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ZZ Top coming to Akron Civic Theatre in October

By Malcolm Abram Published: August 20, 2012


October 3 – Akron Civic Theater

On Sale Friday, August 24 @ 10am

(Cleveland, OH- August 20, 2012) – Maintaining the same members for over forty years, ZZ Top has released 14 studio albums and are among the most popular rock groups, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, half of this figure concerning the United States alone. They have won three VMAs, and in 2004, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. VH1 ranked ZZ Top at number 44 in its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock". They have performed at many charity events and raised $1 million for the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Billy Gibbons stated in an interview in August 2011 that the new album had been recorded, with initial recording taking place in Malibu, California before moving to Houston, but was still unnamed and had yet to be mixed and mastered. Gibbons said that the expected release date was sometime in March or April 2012 but most recently a release in the late summer or fall has been announced.
The album is produced by Rick Rubin. The first single from the album, "I Gotsta Get Paid", debuted in an advertising campaign for Jeremiah Weed, and appears on the soundtrack for the film Battleship. The song itself is an interpretation of "25 Lighters" by Texan hip-hop DJ DMD and rappers Lil' Keke and Fat Pat. The first four songs from La Futura debuted on June 5, 2012 on an EP called Texicali. Expected release date is September 11th but you can pre-order now on ITunes.
A portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum education activities, which reach audiences from toddlers to senior citizens and give students and teachers alike a deeper understanding of the impact that rock and roll has made on our society. The programs are conducted on-site at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as in classrooms across the world, via distance learning technology.
For more information on ZZ Top please visit

Reserved Seat Ticket Prices: $55, $37.50 and a limited number of Gold Circle Seating $85 and WONE 4-Packs for $97.50

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10 at 10am and will be available at, all Ticketmaster locations, the venue box office and charge by phone (800)745-3000.




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