Hometown shows are always special nights.
Next weekend, the Heartbreakers will bring the Mojo tour to Los Angeles for a homecoming show at the Hollywood Bowl that will no doubt be full of friends and family.
Friday night at Houston's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion was much the same way for Billy Gibbons, the 60-year-old Houston native and frontman for ZZ Top. A few songs into their set, Gibbons introduced his mother, Lorraine, who appeared onstage to thunderous applause and blew a kiss to her son.
That Little ol' Band from Texas dusted off classics including "Waiting on the Bus," "Tush," "La Grange" and "Legs" before gathering at the front of the stage for a bow amid a standing ovation.
Tom and the Heartbreakers fed off the tremendous energy ignited by ZZ Top with a fantastic two-hour tour-de-force featuring hits spanning the band's entire career that left the 17,000 in attendance screaming for more. As the band exited the stage after the "Running Down A Dream > American Girl" encore, Tom smiled and said, "Thank you and thank you to ZZ Top! What a night!"
Phoenix, here we come! Remember to check back for more from the Mojo tour!