Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band on the road, joining ZZ Top for support dates

Article Contributed by conqueroo | Published on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Two-time Blues Music Award nominees The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, often referred to as “the greatest front-porch blues band in the world,” has announced they will tour with “That ;Little Ol’ Band from Texas” — ZZ Top. The Big Damn Band has announced a run of dates with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers for the fall as well as their own tour.

“Some of the first riffs I learned on the guitar were ZZ Top riffs,” says singer and guitarist Reverend Peyton. They are literal living legends. Over the years we’ve gotten to know Billy F. Gibbons off stage too, and he might be the coolest person walking the planet. This whole tour is a dream come true.”

Both bands share a love of the blues. ZZ Top is unwavering in their support of the blues, both as interpreters of the music and preservers of its legacy. The Big Damn Band is led by Reverend Peyton, who many consider to be the premier finger picker playing today. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy, country-blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour, and David “Honeyboy” Edwards.

Dance Songs for Hard Times

Rolling Stone has cited Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band’s “roadhouse blues with the back-porch vibes” while American Songwriter wrote of band’s new album, Dance Songs for Hard Times, “Like a trusted friend at a party, it grabs you by the hand and steadily walks you in; chatting you up as you come up the walk but leaving no doubt as to exactly when you’ve stepped through the front door. Brilliantly comfortable yet electrifying as all get out.”

Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band on tour supporting ZZ Top:

Sept. 11  MILWAUKEE, WI SummerFest 
Sept. 12 CINCINNATI, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center 
Sept. 14  HUBER HEIGHTS, OH Rose Music Center at The Heights 
Sept. 15  CEDAR RAPIDS, IA Alliant Energy PowerHouse 
Sept. 19  MEMPHIS, TN Orpheum Theatre 
Sept. 21  CHARLESTON, WV Charleston Coliseum 
Sept. 22  DOSWELL, VA Meadow Event Park 
Sept. 25  WATERTOWN, NY Watertown Fairgrounds Baseball Diamond 
Sept. 26  BETHEL, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 
Sept. 28  CHARLESTON, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center North 
Sept. 30  MACON, GA Macon City Auditorium The Macon Centreplex 
Oct. 1  TUPELO, MS  BancorpSouth Arena

Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band full tour:

July 4  NATCHEZ, MS Hank Williams Jr. Natchez 4th of July Celebration w/ Hank Williams Jr. and Steve Earle and the Dukes
July 16  LOUISVILLE, KY Headliners Music Hall
July 17  ALBRIGHT, WV Ragin’ on the River
Aug. 20  CHICAGO, IL Reggies Rock Club
Aug. 21 GREENWOOD, IN 2021 WAMMfest @ Craig Park
Aug. 26  SNOWMASS VILLAGE, CO Snowmass Free Summer Concert Series
Aug. 27  FOUNTAIN, CO Pikes Peak Hot Rod Rock & Rumble
Aug. 28  DENVER, CO Globe Hall
Aug. 29  GREELEY, CO Moxi Theater
Sept. 3  BENTON, IL Family Fest 2021

Sept. 11  MILWAUKEE, WI SummerFest 
Sept. 12  CINCINNATI, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center*
Sept. 14  HUBER HEIGHTS, OH Rose Music Center at The Heights*
Sept. 15  CEDAR RAPIDS, IA Alliant Energy PowerHouse*
Sept. 16  PRESTONSBURG, KY The Mountain Arts Center
Sept. 18  FARMINGTON, MO Farmington Blues, Brews, & BBQ
Sept. 19  MEMPHIS, TN Orpheum Theatre*
Sept. 21  CHARLESTON, WV Charleston Coliseum*
Sept. 22  DOSWELL, VA Meadow Event Park*
Sept. 25  WATERTOWN, NY Watertown Fairgrounds Baseball Diamond*
Sept. 26  BETHEL, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
Sept. 28  NORTH CHARLESTON, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center*
Sept. 30  MACON, GA Macon City Auditorium The Macon Centreplex*
Oct. 1  TUPELO, MS BancorpSouth Arena*
Oct. 2-3  PELHAM, TN The Caverns w/ The Dead South
Oct. 15-16 PITTSBURGH, PA Club Cafe
Oct. 17  LANCASTER, PA Lancaster Roots and Blues @ Tellus360
Nov. 6  FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
Dec. 1   NIJMEGEN, NL Doornroosje
Dec. 2  UTRECHT, UTRECHT NL dB’s
Dec. 4  ARLINGTON, UK Arlington Arts Centre
Dec. 5  NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, TYNE AND WEAR UK Cluny 2
Dec. 6  MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER UK Night & Day Cafe
Dec. 7   LONDON, KINGSLAND UK Oslo Hackney
Dec. 10  HAMBURG, DE Monkeys Music Club
Dec. 11  LAUNCHHAMMER, DE Real Music Club
Dec. 12 COPENHAGEN, DK Alice CPH
Dec. 13  BERLIN, BRANDENBURG DE Private Club
Dec. 15  GRONINGEN, NL Vera
Dec. 16  STUTTGART, DE Trash-A-Go-Go
Dec. 18  BASEL, BASEL CITY, CH Blues Festival Basel @ Vokshaus Basel
Dec. 19  BASEL, BASEL CITY, CH Blues Festival Basel @ Volkshaus Unionsaal

* Supporting ZZ Top