Concert Review/Photos: ZZ Top at the Palace Theatre in Columbus, OH 9/29/15

Rock Legends ZZ Top played the Palace Theatre in Columbus, OH last week and MusicMattersMagazine.com was there to capture all of the action. Kicking off the show was Goodbye June. This band from Tennessee is full of energy and excitement with hair flying all over the place while playing their own blend of blues mixed with rock and roll. Goodbye June is made up of Vocalist Landon Milbourn, guitarist Brandon Qualkenbush, and guitarist Tyler Baker.

Goodbye June Photo gallery courtesy of Jason Evans Photography

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Goodbye June Setlist:

Bamboozler

Danger

Bad Things

White River

Man Of The Moment

Daisy

Oh No

ZZ Top is one of the biggest names in the business and this was my first time getting to see this legendary band live in concert. If you get a chance to see these guys you need to do it because there will eventually come a day that you may not get your chance. With some of the biggest hits in the history of rock and roll and 45+ years in the business, this band still knows how to rock the crowd. Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill shared the spotlight up front with amazing vocals and a stage presence that doesn’t require alot of flare on stage. The stage was a pretty simple layout with 2 big screen TV and Frank Beard in the middle of those with his drum kit keeping the rhythm for the evening with Dusty Hill on Bass on the crowd’s left hand side and Billy Gibbons on lead guitar on the crowd’s right hand side.

The band would begin the show with Got Me Under Pressure as the majority of the lower level audience were on their feet and remained their the entire show while others in the balcony were more laid back and stayed in their seats other than the occasional dancer that would get up and dance a song or two. Billy humored the crowd with the rules of a ZZ Top concert being that “There will be no drinking during the gospel songs” and that “There are no gospel songs”. ZZ Top would play hit after hit  and saved their biggest hits of all for the final performances of the evening as they closed out their main set with “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs” followed by a double encore. Although there was no big time theatrics, pyro and not a whole lot of running around on stage, the main stay at a ZZ Top concert is definitely their music. When you have as many hits and can captivate a crowd on music alone as these legends do then you don’t need an ellaborate stage show. It seems like many legends are hanging it up these days so I would recommend that you check out these guys on tour if you haven’t had a chance while you still can. Check out the setlist from the show and our exclusive photo slideshow thanks to Jason Evans Photography

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ZZ Top Setlist: Columbus, OH

Got Me Under Pressure
Waitin’ for the Bus
Jesus Just Left Chicago
Gimme All Your Lovin’
Pincushion
I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide
I Gotsta Get Paid
Flyin’ High
Foxy Lady
(The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
Catfish Blues
( Robert Petway cover)
Cheap Sunglasses
My Head’s in Mississippi
Sharp Dressed Man
Legs

Encore:
La Grange / Sloppy Drunk Jam
Tush

Encore 2:
Sixteen Tons
(Merle Travis cover)

2 thoughts on “Concert Review/Photos: ZZ Top at the Palace Theatre in Columbus, OH 9/29/15

  1. Great article! ZZ Top are legends. I expect the band that opened for ZZ Top to become legends. Goodbye June is very unique and extremely tight & solid. They have their own sound and it is a sound that I expect to be around for a very long time. ZZ Top and Goodbye June made an exceptional concert combo!!

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