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Jeff Beck and ZZ Top to Tour Together this Summer

Rock legends will close out each show with collaboration

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Jeff Beck perform in New York City.
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April 3, 2014 10:25 AM ET

Jeff Beck and ZZ Top will hit the road together for a five-week run this summer starting August 8th at Ogren Park in Missoula, Montana and wrapping up at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas on September 12th, with more dates to be announced. The shows will not only comprise full sets from both acts, but close with a collaboration each night.

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The two rock staples have admired each other's work for years. In 2009, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Beck joined forces at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony to play Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady" and ZZ Top's "Rough Boy." The following year, Beck joined the band on stage for an extended version of "La Grange" during the band's show in Lucca, Italy. This trek, however, marks the first time the groups have toured together.

Beck and ZZ Top both have dates scheduled for this summer – the former will hit Asia, Australia and Europe; the latter will be in Europe – before their tour together begins. Beck is also hoping to finish up his new studio album, his first LP since 2010, by the time his world tour kicks off April 7th in Tokyo.

"I think I’ve drawn attention," Beck said of the importance of his new album in a recent chat with Rolling Stone. "I've worked, worked, worked for the last three years. Now is the time really. My birthday is coming up, if you get me [Beck turns 70 on June 24th]. I thought it was time for a really, really good studio album I had control over and time to do properly instead of a budget problem. Even though I do have budget problems!"

Jeff Beck + ZZ Top Tour Dates

8/8 Missoula, MT – Ogren Park
8/9 Woodinville, WA – Chatea Ste. Michelle
8/10 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheatre 
8/12 Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
8/13 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Amphitheatre 
8/15 Murphys, CA – ironstone Amphitheatre 
8/16 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint 
8/20 Englewood, CO – Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre 
8/22 Oklahoma Cit, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre 
8/23 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theater
8/24 Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 
8/27 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/28 Highland Park, IL – Ravina
8/31 Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods
9/2 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/3 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/4 Wantagh, NY – Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
9/6 Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 
9/7 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater 
9/12 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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