Whack Attack Tour

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Whack Attack Tour
Concert by ZZ Top
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Official tour poster
LocationUnited States, Canada
Start dateJune 2, 2005 (2005-06-02)
End dateNovember 11, 2005 (2005-11-11)
No. of shows77
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]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, and opening act(s)
Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s)
Leg 1: United States
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 Las Vegas Hilton
June 10, 2005
June 11, 2005
June 12, 2005 Del Mar San Diego County Fair
June 16, 2005 Hinckley Grand Casino Hinckley
June 17, 2005 West Fargo Red River Valley Fair
June 18, 2005 Burlington Burlington Steamboat Days First Amendment
June 23, 2005 Albuquerque Sandia Casino Amphitheater
June 24, 2005 Grand Junction Country Jam USA Western Underground, Phil Vassar
June 25, 2005 Greeley Greeley Stampede Montgomery Gentry
June 26, 2005 Manhattan Country Stampede Lonestar, Chely Wright
July 8, 2005 Wallingford careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theatre Keith Anderson
July 9, 2005 Big Flats Summer Stage at Tag's Frostbit Blue
July 10, 2005 Quebec City Canada Quebec City Summer Festival Steve Hill
July 12, 2005 Ottawa Ottawa Bluesfest David Gogo, Quarter Life
July 15, 2005 Comstock United States Comstock Rock Smash Mouth, Quiet Riot
July 16, 2005 Columbia Amphitheater at Mizzou
July 17, 2005 Cadott Rock Fest Cheap Trick, Jackyl
July 21, 2005 London Canada Hawk Rocks the Park Randy Bachman, Brian Howe
July 22, 2005 Ionia United States Ionia Free Fair
July 23, 2005 Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino, Hotel and Convention Center George Thorogood
July 24, 2005 Twin Lakes Country Thunder Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chelsi Howe
July 27, 2005 St. Charles Family Arena Dean Hall
July 29, 2005 Tunica Grand Casino Tunica
July 30, 2005 Gulfport Grand Casino Gulfport
August 2, 2005 Merrillville Star Plaza Theatre
August 5, 2005 Davenport Mississippi Valley Fair
August 6, 2005 Evansville Mesker Amphitheatre Tishara & the Earthtones
August 7, 2005 Columbus Celeste Center Hot Apple Pie
August 10, 2005 Reading Sovereign Center Will Hoge
August 11, 2005 Hamburg Erie County Fair
August 12, 2005 Gilford Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center Will Hoge
August 14, 2005 Saginaw WILZ Wheelzstock Larry McCray
August 15, 2005 Lewisburg State Fair of West Virginia
August 17, 2005 Detroit Michigan State Fair
August 19, 2005 Des Moines Iowa State Fair
August 23, 2005 Trenton Sovereign Bank Arena Will Hoge
August 25, 2005 Rama Canada Casino Rama
August 26, 2005
August 27, 2005 Canandaigua United States Finger Lakes Performing Arts 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 for the Performing Arts Mark Farner
September 10, 2005 Spencer Clay County Fair
September 11, 2005 Hutchinson 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 Britt Festival Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
September 21, 2005 Puyallup Western Washington Fair N/A
September 23, 2005 Saratoga Montalvo Arts Center
September 24, 2005 Reno Reno Hilton Amphitheater
September 25, 2005 Pomona Los Angeles 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 Fair
October 7, 2005 Grand Ronde Spirit Mountain Casino
October 8, 2005 Goldendale Maryhill Winery & 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 Kansas City
October 18, 2005 Hollywood Hard Rock Live
October 20, 2005 Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall Will Hoge
October 28, 2005 Charenton Cypress Bayou Pavilion N/A
October 29, 2005
November 4, 2005 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 10, 2005 New York City Beacon Theatre
November 11, 2005