Whack Attack Tour

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Whack Attack Tour
Concert by ZZ Top
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Official tour poster
Location United States, Canada
Start date June 2, 2005 (2005-06-02)
End date November 11, 2005 (2005-11-11)
Legs 1
No. of shows 77
ZZ Top concert chronology

The Whack Attack Tour was a concert tour by rock band ZZ Top. Whack Attack was a 24-week-long tour in the United States and Canada, which was a longer outing than the previous Summer North American Tour. It began in June 2005 and ended in November 2005. The set was designed by Chris Stuba and had a 'retro garage' theme, with custom microphone stands and drum kit; tinsel was used as a backdrop. Risers were made out of diamond-plated steel. The set list highlighted material from the albums Mescalero (2003), Chrome, Smoke & BBQ (2003), and Rancho Texicano (2004). Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill appeared on stage in sequined blazers. The show has received positive criticism, complimenting their showmanship, as well as the longevity of their signature sound and look.

Stage design and show production[edit]

The Whack Attack Tour's production was designed by lighting technician Chris Stuba, who had worked with the band for the past eleven years.[1] The backdrop was made of black and silver-colored tinsel,[2] with drum and amplifier risers made of diamond-plated steel.[1] Microphone stands were designed by John A. Douglas, who also designed the drum kit for Frank Beard used on the tour;[3] the stands were made from truck exhaust pipes and were equipped with built-in LED tubes that changed color during the show, as well as Electro-Voice 664 dynamic microphones.[4] The drum kit was painted with a lime green, leopard print design, including bass drums made with hubcaps on the outside and spun during the show.[2] Gibbons and Hill used Crate V-50 2x12" combo amplifiers as monitors. The lighting package was supplied by Bandit Lites, consisting of mostly Vari-Lite fixtures including VL3500 spot lights.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s)
Leg 1: arenas in North America
June 2, 2005 Jackson United States Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
June 3, 2005 Oroville Feather Falls Casino
June 4, 2005 Kelseyville Konocti Field Amphitheatre Alien Cowboys
June 6, 2005 Livermore Wente Vineyards
June 7, 2005 Laughlin Flamingo Outdoor Amphitheater
June 9, 2005 Las Vegas Hilton Theater
June 10, 2005
June 11, 2005
June 12, 2005 Del Mar Del Mar Fairgrounds Grandstand
(San Diego County Fair)
June 16, 2005 Hinckley Grand Casino
June 17, 2005 West Fargo Red River Valley Fairgrounds
(Red River Valley Fair)
June 18, 2005 Burlington Steamboat Days Festival
June 23, 2005 Albuquerque Sandia Casino Amphitheater
June 24, 2005 Grand Junction Country Jam Ranch
(Country Jam USA)
Western Underground, Phil Vassar
June 25, 2005 Greeley Island Grove Regional Park
(Greeley Stampede)
Montgomery Gentry
June 26, 2005 Manhattan Tuttle Creek State Park
(Country Stampede)
Lonestar, Chely Wright
July 8, 2005 Wallingford Oakdale Theatre Keith Anderson
July 9, 2005 Big Flats Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag's Frostbit Blue
July 10, 2005 Quebec City Canada Plains of Abraham
(Quebec City Summer Festival)
July 12, 2005 Ottawa Festival Plaza
(Ottawa Bluesfest)
David Gogo, Quarter Life
July 15, 2005 Comstock United States 2nd Wind Ranch
(Comstock Rock)
Smash Mouth, Quiet Riot
July 16, 2005 Columbia Amphitheater at Mizzou
July 17, 2005 Cadott Chippewa Valley
(Rock Fest)
Cheap Trick, Jackyl
July 21, 2005 London Canada Harris Park
(Hawk Rocks the Park: Back 4 More)
Randy Bachman, Brian Howe
July 22, 2005 Ionia United States Ionia County Fairgrounds Grandstand
(Ionia Free Fair)
July 23, 2005 Sault Ste. Marie DreamMakers Theater George Thorogood
July 24, 2005 Twin Lakes Shadow Hill Ranch
(Country Thunder)
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chelsi Howe
July 27, 2005 St. Charles Family Arena Dean Hall
July 29, 2005 Robinsonville Grand Casino Event Center
July 30, 2005 Gulfport Grand Casino Event Center
August 2, 2005 Merrillville Star Plaza Theatre
August 5, 2005 Davenport Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Grandstand
(Mississippi Valley Fair)
August 6, 2005 Evansville Mesker Amphitheatre Tishara & the Earthtones
August 7, 2005 Columbus Celeste Center
(Ohio State Fair)
Hot Apple Pie
August 10, 2005 Reading Sovereign Center
August 11, 2005 Hamburg Hamburg Fairgrounds
(Erie County Fair)
August 12, 2005 Gilford Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center Kenny Wayne Shepherd
August 14, 2005 Saginaw Ojibway Island
WILZ Wheelzstock
August 15, 2005 Lewisburg West Virginia State Fairgrounds Grandstand
(State Fair of West Virginia)
August 17, 2005 Detroit Michigan State Fairgrounds
(Michigan State Fair)
August 19, 2005 Des Moines Iowa State Fairgrounds
(Iowa State Fair)
August 23, 2005 Trenton Sovereign Bank Arena Will Hoge
August 25, 2005 Rama Canada Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
August 26, 2005
August 27, 2005 Rochester United States Finger Lakes Center Junior Brown, Donna the Buffalo
August 28, 2005 Salisbury Wicomico Youth and Civic Center
August 30, 2005 Augusta Augusta Civic Center
August 31, 2005 Bushkill Mountain Laurel Center
September 10, 2005 Spencer Clay County Fairgrounds Grandstand
(Clay County Fair)
September 11, 2005 Hutchinson Kansas State Fairgrounds Grandstand
(Kansas State Fair)
September 13, 2005 Mankato Midwest Wireless Civic Center
September 16, 2005 Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre Django Walker
September 17, 2005 Miami Buffalo Run Casino
September 20, 2005 Central Point Lithia Motors Amphitheatre
(Britt Festival)
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
September 21, 2005 Puyallup Washington State Fairgrounds
(Puyallup Fair)
September 23, 2005 Saratoga Montalvo Arts Center
September 24, 2005 Reno Reno Hilton Amphitheater
September 25, 2005 Pomona Fairplex
(L.A. County Fair)
September 28, 2005 Brooks Cache Creek Casino Resort
September 29, 2005 Santa Ynez Chumash Casino Resort
September 30, 2005 Alpine Viejas Casino
October 1, 2005 Tucson Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater
October 5, 2005 Fresno Big Fresno Fairgrounds
(Big Fresno Fair)
October 7, 2005 Grand Ronde Spirit Mountain Casino
October 8, 2005 Goldendale Maryhill Amphitheater
October 9, 2005 Jackpot Cactus Pete's
October 11, 2005 Orem McKay Events Center
October 12, 2005 Colorado Springs World Arena
October 14, 2005 Kansas City Ameristar Casino
October 18, 2005 Hollywood Hard Rock Live
October 20, 2005 Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall Will Hoge
October 28, 2005 Charenton Cypress Bayou Pavilion
October 29, 2005
November 4, 2005 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
(Arizona State Fair)
November 10, 2005 New York City Beacon Theatre
November 11, 2005