ZZ Top Announce ‘Raw’ Live Album and Raw Whisky 2022 Tour
ZZ Top have announced a new live album titled Raw for a July 22 release, and they'll embark on the accompanying Raw Whisky North American tour this summer.
You can see the Raw track listing and Raw Whisky tour dates below.
The blues-rock trio recorded the 11-track Raw in connection with its 2019 Netflix documentary, That Little Ol' Band From Texas. The LP includes signature hits such as "La Grange," "Tush" and "Gimme All Your Lovin'" as well as early deep cuts like "Brown Sugar" and "Certified Blues" from ZZ Top's First Album.
Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill shacked up at Gruene Hall, the self-proclaimed "oldest continually run dance hall in Texas," and banged out the songs in one day. "It was, in a very real way, a return to our roots," Gibbons and Beard say in the Raw liner notes. "Just us and the music, no audience of thousands, no concession stands, no parking lot social hour, no phalanx of tour busses. Just us and the music."
Raw will be available on 180-gram vinyl, CD and through digital platforms. It's dedicated "in righteous memory of Dusty Hill," who died on July 27, 2021, at the age of 72. "'The Dust' may have left the building, but he’s still very much with us," Gibbons and Beard proclaim.
Gibbons and Beard will hit the road with Elwood Francis, the band's longtime guitar tech, who immediately assumed bass duties following Hill's death, per his orders. The Raw Whisky tour begins on May 6 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and runs through Aug. 27 in Beaver Dam, Ky. More information about these and other April and May dates can be found on the band's website.
ZZ Top, 'Raw' Track Listing
"Just Got Paid"
Heard it on the X"
"I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide"
"Gimme All Your Lovin'"
"Blue Jean Blues"
"Tube Snake Boogie"
ZZ Top Raw Whisky 2022 Tour
May 6 - Niagara Falls, ON, CAN @ Fallsview Casino Resort
May 29 - Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
June 1 - Redding, CA @ Redding Civic Auditorium
June 2 - Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
June 5 - Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
June 7 - Bend, OR @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater
June 8 - Walla Walla, WA @ Wine Country Amphitheater
June 9 - Spokane, WA @ First Interstate Center for the Arts
June 12 - Billings, MT @ MetraPark – First Interstate Arena
June 14 - Grand Junction, CO @ Las Colonias Park Amphitheater
June 17 - Tucson, AZ @ Casino Del Sol’s AVA Amphitheater
June 19 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts
June 21 - Loveland, CO @ Budweiser Events Center
June 22 - Grand Island, NE @ Fonner Park – Heartland Events Center
June 24 - Park City, KS @ Hartman Arena
June 25 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
June 26 - Little Rock, AR @ First Security Amphitheater
June 29 - Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
July 1 - Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo & Aquarium – Amphitheater
July 2 - Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
July 5 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Foellinger Theater
July 9 - Greenville, WI @ Greenville Lion’s Park
July 22 - Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
July 23 - Watertown, NY @ Watertown Fairgrounds Baseball Diamond
Aug 27 - Beaver Dam, KY @ Beaver Dam Amphitheater