ZZ Top is back with La Futura, Songlist, Concert dates

Back in the early days of what was called Rock & Roll, singers such as Elvis and Bill Haley and the Comets, "Rock" was sort of a big band boogie sort of affair. For me at any rate it wasn't actually Rock until a little 3-piece band from Texas came along, identified as Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Rock was cut down to its bones, a bass, a guitar and drums that they didn't know truly what to do with. In that fine tradition came this group from Texas, and a new era of Tex Rock was started.

The last time we heard any new material from them was in 2003, when they dropped their fourteenth studio album Mescalero. And now, after nine-year hiatus, ZZ Top, is back with a new album “La Futura” and tour. It is set for release on September 11, 2012 through American Recordings. The album will contain the following songs:

1. "I Gotsta Get Paid" (track length 4:03)
2. "Chartreuse" (2:57)
3. "Consumption" (3:47)
4. "Over You" (4:29)
5. "Heartache in Blues" (4:09)
6. "I Don't Wanna Lose, Lose, You" (4:20)
7. "Flyin' High" (4:17)
8. "It's Too Easy Mañana" (4:47)
9. "Big Shiny Nine" (3:11)
10. "Have A Little Mercy" (3:18)

ZZ Top is currently on the road supporting their new album. Upcoming concert dates are as follows:

ZZ Top, La Futura, New, Album, Cover, front, Image
September 7, 2012 - Scarborough, ME United States, Scarbourough Downs
September 8, 2012 - Mansfield, MA United States, Comcast Center
September 9, 2012 - Erie, PA United States - Jerry Uht Park
September 12, 2012 - New York, NY United States, Beacon Theatre
September 14, 2012 - Cincinnati, OH United States, Riverbend Music Center
September 15, 2012 - Maryland Heights, MO United States, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
September 16, 2012 - Sevierville, TN United States, Smokies Stadium
October 2, 2012 - Chicago, IL United States, The Chicago Theatre
October 3, 2012 - Akron, OH United States, Akron Civic Theater
October 6, 2012 - Columbia, MD United States, Merriweather Post Pavilion
October 10, 2012 - Durham, NC United States, Durham Performing Arts Center
October 12, 2012 - Marksville, LA United States, Paragon Casino Mari Center
October 14, 2012 - Huntsville, AL United States, Von Braun Center Arena
October 18, 2012 - Catoosa, OK United States, The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
October 19, 2012 - Thackerville, OK United States, Winstar Casino
October 20, 2012 - Sugarland, TX United States, Constellation Field
October 21, 2012 - San Antonio, TX United States, Majestic Theater
October 26, 2012 - Midland, TX United States, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center