ZZ Top visit Canadian Tire Centre on Nov. 11, 2013



Doors: 7 p.m. Showtime: 8 p.m.

Tickets on sale Thursday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

Tickets are $60.50, $80.50 and $100.50; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).

ZZ Top lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004 the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard – but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after more than 40 years of rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio. “Yeah,” said Gibbons, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.”

On Monday, Nov. 11, the group returns to Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre after a remarkable sold-out show at the National Art Centre earlier this year. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m.

With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. Evidence of that consistency and adaptability is found inLa Futura, their first studio album in nine years, which was released in September of 2012. Produced by Rick Rubin and Gibbons, it reflects the solid blues inspiration that has powered the band since the very beginning with a contemporary approach that underscores the group’s inclination to experiment and explore new sonic vistas. The album includes ten new tracks including the widely lauded I Gotsta Get Paid that has become both a video and in-concert sensation.

ZZ Top’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100 per cent Texas American in derivation. They have sold millions of records over the course of their career, have been officially designated as Heroes of The State of Texas, the band has been referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms and they are true rock icons. But against all odds they’re really just doing what they’ve always done; they’re real and they’re surreal and they’re ZZ Top.

$1 from every ticket sold for their Nov. 11 concert will be donated to the Ottawa Citizen’s Literacy Foundation. For more information, please visit www.zztop.com.

Capital Tickets is the only authorized ticket vendor for Canadian Tire Centre events. Tickets purchased through unauthorized ticket vendors are subject to cancellation and purchasers may be denied access to the event. Only those tickets purchased through authorized vendors are guaranteed seating.

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