Summer North American Tour

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Summer North American Tour
Concert by ZZ Top
Location United States, Canada
Associated album Mescalero
Start date June 2, 2004 (2004-06-02)
End date November 11, 2004 (2004-11-11)
Legs 1
No. of shows 49
ZZ Top concert chronology

The Summer North American Tour was a concert tour by rock band ZZ Top. Launched in support of the group's 2003 album, Mescalero, the tour's concerts were performed in festivals and casinos from June through September 2004. The tour's backdrop was made of multi-colored tinsel. Band members Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill wore sequined smoking jackets designed by Jaime Castaneda.[1] The Summer North American Tour consisted of two legs and 50 shows.[2]

Concert overview[edit]

With 50 shows performed, each had a similar set list, with 18-19 songs played. The concerts typically began with techno music played through the PA system, during which the band members walked on stage and began the show.

Main set[edit]

Each show opened with a performance of "Got Me Under Pressure", followed by "Pincushion", "Waitin' for the Bus", "Jesus Just Left Chicago", and "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide." "Manic Mechanic" was featured in many concerts, as well as "Buck Nekkid" and "Mexican Blackbird." Covers by Freddie King were also played, including "I Love the Woman" and "Going Down." "Cheap Sunglasses", "Party on the Patio", and "Viva Las Vegas" were performed at every show. The hits from the Eliminator album were played, including "Gimme All Your Lovin'", "Sharp Dressed Man", and "Legs."


The encores always consisted of "Tube Snake Boogie", "La Grange", and "Tush." A total of 19 different songs were played throughout the tour. "Buck Nekkid" was the only song from the Mescalero album to be featured in the set. "Manic Mechanic" was omitted during the first 18 shows. On the last show of the tour, "Jailhouse Rock" was played instead of "Tube Snake Boogie."

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Opening act(s)
Leg 1: arenas in North America
June 25, 2004 Wichita Falls United States Kay Yeager Coliseum The Fabulous Thunderbirds
June 26, 2004 Beaumont Ford Park Cross Canadian Ragweed, Los Lonely Boys
June 28, 2004 Hidalgo Dodge Arena  
July 1, 2004 Mount Pleasant Soaring Eagle Casino
July 3, 2004 Muskegon Heritage Landing
July 4, 2004 Tinley Park Tweeter Center Tesla, Blue Öyster Cult, The Doors of the 21st Century
July 5, 2004 Lansing Common Ground Music Festival Gunner Ross, TNT
July 8, 2004 Kelowna Canada Rock the Bluff  
July 10, 2004 Craven Rock'N the Valley Festival
July 11, 2004 Camrose Camrose Exhibition Fairgrounds
July 14, 2004 Walker United States Moondance Jam New Earth Mud, Big John Dickerson
July 16, 2004 Sarnia Canada Sarnia Bayfest  
July 17, 2004 St. Clairsville United States Jamboree in the Hills The Oak Ridge Boys, Jo Dee Messina, Chris LeDoux
July 23, 2004 Minot North Dakota State Fair  
July 24, 2004 Cheyenne Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 25, 2004 Winter Park Winter Park Resort
July 28, 2004 Pala Palomar Starlight Theater
July 30, 2004 Kelseyville Konocti Field Amphitheatre
July 31, 2004 Paso Robles California Mid-State Fair
August 1, 2004 Costa Mesa Orange County Fair
August 3, 2004 Kennewick Tri-Cities Coliseum Cross Canadian Ragweed
August 5, 2004 Deer Island Columbia Meadows  
August 6, 2004 Spokane Riverfront Park Cross Canadian Ragweed
August 7, 2004 Great Falls Four Seasons Arena  
August 9, 2004 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground
August 10, 2004 Sioux Falls Sioux Empire Fair
August 11, 2004 Hayward LCO Casino
August 13, 2004 Sedalia Missouri State Fair Franky Perez
August 14, 2004 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre  
August 16, 2004 Atlanta Chastain Park
August 20, 2004 Louisville Kentucky State Fair
August 21, 2004 Lima Allen County Fair
August 24, 2004 Pueblo Colorado State Fair
August 26, 2004 Green Bay Oneida Casino
August 27, 2004 Minneapolis Minnesota State Fair Silvertide
September 1, 2004 Syracuse Great New York State Fair Cross Canadian Ragweed
September 2, 2004 Allentown Great Allentown Fair Reckless Kelly
September 3, 2004 Essex Junction Champlain Valley Fair  
September 10, 2004 Blackfoot Eastern Idaho State Fair
September 11, 2004 Grand Junction Country Jam USA Dr. Hook, Molly Hatchet, Eddie Money, Dickey Betts
September 12, 2004 Albuquerque Sandia Casino  
September 16, 2004 Puyallup Puyallup Fair
September 17, 2004 Bend Les Schwab Amphitheater Eric Sardinas
September 18, 2004 Las Vegas Las Vegas Hilton  
September 20, 2004 Laughlin Flamingo Hilton
September 23, 2004 Alpine Viejas Casino
September 24, 2004 Las Vegas Las Vegas Hilton
September 25, 2004


  1. ^ Castaneda, Jaime (2008). "Jaime Custom Tailor and Western Wear". North Hollywood. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ Waddell, Ray (19 April 2004). "ZZ Top Celebrating 35th On The Road". Billboard. Nashville. Retrieved 12 April 2010.