Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Ignited as ZZ Top, Jeff Beck and Tyler Bryant Performed

ZZ Top and Jeff Beck toured together for the first time. The concert was formatted with musical synergy in mind and presented fans a full Jeff Beck set followed by a full ZZ Top set.  The finale joined the English fret master with the Texas rockers for a collaboration. Tyler Bryant opened the show and was definitely a crowd-pleaser.
ZZ Top'’s Billy Gibbons noted that Beck has long been a source of musical inspiration.  Likewise, Beck has been an enduring fan of ZZ Top, from even before their ascendance in popularity in the 70s and 80s. 
This tour is not the first live collaboration between the two. Gibbons joined Jeff Beck and his band on stage at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 at New York'’s Madison Square Garden, where they performed The Jimi Hendrix Experience'’s “Foxy Lady” and ZZ Top'’s hit “Rough Boy” together. The following year Jeff Beck joined ZZ Top in Lucca, Italy for an extended rendition of the band'’s signature piece “La Grange.” This, however, marks the first time Jeff Beck and ZZ Top have done any sort of extensive tour together.

Below are highlights of the evening:
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Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons.

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Tyler Bryant.

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Jeff Beck waives his guitar as the crowd cheers.

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This guy!

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These fans are ready for fun!

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Billy Gibbons.

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Dusty Hill.

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I think Billy Gibbons is pleased.

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Frank Beard and his amazing drum kit.

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ZZ Top.

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Hello Billy!

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Hello Dusty.

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Billy Gibbons doing that thing he does ..

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Billy Gibbons is tearing it up.

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Dusty Hill posing solo.

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Classic ZZ Top.
For more information about ZZ Top, visit www.zztop.com.
For more information about Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encour Park, visit www.vzwamp.com. 



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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.