Billy F Gibbons featuring Matt Sorum, Austin Hanks & Elwood Francis

October 30

8:00pm

$108.50 / $503.50

Rock

Billy F Gibbons featuring Matt Sorum, Austin Hanks & Elwood Francis
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Billy F Gibbons, guitarist/vocalist for Texas trio ZZ Top, has just announced an October/November North American tour in support of his sophomore solo album effort The Big Bad Blues. Billy and his band, consisting of drummer Matt Sorum (Guns ‘N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), left handed guitarist Austin Hanks, and Elwood Francis, DJ and harmonica player, will be hitting the road from NYC to California on the two dozen date tour that includes a multi-night stand at New York’s Iridium and culminates at the fabled Troubadour in West Hollywood. Ticket on sale now.

Gibbons commented on the new album’s blues focus, “There’s something very primordial within the art form, nobody gets away from the infectious allure of those straight-ahead licks! I suspect Jimmy Reed did me in early on. The inventiveness of that high and lonesome sound remains solid and stridently strong to this day. We could go on to mention the lineup of usual suspects, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy, all three Kings [B.B., Albert and Freddie]. The lengthy list of champions is forever carved in stone.”

A lyric video for “Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’,” the very first track of The Big Bad Blues, has just been released. Its hot rod theme is a reflection of one of BFG’s burning passions and includes his fenderless ’34 Ford “Whiskey Runner” built by rodding legend Jimmy Shine.

The follow-up to the Afro-Cuban-flavored Perfectamundo, The Big Bad Blues is a more straight-forward blues-rock affair, and will hit the streets on September 21 from Concord Records. In addition to the songs penned by Billy, four others were written by blues giants Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and Jerome Green, Bo’s legendary “Maraca Man”. The song list also has the girls touch as Gilly Stillwater composed Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’… Billy remarked “She was writing that about me, wasn’t she?!?