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Last week, Hurricane Harvey ravaged through the coast of Texas, and left much of Houston flooded and wrecked. The images of the wreckage and damage of the homes and neighboring areas is tough to look at, and everyone in the United States is banding together to help repair the city any way they can.
Millions of dollars have been raised to help the victims already, but everything helps, and Texas legends ZZ Top have decided to step up, and have planned something that will help and also bring some joy to the victims. The band had a show scheduled at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugarland, which is about 30 minutes outside of Houston, which they are now treating as a “charity show.” All proceeds from the show will go towards helping the victims, and donation tables will be set us around the event in case people want to donate more. Billy Gibbons talked about how although what happened was a disaster, he’s hopeful that Texas will rebuild stronger than ever, because of the spirit of the state.
“It says a lot about that Texas spirit that you see so many volunteers jumping in to lend a helping hand. It could have been a lot worse, in terms of loss of life, but that seems to have been kept to a minimum. It’s no fun. I’m trusting that Texas spirit to bring everybody through.
The plan is to stick to our guns, charge ahead and pull the show together the best we can. [This show is] a true homecoming in a very real sense. Our roots are in Houston so this is going to be a very special show for us. We’re hoping that it marks a turning point in the crisis and is a reflection of the indomitable spirit that typifies Texans and Houstonians in particular.“- Gibbons said.
We’re unHere’s hoping a ton of money is raised, and some joy is brought to the state of Texas during this difficult time.