ZZ Top coming May 21; Kevin James to perform June 6


Legendary blues rock band ZZ Top on stage at Germain Arena on Friday, June 15, 2012. Chris Bradshaw/Scripps

Photo by Chris Bradshaw/Scripps

Legendary blues rock band ZZ Top on stage at Germain Arena on Friday, June 15, 2012. Chris Bradshaw/Scripps

The Tennessee Theatre has announced two upcoming spring shows: legendary rock band ZZ Top, coming Tuesday, May 21; and funnyman Kevin James, set to perform Thursday, June 6. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (March 8).

According to the Tennessee Theatre website, "ZZ Top aka 'That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,' lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004 the Texas trio was be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them ’ Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard -- but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after more than 40 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. 'Yeah,' says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, 'we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.' With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ Top is the same but always changing."

Tickets for ZZ Top are $79, plus service charges.

On Kevin James, the Tennessee Theatre site says, "Kevin James broke into the film world in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ 'Hitch' starring opposite Will Smith, but his comedy career started well before that as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with 'Sweat the Small Stuff,' a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special 'Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach'; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy. Kevin James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' (2009) and 'Zookeeper' (2011) can be seen this October in his latest film, 'Here Comes The Boom.' James also starred in Columbia Pictures’ blockbuster 'Grown Ups' (2010) along with Adam Sandler; previously, James and Sandler worked together on 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry' (2007). 'The King of Queens,' which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series."

Tickets for the Kevin James show are $49 and $69, plus service charges.

Tickets are available at all Tickets Unlimited outlets, by phone at 865-656-4444 or online at www.tennesseetheatre.com.

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Comments » 1

mrvlknxor writes:

This blurb on Kevin James is out of date. It refers to his movie "Here Comes the Boom" coming out this October, but that was this past October (2012).

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