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ravenheart
03-27-2012, 02:52 AM
May
25 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Arena
26 - Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal/Etess Arena
27 -Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
30 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion

June
1 - Winston Salem, NC - Joel Coliseum
2 - Fayetteville, NC - Fort Bragg
3 - Fredericksburg, VA - Celebrate Virginia Live!
5 - Richmond, VA Innsbrook Pavilion
6 - Simpsonville, SC - Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
8 - St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
9 - Atmore, AL Wind Creek Hotel & Casino Amphitheater
10 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
12 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
15 - Estero, FL - Germain Arena
16 - Orlando, FL - Universal Orlando Resort Music Plaza Stage
17 - Clearwater, FL - Tropicana Field
19 - Southaven, MS - Snowden Grove Park & Amphitheater
20 - Nashville, TN- Bridgestone Arena
22 - Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge River Center
23 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
24 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
26 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
27 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
29 - Hinckley, MN - Grand Casino Amphitheatre

And here's the bit you'll all love. Support is 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson. Enjoy that.

Steev
03-27-2012, 05:35 AM
Is it weird that I see that lineup and think "well that makes sense"

kalfitegrdan
03-27-2012, 05:54 AM
I like ZZ Top and all, but not enough to sit through Radio Rock Band #27 and Female Country Singer #34. (Seriously though ZZ fuckin' Top shouldn't tour with such generic mediocrity.)

ravenheart
03-27-2012, 06:06 AM
Is it weird that I see that lineup and think "well that makes sense"

Gretchen Wilson does more than 3 Doors Down.

Steev
03-27-2012, 06:06 AM
I like ZZ Top and all, but not enough to sit through Radio Rock Band #27 and Female Country Singer #34. (Seriously though ZZ fuckin' Top shouldn't tour with such generic mediocrity.)

it makes sense when you consider the audience


older acts like ZZ Top basically have 3 options for support acts that will sell:
1)more old bands
2)"VH1" rock bands(any modern rock that attracts 30-somethings)
3)country acts that attract those same 30-somethings



throw in REO Speedwagon and they've covered all the bases

Steev
03-27-2012, 06:07 AM
Gretchen Wilson does more than 3 Doors Down.

agreed although I think 3DD toured with Skynyrd before and honestly that seems to justify that move

Maideneer
03-27-2012, 06:17 AM
I love ZZ Top & 3 Doors Down, and I'm so damn pissed they aren't hitting NY. They have 2 days off between CT & PA, hoping they add something in the state.

hiddenzombie013
03-27-2012, 06:44 AM
Totally hitting this up. I never cared to see ZZ Top or 3 Doors Down on their own tours, but together it should be worth it. Considering it'll be in Orlando and then Clearwater the day after (all three perform as apart of a post-Ray's game concert), I'll have options.

IrritatedTrout
03-27-2012, 06:55 AM
Thought about going until I saw the support. Pass.

natureboy
03-27-2012, 07:54 AM
I don't understand the notion of not wanting to go see a band because of lousy openers. Just show up late.

IrritatedTrout
03-27-2012, 07:58 AM
They're not just lousy, they're horrendous. Not to mention they'll probably drive prices up. I don't even like ZZ all that much either.

Maiden33
03-27-2012, 08:00 AM
I don't understand the notion of not wanting to go see a band because of lousy openers. Just show up late.

I agree, provided it doesn't interfere with the length of set the headliner is playing. Also, I will sometimes reconsider if we're talking about one of those shows with like FIVE fucking openers. But there's no way that one or two crappy support bands would ever stop me from seeing a band I cared about.

natureboy
03-27-2012, 08:13 AM
I agree, provided it doesn't interfere with the length of set the headliner is playing. Also, I will sometimes reconsider if we're talking about one of those shows with like FIVE fucking openers. But there's no way that one or two crappy support bands would ever stop me from seeing a band I cared about.

This exactly. ZZ Top will still play 90 minutes.

ravenheart
03-27-2012, 11:47 AM
agreed although I think 3DD toured with Skynyrd before and honestly that seems to justify that move

Two wrongs don't make a right. Didn't your momma ever tell you that? ;)

ravenheart
03-27-2012, 11:49 AM
I don't understand the notion of not wanting to go see a band because of lousy openers. Just show up late.

Two valid reasons I can think of:

1) There are only so many decent viewing spots in the venue and if you don't have a reserved seat you're going to have to suffer the support just to get the good spot for later (whatever it is you actually consider to be a good spot)

2) As someone said, shitty support acts with a substantial following of their own on a package tour often drive prices up.

TonyD
03-27-2012, 12:08 PM
It would just make more sense to wait it out since ZZ Top tours constantly and they'll probably have better support (couldn't get any worse), maybe a band you actually want to see.

NickLed19
03-27-2012, 12:32 PM
Gretchen Wilson is a huge wtf? But its worth it for ZZ Top and 3DD

MPF
03-27-2012, 02:01 PM
I think I'll have to go see ZZ Top in Hinckley, MN. They were badass when I saw them a few years back.

Crionics
03-27-2012, 07:29 PM
Eh, might hit up the Insbrook show if the tickets arn't too pricey. I have a bunch of friends that would be interested in this. Support will be dreadful though.