Moose Jaw to host iconic rock 'n' roll band ZZ Top

Nathan Liewicki
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“That Little Ol’ Band from Texas” is coming to Moose Jaw.

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Dusty and Frank Beard will be making a stop in Moose Jaw on March 14, 2014. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame trio will be playing at Mosaic Place as part of their La Futura Tour. Submitted photo

As part of their La Futura Tour, ZZ Top will be performing at Mosaic Place on March 14.

“It will be a Friday night concert with one of rock's most historic bands,” said Mosaic Place Director of Business Operations Doug Campbell. “They've had the original three members together forever.”

Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard have been belting out rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio for more than 40 years. In fact, ZZ Top is the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact.

Their upcoming stop in the Friendly City is not only welcome news for local fans, but for fans hundreds of kilometres away.

According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame trio’s website, Moose Jaw is the only Saskatchewan city that will be hosting the group during their tour.

“Any time that we are a provincial exclusive it’s a big deal,” noted Campbell. “It’s an opportunity from people all over Saskatchewan to come and check out Moose Jaw and check out the venue.”

Campbell also told the Times-Herald that Mosaic Place would advertise the ZZ Top tour stop in our city beyond its municipal boundaries.

“We are looking at fans of ZZ Top from all over the province, North Dakota and as far as we can market,” said Campbell.

Announcing ZZ Top’s stop in the Friendly City shows how big an impact the construction of Mosaic Place continues to have on attracting marquee entertainment acts.

“Without the venue these types of acts don't exist; this type of entertainment does not exist in Moose Jaw,” said Campbell.

Tickets to witness ZZ Top’s tone, taste and tenacity – three words that mark their internal mantra – start at $59 plus taxes and fees. They will go on sale to the public at noon on Dec. 6, and can be ordered online at www.mosaicplace.ca, charged by phone at 306-624-2050, or purchased at the Mosaic Place box office.

Nathan Liewicki can be reached at 306-691-1256 or follow him on Twitter @liewicks

Organizations: Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Friendly, Saskatchewan North Dakota

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