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ZZ Top Added to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Concert at the St. Pete Times Forum September 16

TAMPA BAY – ZZ Top, multi-platinum icons of rock, blues and boogie, have recently been added to the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers concert at the St. Pete Times Forum on Thursday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m.
ZZ Top consists of Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass), and Frank Beard (drums). They were formed in 1970 in and around Houston, TX.  With their album Eliminator, and its worldwide smash follow-up, Afterburner, they successfully harnessed the potential of synthesizers to their patented grungy blues groove, giving their material a more contemporary edge while retaining their patented Texas style. They moved with the times becoming more popular as years passed and bucking every trend that crossed their path.
As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers; Gibbons is one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom, while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support. After more than three decades, ZZ Top remains one of the only rock & roll group with its original members still aboard.  Their music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful, and 100-percent American in derivation.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, their first year of eligibility, and in recent years have continued to build on their already legendary success. The band’s sold-out 2008 tour was the biggest of their career and came right after the band’s acclaimed Super Bowl XLII halftime performance with a worldwide audience of nearly a billion people. The 2009 release of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ career spanning Live Anthology garnered glowing reviews including a rave four and a half stars from Rolling Stone. The 2007 release of the Peter Bogdanovich-directed documentary Runnin’ Down A Dream earned a Grammy award and established the Heartbreakers’ story as a striking embodiment of the American Dream.
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Tickets: Tickets for this event are on sale now at the St. Pete Times Forum Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at . Tickets are priced at $45.00, $75.00, $95.00 and $125.00. Facility maintenance fees will apply. For dinner reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event please call . For more information please call or visit Advanced parking passes are available at and the Box Office.  



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