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What Happened to That ZZ Top Show in The Woodlands?

A few months back, Rocks Off announced that ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson would be playing the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on June 23.

Now it appears that it isn't happening. After being listed on the venue's site and the Top site, it is now nowhere to be seen. Tickets had not gone on sale yet, either, so it's not like anyone will be looking for refunds.

As we pointed out, The Tops had just played RodeoHouston a few weeks before this, which made this show a pretty quick return engagement. This would have been their first non-spinning-stage gig here in Houston since opening for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers back in September 2010.

We were all pretty stoked to possibly hear new music, too, since the band has apparently finished their first album since 2003's Mescalero. You haven't forgotten about their Jeremiah Weed ad already, have you?

According to Bob Merlis, ZZ Top's publicist, the band took a step back from coming back to their home turf so soon after the RodeoHouston gig, and are tentatively planning a blowout event here for the release of the new album. Expect that one in the early fall, he says.

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Craig Hlavaty
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