoring Gov. Rick Perry)

06/02/05         Jackson Rancheria Hotel & Casino, Jackson, CA (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

06/03/05         Feather Falls Casino, Oroville, CA (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

06/04/05         Konocti Field Amphitheater, Konocti Harbor Resort, Kelseyville, CA (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

06/06/05         Wente Vineyards, Livermore, CA (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

06/07/05         Flamingo Outdoor Amphitheater, Laughlin, NV (ZZW, WIKI)

06/09/05         Hilton Theatre, Las Vegas, NV (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

06/10/05         Hilton Theatre, Las Vegas, NV (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

06/11/05         Hilton Theatre, Las Vegas, NV (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

06/12/05         Grandstand, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, CA (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

06/16/05         Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater, Hinckley, MN (ZZW, TLM, WIKI, PST)

06/17/05         Red River Valley Fair, West Fargo, ND (ZZW, WIKI)

06/18/05         Burlington Steamboat Days, Burlington, IA (ZZW, WIKI)

06/23/05         Sandia Casino Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

06/24/05         Country Jam USA, Grand Junction, CO (ZZW, WIKI)

06/25/05         Events Center, Island Grove Park, Greeley, CO (Greeley Stampede) (ZZW, stub, WIKI)

                                    [Montgomery Gentry/ZZ Top]

06/26/05         Tuttle Creek State Park, Manhattan, KS (Country Stampede) (ZZW, WIKI)

07/08/05         Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

07/09/05         Summer Stage at Tags, Big Flats, NY (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

07/10/05         Scene Bell Grand Amphitheatre, Quebec City, Quebec (Quebec City Summer Festival)

                                    (ZZW, WIKI)

07/12/05         Festival Plaza, Ottawa, Ontario (Cisco Systems Bluesfest) (ZZW, WIKI)

07/15/05         Second Wind Ranch, Comstock, NE (Comstock Rock) (ZZW, WIKI)

07/16/05         Amphitheater at Mizzou, University Of Missouri, Columbia, MO (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

07/17/05         Chippewa Valley, Cadott, WI (Rock Fest) (ZZW, WIKI)

07/21/05         Harris Park, London, Ontario (Hawk Rocks the Park...Again) (ZZW, WIKI)

07/22/05         Grandstand Track, County Fairgrounds, Ionia, MI (Ionia Free Fair) (ZZW, CDW, WIKI, PST)

07/23/05         DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie, MI (ZZW, CDW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [George Thorogood/ZZ Top]

07/24/05         Twin Lakes, WI (Country Thunder USA) (ZZW, WIKI)

07/27/05         Family Arena, Saint Charles, MO [Dean Hall/ZZ Top] (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

07/29/05         Events Center, Grand Casino Resort Tunica, Robinsonville, MS (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

07/30/05         Events Center, Grand Casino, Gulfport, MS (ZZW)

x07/31/05       Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA *Possibly CANCELLED?* (ZZW)

08/02/05         Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville, IN (ZZW, WIKI, SPT, PST, RMR)

08/05/05         Grandstand, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, IA (Mississippi Valley Fair)

                                    (ZZW, CDW, WIKI, BRT, QCT, PST)

08/06/05         Mesker Amphitheater, Evansville, IN (ZZW, ZZS, TEW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Tishara & the Earthtones/ZZ Top]

08/07/05         Celeste Center, Columbus, OH (Ohio State Fair) [Hot Apple Pie/ZZ Top] (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

08/10/05         Sovereign Center, Reading, PA (ZZW, WIKI)

08/11/05         Grandstand, Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY (Erie County Fair) (ZZW, WIKI, MCA, PST)

08/12/05         Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center, Gilford, NH (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

08/14/05         Ojibway Island, Saginaw, MI (WILZ Wheelzstock) (ZZW, CDW, WIKI)

08/15/05         Grandstand, Lewisburg, WV (State Fair of West Virginia) (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

08/17/05         State Fair Coliseum, Detroit, MI (Michigan State Fair) (ZZW, CDW, WIKI, PST)

08/19/05         Grandstand, Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA (Iowa State Fair) (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

08/22/05         Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, Rochester, NY (PST)

08/23/05         Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton, NJ. "Classic Rock Fest 4" (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

                                    [Will Hoge/ZZ Top]

08/25/05         Casino Rama Entertainment Center, Rama, Ontario (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

08/26/05         Casino Rama Entertainment Center, Rama, Ontario (ZZW, WIKI)

08/27/05         Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

08/28/05         Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Salisbury, MD (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

08/30/05         Civic Center, Augusta, ME (ZZW, WIKI, PST)

08/31/05         Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts, Bushkill, PA (ZZW, AF, WIKI, PST)