Welch, Minn. (February 26, 2018) Announced today, legendary rock musicians and cultural icons John Fogerty and ZZ Top will come together for the “Blues and Bayous Tour” this spring. The tour, which opens on May 25th will be part of the 2018 Summer Concert Series LIVE! At the Treasure Island Amphitheater. The concert is slated for Friday, June 29.
Of the pairing, Fogerty said, “ZZ Top is one of my favorite bands, and Billy F Gibbons is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Riffs, blues and bayous… bucket list!”
ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons commented, “John Fogerty along with ZZ Top have been followers of blues and rock since the beginning and we’re looking forward to rippin’ it up together this spring. We’ve got a great show lined up for ya’!”
As co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fogerty’s career spans 50 years and he is hailed as one of the most influential musicians in rock history. As the writer, singer and producer of numerous classic hits including “Born on the Bayou,” “Green River,” “Proud Mary,” and “Bad Moon Rising” Fogerty has been honored as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists, 100 Greatest Songwriters, and 100 Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone. Earning induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Baseball Hall of Fame, he is also a New York Times best-selling author for his memoir, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.
ZZ Top holds the distinction of being one of the longest running bands with the original line-up. Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard reflect their Texas roots in everything with their non-stop rock and blues, resulting in over 50 million albums sold worldwide. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards calling the band’s relationship to the blues, “the heart of the matter.”
Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m. with reserved ticket prices starting at $42.50. For tickets visit www.Ticketmaster.com or come to the Island Box Office to purchase your seats. The show begin at 7 p.m. All attendees must be 12 years of age or older and fans ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Other shows announced as part of the 2018 Summer Concert Series LIVE! At the Treasure Island Amphitheater include Steve Martin and Martin Short on Friday August 10 and Kid Rock with special guest Uncle Kracker on Saturday August 11.
The Prairie Island Indian Community owns and operates Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Mount Frontenac Golf Course and the Dakota Station. Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the only casino resort in southern Minnesota located on the Mississippi River. Treasure Island offers guests some of the best gaming, accommodations, food service and nationally known entertainment in the casino industry. Treasure Island’s facility features more than 2,200 slots, 44 table games, a 6-table poker room and a 550-seat high stakes bingo hall. Casino guests can relax in Treasure Island’s luxurious hotel which became the second largest hotel in Minnesota in December 2017 with 788 guest rooms and suites. Guest may also enjoy The Lagoon water park and Wave Spa. Casino guest can take in a show with national entertainers in the 2,800-seat Island Event and Convention Center as well as the new spacious outdoor Treasure Island Amphitheater. Additional guest amenities include a 137-slip marina, a 95-site RV park, a 125-passenger cruise yacht and Island Xtreme Bowl, a 24-lane bowling center, arcade and lounge. For more information visit www.TIcasino.com