The iconic ZZ Top, with special guests Gov’t Mule, came to the Rosemont Theatre for a solid night of rock.

17-Sept-2016: It was a night of the Southern rock giants as Gov’t Mule opened for their long-time friends, ZZ Top.

Gov’t Mule opened the night as the crowd was filtering into to the venue. The audience was, unfortunately, scarce, with several members not realizing the band was taking the stage at 7pm prompt. If you are going to catch them on this current tour, be sure to get there early.

Their set lasted just over an hour, but with such an extensive back catalog as theirs, it’s no wonder they were off to a prompt start. Making sure to cover “Beautifully Broken” and “Bad Little Doggie,” they closed their set with the Allman Brothers’ classic, “Souls Hine.”

ZZ Top hit the stage with their classic show and decades of fan favorite hits. Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill rocked the Rosemont Theatre the only way they know how – with a whole load of Southern rock licks and coordinated guitar dance moves, synchronizing as they swayed their guitars back and forth.

Much to the audience’s delight, they covered their classic hits – “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” and “La Grange” – as well as “Jesus Just Left Chicago.” They also included a number of classic covers, such as Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady” and closed out their set with “Jailhouse Rock.”

The tour continues on until mid-November so be sure to catch these legendary rockers when they roll into your town.

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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!

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