ZZ Top Makes a Pit Stop in San Jose
ZZ Top City National Civic, San Jose January 13, 2019 Photos by Raymond Ahner. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top blew through the City National Civic to perform for a sold out house in what amounted to a "wham, bam, thank you ma'am" quickie of a 75 minute appearance. Celebrating the advent of 50 years of rock, the band kicked off their 2019 slate of live performances by playing a truncated set of hits from their stalwart career. While their performance was full of energy, and kept the majority of folks standing (despite the fact it was a seated floorplan), the curiously short set duration left many fans feeling somewhat short-changed. Taking the stage right at 8PM, and with no show opener, the evening was primed for a long stretch of beer drinking and hell raising. From the get go, ZZ Top got the house rocking with 'Got Me Under Pressure' from their diamond-plus certified (approximately 14 million sold) recording Eliminator (1983), backed up by the Sam and Dave cover 'I Thank You