Business WireZZ Top has revealed full details of its long-awaited new studio effort. The album is called La Futura, and it will arrive in stores on September 11. The 10-song collection was co-produced by Rick Rubin and ZZ Top singer/guitarist Billy Gibbons.
"We thought long and hard about what this album should be," says Gibbons. "We wanted to recall the directness of our early stuff but not turn our backs on contemporary technology. The result of this melding of the past and the present is, of course, La Futura."
The recording is the band's first full-length album of new music since 2003's Mescalero, although four of the tunes -- "Chartreuse," "Over You," "Consumption" and "I Gotsta Get Paid" -- actually were issued digitally as the Texicali EP in June as a preview to La Futura.
"I Gotsta Get Paid," which is based on a 1999 rap tune called "25 Lighters," has been used in ads for Jeremiah Weed ********* beverages. Another song on La Futura, "Flyin' High," first debuted last year when it was piped into a Russian spacecraft en route to the International Space Station at the behest of U.S. astronaut, and ZZ Top aficionado, Mike Fossum.
ZZ Top wraps up a European tour leg Friday in Norway, and then will launch a U.S. trek on August 14 in Bakersfield, California. The stateside outing will include a series of September concerts supporting Lynyrd Skynyrd and a special headlining show at New York City's Beacon Theatre on September 12 celebrating the release of La Futura. To check out all of the Texas trio's confirmed dates, visit ZZTop.com.
Here is the complete track list of La Futura:
"I Gotsta Get Paid"
"Heartache in Blue"
"I Don't Wanna Lose, Lose, You"
"It's Too Easy Mañana"
"Big Shiny Nine"
"Have a Little Mercy"
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