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ZZ Top Documentary to Premiere in August


On August 13, ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas will make its worldwide premiere at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, CA. It will be followed by event screenings nationwide timed to the band’s 50th Anniversary Tour.  On August 23rd, the film will be premiering at Cineplex Cinemas across Canada. On September 1st, throughout Australia’s Event Cinemas national circuit. 

Abramorama and Eagle Rock Entertainment 

This documentary tells the story of three teenage bluesmen who became the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet.  Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard have maintained a surrealist mystique that still today, intrigues fans.  The band members will attend the premiere, as they prepare to embark on their 50th Anniversary Tour. 

“I think even our most steadfast fans will find themselves surprised by what they learn about those men behind the beards and cheap sunglasses,” Billy F Gibbons said of That Little Ol’ Band From Texas. “There we are, up on the silver screen and it’s something we’re delighted to share with fans of all stripes.” 

Performance at the historic Gruene Hall

It features candid band interviews, never-before-seen archive, animation, celebrity fan testimonials from Billy Bob Thornton and Josh Homme Also included is an intimate performance at the historic Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, which was shot just for the film. 

From the absurd to the poignant

That Little Ol’ Band From Texas runs the gamut, from the absurd to the poignant, from squalid bars to MTV heroics. All of this is in celebration of this notoriously private but larger-than-life power trio. In the end, the film unravels the extraordinary tale of a band whose image we know, but whose story we don’t.

ZZ Top embarks on its 50thAnniversary Tour

On August 16, three days after the film’s premiere, ZZ Top embarks on its 50th Anniversary Tour. Billy, Dusty and Frank will zig zag the North American continent playing more than 30 dates, with Cheap Trick as main support.  There will also be a few dates with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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