Blimp Time-Hop: The 2nd Time ZZ Top Rocked The CCCC
We’re celebrating another great show that came to Portland. 39 years ago this week, WBLM welcomed back ZZ Top to the Civic Center on April 6, 1980. It was 3 years after they were the very first event and very first rock concert in the new building. This was the second of 11 ZZ shows at the CCCC from 1977 to WBLM's 30th Birthday concert in 2003.
Billy, Dusty, and Frank were touring in support of the album, Deguello. That one features the songs I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide, I Thank You and Cheap Sunglasses. It was called the Expect No Quarter tour.
April 1980 also marked ZZ Top’s first appearance in Europe, performing for the German music television show Rockpalast.
Watch that 'Little Ol' Band from Texas' perform a wicked killah Tube Snake Boogie (a year before it's release on the El Loco album) on that show in the video below!
They've been real good to us over the years with plenty of tour stops in Blimpville. In 2019, ZZ Top is marking 50 years in boogie business and they are still hottah than a Texas chili faht!
We also have fantastic news just announced. ZZ Top returns to for the 6th time to Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford on September 14 with Cheap Trick opening! Tickets are on sale Friday April 12 at 10am.