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 - Eliminator - Red Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £26.99, $32.66, €31.31 (New Item) (arrived 24-Nov-2022 08:45)on November 26, 2022 at 9:33 am
ZZ TOP Eliminator (2016 UK/EU limited edition 11-track LP pressed on Red Vinyl. ZZ Top's classic 1983 album with worldwide sales of more than 10 million copies, now issued as part of Rhino Records' 'Rocktober' series. Including the hit singles Gimme All Your Lovin, Sharp Dressed Man, TV Dinners and, of course, Legs. Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)
- ZZ Top - Eliminator - German - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.52, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 18-Oct-2022 15:44)on November 26, 2022 at 9:33 am
ZZ TOP Eliminator (Classic 1983 German 11-track vinyl LP including the classic hit singles Legs and Gimme All Your Lovin', complete with picture inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl looks barely played)
- ZZ Top - Velcro Fly - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $9.68, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2022 10:40)on November 26, 2022 at 9:33 am
ZZ TOP Velcro Fly (Original 1986 UK Warner Bros label 3-track 12" vinyl single featuring Extended Mix, Dance Mix and Woke Up With Wood, full colour picture sleeve with European Tour Dates printed on the reverse W8650T)
- ZZ Top - Stages - UK - shaped picture disc - £25.00, $30.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2022 10:44)on November 26, 2022 at 9:33 am
ZZ TOP Stages (1985 UK limited edition interlocking Billy Gibbons sleeping bag shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also includes Hi Fi Mama, PVC sleeve W2002BP)
- ZZ Top - Legs - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.99, $15.72, €15.07 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2022 10:45)on November 26, 2022 at 9:33 am
ZZ TOP Legs ( 1985 UK 3-track 12" single, with the rock-blues trio at the height of their popularity and featuring a Metal Mix plus the tender A Fool For Your Stockings and raucous Bad Girl, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wearand the vinyl appears barely played W9272T)