ZZ Top is coming to the EnCana Events Centre


Get ready for ZZ Top at the EnCana Events Centre November 18th.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am (local time), but Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca are going to give you the chance to buy tickets before anyone else.  All you have to do is join either the Moose FM or Energeticcity.ca Facebook Fan Page and Wednesday morning you’ll get a message with the details on how you can buy tickets starting Wednesday at 10am.

Click Here to join the Moose FM Facebook Page, or Click Here to join the Energeticcity.ca Facebook Page.  Just watch your Facebook Inbox, Wednesday morning for info on how to get tickets.  Keep in mind, as long as you’re a member of either page you’ll get access to tickets to any show at the EnCana Events Centre before anyone else.  The official press release is below.





with special guests Charlie Major



Doors 6:00pm Show 7:00pm


Tickets available at Tiger Box Office Plus, Dawson Co-op, High Performance Ticket Outlet, or call 877-339-TIXX to charge by phone or online at www.dawsonco-optickets.com

Tickets (incl. GST) $90.00 / $70.00 (additional charges may apply)

ZZ Top is set to play four dates across British Columbia including the EnCana Events Centre on November 18, 2009. This American rock trio, formed in late 1969 in Houston, Texas, by Billy Gibbons (lead vocals and lead guitar), Dusty Hill (vocals, bass, and keyboards), and Frank Beard (drums). ZZ Top has been together for four decades, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was ranked number 44 on VH1 cable’s "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock."

The band holds the distinction of being among the few rock bands still composed of its original recording members for nearly 40 years and until September 2006, the same manager/producer/image maker, Bill Ham.

ZZ Top reached peak commercial success in the 1970s and 1980s, scoring many hit songs during that era, but they remain together today and are still touring and releasing albums. ZZ Top was inducted by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the annual induction ceremony on March 15, 2004. Summarizing their music, Cub Koda wrote, "As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers; Gibbons is one of America’s finest blues guitarists working in the hard rock idiom … while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support." Their song lyrics often feature sexual innuendo and tasteful humor.

Nearly as well-known as their music is the group’s biker-frontiersmen image: ZZ Top is almost always pictured wearing sunglasses (a nod to their 1979 song "Cheap Sunglasses"), Gibbons and Hill (the singing frontmen) wearing similar if not matching black clothing (usually biker leathers), black cowboy hats or ball caps. Gibbons has been noted for wearing an African "artichoke" skullcap under his hat, black biker boots or comfortable substitutes, neck chains hanging beer can openers, trinkets and small tools. Both Gibbons and Hill are noted for their trademark chest-length beards (in spite of his own surname, drummer Beard almost always sports just a trim mustache).

Stay tuned for more details of the Pre event “Hype Performance” Tailgate Party.


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