Hollywood Blues Tour

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Hollywood Blues Tour
Tour by ZZ Top
ZZ Top 2007 Tour Poster.jpg
Official tour poster
Location United States, Canada
Start date March 12, 2007 (2007-03-12)
End date October 27, 2007 (2007-10-27)
Legs 2
No. of shows 87
Box office US$17,800,000
ZZ Top concert chronology

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]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s) Attendance Revenue
Pre-tour show
February 11, 2007 West Hollywood United States House of Blues N/A N/A
Leg 1: amphitheaters and arenas in North America
March 6, 2007 Biloxi United States Mississippi Coast Coliseum Robert Fortune Band N/A N/A
March 8, 2007 Timmonsville Palmetto Arabian Farms
(Rock with the Top for Kidzz)
March 9, 2007 Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall Robert Fortune Band 2,180 / 2,180
March 10, 2007 Fort Myers Centennial Park Robert Fortune Band, Mark Haney & the Buzzards N/A
March 12, 2007 Boca Raton Mizner Park Amphitheater Robert Fortune Band
March 13, 2007 Jacksonville Florida Theatre 1,918 / 1,918
March 14, 2007 Orange Beach Amphitheater at the Wharf N/A
March 17, 2007 Durant Choctaw Coliseum
March 18, 2007 Houston Reliant Stadium
(RodeoHouston)
March 23, 2007 Corpus Christi American Bank Center Arena 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 Winchester Hilton Theater Bang Bang Bang
March 31, 2007
April 6, 2007 Kinder The Pavilion at Coushatta
April 7, 2007 Beaumont Ford Park Pavilion Kid Rock, Los Lonely Boys
April 11, 2007 Rio Rancho Santa Ana Star Center
April 12, 2007 Mescalero Inn of the Mountain Gods Showroom
April 14, 2007 Austin The Backyard Bang Bang Bang
April 15, 2007
April 18, 2007 Phoenix Dodge Theatre
April 20, 2007 Reno Peppermill Concert Hall Laidlaw
April 21, 2007 Kelseyville Konocti Field Amphitheatre
April 23, 2007 Alpine Viejas Casino
April 24, 2007 Prescott Valley Tim's Toyota Center
April 26, 2007 Santa Ynez Samala Showroom
April 27, 2007 Laughlin Aquarius Outdoor Amphitheater
April 28, 2007
April 29, 2007 Pala Palomar Starlight Theater
May 4, 2007 New Orleans New Orleans Fair Grounds
(Jazz Fest)
Luther Kent & Trickbag, Chuck Leavell
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 N/A N/A
July 15, 2007 Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre Old 97's, Shooter Jennings
July 19, 2007 Bridgeview Toyota Park REO Speedwagon, The Pretenders
July 21, 2007 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
July 22, 2007 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater The Pretenders, Stray Cats
July 23, 2007 Atlantic City Borgata Event Center
July 25, 2007 Sterling Heights Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
July 26, 2007 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 28, 2007 St. Paul Xcel Energy Center
July 29, 2007 St. Louis Scottrade Center
July 31, 2007 Pelham Verizon Wireless Music Center Blackberry Smoke
August 1, 2007 Nashville Sommet Center The Pretenders, Stray Cats
August 3, 2007 Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
August 4, 2007 Lubbock United Spirit Arena Whitestarr
August 5, 2007 Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheater The Pretenders, Stray Cats
August 9, 2007 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground Buckcherry
August 11, 2007 Las Vegas Orleans Arena The Pretenders, Stray Cats 5,186 / 9,000 $268,652
August 13, 2007 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre N/A N/A
August 15, 2007 West Valley City USANA Amphitheatre
August 17, 2007 Fresno Save Mart Center
August 18, 2007 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 14,216 / 16,009 $716,966
August 19, 2007 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre N/A N/A
August 21, 2007 Sacramento ARCO Arena
August 23, 2007 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
August 25, 2007 Puyallup United States Puyallup Fair & Events Center
(Washington State Fair)
August 26, 2007 Ridgefield Amphitheater at Clark County
August 31, 2007 Hidalgo Dodge Arena
September 6, 2007 Southaven Snowden Grove Amphitheater Bang Bang Bang 6,103 / 11,000
September 7, 2007 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheatre Blackberry Smoke N/A
September 9, 2007 Toledo SeaGate Convention Centre Chris Duarte
September 11, 2007 Merrillville Star Plaza Theatre Blackberry Smoke
September 12, 2007 South Bend Morris Performing Arts Center
September 14, 2007 Council Bluffs Mid-America Center
September 15, 2007 Kansas City City Market
(99.7 KY Birthday Bash)
Quiet Riot, Blackberry Smoke
September 16, 2007 Peoria Peoria Civic Center Blackberry Smoke
September 19, 2007 Niagara Falls Seneca Events Center
September 20, 2007 Verona Turning Stone Event Center Blackberry Smoke
September 21, 2007 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
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
(Bikes Blues and BBQ)
October 7, 2007 Knoxville Tennessee Theatre
October 10, 2007 Orlando Hard Rock Live
October 12, 2007 Huntington Big Sandy Superstore Arena
October 13, 2007 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium Travis Tritt
October 14, 2007 Dayton Ervin J. Nutter Center
October 17, 2007 Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre
October 19, 2007 Harris Island Showroom
October 20, 2007
October 21, 2007 East Lansing MSU Concert Auditorium Blackberry Smoke
October 23, 2007 Dubuque Five Flags Center
October 25, 2007 Thackerville Global Event Center
October 26, 2007 Norman Showplace Theatre
October 27, 2007 Miami Peoria Showplace Blackberry Smoke
Post-tour shows
November 1, 2007 Grand Prairie United States Nokia Theatre N/A N/A
November 3, 2007 Reno Summit Pavilion
November 4, 2007 San Francisco Warfield Theatre 2,300 / 2,300
November 9, 2007 Los Angeles Greek Theatre Dr. John N/A
November 11, 2007 Winchester Hilton Theater
November 14, 2007 Coachella Spotlight Showroom
December 28, 2007 Hollywood Hard Rock Live
December 29, 2007 Melbourne King Center for the Performing Arts Blackberry Smoke
December 30, 2007 Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall
December 31, 2007 Aspen Belly Up Aspen 450 / 450

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