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.