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ZZ Top to headline Aug. 9 
Army Concert Tour at McCoy

      The Army Concert Tour has announced a performance Saturday, Aug. 9 at Fort McCoy.

      The concert will feature ZZ Top, along with Blind Melon and Billy Bob Thornton. An additional act is being sought. Ticket prices and more information will follow as it becomes known.

      ZZ Top is described as a sturdy American blues-rock trio from Houston, Texas. The band was formed circa 1970 and evolved from the city's psychedelic scene.

      The group's fame picked up in the 1980s when they became MTV icons with their video clips for such songs as "Gimme All Your Loving," "Sharp Dressed Man," "Legs," and "TV Dinners." Other recognizable songs include "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide," Got Me Under Pressure," and "Cheap Sunglasses." More information about the group is at the Web site http://www.zztop.com/.

      Blind Melon is described as an alternative rock band. For more information about the group, visit the Web site http://www.blind-melon.com/.

      Billy Bob Thornton is an Academy-Award winning screenwriter/actor who began a career as a singer/songwriter in the late 1990s. He released an album of roots rock and also sang blues rock music with a group called Tres Hombres. For more information about Thornton, visit the Web site http://www.billybobmusic.com/.

      Up-to-date information about the Army Concert Tour at Fort McCoy will be posted at the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com or call the MWR Events Line at (877) 864-4969.


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