If you’re a fan of classic, no-nonsense blues-rock, then the new announcement of a joint tour by Texas legends ZZ Top and legendary Californian singer-songwriter John Fogerty, is just the kind of gig you need to pencil in for 2018.

The long-running ZZ Top line-up Dusty Hill, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard will join the Creedence Clearwater Revival founder Fogerty on a trek across the East Coast and Midwest this May and June, on a tour they’re calling the Blues & Bayous Tour.

John Forgerty

In a statement, John 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!” From the ZZ Top camp, guitarist Billy Gibbons said, “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’!”

Go here or here for the complete tour schedule.

Here’s a throwback to the time that Gibson honoured Billy Gibbons with the Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop as well as the now out-of-production Billy Gibbons “Pearly Gates” Les Paul Standard.