ZZ Top Will Play Benefit Show For Houston Hurricane Relief

Billy Gibbons-“bringing a little joy to a hard-hit region.”

September 5, 2017

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Imagine that you are away from home for an extended period and a tremendous catastrophe hits your home town, leaving destruction and heartache in it's wake.  This is the situation that the members of ZZ TOP are facing following the tremendous damage left in the band's home state of Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Having a concert date for the Houston area (Sugarland TX) already on their itinerary for September 10th, the Texas Trio has turned the date into a 'Benefit Concert' to aid in the recovery efforts. Guitarist BILLY GIBBONS says the show should generate about $100,000 in proceeds, and more importantly, "bring a little joy to a hard-hit region.” In a recent interview w/ Rolling Stone Magazine, Gibbons said, that Texans will have “a tough road to hoe to climb from the wreckage,” but on a more upbeat note he added, “It says a lot about that Texas spirit that you see so many volunteers jumping in to lend a helping hand,” said Gibbons. “It could have been a lot worse, in terms of loss of life, but that seems to have been kept to a minimum. It’s no fun. I’m trusting that Texas spirit to bring everybody through.” With the Houston performance in mind, Gibbons also said that the band will revive their song, "Heaven, Hell, Or Houston," which was featured on the band's 1981 'El Loco' album... (Listen below)  Rock On!