ZZ TOP And LYNYRD SKYNYRD Announce 2024 Leg Of 'The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour'

October 30, 2023

Titans of American classic rock ZZ TOP and LYNYRD SKYNYRD have announced 36 additional appearances of their joint co-headlining tour, "The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour". The trek kicks off on Friday, March 8 at Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia, with stops across the Southeast, Midwest and South before wrapping up in Corpus Christi, Texas at the American Bank Center. A second leg of appearances will commence on August 15 in Syracuse, New York and continue through September 22 in Ridgefield, Washington.

BLACK STONE CHERRY will open all appearances from March 8 Through April 20. THE OUTLAWS will serve as the support act from August 15 through September 22

The artist pre-sale begins on Tuesday, October 31 at 10 a.m. local time, and will be available until 10 p.m. local time on Thursday, November 2. The public on-sale begins at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, November 3.

"The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour" 2024 dates:

Mar. 08 - Savannah, GA @ Enmarket Arena
Mar. 09 - Estero, FL @ Hertz Arena
Mar. 14 - Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Mar. 15 - Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boiling Arena at Food City Ctr.
Mar. 16 - Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
Mar. 22 - Bossier City, LA @ Brookshire Grocery Arena
Mar. 23 - Southhaven, MS @ Landers Center
Mar. 24 - Macon, GA @ Macon Amphitheater
Mar. 28 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
Mar. 29 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
Mar. 30 - Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum
Apr. 04 - Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Apr. 05 - Tallahassee, FL @ Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
Apr. 06 - Huntsville, AL @ Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center
Apr. 12 - Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
Apr. 13 - Moline, IL @ Vibrant Arena
Apr. 14 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
Apr. 18 - North Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena
Apr. 19 - Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
Apr. 20 - Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center
Aug. 09 - Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort #
Aug. 15 - Syracuse, NY @ Empower FCU Amphitheater at Lakeview
Aug. 16 - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Aug. 17 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug. 22 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 23 - Gilford, NH @ BankNH Pavilion
Aug. 24 - Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
Sep. 05 - Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amph. at Virginia Beach
Sep. 08 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Sep. 12 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sep. 13 - Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sep. 14 - Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
Sep. 19 - Concord, CA @ Toyota Pavilion at Concord
Sep. 21 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sep. 22 - Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

# No support; pre-sale and on-sale dates to be determined

"That Little Ol' Band From Texas" has been at it for well over a half century delivering rock, blues and boogie on stage and studio to millions of devoted fans. With iconography as distinctive as their sound, ZZ TOP is globally recognized with their beards, hotrod cars, spinning guitars and that magic keychain, all of which transcend geography and language.

It was in 1969 Houston when ZZ TOP coalesced from the core of two rival bands, Billy Gibbons's MOVING SIDEWALKS and Frank Beard and Dusty Hill's AMERICAN BLUES. ZZ TOP's 1973 release, "Tres Hombres", catapulted them to national attention with the hit "La Grange", still one of the band's signature pieces today. "Eliminator", their 1983 album was something of a paradigm shift for ZZ TOP. Their roots blues skew was intact and added to the mix came their high-tech-age trappings that soon found a visual outlet with such tracks as "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Legs" on the nascent MTV. It was one of the record industry's first albums to have been certified diamond, far beyond gold and platinum, a reflection of sales exceeding 10 million units.

As a touring outfit, they've been without peer over the past five decades, having performed before millions of fans over four continents and have been the subject of their own Grammy-nominated documentary titled "That Little Ol' Band From Texas". The band's line-up of the bearded Gibbons and Hill and Beard, who ironically is clean shaven, remained intact for more than 50 years. When Dusty temporarily departed the tour in the summer of 2021, Elwood Francis entered the picture accepting the directive from Dusty to be the perfect choice to stand in on the bass-guitar and now handles the low-end duties for the band for the present as well as into the future.

The elements that keep ZZ TOP fresh, enduring can be summed up in the three words of the band's internal mantra: "Tone, Taste and Tenacity". As genuine roots performers, they have few peers. Their influences are both the originators of the form — Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Jimmy Reed, et al – as well as the British blues rockers and Jimi Hendrix who emerged generations before ZZ's ascendance.

They have sold hundreds of millions of records over the course of their career, have been officially designated as Heroes Of The State Of Texas, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (by Keith Richards, no less) and have been referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms. They are true rock icons and, against all odds, they're really just doing what they've always done. ZZ TOP abides!

As LYNYRD SKYNYRD celebrates the 50th anniversary of the band's critically acclaimed debut album "Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd", they resonate as deeply with their multi-generational fan base today as when they first emerged out of Jacksonville, Florida in 1973. Few ensembles have had the deep impact in creating a lifestyle as SKYNYRD has. The band travels forward with a primary mission of celebrating a legacy that honors all whom have had a resonating contribution to the lives of hundreds of millions of fans globally. Former members Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Billy Powell, Bob Burns and Leon Wilkeson alongside others will forever remain significant contributors to this indelible repertoire and the band's colorful history. Today, LYNYRD SKYNYRD rocks on with a current lineup featuring Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Damon Johnson, Mark "Sparky" Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Carol Chase and Stacy Michelle.

The rock and roll powerhouse continually tours, and as Van Zant shares, "It's about the legacy of LYNYRD SKYNYRD, and what it stands for, what the fans are all about. There's nothing like getting out there playing a great show with SKYNYRD and seeing people love this music."

With a catalog of over 60 albums, billions of streams, and tens of millions of records sold, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers LYNYRD SKYNYRD remain a cultural icon that appeal to all generations.

Skynyrd Nation!! We heard ya! We're bringing the Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour with ZZ Top to a city near you in 2024!...

Posted by Lynyrd Skynyrd on Monday, October 30, 2023

Find more on Zz top
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).