Concert recap: ZZ Top plays the Majestic

A month after their cancelled San Antonio tour stop in December, blues-rocking greats, ZZ Top gave a spectacular, long-awaited performance at the Majestic Theatre Sunday night.

ZZ top played the full set amazingly well and never missed a beat as drummer Frank Beard pounded the drums to mesh with Dusty Hill’s bluesy bass lines in the rhythm section.

Singer and master guitarist Billy Gibbons showed that age is nothing but a number as his flawless guitar solos rippled.

After four decades of rocking, ZZ Top has definitely not lost their touch.

Every seat in the Majestic was thumping from the loud, thunderous amps on stage complete with great lights and two screens to play some of the band’s music videos.

Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill also played with ZZ Top during their solo material.

Heads were bobbing and feet were tapping to the bluesy riffs and sensational guitar solos as Jimi Hendrix’s favorite guitarist, Gibbons, did his thing. Moving his fingers up and down the neck of the guitar like a man possessed, Gibbons gad the blues running through his veins.

ZZ Top even paid tribute to the late Hendrix by playing his “Foxey Lady,” so elegantly that even Jimi would tip his hat.

The set included hits such as “Gimme All Your Loving,” “Got Me Under Pressure,” “Legs,” and “Sharped Dressed Man,” from their 1983 break-through album, Eliminator.

Gibbons shared two short monologues between some of the songs and even changed some of the cities in their lyrics to San Antonio to make the already pumped-up crowd go crazy.

The stage blackened as the band exited with relentless cheers and applause before reappearing for an encore starting with their 1973 hit “La Grange” from the album Tres Hombres.

They played four songs in the encore including their hit “Tush,” from their 1975 album, Fandango! A favorite for San Antonians, ZZ Top never failed to impress the crowd with groovy bass lines, loud drumming and Demigod-like guitar playing.

Their music and their beards remain unmatched, and they live on through the young, the old, the blues lovers and the rock lovers.