Double Down Live Tour

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Double Down Live Tour
Concert tour by ZZ Top
Location United States, Canada
Start date November 8, 2009 (2009-11-08)
End date December 1, 2009 (2009-12-01)
Legs 2
Shows 14
ZZ Top concert chronology
Necessity Is a Mother Tour
(2009)
Double Down Live Tour
(2009)
2010 World Tour

The Double Down Live Tour was a concert tour by rock band ZZ Top. Launched in support of their newly released DVD Double Down Live, the tour's concerts were performed in casinos and arenas from November 8 through December 1, 2009. Like previous tours, the stage set was simple and a LED drape was used as a backdrop. Band members Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill dressed in black biker jackets, along with similar hats and boots. The Double Down Live Tour consisted of two legs and 14 shows.

Set design and promotion[edit]

The stage set included truck exhaust pipes for microphone stands, which were built with electroluminescent lights. A Soft-LED video drapery from Main Light Industries was used to display various images of the band's early years and music videos.

ZZ Top announced their tour on October 2, 2009 via the band's official website. The tour was to feature only four shows throughout Canada, though they would tour an additional ten cities. Tickets went on sale for the announced dates several days after the tour's announcement, and were priced at an average of $85. Prior to the inception of the tour, Eagle Vision released the DVD Double Down Live. Performances from their previous El Camino Ocho Tour were depicted on the DVD.

Concert overview[edit]

Out of the 14 shows performed, each had the same set list, with about 21 songs performed. The concerts typically began with techno music played through the PA system, during which the band would walk on stage and begin the show.

Main set[edit]

The opening song for each concert was "Got Me Under Pressure," followed by "Waitin' for the Bus," "Jesus Just Left Chicago," "Pincushion" and "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide." They performed covers including Willie Brown's "Future Blues" and Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady." "Cheap Sunglasses" and "Mexican Blackbird" were also played. "My Head's in Mississippi" was featured as a snippet before leading into "I Need You Tonight." Other songs they played were "Party on the Patio," "Just Got Paid," "Gimme All Your Lovin'," "Sharp Dressed Man," and "Legs."

Encores[edit]

The encores always featured "Tube Snake Boogie," "La Grange," and "Tush." "La Grange" would include a medley of the songs "Sloppy Drunk Blues" and "Bar-B-Q."

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
November 8, 2009 Fort Worth United States Texas Motor Speedway
November 10, 2009 Milwaukee Northern Lights Theater
November 12, 2009 Mahnomen Shooting Star Casino Hotel
November 14, 2009 New Town 4 Bears Casino & Lodge
November 17, 2009 Prince George Canada CN Centre
November 18, 2009 Dawson Creek EnCana Events Centre
November 20, 2009 Penticton South Okanagan Events Centre
November 21, 2009 Kamloops Interior Savings Centre
November 22, 2009 Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
November 23, 2009 Everett United States Comcast Arena
November 28, 2009 Edmonton Canada Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
November 29, 2009 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
November 30, 2009 Regina Conexus Arts Centre
December 1, 2009 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome