Hollywood Blues Tour

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Hollywood Blues Tour
ZZ Top 2007 Tour Poster.jpg
Official tour poster
Concert tour by ZZ Top
Location United States, Canada
Start date March 12, 2007 (2007-03-12)
End date October 27, 2007 (2007-10-27)
Legs 2
Shows 87
Box office $17.8 million
ZZ Top concert chronology
Whack Attack Tour
(2005)
Hollywood Blues Tour
(2007)
El Camino Ocho Tour
(2008)

The Hollywood Blues Tour was a concert tour by rock band ZZ Top. The tour visited indoor and outdoor theaters, stadiums, and arenas in the United States and Canada. Whereas ZZ Top were known for their elaborate tour setups in the 1970s, the Hollywood Blues Tour was largely visual and stripped down; the stage featured a large video screen for a backdrop that showed visual effects and clips from the group's MTV music videos. Like their previous tour, each of the Hollywood Blues shows did not feature any newer songs, which served as one of the only criticisms for the tour.

Consisting of just two legs and 87 shows, the tour began in Boca Raton, Florida on March 12, 2007 and finished in Miami, Oklahoma on October 27, 2007. After the first leg, the tour was expanded for a summer tour with the Stray Cats and The Pretenders, which was branded as "Summer Scorcher", and continued solo through October. With a total gross of $17.8 million, Hollywood Blues sold over 380,000 tickets at its conclusion. A portion of the tour is shown in the Eagle Rock 2009 concert film Double Down Live. Although the tour evoked a variety of responses from music critics, it was mostly well-received—The Florida Times-Union called ZZ Top "one of rock's most reliable acts; you just know they're going to put on a good show".


Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Opening act(s)
Leg 1
March 12, 2007 Boca Raton United States Count de Hoernle Amphitheater Robert Fortune Band
March 13, 2007 Jacksonville Florida Theatre
March 14, 2007 Orange Beach Amphitheater at the Wharf
March 17, 2007 Durant Choctaw Casino Resort
March 18, 2007 Houston Reliant Stadium
March 23, 2007 Corpus Christi American Bank Center Robert Fortune Band
March 24, 2007 Belton Bell County Expo Center
March 25, 2007 Wichita Falls Kay Yeager Coliseum Los Lonely Boys
March 30, 2007 Las Vegas Las Vegas Hilton
March 31, 2007
April 6, 2007 Kinder Coushatta Casino Resort
April 7, 2007 Beaumont Ford Park Pavilion Kid Rock, Los Lonely Boys, Cross Canadian Ragweed
April 11, 2007 Rio Rancho Santa Ana Star Center
April 12, 2007 Mescalero Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
April 14, 2007 Austin The Backyard Bang Bang Bang
April 15, 2007
April 18, 2007 Phoenix Dodge Theatre
April 20, 2007 Reno Wendover Peppermill Laidlaw
April 21, 2007 Kelseyville Konocti Harbor
April 23, 2007 Alpine Viejas Casino
April 24, 2007 Prescott Valley Tim's Toyota Center
April 26, 2007 Santa Ynez Chumash Casino Resort
April 27, 2007 Laughlin Aquarius Casino Resort
April 28, 2007
April 29, 2007 Pala Pala Casino Resort and Spa
May 2, 2007 St. Louis America's Center
May 4, 2007 New Orleans New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 17, 2007 Pikeville Eastern Kentucky Expo Center Axxis, Blackberry Smoke
May 18, 2007 Youngstown Chevrolet Centre
May 19, 2007 Columbus Columbus Crew Stadium Evanescence, Velvet Revolver, Hinder, Chevelle, Three Days Grace, Buckcherry, Breaking Benjamin
Leg 2: amphitheaters and arenas in North America ("Summer Scorcher")[1]
July 14, 2007 The Woodlands United States Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Hank Williams III, Old 97's, David Allan Coe
July 15, 2007 Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre The Drams, David Allan Coe, Drive-By Truckers, Shooter Jennings, Old 97's
July 19, 2007 Bridgeview Toyota Park Joan Jett, REO Speedwagon, Stray Cats, The Pretenders
July 21, 2007 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena REO Speedwagon, Stray Cats, Pretenders
July 22, 2007 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Stray Cats, Pretenders
July 23, 2007 Atlantic City The Borgata
July 25, 2007 Sterling Heights Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
July 26, 2007 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 28, 2007 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center Gin Blossoms, Stray Cats, Pretenders
July 29, 2007 St. Louis Scottrade Center
July 31, 2007 Pelham Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 1, 2007 Nashville Sommet Center Stray Cats, Pretenders
August 3, 2007 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheater
August 4, 2007 Lubbock United Spirit Arena
August 5, 2007 Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Whitestarr, Stray Cats, Pretenders
August 9, 2007 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground
August 11, 2007 Paradise Orleans Arena Stray Cats, Pretenders
August 13, 2007 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre Pretenders
August 15, 2007 West Valley City USANA Amphitheatre
August 17, 2007 Fresno Save Mart Center Stray Cats, Pretenders
August 18, 2007 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Sugar Ray, Stray Cats, Tone Lōc, Pretenders
August 19, 2007 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre Stray Cats, Pretenders, REO Speedwagon
August 21, 2007 Sacramento ARCO Arena Stray Cats, Pretenders
August 23, 2007 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
August 25, 2007 Puyallup United States Puyallup Fair
August 26, 2007 Ridgefield The Amphitheater at Clark County Gin Blossoms, Stray Cats, Pretenders
August 31, 2007 Hidalgo Dodge Arena
September 6, 2007 Southaven Snowden Grove Amphitheater
September 7, 2007 Atlanta Chastain Park Blackberry Smoke
September 9, 2007 Toledo SeaGate Convention Centre
September 11, 2007 Merrillville Star Plaza Theatre
September 12, 2007 South Bend Morris Performing Arts Center
September 14, 2007 Council Bluffs Mid-America Center
September 15, 2007 Kansas City City Market Quiet Riot
September 16, 2007 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
September 19, 2007 Niagara Falls Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
September 20, 2007 Verona Turning Stone Resort & Casino
September 21, 2007 Uncasville Mohegan Sun
September 22, 2007 Gilford Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
September 25, 2007 Bangor Bangor Auditorium
September 27, 2007 New York City Beacon Theatre
September 28, 2007
September 29, 2007 Boston Bank of America Pavilion
October 5, 2007 Fayetteville Randal Tyson Track Center
October 7, 2007 Knoxville Tennessee Theatre
October 10, 2007 Hollywood Hard Rock Live
October 12, 2007 Huntington Big Sandy Superstore Arena
October 13, 2007 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium
October 14, 2007 Dayton Nutter Center
October 17, 2007 Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre
October 19, 2007 Harris Island Resort and Casino
October 20, 2007
October 21, 2007 East Lansing Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
October 23, 2007 Dubuque Five Flags Center
October 25, 2007 Thackerville WinStar World Casino
October 26, 2007 Norman Riverwind Casino
October 27, 2007 Miami Buffalo Run Casino

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