For the first time in his almost fifty year career, Billy Gibbons is about to release a solo album and embark on a tour without Frank Beard and Dusty Hill, his bandmates in ZZ Top.
Gibbons will release the album Perfectamundo on November 6 via Concord and will begin his tour on November 10 in Atlanta, GA, running through December 13 in Seattle, WA.
The tour will actually be under the name of Billy Gibbons and the BFG's made up of Martin "G.G." Guigui (guitar), Mike Flanigin (keyboards), Alex "Guitarzza" Garza (percussion), Sozo (drums) and Melanie DiLorenzo (drums).
Gibbons recently told Rolling Stone "The BFG’s, is, quite simply, a stab at something we didn’t previously know to be possible. That ‘something’ was composing and creating sessions to press the limits of the unknown. ZZ Top, by definition, remains a minimalist endeavor with a very straightforward established approach which continues to serve us well. … The BFG’s, on the other hand, have now gone on to exploring some uncharted sonic and, especially, rhythmic territory within an accommodating context. Deep at the core of everything we do, either as ZZ Top or with the Perfectamundo aggregation, is the blues. That’s the diamond and we found a way to put it into a new, Afro-Cuban setting. It really does come from the same place. The prospect of taking it to Cuba in December is especially exciting should all things work out. Talk about wish fulfillment."
- 11/10 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
- 11/11 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
- 11/13 – Saint Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
- 11/14 – Detroit, MI – Scottish Rite Cathedral
- 11/15 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
- 11/17 – New York, NY – Town Hall
- 11/18 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
- 11/19 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur
- 11/21 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
- 11/23 – Washington, DC – Lisner Auditorium
- 11/24 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
- 11/25 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live Orlando
- 11/27 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse
- 11/28 – Fort Pierce, FL – Sunrise Theatre
- 11/29 – Saint Petersburg, FL – The Mahaffey Theater
- 12/01 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
- 12/03 – Houston, TX – Cullen Performance Hall
- 12/04 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
- 12/05 – Lubbock, TX – City Bank Auditorium
- 12/07 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
- 12/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
- 12/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
- 12/11 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
- 12/12 – Aberdeen, WA – D & R Theatre
- 12/13 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune