Rebels and Bandoleros Tour

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Rebels and Bandoleros Tour
World tour by ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd
Rebels and Bandoleros.jpg
LocationNorth America, Europe
Start dateMay 12, 2011 (2011-05-12)
End dateDecember 1, 2011 (2011-12-01)
No. of shows79
ZZ Top tour chronology
Australian Tour
Rebels and Bandoleros Tour
Gang of Outlaws Tour
Lynyrd Skynyrd tour chronology
God and Guns Tour
Rebels and Bandoleros Tour

The Rebels and Bandoleros Tour was a worldwide concert tour by American rock band ZZ Top. First joining forces in 1974, Lynyrd Skynyrd toured with the group for two-and-a-half weeks during its initial leg, and for the latter part of the second leg in the United States. In contrast to ZZ Top's elaborately staged events from previous tours, the Rebels and Bandoleros Tour stage design was simple, yet embellishing. The stage featured dozens of lights and a large projection screen displayed behind the stage, which showed visual effects, video clips, and text phrases. Whereas ZZ Top was known for their enthusiastic live show in the 1970s, the group's Rebels and Bandoleros performances were intentionally ironic and self-reflective. Like other ZZ Top tours, each of the Rebels and Bandoleros shows opened with the same three songs before other material was played.

With three legs and 79 shows, the tour began in Wichita, Kansas on May 12, 2011 and ended in Charleston, West Virginia on October 30, 2011. Its initial two legs visited the US and Europe before returning for a final leg in North America. After its conclusion, three shows were booked for the Rock Legends Cruise in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which featured acts such as George Thorogood and Steppenwolf. The tour was generally well received and gained positive reactions from music critics. Although it wasn't one of the highest-grossing tours of 2011, a concert in Orange Beach, Alabama with Lynyrd Skynyrd was the highest-grossing show of the Rebels and Bandoleros tour.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Supporting act(s)
Leg 1: United States
May 12, 2011 Wichita United States Intrust Bank Arena Lynyrd Skynyrd
May 13, 2011 Belton Bell County Exposition Center
May 14, 2011 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
May 15, 2011 Lubbock United Spirit Arena Drake White, Lynyrd Skynyrd
May 19, 2011 Bangor Bangor Waterfront Pavilion Lynyrd Skynyrd
May 21, 2011 Albany Times Union Center
May 22, 2011 Youngstown Covelli Centre
May 24, 2011 Columbus Value City Arena
May 26, 2011 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
May 27, 2011 Lampe Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater
May 28, 2011 Bossier City CenturyTel Center
May 29, 2011 Orange Beach Amphitheater at the Wharf
May 31, 2011 Charlottesville nTelos Wireless Pavilion River City Gang
June 3, 2011 Knoxville Tennessee Theatre Mic Harrison and the High Score
June 4, 2011 Memphis Live at the Garden  
June 5, 2011 Nashville Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel
June 7, 2011 Orlando Hard Rock Live
June 8, 2011 Hollywood Hard Rock Live
Leg 2: Europe
June 25, 2011 Sursee Switzerland Summer Sound Festival The Cult, Black Country Communion, Tempesta
June 26, 2011 Abenberg Germany Burg Abenberg The Brew
June 27, 2011 Cologne Tanzbrunnen
June 29, 2011 Mainz Zollhafen
July 1, 2011 Lille France Zénith de Lille Thin Lizzy
July 2, 2011 Hérouville-Saint-Clair Château de Beauregard
(Festival Beauregard)
AaRON, Morcheeba
July 3, 2011 Tours Grand Hall Thin Lizzy
July 5, 2011 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier Paul Personne
July 6, 2011 Cournon-d'Auvergne Zénith d'Auvergne
July 7, 2011 Cognac Cognac Public Garden
(Cognac Blues Passions)
The Honeymen
July 9, 2011 Argelès-sur-Mer Parc de Valmy
(Festival les Déferlantes)
Gaëtan Roussel, Zazie
July 10, 2011 Juan-les-Pins La Pinède Paul Personne
July 12, 2011 Marseille Le Dôme Thin Lizzy
July 13, 2011 Barcelona Spain Poble Espanyol Peachy Joke
July 14, 2011 Madrid La Riviera Txus Blues y José Bluefingers
July 16, 2011 Córdoba Teatro Axerquía
Leg 3: North America
July 31, 2011 Big Flats United States Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag's Lynyrd Skynyrd
August 2, 2011 Lewiston Artpark Jony James Blues Band
August 3, 2011 Rama Canada Casino Rama
August 5, 2011 Mount Pleasant United States Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Ted Nugent, Finding Clyde
August 6, 2011 Greenville Lions Park
(Catfish Extravaganza)
Don Felder, The Crisis
August 7, 2011 Hammond The Venue at Horseshoe The Cadillac Black
August 9, 2011 West Allis Wisconsin State Fair Park
(Wisconsin State Fair)
August 11, 2011 Prior Lake Mystic Showroom
August 12, 2011 Hankinson Dakota Magic Casino Resort
August 13, 2011 Tower Fortune Bay Resort Casino
August 15, 2011 Wabash Honeywell Center
August 17, 2011 Kettering Fraze Pavilion
August 19, 2011 Pittsburgh Stage AE Cadillac Black
August 20, 2011 Bushkill Mountain Laurel Center
August 21, 2011 Solomons Calvert Marine Museum Joan Jett
August 25, 2011 Danbury Ives Concert Park  
August 26, 2011 Ledyard MGM Grand Theater
August 27, 2011 Gilford Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion Cadillac Black
August 29, 2011 (rescheduled from August 28, 2011, because of Hurricane Irene) Westbury NYCB Theatre at Westbury  
August 30, 2011 Newark New Jersey Performing Arts Center
August 31, 2011 Red Bank Count Basie Theatre
September 3, 2011 Virginia Beach Verizon Wireless American Music Festival River City Gang
September 4, 2011 Cherokee Harrah's Casino & Hotel  
September 23, 2011 Tulsa Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
September 28, 2011 Mescalero Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
September 30, 2011 Phoenix Comerica Theatre Philip Sayce
October 1, 2011 Henderson Sunset Station  
October 2, 2011 Coachella Spotlight 29 Casino Philip Sayce
October 4, 2011 Saratoga Mountain Winery
October 5, 2011 Fresno Paul Paul Theatre
October 10, 2011 Denver Paramount Theatre  
October 11, 2011 Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Center
October 13, 2011 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum Lynyrd Skynyrd
October 14, 2011 Dodge City United Wireless Arena
October 16, 2011 Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
October 20, 2011 Hidalgo State Farm Arena
October 21, 2011 Corpus Christi American Bank Center
October 22, 2011 Austin The Backyard  
October 23, 2011 Laredo Laredo Energy Arena
October 27, 2011 Rockford Rockford MetroCentre
October 28, 2011 Clear Lake Surf Ballroom
October 29, 2011 Champaign Assembly Hall Lynyrd Skynyrd
October 30, 2011 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
Post-tour shows
December 2, 2011 Fort Lauderdale United States Rock Legends Cruise George Thorogood, Outlaws
December 3, 2011 Molly Hatchet, Johnny Winter
December 4, 2011 Steppenwolf, Marshall Tucker Band, Edgar Winter