ZZ Top Announces Live Album ‘Raw’ And Raw Whiskey Summer 2022 Tour

ZZ Top has announced a new live album titled Raw for a July 22 release, and they will embark on Raw Whiskey’s North American tour this summer.

You can see the Raw list of Raw Whiskey tracks and tour dates below.

The blues-rock trio recorded the 11 tracks Raw as part of his 2019 Netflix documentary, This little band from Texas. The LP includes iconic hits such as “La Grange”, “Tush” and “Gimme All Your Lovin'” as well as early deep cuts such as “Brown Sugar” and “Certified Blues” by ZZ Top’s debut album.

Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill moved into Gruene Hall, the self-proclaimed “oldest continuous dance hall in Texas,” and released the songs in a day. “It was, in a very real way, a return to our roots,” Gibbons and Beard say in the Raw liner notes. “Just us and the music, no thousands in attendance, no concession stands, no parking lot social hour, no tour bus phalanx. Just us and the music.”

Raw will be available on 180 gram vinyl, CD and via digital platforms. It is dedicated “in loving memory of Dusty Hill”, who died on July 27, 2021 at the age of 72. “‘The Dust’ may have left the building, but it’s still very much around,” Gibbons and Beard proclaim.

Gibbons and Beard will hit the road with the band’s longtime guitarist Elwood Francis, who immediately took over bass duties after Hill’s death, per his orders. The Raw Whiskey Tour begins May 6 in Niagara Falls, Ontario and ends August 27 in Beaver Dam, Ky. More information on these and other April and May dates can be found at Group website.

ZZ Top, list of “raw” tracks
Side 1
“Brown sugar”
“I just got paid”
I heard it on the X”
Side 2
“I’m bad, I’m all over the country”
“Give me all your love'”
“Blue Jean Blues”
“Certified Blues”
“Tube Snake Boogie”

ZZ Top Raw Whiskey Tour 2022
May 6 – Niagara Falls, ON, CAN @ Fallsview Casino Resort
May 29 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheater
June 1 – Redding, CA @ Redding Civic Auditorium
June 2 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
June 5 – Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
June 7 – Bend, OR @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater
June 8 – Walla Walla, WA @ Wine Country Amphitheater
June 9 – Spokane, WA @ First Interstate Center for the Arts
June 12 – Billings, MT @ MetraPark – First Interstate Arena
June 14 – Grand Junction, CO @ Las Colonias Park Amphitheater
June 17 – Tucson, AZ @ AVA Amphitheater at Casino Del Sol
June 19 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts
June 21 – Loveland, CO @ Budweiser Event Center
June 22 – Grand Island, NE @ Fonner Park – Heartland Events Center
June 24 – Park City, KS @ Hartman Arena
June 25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
June 26 – Little Rock, AR @ First Security Amphitheater
June 29 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
July 1 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo & Aquarium – Amphitheater
July 2 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
July 5 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Foellinger Theater
July 9 – Greenville, WI @ Greenville Lion’s Park
July 22 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
July 23 – Watertown, NY @ Watertown Fairgrounds Baseball Diamond
August 27 – Beaver Dam, KY @ Beaver Dam Amphitheater

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