ZZ Top Among Latest to Push Gigs Back a Year After Rescheduling Las Vegas Residency to 2021 Due to COVID-19


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Under normal circumstances, ZZ Top would currently be basking in the glow of a successful string of Las Vegas residency dates at the Venetian Resort — but the COVID-19 pandemic forced those original dates to be postponed a while back.

On Tuesday, the legendary Texas rockers announced the new dates, which will take place in April 2021, again at the Venetian. The news came down through the band’s social media channels, with this message:

We’ve rescheduled our 2020 Vegas residency dates to April 2021. Looking forward to seeing all of you when it’s safe, in the meantime take care of yourselves.

The old ZZ Top dates:

March 20, 21, 25, 27 & 28, 2020

The new dates:

April 9, 10, 14, 16 & 17, 2021

Pushing everything back an entire year seems to be one of the latest trends in decision-making by touring artists impacted by the pandemic. Late last week, Eagles pushed the anticipated Hotel California anniversary tour — which had already been pushed back due to the global health emergency — to Fall 2021, rather than Fall 2020.

Also late last week, Rage Against the Machine pushed an entire (mostly all sold-out) reunion tour from Summer 2020 to Summer 2021 for the same reasons, as well.

Given the uncertainty surrounding any kind of timeline of the expected return of live music as we knew it before the pandemic … or in some new form that has yet to be established, rescheduling a tour one year or so from the originally planned events seems to be the wisest choice, at least right now.


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