La Futura Tour

The La Futura Tour is a worldwide concert tour by American rock band ZZ Top. Presented in support of their latest album, La Futura, the tour is visiting indoor and outdoor theaters, arenas, and festivals in North America, Australia, and Europe. To represent the novelty of La Futura, it was intended to differ from the group's tours in the past. The tour was an intermediately staged visual presentation by incorporating a "feature film" for each song performed.

The concept behind the La Futura Tour was inspired by the concept of cinema. The stage includes a large backdrop video screen that shows abstract images that align with the content of each song in the set list. Whereas they were known for their elaborate stage sets in the 1970s, ZZ Top's La Futura performances were largely visual; on stage, a portion of the group's MTV music videos are shown on the backdrop. In contrast to other ZZ Top tours, the set list featured songs from La Futura.

Consisting of eight legs and 176 shows, the tour began on October 2, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois and finished on July 2, 2014 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The first four legs alternated between North America, Australia, and Europe. Although the tour evoked a variety of responses from music critics, it was mostly well received.

La Futura Tour
World tour by ZZ Top
LocationNorth America, Australia, Europe
Associated albumLa Futura
Start dateOctober 2, 2012
End dateJuly 2, 2014
No. of shows176
ZZ Top concert chronology

Tour dates

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s) Attendance Revenue
Leg 1: indoor/outdoor theaters and arenas in North America
October 2, 2012 Chicago United States Chicago Theatre 2,136 / 3,372 $147,225
October 3, 2012 Akron Akron Civic Theatre N/A N/A
October 5, 2012 Glenside Keswick Theatre
October 6, 2012 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion Alabama Shakes, Ben Folds Five
October 7, 2012 Red Bank Count Basie Theatre
October 9, 2012 Louisville Louisville Palace Brent James & the Contraband
October 10, 2012 Durham Durham Performing Arts Center Will McBride Group 2,479 / 2,712 $127,467
October 12, 2012 Marksville Paragon Casino Resort N/A N/A
October 13, 2012 Atmore Wind Creek Casino & Hotel
October 15, 2012 Huntsville Von Braun Center Dave Anderson
October 16, 2012 Kansas City Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland Bryant Carter Band
October 18, 2012 Catoosa Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
October 19, 2012 Thackerville Global Event Center The Cadillac Black
October 20, 2012 Sugar Land Constellation Field Kenny Wayne Shepherd
October 21, 2012 San Antonio Majestic Theatre The Cadillac Black
October 22, 2012
October 25, 2012 Amarillo Amarillo Civic Center Andy Chase Cundiff
October 26, 2012 Midland Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center Leopold and His Fiction
October 27, 2012 Austin The Backyard at Bee Cave Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Randolph & the Family Band
October 28, 2012 Tyler The Oil Palace Hudson Moore, Not in the Face
November 1, 2012 Toledo Stranahan Theater John Sevilla & Severe Weather
November 2, 2012 Rochester Main Street Armory Tommy Brunett Band
November 3, 2012 Kingston Canada Rogers K-Rock Centre JD & The Straight Shot, Lorenza Ponce
November 4, 2012 London Budweiser Gardens 4,056 / 4,434 $231,804
November 7, 2012 Montreal Centre Bell 4,499 / 4,960 $287,284
November 8, 2012 Ottawa National Arts Centre 2,065 / 2,065 N/A
November 10, 2012 Rama Casino Rama Entertainment Centre N/A
December 4, 2012 West Hollywood United States House of Blues Flogging Molly, Deer Tick
December 5, 2012 Las Vegas House of Blues Beau Hodges Band
December 7, 2012
December 8, 2012 Chandler Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
December 9, 2012 Tucson Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater Los Nawdy Dawgs
Leg 2: indoor/outdoor theaters and arenas in Australia
March 9, 2013 Perth Australia Perth Arena Rose Tattoo 8,543 / 9,351 $974,058
March 12, 2013 Sydney Allphones Arena 6,593 / 9,779 $819,931
March 13, 2013 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre 820 / 2,619 $95,003
March 15, 2013 Sydney The Metro Theatre The Dead Daisies, Voodoo Sons N/A N/A
March 16, 2013 Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl Rose Tattoo
March 17, 2013
March 19, 2013 Southport RSL Club Southport The Dead Daisies
March 20, 2013 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre Rose Tattoo 7,491 / 8,382 $1,060,090
Leg 3: indoor/outdoor theaters and festivals in the United States
May 2, 2013 Newkirk United States First Council Casino N/A N/A
May 3, 2013 El Reno Lucky Star Casino
May 4, 2013 Memphis Tom Lee Park Jerry Lee Lewis, Mavis Staples
May 5, 2013 Richmond EKU Center for the Arts
May 8, 2013 Wallingford Toyota Oakdale Theatre JD & The Straight Shot, Lorenza Ponce
May 9, 2013 Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center
May 10, 2013 Crewe Hooper Park
May 11, 2013 Atlantic City Revel Casino
May 13, 2013 Lancaster American Music Theatre The Ben Miller Band
May 14, 2013 Englewood Bergen Performing Arts Center
May 15, 2013 Westbury NYCB Theatre at Westbury
May 17, 2013 Hampton Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
May 18, 2013 Lynn Lynn Memorial City Hall and Auditorium
May 19, 2013 Baltimore Pier Six Pavilion
May 21, 2013 Knoxville Tennessee Theatre
May 23, 2013 Savannah Johnny Mercer Theatre 1,946 / 2,396 $103,806
May 24, 2013 Panama City Beach Aaron Bessant Park Heritage, Jacobs Brock & Brews Band N/A N/A
May 25, 2013 Biloxi IP Casino Resort & Spa
June 14, 2013 Manchester Great Stage Park Jim James, Foals
Leg 4: indoor/outdoor theaters, arenas and festivals in Europe
June 18, 2013 Paris France Zénith de Paris Jesus Volt N/A N/A
June 19, 2013 Rouen Zénith de Rouen
June 20, 2013 Dijon Zénith de Dijon
June 22, 2013 Clisson Val de Moine Accept, Down
June 24, 2013 London England Hammersmith Apollo The Ben Miller Band
June 25, 2013 Manchester O2 Apollo Manchester
June 27, 2013 Cork Ireland Docklands
June 30, 2013 Hamburg Germany Hamburg Stadtpark
July 1, 2013 Berlin Spandau Citadel
July 2, 2013 Munich Olympiapark
July 4, 2013 Locarno Switzerland Piazza Grande Krokus
July 6, 2013 Wiesen Austria Ottakringer Arena Status Quo, Steve Winwood
July 7, 2013 Linz Burg Clam Status Quo, Roger Chapman
July 8, 2013 Pardubice Czech Republic ČEZ Aréna The Ben Miller Band
July 10, 2013 Montreux Switzerland Auditorium Stravinski George Thorogood & the Destroyers
July 12, 2013 Epernay France Le Millésium The Ben Miller Band
July 13, 2013 Zottegem Belgium Bevegemse Vijvers Hooverphonic, Black Box Revelation
July 14, 2013 Weert Netherlands Bospop Golden Earring, George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Leg 5: indoor/outdoor theaters and festivals in the United States
July 28, 2013 Mountain View United States Shoreline Amphitheatre Uncle Kracker N/A N/A
July 30, 2013 Paso Robles Vina Robles Amphitheatre
July 31, 2013 Wheatland Sleep Train Amphitheatre
August 1, 2013 Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre
August 3, 2013 Englewood Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
August 4, 2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground Halestorm
August 6, 2013 Saint Paul The Myth Sena Ehrhardt Band
August 8, 2013 Interlochen Interlochen Center for the Arts
August 9, 2013 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 10, 2013
August 11, 2013
August 14, 2013
August 16, 2013
August 17, 2013
August 19, 2013
August 20, 2013
August 22, 2013 Comstock Park Fifth Third Ballpark Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Junior Valentine
August 24, 2013 Maryland Heights Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Uncle Kracker
August 25, 2013 Noblesville Klipsch Music Center
August 27, 2013 Lewiston Artpark The Sheepdogs
August 28, 2013 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center Uncle Kracker
August 30, 2013 Tinley Park First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 31, 2013 Milwaukee Henry Maier Festival Park Blackberry Smoke, JD McPherson
September 1, 2013 Cleveland Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Austin Walkin' Cane
September 4, 2013 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center Uncle Kracker
September 6, 2013 Bethel Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 7, 2013 Burgettstown First Niagara Pavilion
September 8, 2013 Newport News Ferguson Center for the Arts Seth Steinback & Roosterfoot
September 10, 2013 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte Uncle Kracker
September 11, 2013 Vienna Wolf Trap Filene Center Tom Principato
September 13, 2013 Chattanooga Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium Mic Harrison & the High Score
September 14, 2013 Atlanta Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood Uncle Kracker
September 15, 2013 Tampa Live Nation Amphitheatre
Leg 6: indoor/outdoor theaters and arenas in North America
October 4, 2013 Rogers United States Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion The Ben Miller Band N/A N/A
October 5, 2013 Bossier City Horseshoe Casino & Hotel 1,338 / 1,338 $97,377
October 6, 2013 Gretna Downtown Gretna Ben Miller Band, Tab Benoit N/A N/A
October 8, 2013 San Antonio Majestic Theatre The Ben Miller Band
October 9, 2013 Austin Moody Theater
October 11, 2013 Mescalero Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
October 12, 2013 Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
October 13, 2013 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 15, 2013 Midland Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center The Ben Miller Band 1,727 / 1,767 $150,465
October 18, 2013 Catoosa Hard Rock Hotel & Casino N/A N/A
October 19, 2013 Thackerville Global Event Center
October 20, 2013 Salina Fox-Watson Theater Building The Ben Miller Band
October 23, 2013 Springfield Sangamon Auditorium
October 24, 2013 Elizabeth Horseshoe Southern Indiana 1,186 / 1,328 $51,511
October 25, 2013 Lima Veterans Memorial Civic Center Ben Miller Band N/A N/A
October 26, 2013 Mount Pleasant Soaring Eagle Casino
November 6, 2013 London Canada Budweiser Gardens Autumns Cannon 3,435 / 3,941 $191,346
November 7, 2013 Sudbury Sudbury Arena N/A N/A
November 8, 2013 Sault Saint Marie Essar Centre
November 9, 2013 Rama Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
November 11, 2013 Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre Autumns Cannon
November 12, 2013 Quebec City Pavillon de la Jeunesse 1,915 / 2,307 $127,031
November 13, 2013 Moncton Casino New Brunswick N/A N/A
November 15, 2013 Lincoln United States Twin River Event Center
November 16, 2013 Huntington The Paramount The Slim Kings 2,532 / 3,110 $205,591
November 17, 2013
November 18, 2013 New Brunswick State Theatre 1,701 / 1,827 $157,135
November 21, 2013 Nashville Ryman Auditorium Tim Montana & the Shrednecks N/A N/A
December 27, 2013 Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall Radio Crime
December 28, 2013 Hollywood Hard Rock Live
December 29, 2013 Orlando Hard Rock Live Orlando
December 31, 2013 Cherokee Harrah's Cherokee 2,677 / 3,009 $228,000
Leg 7: indoor/outdoor theaters and arenas in North America
March 7, 2014 Aspen United States Belly Up Aspen 28 North N/A N/A
March 8, 2014 Denver Paramount Theatre
March 9, 2014 Lincoln Pershing Center
March 12, 2014 Brandon Canada Keystone Centre Flash Lightnin'
March 13, 2014 Winnipeg Bell MTS Place
March 14, 2014 Moose Jaw Mosaic Place
March 16, 2014 Cold Lake Cold Lake Energy Centre
March 17, 2014 Calgary Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 18, 2014 Edmonton Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 20, 2014 Kelowna Prospera Place
March 21, 2014 Victoria Save On Foods Memorial Centre
March 22, 2014 Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 23, 2014 Seattle United States Moore Theatre Tim Montana & the Shrednecks
March 26, 2014 Bozeman Brick Breeden Fieldhouse 3,626 / 3,626 $166,904
March 28, 2014 West Wendover Peppermill Concert Hall N/A N/A
March 29, 2014 Laughlin Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino
March 30, 2014 Temecula Pechanga Resort and Casino
April 2, 2014 Visalia Visalia Fox Theatre
April 4, 2014 Rancho Mirage Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
April 5, 2014 Scottsdale Westworld of Scottsdale Trailer Park
Leg 8: arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums and festivals in Europe
June 11, 2014 Bergen Norway Bergenhus Fortress Thomas Dybdahl, Wovenhand N/A N/A
June 13, 2014 Oulu Finland Raatti Stadium The Ben Miller Band, Melrose
June 14, 2014 Helsinki Kaisaniemi Park
June 16, 2014 Stockholm Sweden Gröna Lund
June 18, 2014 Aalborg Denmark Skovdalen The Ben Miller Band
June 20, 2014 Cologne Germany Tanzbrunnen
June 21, 2014 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
June 22, 2014 Hinwil Switzerland Autobahnkreisel Betzholz Peter Maffay, Krokus
June 24, 2014 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall The Ben Miller Band
June 25, 2014 Brussels Belgium Vorst Nationaal 4,036 / 8,399 $268,537
June 26, 2014 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal N/A N/A
June 28, 2014 Nimes France Arena of Nîmes
June 29, 2014 Lyon Ancient Theatre of Fourvière
June 30, 2014 Milan Italy Ippodromo del Galoppo Jeff Beck
July 2, 2014 Saarbrücken Germany Saarlandhalle The Ben Miller Band
Gang of Outlaws Tour

The Gang of Outlaws Tour was an American concert tour by rock band ZZ Top. Coinciding with their newly released EP Texicali, the tour visited arenas and amphitheaters from May through June 2012, supported by opening acts 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson. The tour's concept was inspired by the concept of cinema and meant to stray from their previous tours, staged as an elaborate multimedia presentation. It made use of cinematic elements to instill the simulation of a feature film to the audience. The stage featured a large video screen that showed visual effects, video clips of attractive women, music videos, song lyrics and live action of the band on stage. Gang of Outlaws and Texicali were central to the group's comeback.

Consisting of 23 shows, Gang of Outlaws began in Manchester, New Hampshire on May 25, 2012 and ended in Hinckley, Minnesota on June 29, 2012. The tour was generally well-received and produced many positive reviews from critics. Despite no sellouts, the show in Estero, Florida was the highest-grossing event, selling over three-thousand tickets. Although none of ZZ Top's newer material was performed, a song from Texicali was added to the set list for the group's next tour in Europe.

List of entertainment events at Bell MTS Place

Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is one of the busiest venues in North America since its opening in 2004. In 2008, its placed 19th busiest arena in the world and 11th in North America, with 385,427 tickets (not including sporting events) In 2009, it ranked as the 39th busiest arena in the world, and 26th busiest in North America.The following is a list of concerts and other non-sport entertainment events that have taken place at Bell MTS Place.

List of entertainment events held at the Bell Centre

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