Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater | Virginia Beach, Virginia
Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top, two mythical acts of the rockin' ‘70s, are barreling towards a concert collision at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater on Saturday, September 7, with special guests The Outlaws! The “Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour” sets its sights on Spring and Summer of 2024, extending the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ North American trip with 36 new shows. In tandem with the tour, Lynyrd Skynyrd also celebrates 50 years in the music biz, promising fans a wild ride through some of their greatest hits, which include classic stadium anthems “Free Bird,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” and other fan-favorites from decades of multi-platinum albums. ZZ Top, on the other corner, comes flying in with their blues-rock sound blasts such as “Tush” and "La Grange.” Crossing into their synthesizer era, the trio pulls off riveting selections from genre-defiant albums, including Eliminator and Afterburner. Listen to all these and MORE in the electric atmosphere of the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater. Book your tickets now!
Over twenty years since their last joint tour, Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top reunite for another sky-piercing concert series that’ll go down the annals of rock music history! The co-headlined “Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour” marks a 2024 spring and summer comeback, extending its year-long engagement with 36 new exhibitions. Come Saturday, September 7, the two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends will tear the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater apart, featuring a must-see opening act by The Outlaws!
"It was kind of a rekindling of kindred spirits… We had an enjoyable moment to compare notes over five decades of sharing the stage with Lynyrd Skynyrd. It’s been a really interesting and incredibly long run," ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons said in an interview.
Southern rock history changed when Lynyrd Skynyrd took their first mic test, foretelling a meteoric rise in the seventies. In 1973, the group debuted their first album, (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd), to mass acclaim. It showcased the now-classic hit “Free Bird,” which, at the time, peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second signature song, “Sweet Home Alabama,” reached number eight in the chart, lighting the way for the band’s sophomore album, Second Helping. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s career brims with many gold, platinum, and multi-platinum records, a legacy rightfully acknowledged in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.
Our second headliner, on the other hand, ascends the stage with a tremendous collection of blues rock classics. ZZ Top first claimed mainstream prominence through their third studio album, Tres Hombres, which presented bonafide smash hits “Tush” and “La Grange.” However, it was during their 1980s revival that they reached critical mass in terms of musical innovation. Drawing influences from punk and new wave, ZZ Top recorded the Diamond-certified album Eliminator and its follow-up, the 5x platinum Afterburner. Between the two, the band dropped Billboard Hot 100 hits such as “Legs,” “Sleeping Bag,” and the MTV fan-favorite "Gimme All Your Lovin'."
As for our guest band, The Outlaws are an iconic country rock ensemble renowned for “Green Grass and High Tides” and the Billboard Hot 100-charting single "There Goes Another Love Song."
The Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater will serve its stage to Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Simple Man” concert on Saturday, September 7! Featuring first-class acoustics, amenities, and a spacious lawn viewing area, Virginia Beach’s premier outdoor venue guarantees the best concert experience this side of Vancouver. Buy your tickets now!