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ZZ Top boogies into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 8

ZZ Top boogies into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 8
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From a press release:

With 44 years of recording and touring already under their belts (and beards), ZZ Top is ready to bring its hard-rocking blues bonanza to Wilkes-Barre!

The legendary Texas trio (Billy F. Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill) will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) on Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are are $79, $99, and $125 (limited Gold Circle), plus fees, go on sale next Friday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box office, online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

A special Kirby Member Pre-Sale will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.

The Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers will perform their classic hits, ranging from “Sharp Dressed Man” to “La Grange” and from “Legs” to “Give Me All Your Lovin’.” The New York Times has called their shows “more or less, a perfect concert!”

Fans will also be treated to some new material from “La Futura,” the group’s latest album from iconic producer Rick Rubin.

Formed in Houston, Texas in 1969, ZZ Top quickly became one of the world’s largest touring and recording acts of the 1970s. Without compromising their sound (or their look), the band later became darlings of MTV in the 1980s and are as popular today as they were five decades ago.

Known for the beards as much as the music, ZZ Top has sold 10s of millions of records across the globe. Their unique hybrid of dirty blues and hard rock, incorporating new sounds and technology, earned them induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

During the summer, the band released a comprehensive greatest hits collection entitled “The Very Baddest.”