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 - Viva Las Vegas - German - 7" vinyl - £9.99, $13.79, €11.69 (Back In Stock) (arrived 16-Sep-2021 14:07)on September 17, 2021 at 2:17 am
ZZ TOP Viva Las Vegas (1992 German 7" single, also includes 2000 Blues, housed in a glossy paper picture sleeve)
- ZZ Top - Eliminator - 180gram Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $24.84, €21.06 (New Item) (arrived 10-Aug-2021 17:12)on September 17, 2021 at 2:17 am
ZZ TOP Eliminator (2019 UK/EU limited edition 11-track 180gram Vinyl LP issue of their classic 1983 eighth studio album including the hit singles Gimme All Your Lovin', Sharp Dressed Man, TV Dinners and Legs. The high gloss picture sleeve comes with the black & white illustrated picture inner and the heavyweight vinyl looks unplayed)
- ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $16.56, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 16-Apr-2021 09:10)on September 17, 2021 at 2:17 am
ZZ TOP Gimme All Your Lovin' (Classic 1983 UK 4-track 12" EP, also featuring Jesus Just Left Chicago, Arrested For Driving While Blind & Heard It On The X. The picture sleeve shows light wear & the vinyl has few signs of play W9693T)
- ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' - Legs sleeve - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.99, $17.93, €15.20 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2021 11:03)on September 17, 2021 at 2:17 am
ZZ TOP Gimme All Your Lovin' (1983 UK 4-track 12" vinyl single - taken from the band's 'Diamond' status album, Eliminator. Also includes the tracks Jesus Just Left Chicago, Arrested For Driving While Blind and Heard It On The X. Presented in a full picture sleeve, featuring 'The Eliminator' Hot Rod. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played W9693T)
- ZZ Top - Stages - UK - 7" vinyl - £9.99, $13.79, €11.69 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jun-2021 07:38)on September 17, 2021 at 2:17 am
ZZ TOP Stages (1985 UK 7" vinyl single, also including Hi Fi Mama, glossy card picture sleeve W2002)