ZZ Top is giving back to its home state of Texas with a benefit that will raise $100,000, says front man Billy Gibbons.
The show is scheduled to take place on Sept. 10 at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land.
“It says a lot about that Texas spirit that you see so many volunteers jumping in to lend a helping hand,” Gibbons told Rolling Stone. “It could have been a lot worse, in terms of loss of life, but that seems to have been kept to a minimum. It’s no fun. I’m trusting that Texas spirit to bring everybody through.”
The band is reintroducing the 1981 song, “Heaven, Hell or Houston” into the set, and said in a statement that, “We’re confident that, in the near future, the first word will describe the title’s third word and the middle will soon be overcome.”
The group is currently on tour, and is scheduled to play at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank Oct. 24.