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ZZ Top announces 50th anniversary US tour with support acts Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd

ZZ Top's 50th anniversary celebration is going nationwide.

After previously announcing a trio of special concerts in their home state of Texas next month, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have now scheduled a full-length U.S. tour commemorating their golden anniversary -- it gets underway August 16 in Ridgefield, Washington.

The trek, which currently features more than 30 dates, is mapped out through an October 16 concert in West Palm Beach, Florida. Cheap Trickwill the support act at most of the shows, while Lynyrd Skynyrd will open a pair of dates in late August.

Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, April 12, at 10 a.m. local time. Members of ZZ Top's Tres Hombres fan club will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday, April 9, at 10 a.m. local time.

"We're truly excited to be appearing across the continent this summer and fall, playing our bluesy kind of rock like we started in '69," says frontman Billy Gibbons.

"The beards, [drummer] Frank's excepted, are perhaps a bit longer, yet nothing else has changed," he adds. "We're keeping it that way."

As previously reported, ZZ Top's three Texas anniversary gigs are scheduled for May 17 in Dallas, May 18 in the Houston suburb of The Woodlands, and May 19 and Austin. Supporting ZZ Top at those shows will be Cheap Trick and Bad Company.

ZZ Top also has a 2019 European outing lined up that runs from a June 4 concert in Helsinki, Finland, through a July 12 performance in London. You can check out the band's full schedule at ZZTop.com.

Here are all of ZZ Top's upcoming U.S. concerts:

5/17 -- Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion+
5/18 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion+
5/19 -- Austin, TX, Austin 360 Amphitheater+
8/16 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre*
8/17 -- Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Casino Theater
8/20 -- Yakima, WA, Yakima Valley SunDome
8/21 -- Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle*
8/23 -- Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre**
8/24 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion**
8/25 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
8/27 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Arlington Theater
8/28 -- San Diego, CA, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU*
8/29 -- Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre*
9/1 -- Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre*
9/4 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Pavilion*
9/6 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
9/7 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
9/8 -- Sterling Heights, MI, Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill*
9/10 -- Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center at The Heights*
9/11 -- Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion*
9/13 -- Ocean City, MD, Ocean City BikeFest
9/14 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
9/18 -- Boston, MA, Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
9/19 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
9/21 -- Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*
9/22 -- Louisville, KY, Champions Park
10/5 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre*
10/6 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion*
10/9 -- Charleston, SC, Volvo Cars Stadium*
10/11 -- Cherokee, NC, Harrah's Cherokee -- Event Center*
10/12 -- Manchester, TN, Exit 111 Festival 
10/13 -- Alpharetta, GA, Verizon Amphitheatre*
10/15 -- Augusta, GA, The James Brown Arena*
10/16 —St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
10/18 -- Estero FL, Hertz Arena*
10/19 -- Tampa, FL, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre*
10/20 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre*

+ = with Cheap Trick and Bad Company
* = with Cheap Trick
** = with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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