Gang of Outlaws Tour

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Gang of Outlaws Tour
A yellow poster with three black-and-white images of ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson occupy most of the image. The text on the poster reads "Gang of Outlaws is coming".
Concert tour by ZZ Top
Location North America
Associated album Texicali
Start date May 25, 2012
End date June 29, 2012
Legs 1
Shows 23
ZZ Top tour chronology
ZZ Top 2011 Tour
(2011)
Gang of Outlaws Tour
(2012)
Summer European Tour 2012
(2012)
3 Doors Down tour chronology
Time of My Life Tour
(2011-2012)
Gang of Outlaws Tour
(2012)
Gretchen Wilson tour chronology
Xtreme Muzik Tour
(2011)
Gang of Outlaws Tour
(2012)

The Gang of Outlaws Tour was an American concert tour by rock band ZZ Top. Coinciding with their newly released EP Texicali, the tour visited arenas and amphitheaters from May through June 2012, supported by opening acts 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson. The tour's concept was inspired by the concept of cinema and meant to stray from their previous tours, staged as an elaborate multimedia presentation. It made use of cinematic elements to instill the simulation of a feature film to the audience. The stage featured a large video screen that showed visual effects, video clips of attractive women, music videos, song lyrics and live action of the band on stage. Gang of Outlaws and Texicali were central to the group's comeback.

Consisting of 23 shows, Gang of Outlaws began in Manchester, New Hampshire on May 25, 2012 and ended in Hinckley, Minnesota on June 29, 2012. The tour was generally well-received and produced many positive reviews from critics. Despite no sellouts, the show in Estero, Florida was the highest-grossing event, selling over three-thousand tickets. Although none of ZZ Top's newer material was performed, a song from Texicali was added to the set list for the group's next tour in Europe.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Opening act(s)
May 25, 2012 Manchester United States Verizon Wireless Arena 3 Doors Down, Gretchen Wilson
May 26, 2012 Atlantic City Verizon Wireless Arena
May 27, 2012 Mashantucket Foxwoods Resort Casino
June 1, 2012 Winston-Salem Joel Coliseum
June 2, 2012 Fort Bragg Fort Bragg Fairgrounds
June 3, 2012 Fredericksburg Job.com Pavilion
June 5, 2012 Glen Allen Innsbrook Pavilion 3 Doors Down
June 6, 2012 Simpsonville Charter Amphitheatre 3 Doors Down, Gretchen Wilson
June 8, 2012 St. Augustine St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 10, 2012 Alpharetta Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 12, 2012 Hollywood Hard Rock Live
June 15, 2012 Estero Germain Arena
June 16, 2012 Orlando The Universal Music Plaza Stage 3 Doors Down
June 17, 2012 St. Petersburg Tropicana Field 3 Doors Down, Gretchen Wilson
June 19, 2012 Southaven Snowden Grove Amphitheater
June 20, 2012 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
June 22, 2012 Baton Rouge River Center Arena
June 23, 2012 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 24, 2012 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 26, 2012 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena
June 27, 2012 Detroit DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 29, 2012 Hinckley Grand Casino

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