Watch The Hard-Rocking Trailer For 'ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas' Documentary

Go behind the beards and cheap sunglasses with this rocking new doc.
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Legendary Texas rock trio ZZ top are the subject of a new documentary timed to the band's 50th anniversary.

ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas tells the story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen--Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard--became one of the biggest (and most impressively bearded) bands on the planet in their MTV-fueled 1980s prime, and continue to maintain a mystique that has garnered them legions of loyal fans.

The new documentary features candid band interviews, never-before-seen archive photos, animation, celebrity fan testimonials (actor Billy Bob Thornton, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme), and an intimate performance at the legendary Gruene Hall in Texas, shot exclusively for the movie. 

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Much like the long-touring 'Top, the documentary is also set to hit the road. On August 13, ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas will make its worldwide premiere at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, followed by event screenings nationwide timed to the band’s 50th Anniversary tour. 

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And speaking of the tour, which features Cheap Trick and Lynyrd Skynyrd as alternating opening acts, here's all the dates ZZ Top fans need to know about: 

August

16 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre*
17 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Casino Theater
18 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Amphitheater
20 – Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley SunDome
21 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle*
23 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre**
24 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion**
25 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
27 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater
28 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU*
29 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre*
31 – Lewisville, TX – City of Lewisville

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September 

01 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre*
02 – St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fairgrounds*
04 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion*
06 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
07 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
08 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill*
10 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights*
11 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion*
13 – Ocean City, MD – Ocean City BikeFest
14 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
15 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion*
17 – Syracuse, NY – Crouse-Hinds Theatre at John H. Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter
18 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
19 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
21 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*
22 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon and Beyond Festival

October

05 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre*
06 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
08 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center for Arts & Sciences
09 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Cars Stadium*
11 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee – Event Center*
12 – Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival - Great Stage Park
13 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
15 – Augusta, GA – The James Brown Arena*
16 – Saint Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphiteatre*
18 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena*
19 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre*
20 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre*
22 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts
23 – Tallahassee, FL – Donald L. Tucker Center
25 – Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National Harbor
26 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
27 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
29 – Erie, PA – Warner Theatre
30 – Kalamazoo, MI – Wings Event Center

November 

01 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
02 – Waukegan, Il – Genesee Theater
03 – Peoria, Il – Civic Center Theater
05 – Springfield, MD – Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
06 – Enid, OK – Stride Bank Center
08 – Tulsa, OK – River Spirit Casino
09 – Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

* with Cheap Trick
**with Lynyrd Skynyrd