Necessity Is a Mother Tour
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|Concert by ZZ Top|
|Location||North America, Asia, Europe|
|Start date||September 5, 2009|
|End date||October 28, 2009|
|Number of shows||28|
|ZZ Top concert chronology|
The Necessity Is a Mother Tour was a concert tour by rock band ZZ Top. Launched in the wake of the cancelled Aerosmith/ZZ Top Tour, the tour's concerts were performed in theatres and arenas from September through November 2009. Band members Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill dressed in black biker jackets, along with similar hats and boots. The Necessity Is a Mother Tour consisted of three legs and 28 shows.
Out of the 28 shows performed, each had a similar set list, with 20-23 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", "Pincushion", "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide", Willie Brown's "Future Blues", "Cheap Sunglasses", and "Mexican Blackbird." "My Head's In Mississippi" was only featured as a snippet usually before segueing into "I Need You Tonight." "Brown Sugar" and "Party on the Patio" were played in many shows. "Foxy Lady" and "Just Got Paid" were always part of the main set. "Gimme All Your Lovin'", "Sharp Dressed Man", and "Legs" were also performed.
The encores typically started with a medley of "La Grange", "Sloppy Drunk Blues", and "Bar-B-Q." The show usually closed out with "Tush." "Jailhouse Rock" and "Tube Snake Boogie" were also occasionally performed.
A total of 26 different songs were played throughout the tour. John Lee Hooker's cover of One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" was played at the show in Mannheim, Germany. Elmore James' "Dust My Broom" was performed at the concert in Boston.
|September 5, 2009||Detroit||United States||The Fillmore|
|September 6, 2009||Christmas||Kewadin Casino|
|September 7, 2009|
|September 9, 2009||South Bend||Morris Performing Arts Center|
|September 10, 2009||Indianapolis||Murat Shrine|
|September 11, 2009||Roanoke||Roanoke Civic Center|
|September 13, 2009||Washington, D.C.||9:30 Club|
|September 14, 2009|
|September 15, 2009||Boston||Orpheum Theatre|
|September 17, 2009||Salamanca||Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel|
|September 18, 2009||New York City||Beacon Theatre|
|September 19, 2009||Atlantic City||House of Blues|
|September 20, 2009||Reading||Sovereign Center|
|September 25, 2009||Singapore||Singapore||F1 Rocks|
|October 8, 2009||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Heineken Music Hall|
|October 9, 2009||Essen||Germany||Grugahalle|
|October 10, 2009||Mannheim||SAP Arena|
|October 12, 2009||Vienna||Austria||Wiener Stadthalle|
|October 14, 2009||Bratislava||Slovakia||Sibamac Arena|
|October 15, 2009||Budapest||Hungary||Budapest Sports Arena|
|October 16, 2009||Ljubljana||Slovenia||Tivoli Hall|
|October 18, 2009||Belgrade||Serbia||Belgrade Arena|
|October 20, 2009||Bucharest||Romania||Sala Polivalentă|
|October 21, 2009||Sofia||Bulgaria||Akademik Stadium|
|October 22, 2009||Skopje||Macedonia||Boris Trajkovski Sports Center|
|October 24, 2009||Athens||Greece||Tae-Kwon-Do Sports Pavilion|
|October 27, 2009||Wolverhampton||England||Wolverhampton Civic Hall|
|October 28, 2009||London||Wembley Arena|