ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd bringing Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour to Phoenix

Dec 13, 2022, 4:25 AM
From left, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd (Getty Images File Photos)...
From left, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd (Getty Images File Photos)
(Getty Images File Photos)

PHOENIX — A century’s worth of Southern rock greatness is coming to Phoenix next year when ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd team up for a North American tour.

The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour is set to hit Ak-Chin Pavilion on Aug. 13.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, with presales starting Tuesday.

Both bands are in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd,” one of the greatest debut albums in music history. The 1973 release features some of rock’s greatest anthems, including “Tuesday’s Gone,” “Simple Man” and the all-time epic “Free Bird.”

“It’s about the legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and what it stands for, what the fans are all about,” singer Johnny Van Zant said in a press release.

“There’s nothing like getting out there playing a great show with Skynyrd and seeing people love this music.”

ZZ Top came through the Valley earlier this month, playing Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” released its debut album in 1971 and put out a steady stream of hits in its first decade, with classic rock staples such as “La Grange,” “Tush” and “Cheap Sunglasses.”

While the trio’s blues-based music was never glitzy, they had the visual flair and humor to become superstars when MTV was king in the ’80s, with hits such as “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man.”

Uncle Kracker will open the show in Phoenix.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

This photo provided by Budweiser shows a scene from Budweiser's 2023 Super Bowl NFL football ad. Br...
Associated Press

For Super Bowl ads this year, crypto is out, booze is in

NEW YORK (AP) — The hottest ticket in town for advertisers is officially sold out. Fox said Monday that in-game ads for Super Bowl LVII have all been sold. The big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles takes place on Sunday. The Super Bowl is advertising’s biggest stage, with advertisers jockeying […]
18 hours ago
FILE - People walk by the AMC 34th Street theater on March 5, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Ago...
Associated Press

AMC to charge more for better seats in movie theaters

AMC Theaters, the nation's largest theater chain, unveiled a new pricing scheme which seat location determines how much movie tickets cost.
18 hours ago
Associated Press

Super Bowl draws epic air show of private planes to Phoenix

Officials expect more than 1,000 extra planes to descend on Phoenix’s airports this week for the Super Bowl as well as the WM Phoenix Open.
18 hours ago
(Dunkin' Photo)...

Doughnut box: Dunkin’ opens shop made from shipping container in Mesa

A new Dunkin' location in Mesa, the national donut and cofee chain's first in Arizona made from a repurposed shipping container.
18 hours ago
George Alan Kelly(Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office)...
Associated Press

Arizona rancher held on $1M bond for murder near border outside Nogales

A rancher who lives near Arizona's border with Mexico is accused of first-degree murder for a fatal shooting last week.
18 hours ago
(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

Woman dies at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix after shooting

A woman died at Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix after a shooting Sunday night, authorities said.
18 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet edges out cable for everyday use

In a world where technology drives so much of our daily lives, a lack of high-speed internet can be a major issue.
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Prep the plumbing in your home just in time for the holidays

With the holidays approaching, it's important to know when your home is in need of heating and plumbing updates before more guests start to come around.
Quantum Fiber

Stream 4K and more with powerful, high-speed fiber internet

Picking which streaming services to subscribe to are difficult choices, and there is no room for internet that cannot handle increased demands.
ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd bringing Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour to Phoenix