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 - Afterburner - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2020 13:32)on August 12, 2020 at 5:25 am
ZZ TOP Afterburner (1985 UK/German-pressed 10-track LP, includes Velcro Fly, Can't Stop Rockin, Sleeping Bag and Rough Boy, fantastic glossy picture sleeve illustrated by Barry Jackson, with back catalogue insert and picture labels. The sleeveshows just a few light signs of age & the vinyl is excellent with minimal play WX27)
- ZZ Top - Recycler - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2020 13:27)on August 12, 2020 at 5:25 am
ZZ TOP Recycler (1990 UK 10-track vinyl LP including the singles Doubleback, Concrete And Steel and My Head's In Mississippi, glossy picture sleeve with illustrated inner. The sleeve shows some minor edge scuffing, while the vinyl itself shows little evidence of play WX390)
- ZZ Top - My Head's In Mississippi - UK - shaped picture disc - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 16:26)on August 12, 2020 at 5:25 am
ZZ TOP My Head's In Mississippi (1991 UK Limited Collectors Edition Cadillac shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also including Fool For Your Stockings, clear PVC sleeve with backing insert W0009P)
- ZZ Top - Sleeping Bag - UK - shaped picture disc - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2020 15:40)on August 12, 2020 at 5:25 am
ZZ TOP Sleeping Bag (1985 UK limited edition 7" Shaped Picture Disc single, also featuring Party On The Patio, housed in the original custom stickered clear PVC sleeve W2001P)
- ZZ Top - T.V. Dinners - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.00, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 13-May-2020 12:46)on August 12, 2020 at 5:25 am
ZZ TOP T.V. Dinners (1984 UK 7" injection moulded vinyl single, also including Cheap Sunglasses - taken from the albums 'Deguello' and 'The Eliminator', picture sleeve W9334)