Win ZZ Top Tickets Friday!
ZZ Top and special guests Blackberry Smoke are appearing at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Friday, August 28. The bad news is the concert is sold out. The good news is 100.7 THUNDER ROCK has scored tickets! Listen Friday, August 21st, beginning at 9am for your chance to win a pair of reserved tickets to the show to see the legendary ZZ Top! Just listen for the cue to call the studio line at 989-739-7655. The 5th caller wins. It’s that simple! Good luck from your station for classic rock for the sunrise side, 100.7 Thunder Rock!
Here is the info on the concert!
Hot on the heels of their tour with Jeff Beck and a sizeable concert run on their own, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top are teaming up with special guests Blackberry Smoke for the Grooves & Gravy Tour. The tour will take the two simpatico bands through much of North America from mid-August to early October.
Mutual admiration between the bands is strong, who both share Southern roots. “We’re looking forward to getting out there with the Blackberry Smoke guys,” declared ZZ Top singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons. “Grooves & Gravy promises to be one of the rowdiest outings of the year so come on out and get crazy with us.”
Likewise, Blackberry Smoke lead singer/guitarist Charlie Starr proclaimed, “We can’t wait to go out and make music with the legendary ZZ Top!”
ZZ Top is an anomaly in the world of rock – singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons, bassist/singer Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard, aka “the man with no beard,” have been the most consistently stable lineup ever in the entire genre. For more than 45 years, “that little ol’ band from Texas” has been putting out albums (25 million U.S. sales to date) and touring relentlessly, showing no signs of slowing down.
Blackberry Smoke, who formed in Atlanta, GA in 2000, have been making waves in the music world in recent years, playing a blend of Southern rock and country rock to enthusiastic audiences. No strangers to rigorous touring, they headlined multiple U.S. tours and have also been the supporting act for Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Blackberry Smoke have recently signed with Rounder Records, who released the group’s fourth album Holding All the Roses this past February.