By: Annie Scaramuzzino
We realize that Christmas is still about eight months away, but if you’re a fan of ZZ Top, it certainly came early this year.
The Texas rock trio announced yesterday (April 29) that they will be releasing a box set that features their complete collection of studio albums from 1970-1990. For those keeping count, that’s 10 discs, which include: ZZ Tops’ First Album (1971), Rio Grande Mud (1972), Tres Hombres (1973), Fandango! (1975), Tejas (1976) Degüello (1979), El Loco (1981), Eliminator (1983), Afterburner (1985) and Recycler (1990).
Each album will be packaged in its own wallet sleeve that features the original artwork and gatefold designs.The set is also unique as it includes the long desired original mixes for the band’s first three LPs.
Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard stated of the release, “We're gratified that the albums from the first 20 years of the band are going to be made available in this set. We're especially delighted to note the restoration of ZZ Top's First Album, Rio Grande Mud and Tejas has been incorporated; it's good to have been made whole again on a certain level.”
ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970 – 1990) is due out on June 10 via Warner Bros. Records, retailing for $59.99.
The group is also set to embark on a world tour this week, beginning on May 2 in Newkirk, OK and running all the way through July 7 in Linz, Austria.
For more on ZZ Top’s latest box set, click here, and check out all of the band’s upcoming concert dates below!
ZZ Top 2013 World Tour Dates:
- 2 First Council Casino Hotel - Newkirk, OK
- 3 Lucky Star Casino - Concho, OK
- 4 Beale Street Music Festiva - Memphis, TN
- 5 EKU Center for The Arts - Richmond, KY
- 8 Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT
- 9 Mayo Performing Arts Center - Morristown, NJ
- 10 Southside Electric Cooperative’s Hooper Park - Crewe, VA
- 11 Revel Ovation Hall - Atlantic City, NJ
- 13 American Music Theatre - Lancaster, PA
- 14 Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, NJ
- 15 Theater at Westbury - Westbury, NY
- 17 Hampton Beach Casino - Hampton, NH
- 18 Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA
- 19 Pier Six Pavilion - Baltimore, MD
- 21Tennessee Theatre - Knoxville, TN
- 25 IP Casino Resort & Spa - Biloxi, MS
- 2 Warsaw Student Festival - Warsaw, Poland
- 18 Le Zenith - Paris, France
- 19 Le Zenith - Rouen, France
- 20 Le Zenith - Dijon, France
- 22 Hellfest - Clisson, France
- 24 Hammersmith Apollo - London, United Kingdom
- 25 Manchester Apollo - Manchester, United Kingdom
- 27 Marquee - Cork, Ireland
- 30 Stadtpark- Hamburg, Germany
- Zitadelle - Berlin, Germany
- Tollwood Festival - Munich, Germany
- Moon and Stars Festival - Locarno, Switzerland
- 6 Lovely Days Festival - Weisen, Austria
- 7 Castle Clam - Linz, Austria