ZZ Top to perform in Lima

First Posted: 8/28/2013

LIMA — If you’re a fan of classic rock, circle Oct. 25 on your calendar. Legendary Texas rock band ZZ Top will make its first appearance at Veterans Memorial Civic Center as part of its 2013 world tour.

“This is a very exciting announcement for the region for this fall’s entertainment lineup,” said Cynthia Wood, chief executive officer of the Civic Center.

Tickets for this one-night concert will go on sale at noon Friday, Sept. 13. They can be purchased at the Civic Center box office, online at www.limaciviccenter.com or by phone at 419-224-1552.

Prices are $57, $67, $77, and $87 each, depending on the seat, plus applicable fees. There will also be a limited number of orchestra pit seats available for $115. There is a limit of 10 tickets per person available, and only 1,700 tickets will be sold. The Civic Center anticipated a fast sellout once tickets go on sale next month.

ZZ Top is known worldwide for its trademark mix of rock and blues. It has been the model of consistency over the band’s existence, with Billy Gibbons (guitar and vocals), Dusty Hill (bass and vocals) and Frank Beard (drums) forming the lineup for more than 43 years.

Entertaining millions of fans since their formation in 1969, they were inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Their repertoire of hits includes “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Cheap Sunglasses,” “Legs” and “LaGrange”. Last year, it released its 15th studio album, “La Futura,” featuring the single, “I Gotsta Get Paid.”

Along with wowing music lovers with their recordings and live shows, ZZ Top has also made a name for itself in television and film, with members featured in films such as “Back to the Future III” and the Fox TV hit “Bones.” Fans of “Duck Dynasty” will also recognize “Sharp Dressed Man” as the show’s theme.

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