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 - The Best Of ZZ Top - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2019 18:42) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
ZZ TOP The Best Of ZZ Top (1977 German 10-track LP compilation packed with classic Top hits such as La Grange, Blue Jean Blues & Jesus Just Left Chicago. The textured picture sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl appears in near 'as new'condition WB56598) […]
- ZZ Top - Afterburner - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.70, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2019 15:57) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
ZZ TOP Afterburner (1985 UK/German-pressed 10-track LP, glossy picture sleeve with back catalogue insert. The sleeve shows just a few light signs of age & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play WX27) […]
- ZZ Top - Recycler - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $63.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2019 15:51) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
ZZ TOP Recycler (1990 UK 10-track LP manufactured in Germany for the UK market, the tenth studio album by the American blues rock band including the singles Doubleback, Concrete And Steel & My Head's In Mississippi, glossy picture sleeve withillustrated inner. The sleeve displays just a little light wear whilst the vinyl shows little evidence of play, a really nice example WX390) […]
- ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.16, €9.12 (New Item) (arrived 01-May-2019 08:22) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
ZZ TOP Gimme All Your Lovin' (1983 UK 7" vinyl single featuring the Radio Edit, also including If I Could Only Flag Her Down, thin card picture sleeve W9693) […]
- ZZ Top - Viva Las Vegas - UK - shaped picture disc - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 23-Apr-2019 12:28) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
ZZ TOP Viva Las Vegas (1992 UK Special Limited Edition 'One-Armed Bandit' shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also including 2000 Blues, complete with the original backing card picture insert W0098P) […]