Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rockers ZZ Top To Perform at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Sunday, March 5, 2017
Iconic Rock Band Brings The Tonnage Tour to Maryland;
Tickets on Sale to Public Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. EDT
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (October 31, 2016) – “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” ZZ Top, will bring The Tonnage Tour to The Theater at MGM National Harbor Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8 p.m. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will be a part of the stellar lineup to take the stage at the new entertainment venue at MGM National Harbor. The $1.4 billion resort and casino, which opened Thursday, Dec. 8.
About MGM National Harbor
The Theater at MGM National Harbor offers an experience unlike any other in the region, providing fans the opportunity to see world-class entertainment in an intimate setting. The new venue features seven VIP suites and flexible seating designs, accommodating 3,000 guests for reserved-seating events and more than 4,000 for general admission shows.
Tickets for ZZ Top range from $59 to $150, including applicable service charges, and go on sale Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets can be purchased online at mgmnationalharbor.com or ticketmaster.com. For more show and ticket information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or call (844) 346-4664.
A ZZ Top Fan Club pre-sale will begin Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. EDT. A Live Nation pre-sale as well as a pre-sale for M life Rewards loyalty members will run Thursday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. EDT to 10 p.m. EDT. To join M life Rewards or for more information, visit mlife.com.
The Tonnage Tour comes at the heels of the release of ZZ Top’s Live! Greatest Hits From Around The World album from Suretone. Consisting of 15 tracks recorded live in 13 cities across three continents, the album is notable for having two collaborations with guitar legend Jeff Beck that were recorded in his native London. One of these is a heavy rock version of “Sixteen Tons,” Tennessee Ernie Ford’s No. 1 hit from 1956. ZZ Top’s take on the song is based on a mysterious YouTube video posted years ago that was falsely attributed to the band and Jeff Beck. What started as “a mega meta sorta thang” according to singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons, has now flourished into a staple of ZZ Top’s live sets and the inspiration for the forthcoming tour’s title.
Billy Gibbons expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming Tonnage Tour. “It’s gonna be a good time,” he commented. “We’ve been at this long enough that we’re starting to get good. Come and see us; it’s gonna be loud and live.”
ZZ Top is notable for having the most consistently stable lineup in the history of rock music. Gibbons, bassist/singer Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard continue to impress audiences, drawing material from their 15 studio albums, with combined record sales of more than 30 million units in the U.S. alone. The band rocks on with timeless hits like “La Grange,” “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Tush” keeping generations of audiences coming back decade after decade.
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor has an unrivaled setting offering stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort, which opened December 8, 2016, sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington's Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. For more information and reservations, visit mgmnationalharbor.com.
About Live Nation
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
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