ZZ Top plays casino on 50th anniversary tour

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With two members sporting chest-long beards and dark sunglasses, ZZ Top helped define the ’80s rock scene with hits like “Give Me All Your Lovin’,” “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man.”

The band is scheduled to perform Friday at the Clearwater River Casino east of Lewiston as part of its 50th anniversary tour.

For 51 years, the trio featured vocalist and guitarist Billy Gibbons, drummer Frank Beard and bassist Dusty Hill. Hill died July 28 at his home in Houston, Texas. He was 72 and had recently taken a leave of absence from playing because of a hip issue. That the band continue to perform without him was one of Hill’s final wishes, according to a story in Variety magazine.

Gibbons and Beard formed ZZ Top in Houston in 1969. Hill joined the following year.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The concert is at 7. Tickets range from $50 to $125 general admission and $225 to $300 for VIP seating and are available online at crcasino.com.


Update: This story originally ran with the wrong date for the band's show and has been corrected.