It’s been revealed today that there’s an official ZZ Top rock musical in the works.
It’s titled Sharp Dressed Man and will include the trio’s hits including Legs, La Grange, Gimme All Your Lovin’ and Cheap Sunglasses, and is expected to make its debut in Las Vegas in 2020.
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard will serve as executive producers on the show, which is described as “an outrageous, bawdy musical romp about a Lone Star auto mechanic who becomes a modern-day Robin Hood, stealing hearts – and car parts – with the help of his merry band of beer drinkers and hell-raisers.”
Sharp Dressed Man is being developed by Caesars Entertainment’s team led by Michael Gruber and Jason Gastwirth along with lead producers Carl Stubner and Prem Akkaraju.
Gibbons says: “We’re excited about this fantastic project and look forward to hearing our music in a new innovative context. Fans have often told us that we’ve provided the soundtrack to their lives, and this is very much in line with that kind of enthusiastic thinking.”
Stubner, ZZ Top’s manager and executive producer of the documentary ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas, adds: “I know first-hand that ZZ Top is an enduring phenomenon; they’re now about to celebrate 50 years of rocking audiences around he world.
“The show that Prem, Michael, Jason and I envision will utilise the band’s music and tremendous energy for audiences in a new immersive realm.
“This, just like ZZ Top, is all about having a good time at a great party and telling fun stories through their music.”
ZZ Top are currently gearing up for their European tour, which will get under way in Helsinki on June 4. They’ll then head back across the Atlantic in August for further shows in the US.
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- ZZ Top - A Selection From The Collection - UK - vinyl LP - Promo - £40.00, $54.40, €44.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2021 12:38)on March 1, 2021 at 10:28 am
ZZ TOP A Selection From The Collection (Rare 1986 UK 9-track Warner label promotional-only in-store play vinyl LP album, produced to celebrate their European live appearances in 1986, housed in a custom stickered sleeve - the sleeve shows a little wear and the vinyl looks barely played ZZTOP1)
- ZZ Top - Degüello - Japanese - SHM CD - £50.00, $68.00, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Nov-2020 16:56)on March 1, 2021 at 10:28 am
ZZ TOP Degüello (Out of print 2013 Japanese exclusive limited edition 10-track SHM-CD [Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players], the sixth studio album by the American rock band originally released in 1979; mini LP-style glossy card picture sleeve with lyric booklet, replica glossy inner & obi-strip WPCR-15172)
- ZZ Top - Eliminator - NAD 2020 - Yellow Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $33.99, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 08-Oct-2020 10:54)on March 1, 2021 at 10:28 am
ZZ TOP Eliminator (National Album Day 2020 UK limited edition 11-track LP pressed on 140 Gram Yellow Vinyl. Originally released in 1983, the groups eight studio album, certified x4 platinum in the UK and Diamond in the US selling over 12 million copies worldwide, including the classic singles Gimme All Your Lovin, Sharp Dressed Man and Legs. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in a picture sleeve which remains sealed from new in the hype-stickered shrink)
- ZZ Top - Rough Boy - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $16.32, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 09-Nov-2020 08:26)on March 1, 2021 at 10:28 am
ZZ TOP Rough Boy (1986 UK 3-track 12" single, also featuring Delirious and Legs - Metal Mix with a running time of 7:48 minutes, picture sleeve. The sleeve has some ringwear and the vinyl looks barely played W2003T)
- ZZ Top - Sleeping Bag - UK - 12" vinyl - £7.99, $10.87, €8.95 (New Item) (arrived 10-Nov-2020 10:45)on March 1, 2021 at 10:28 am
ZZ TOP Sleeping Bag (Original 1985 UK Warner Bros label 3-track 12" single - taken from the Afterburner album of the same year. Also includes Party On The Patio, from 1981's El Loco album and Blue Jean Blues, from the even earlier Fandango!, released in 1975 W2001T)