Billy F Gibbons

Tue Nov 13 2018

6:30 PM Doors

Marquee Theatre

730 N Mill Ave Tempe, AZ 85281

$41.50 - $275.00

All Ages

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Every ticket for this show includes a digital download of Billy F Gibbons’ forthcoming album, The Big Bad Blues. You will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem this offer approximately 7 days after your ticket purchase.
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Billy F. Gibbons VIP Meet & Greet Package*
package includes:
General Admission Ticket
- Priority Early Entry
- Meet & Greet with Billy Gibbons
- Photo Opportunity with Billy Gibbons
- A Copy of “Big Bad Blues” CD
- Billy Gibbons Tote Bag – exclusive to VIP Package
- Billy Gibbons Guitar Pick Set
- Commemorative Meet & Greet Laminate


Billy F.  Gibbons Premium VIP Package*
package includes:

- General Admission Ticket
- Priority Early Entry
- A Copy of “Big Bad Blues” CD
- Billy Gibbons Tote Bag – exclusive to VIP Package
- Billy Gibbons Guitar Pick Set
- Commemorative Laminate

*packages available online only

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THIS SHOW IS GENERAL ADMISSION. NO SEATS ON THE MAIN FLOOR. STANDING ROOM ONLY. LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE IN BALCONY.  BALCONY IS FOR PATRONS 21 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER WITH PROPER ID.  BALCONY SEAT TICKET MUST BE PURCHASED FOR SEATING.

NO REFUNDS/ EXCHANGES UNLESS HEADLINER CANCELS.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE SUBJECT TO SERVICE FEES.

PARKING IN THE MARQUEE LOTS IS AN ADDITIONAL $10.00 PER SPACE USED. CASH ONLY AND PAID TO THE PARKING ATTENDANTS NIGHT OF THE EVENT

Lucky Man Presents
Billy F Gibbons

  • Billy F Gibbons

    Billy F Gibbons

    Blues-Rock

    With his signature beard and African headgear, Billy F Gibbons is instantly recognizable. He’s best known as the centerpiece and one third of ZZ Top, the band that came together in 1969 and has stayed part of the American musical landscape ever since – the longest running major rock band still composed of its original members.  Billy and band mates Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, most appropriately by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, a longtime friend of Billy’s.

    His singular look notwithstanding, Billy’s even more notable for having been recognized as one of the most inventive and dexterous guitarists of the rock era. Gibbons is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest guitarists working in the blues-rock idiom. ZZ Top’s sound owes much to his uncanny knack to squeeze unheard of sounds out of the electric guitar that resonate with the blues, pop, r&b, country, gospel, western, hillbilly and West African influences that coalesced when rock ‘n roll was born. His almost subconscious awareness of this heritage makes his an approach that is, at once, innovative and authentic.  As a vocalist, his down ‘n dirty growl is unmistakable; he sounds ominous and mirthful at the same time, as listeners to such hits as “La Grange,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Cheap Sunglasses” can attest.

    Before ZZ Top, who would go on to become a living symbol of the State of Texas, Billy fronted several bands during his formative years growing up in Houston, and soon became a local phenomenon. The Moving Sidewalks was his psychedelic pre-ZZ Top group and had occasion to open for Jimi Hendrix, who was so taken with young Gibbons’ fretwork that he called it to the attention of Dick Cavett on national TV.

    Now, as then, Billy Gibbons is much more than an iconic guitar slinger with a monumental length of chin whiskers. He’s an internationally recognized collector of guitars and cars, a fact chronicled in the best-selling book he wrote about his collecting obsessions, Rock + Roll Gearhead (MBI Publishing).

    His guitar collection today numbers more than 800 instruments and includes the famous “Furry One,” as seen in the “Legs” video, and his most cherished guitar – “Pearly Gates,” a Gibson Les Paul that he values above all others. Years ago, when Gibbons visited the childhood home of Muddy Waters on Mississippi’s Stovall Plantation, he noted that a massive cypress timber that had been part of the shotgun shack’s roof had fallen.  He was gifted with the huge piece of lumber and commissioned a guitar to be made out of it in tribute to Waters, a longtime hero of Billy’s. Thus was born the “Muddywood” guitar that was soon donated to the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale where it is on display to this day.

    The cars he’s built over the years have become stars in their own right:  Eliminator, CadZZilla, Kopperhead, Whiskey Runner and others have been major attractions on the car show circuit and have been seen in numerous videos. They are works of art – literal museum pieces. Eliminator has been on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and CadZZilla, Coupe de Grace, Slampla and HogZZilla were part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Cars & Guitars of Rock ‘n Roll exhibition in Los Angeles, for which he served as Creative Consultant.  Beyond guitars and cars, Gibbons has a renowned collection of African art, and an abiding interest in both the paranormal and cutting-edge technology.

    Apart from his work with ZZ Top, he’s recorded with such notable artists as B.B. King, Les Paul, Queens of the Stone Age, Shemekia Copeland, Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, Johnny Winter, John Mayall, Sue Foley and others.

    In 2015, Concord Records released Billy’s debut solo album, the Afro-Cuban flavored Perfectamundo, which was followed by performances at the Havana Jazz Festival. Now, its follow-up, also from Concord, comes The Big Bad Blues, out in the fall of 2018. Co-produced by Gibbons and Joe Hardy, it is just as the title suggests – a return to Gibbons’ blues roots. The Big Bad Blues contains BFG-ified renditions of songs associated with some of his heroes – “Standing Around Crying” and “Rollin’ & Tumblin’” by Muddy Waters, and “Crackin’ Up” and “Bring It To Jerome” from the Bo Diddley canon. These are joined by nine originals, including one written by Gilligan Gibbons, a/k/a Mrs. Billy Gibbons. Recorded in his hometown of Houston at Foam Box Recordings, the album features Hardy on bass, drums by Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver/The Cult veteran Matt Sorum as well as Nashville session great Greg Morrow, and Austin stalwart Mike ‘The Drifter’ Flanigin on keyboards. Blues harp (harmonica) duties were handled by James Harmon as well as Billy who, of course, is the album’s vocalist and guitar slinger nonpareil.

    A musician’s musician, Billy F Gibbons is a wellspring of what he likes to refer to as the “three T’s”: tone, taste and tenacity.  His transcendent creativity in a broad variety of artistic and intellectual endeavors has stood him in good stead over the years underscoring his undisputed status as music’s most highly regarded Renaissance man.

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limit 6 per person
General Admission - Floor
Standing Room Only
General Admission - FLOOR
$41.50
Balcony GA Seat (21+)
Balcony Section is 21+. Must have valid ID.
Balcony GA Seat (21+)
$71.50
Balcony GA Stand (21+)
Balcony Section is 21+. Must have valid ID.
Balcony GA Stand (21+)
$61.50
Billy F. Gibbons VIP Meet & Greet Package
includes GA Floor ticket
VIP Meet & Greet Package
$275.00
Billy F. Gibbons Premium VIP Package
includes GA Floor ticket
Premium VIP Package
$150.00

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The maximum number of tickets per purchase for each event is the maximum number permitted per customer purchase. Your name, credit card, address, and email address will be verified. Lucky Man Concerts/The Marquee reserve the right to cancel any orders in excess of the stated ticket limit.

Any tickets suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling can be cancelled at the discretion of Lucky Man Concerts/The Marquee.

Lucky Man Presents

Billy F Gibbons

Tue Nov 13 2018 6:30 PM Doors

Marquee Theatre Tempe AZ
Billy F Gibbons

$41.50 - $275.00 All Ages

Every ticket for this show includes a digital download of Billy F Gibbons’ forthcoming album, The Big Bad Blues. You will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem this offer approximately 7 days after your ticket purchase.
___________________________________________
 

Billy F. Gibbons VIP Meet & Greet Package*
package includes:
General Admission Ticket
- Priority Early Entry
- Meet & Greet with Billy Gibbons
- Photo Opportunity with Billy Gibbons
- A Copy of “Big Bad Blues” CD
- Billy Gibbons Tote Bag – exclusive to VIP Package
- Billy Gibbons Guitar Pick Set
- Commemorative Meet & Greet Laminate


Billy F.  Gibbons Premium VIP Package*
package includes:

- General Admission Ticket
- Priority Early Entry
- A Copy of “Big Bad Blues” CD
- Billy Gibbons Tote Bag – exclusive to VIP Package
- Billy Gibbons Guitar Pick Set
- Commemorative Laminate

*packages available online only

_________________________________________

THIS SHOW IS GENERAL ADMISSION. NO SEATS ON THE MAIN FLOOR. STANDING ROOM ONLY. LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE IN BALCONY.  BALCONY IS FOR PATRONS 21 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER WITH PROPER ID.  BALCONY SEAT TICKET MUST BE PURCHASED FOR SEATING.

NO REFUNDS/ EXCHANGES UNLESS HEADLINER CANCELS.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE SUBJECT TO SERVICE FEES.

PARKING IN THE MARQUEE LOTS IS AN ADDITIONAL $10.00 PER SPACE USED. CASH ONLY AND PAID TO THE PARKING ATTENDANTS NIGHT OF THE EVENT

Billy F Gibbons

Billy F Gibbons

Blues-Rock

With his signature beard and African headgear, Billy F Gibbons is instantly recognizable. He’s best known as the centerpiece and one third of ZZ Top, the band that came together in 1969 and has stayed part of the American musical landscape ever since – the longest running major rock band still composed of its original members.  Billy and band mates Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, most appropriately by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, a longtime friend of Billy’s.

His singular look notwithstanding, Billy’s even more notable for having been recognized as one of the most inventive and dexterous guitarists of the rock era. Gibbons is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest guitarists working in the blues-rock idiom. ZZ Top’s sound owes much to his uncanny knack to squeeze unheard of sounds out of the electric guitar that resonate with the blues, pop, r&b, country, gospel, western, hillbilly and West African influences that coalesced when rock ‘n roll was born. His almost subconscious awareness of this heritage makes his an approach that is, at once, innovative and authentic.  As a vocalist, his down ‘n dirty growl is unmistakable; he sounds ominous and mirthful at the same time, as listeners to such hits as “La Grange,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Cheap Sunglasses” can attest.

Before ZZ Top, who would go on to become a living symbol of the State of Texas, Billy fronted several bands during his formative years growing up in Houston, and soon became a local phenomenon. The Moving Sidewalks was his psychedelic pre-ZZ Top group and had occasion to open for Jimi Hendrix, who was so taken with young Gibbons’ fretwork that he called it to the attention of Dick Cavett on national TV.

Now, as then, Billy Gibbons is much more than an iconic guitar slinger with a monumental length of chin whiskers. He’s an internationally recognized collector of guitars and cars, a fact chronicled in the best-selling book he wrote about his collecting obsessions, Rock + Roll Gearhead (MBI Publishing).

His guitar collection today numbers more than 800 instruments and includes the famous “Furry One,” as seen in the “Legs” video, and his most cherished guitar – “Pearly Gates,” a Gibson Les Paul that he values above all others. Years ago, when Gibbons visited the childhood home of Muddy Waters on Mississippi’s Stovall Plantation, he noted that a massive cypress timber that had been part of the shotgun shack’s roof had fallen.  He was gifted with the huge piece of lumber and commissioned a guitar to be made out of it in tribute to Waters, a longtime hero of Billy’s. Thus was born the “Muddywood” guitar that was soon donated to the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale where it is on display to this day.

The cars he’s built over the years have become stars in their own right:  Eliminator, CadZZilla, Kopperhead, Whiskey Runner and others have been major attractions on the car show circuit and have been seen in numerous videos. They are works of art – literal museum pieces. Eliminator has been on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and CadZZilla, Coupe de Grace, Slampla and HogZZilla were part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Cars & Guitars of Rock ‘n Roll exhibition in Los Angeles, for which he served as Creative Consultant.  Beyond guitars and cars, Gibbons has a renowned collection of African art, and an abiding interest in both the paranormal and cutting-edge technology.

Apart from his work with ZZ Top, he’s recorded with such notable artists as B.B. King, Les Paul, Queens of the Stone Age, Shemekia Copeland, Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, Johnny Winter, John Mayall, Sue Foley and others.

In 2015, Concord Records released Billy’s debut solo album, the Afro-Cuban flavored Perfectamundo, which was followed by performances at the Havana Jazz Festival. Now, its follow-up, also from Concord, comes The Big Bad Blues, out in the fall of 2018. Co-produced by Gibbons and Joe Hardy, it is just as the title suggests – a return to Gibbons’ blues roots. The Big Bad Blues contains BFG-ified renditions of songs associated with some of his heroes – “Standing Around Crying” and “Rollin’ & Tumblin’” by Muddy Waters, and “Crackin’ Up” and “Bring It To Jerome” from the Bo Diddley canon. These are joined by nine originals, including one written by Gilligan Gibbons, a/k/a Mrs. Billy Gibbons. Recorded in his hometown of Houston at Foam Box Recordings, the album features Hardy on bass, drums by Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver/The Cult veteran Matt Sorum as well as Nashville session great Greg Morrow, and Austin stalwart Mike ‘The Drifter’ Flanigin on keyboards. Blues harp (harmonica) duties were handled by James Harmon as well as Billy who, of course, is the album’s vocalist and guitar slinger nonpareil.

A musician’s musician, Billy F Gibbons is a wellspring of what he likes to refer to as the “three T’s”: tone, taste and tenacity.  His transcendent creativity in a broad variety of artistic and intellectual endeavors has stood him in good stead over the years underscoring his undisputed status as music’s most highly regarded Renaissance man.

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

All Ages
limit 6 per person
General Admission - Floor
Standing Room Only
General Admission - FLOOR
$41.50
Balcony GA Seat (21+)
Balcony Section is 21+. Must have valid ID.
$71.50
Balcony GA Stand (21+)
Balcony Section is 21+. Must have valid ID.
$61.50
Billy F. Gibbons VIP Meet & Greet Package
includes GA Floor ticket
VIP Meet & Greet Package
$275.00
Billy F. Gibbons Premium VIP Package
includes GA Floor ticket
Premium VIP Package
$150.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

The maximum number of tickets per purchase for each event is the maximum number permitted per customer purchase. Your name, credit card, address, and email address will be verified. Lucky Man Concerts/The Marquee reserve the right to cancel any orders in excess of the stated ticket limit.

Any tickets suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling can be cancelled at the discretion of Lucky Man Concerts/The Marquee.