ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson Reveal ‘Gang of Outlaws’ Tour

2012-03-27

Story by Anne Erickson

‘That Little Ol’ Band from Texas’ is set to tour the U.S. this spring, along with 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson

ZZ Top are set to headline the Gang of Outlaws tour , which will offer a rock and country-fueled bill with “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas” playing alongside Mississippi modern rock gents 3 Doors Down and country artist Gretchen Wilson. The tour is will set off in the late spring and run thought early summer, hitting a total of 24 markets. The jaunt kicks off on May 25 in Manchester, N.H., and continues through June 29 in Hinckley, Minn., and ZZ Top are expected to play some new material on the tour, along with all the hits.

3 Doors Down have a large catalog of rock radio hits, including “Kryptonite,” “Loser,” “When I’m Gone,” “Here Without You,” “Let Me Go” and “It’s Not My Time.” Bass player Todd Harrell recently checking in with Audio Ink Radio to talk about the band’s killer, and steadfast, fans. “We have the greatest fans on the planet,” he said. “We try to write songs people can relate to in everyday life and songs that are open for interpretation, because people can get more meaning out of those songs.

“But we’re really fortunate to have those fans, and we’re not going to change anything we’re doing or break the mold, and hopefully people will keep listening.”

As for the tour, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons thinks it will offer something for everyone. “We’re really looking forward to working with the guys from 3 Doors Down and Gretchen too,” Gibbons said in a statement. “If we may borrow from the late, great Robert Johnson , clear those stones from the pass way on this phenomenal tour.  The Gang of Outlaws is ready to ride!” Check out the full schedule of tour dates for the “Gang of Outlaws” trek, below. (ZZ Top: Courtesy photo. 3 Doors Down: Photo credit Frank Ockenfels.)

‘Gang of Outlaws’ Tour Dates (*Denotes Show Also Features Gretchen Wilson):

5/25 — Manchester, N.H., Verizon Arena*
5/26 — Atlantic City, N.J., Trump Taj Mahal/Etess Arena*
5/27 — Mashantucket, Conn., MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods*
5/30 — Scranton, Pa., Toyota Pavilion
6/1 — Winston Salem, N.C., Joel Coliseum*
6/2 — Fayetteville, N.C., Fort Bragg*
6/3 — Fredericksburg, Va., Celebrate Virginia Live!*
6/5 — Richmond, Va., Innsbrook Pavilion*
6/6 — Simpsonville, S.C., Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park*
6/8 — St. Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
6/9 — Atmore, Ala., Wind Creek Hotel & Casino Amphitheater
6/10 — Alpharetta, Ga., Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*
6/12 — Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
6/15 — Estero, Fla., Germain Arena*
6/16 — Orlando, Fla., Universal Orlando Resort Music Plaza Stage
6/17 — Clearwater, Fla., Tropicana Field*
6/19 — Southaven, Miss., Snowden Grove Park & Amphitheater*
6/20 — Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena*
6/22 — Baton Rouge, La., Baton Rouge River Center*
6/23 — Houston, Texas, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
6/24 — Dallas, Texas, Gexa Energy Pavilion*
6/26 — Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena*
6/27 — Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/29 — Hinckley, Minn., Grand Casino Amphitheatre*

 




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