In Your Face Tour
|In Your Face Tour|
|Concert tour by ZZ Top|
|Start date||September 26, 2008|
|End date||November 1, 2008|
|ZZ Top tour chronology|
The In Your Face Tour was a concert tour by rock band ZZ Top. The tour's concerts were performed in performing arts and convention centers from September through November 2008. Band members Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill dressed in black biker jackets with rhinestones, as well as baseball caps and boots. The In Your Face Tour consisted of 23 shows. As with the previous El Camino Ocho Tour, some of the tour was shown in the concert film Double Down Live.
Out of the 23 shows performed, each had a similar set list, with 16-21 songs performed. The concerts usually began with techno music played through the PA system, during which the band would walk on stage and begin the show.
Each show opened with a performance of "Got Me Under Pressure." Following "Got Me Under Pressure," the band performed "Waitin' for the Bus," "Jesus Just Left Chicago," "Chevrolet," and "Pincushion." Every show featured "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide," along with "Cheap Sunglasses," "I Need You Tonight," "Hey Joe," "Heard It on the X," and "Just Got Paid." "Gimme All Your Lovin'," "Sharp Dressed Man," and "Legs" were also included.
A total of 24 different songs were played throughout the tour. Muddy Waters covers of "Rollin' Stone" and "Still a Fool" were played at random. "Folsom Prison Blues" was included in the show at the Ryman Auditorium. "Future Blues" by Willie Brown was played in many shows.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gave a generally positive review for the show at the Post-Gazette Pavilion, stating that the band had "aged gracefully" and "morphed from a beat-up pickup truck to a shiny, slick machine." The review also mentioned the raspy quality in Gibbons' voice, saying that he "sounded pretty bad" and compared his voice to a "raspy old smoker." However, the review also said that his vocals were "all grit and soul, and true to the sound of the old albums."
- Mervis, Scott (October 16, 2008). "ZZ Top, Brooks and Dunn deliver powerhouse concert". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Block Communications). Retrieved December 13, 2010.