ZZ Top Announce ‘Goin’ 50′ Greatest Hits Collection
Fittingly enough, ‘Goin’ 50’—a celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary—features 50 tracks.
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, ZZ Top have announced Goin’ 50, a three-disc collection of the blues rock stalwarts’ greatest hits.
Featuring, fittingly enough, 50 tracks, Goin’ 50 is set for an August 16 release via Warner Bros. in 3-CD and 180-gram, 5-LP sets. A single-CD version with 18 tracks, as well as digital and streaming versions, will also be available on June 14.
The announcement of Goin’ 50 comes on the heels of news of the band’s 50th anniversary tour, which will take them across the United States from mid-August through late October.
“It’s been five decades, and I think we’re starting to get pretty good at all this,” ZZ Top guitarist and singer Billy Gibbons said in a statement. “We’re truly excited to be appearing across the continent this summer and fall, playing our bluesy kind of rock like we started in ’69. The beards, Frank [Beard]’s excepted, are perhaps a bit longer, yet nothing else has changed. We’re keeping it that way.”