zappa plays zappa

Originally initiated by Ahmet and Dweezil Zappa to tour in 2005, the project got out on the road with Dweezil Zappa in 2006.

 

 

discography

  various artists: fresh cuts - vol 1
    (2007, cd, usa, guitar center) - feat. zappa plays zappa (with napoleon murphy brock) performing 'magic fingers' & 'carolina hardcore ecstasy'
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  zappa plays zappa: zappa plays zappa
    (2007, 2dvd, eu, strobosonic strobo-d-100) - all compositions by frank zappa, feat.dweezil zappa, n.m.brock, s.vai & t.bozzio

  zappa plays zappa: zappa plays zappa
    (2008, cd, usa, razor & tie 7930182993-2) - all compositions by frank zappa, feat.dweezil zappa, n.m.brock, s.vai & t.bozzio

  zappa plays zappa: zappa plays zappa
    (2008, 2dvd, usa, razor & tie 7930182997-9) - all compositions by frank zappa, feat.dweezil zappa, n.m.brock, s.vai & t.bozzio

  zappa plays zappa: zappa plays zappa
    (2008, 2dvd + 3cd, usa, razor & tie 7930182997-9) - all compositions by frank zappa, feat.dweezil zappa, n.m.brock, s.vai & t.bozzio
  dweezil zappa: return of the son of...
    (2010, 2cd usa, razor & tie) - all compositions by frank zappa

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  various artists: the frank zappa aaafnraaaa birthday bundle 21 dec 2010
    (2010, itunes, -) - feat. frank, dweezil, ahmet zappa

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  dweezil zappa: live - 'in the moment'
    (2011, 2cd, usa, fantom records fr1 112011) = zappa plays zappa

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  dweezil zappa: return of the son of...
    (2011, 3lp, eu, music on vinyl movlp257) - all compositions by frank zappa // feat. ray white  //  vinyl release of the 2010 2cd album

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  dweezil zappa: f.o.h.
    (2012, 2cd, usa, fantom records) - all compositions by frank zappa / = zappa plays zappa

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  dweezil zappa: f.o.h. III - out of obscurity
    (2012, cd, usa, fantom records) - all compositions by frank zappa / = zappa plays zappa, feat. scott thunes

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For immediate release, London, England -

Zappa Plays Zappa -
The Official Authourised Announcement
Ahmet and Dweezil Zappa Perform The Music of Frank Zappa
Major 2005 European Tour with Surprise Special Guests

Starts 25th October in Barcelona!

* Tickets for the UK concerts on sale Friday June 3rd at 9am

www.noblepr.co.uk/zappa

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  • 2005/10/25 ZAPPA  - Olympic Pavillion, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2005/10/27 ZAPPA  - Milan Forum, Milan, Italy

  • 2005/10/28 ZAPPA  - Palalottomatica, Rome, Italy

  • 2005/10/31 ZAPPA  - Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England

  • 2005/11/01 ZAPPA  - Brighton Centre, Brighton, England

  • 2005/11/02 ZAPPA  - Royal Albert Hall, London, England

  • 2005/11/04 ZAPPA  - Carling Apollo, Manchester, England

  • 2005/11/05 ZAPPA  - Glasgow Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland

  • 2005/11/07 ZAPPA  - Le Zenith, Paris, France

  • 2005/11/08 ZAPPA  - Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2005/11/10 ZAPPA  - Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Holland

  • 2005/11/11 ZAPPA  - Forest National, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2005/11/13 ZAPPA  - Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2005/11/14 ZAPPA  - Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

  • 2005/11/15 ZAPPA  - Hovet, Old Ice Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2005/11/17 ZAPPA  - Arena Treptow, Berlin, Germany

  • 2005/11/18 ZAPPA  - Phillipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • 2005/11/20 ZAPPA  - T-Mobile Arena, Prague, Czechoslovakia

  • 2005/11/22 ZAPPA  - Budapest Sportarena, Budapest, Hungary

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Zappa plays Zappa
  • Dweezil Zappa: guitar, vocals
  • Joe Travers: drums
  • Pete Griffin: bass
  • Aaron Arntz: keyboards & vocals
  • Scheila Gonzales: horns, keyboards & vocals
  • Billy Hulting: melodic percussion
  • Jamie Kime: rhythm guitar  

 

special guests:

  • Napoleon Murphy Brock
  • Chick Corea
  • Jake Cinninger
  • Terry Bozzio
  • Steve Vai

 

  Dweezil Zappa during the 2006 05 15 Amsterdam gig.
  • 2006/04/20 concert- the jammys - concert 'madison square guarden', nyc, ny, usa
      -  Zappa received a lifetime achievement award

    • special guests

      • Napoleon Murphy Brock

      • Chick Corea (*)

      • Jake Cinninger(**)

    • filthy habits vamp / soundcheck / intro * inca roads (*) * florentine pogen (**)

    • a recording of this concert circulates

  • 2006/04/20 concert 'bb kings', nyc, ny, usa

    • special guests

      • Napoleon Murphy Brock

    • willie the pimp * cosmik debris * florentine pogen * idiot  bastard son * cheepnis * king kong * yellow snow * st.alphonso’s pancake breakfast * father o'blivion * imaginary diseases * zomby woof

  • 2006/05/15 concert ‘Amsterdam Music Hall’, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    • special guests: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio & Steve Vai

  • 2006/05/17 concert ‘Falkoner’, Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen

    • special guests: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio & Steve Vai

  • 2006/05/18 concert ‘Sentrum Scene’, Oslo, Norway

    • special guests: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio & Steve Vai

  • 2006/05/19 concert ‘Stockholm Hovet’, Stockholm, Sweden

    • special guests: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio & Steve Vai

  • 2006/05/21 concert ‘Philipshalle’, Dusseldorf, Germany

    • special guests: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio & Steve Vai

  • 2006/05/22 concert ‘Tempodrom’, Berlin, Germany

  • 2006/05/23 concert ‘T-Mobile Arena’, Prague, Czech Republic

  • 2006/05/24 concert ‘Petofi Csarnok Open -Air’, Budapest, Hungary

  • 2006/05/26 concert ‘Kongresshaus’, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2006/05/27 concert ‘Mazda Palace’, Milan, Italy

  • 2006/05/28 concert ‘Teatro Tenda Striscle’, Rome, Italy

  • 2006/05/30 concert ‘Forest National’, Brussels, Belgium

    • special guests: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio & Steve Vai

  • 2006/06/01 concert ‘Manchester Apollo’, Manchester, UK

  • 2006/06/02 concert ‘Royal Albert Hall’, London, UK

    • set one: imaginary diseases * hungry freaks, daddy * let's make the water turn black * florentine pogen * pygmy twylyte * idiot bastard son cheepnis * king kong variations * don't eat the yellow snow * st. alphonso's pancake breakfast * father o'blivion * inca roads * eat that question

    • set two: the black page no.2 * peaches en regalia * montana * village of the sun * echidna's arf * zomby woof * chunga's revenge * oh no * son of orange county * trouble every day * a token of his extreme * sofa

    • special guest: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Steve Vai

  • 2006/06/04 concert 'Vicar Street', Dublin, Ireland

  • 2006/06/05 concert ‘Zenith’, Paris, France

  • 2006/06/07 concert 'Lycabettus Hill Theater', Athens, Greece

  • 2006/06/09 concert 'Laugardalsholl', Rejkyavik, Iceland

  • 2006/06/11 concert 'Tower Theatre', Pennsylvania, PA, USA

  • 2006/06/12 concert 'Beacon Theatre', NYC, NY, USA

  • 2006/06/13 concert 'Orpheum', Boston, MA, USA

  • 2006/06/15 concert "Meadow Brook Music Festival", Detroit, MI, USA

  • 2006/06/16 concert 'Hummingbird', Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • 2006/06/17 concert 'Auditorium Theatre', Chicago, IL, USA

  • 2006/06/20 concert 'House Of Blues', Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

  • 2006/06/21 concert 'Dodge Theatre', Phoenix, Arizona, USA

  • 2006/06/22 concert ‘House of Blues’, Anaheim, CA , USA

  • 2006/06/23 concert ‘The Wiltern’, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • 2006/06/24 concert 'The Warfield', San Francisco, CA, USA

  • 2006/10/18 concert ‘Paramount Theatre’, Denver, CO, usa

    • special guests: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio & Steve Vai

    • Andy, Call Any Vegetable, Tell Me you Love Me, Who Are The Brain Police, Can't Afford no Shoes, Willie the Pimp, Pygmy Twylyte, Idiot Bastard Son, Cheepnis, I'm The Slime, Pound For A Brown, Don't Eat the Yellow Snow, St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast, Father Oblivion, Inca Roads, Terry chats with Dweezil, I'm So Cute, Tryin' to Grow a Chin, Advance Romance, Punky's Whips, Terry and Dweezil talk about Frank, The Black Page, The Black Page #2 (with Steve Vai), Peaches en Regalia, Montana, Village of the Sun, Echidna's Arf (of You), Dweezil chats with the audience, Zomby Woof, Black Napkins, The Torture Never Stops

    • Encores: Orange County/ Trouble Every Day, Tush Tush Tush, Regyptian Strut

  • 2006/10/19 concert ‘Ameristar Casino’, Kansas City, MO, usa

    • special guests: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio & Steve Vai

    • Andy, Call Any Vegetable, Who Are The Brain Police, Can't Afford no Shoes, Pygmy Twylyte, Idiot Bastard Son, Cheepnis, I'm The Slime, Pound For A Brown, Don't Eat the Yellow Snow, St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast, Father Oblivion, Inca Roads, I'm So Cute, Tryin' to Grow a Chin, Advance Romance, Punky's Whips, The Black Page #2, Peaches en Regalia, Montana, Village of the Sun, Echidna's Arf (of You), Zomby Woof, Black Napkins, The Torture Never Stops, Trouble Every Day, Regyptian Strut

    • Encores: Trouble Every Day, Hungry Freaks, Regyptian Strut

  • 2006/10/20 concert ‘Orpheum Theatre’, Minneapolis, MN, usa

    • special guests: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio & Steve Vai

    • Andy, Call Any Vegetable, Tell Me you Love Me, Who Are The Brain Police, Can't Afford no Shoes, Willie the Pimp, Idiot Bastard Son, Pygmy Twylyte, Cheepnis, I'm The Slime, Pound For A Brown, Don't Eat the Yellow Snow, St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast, Father Oblivion, Inca Roads, I'm So Cute, Tryin' to Grow a Chin, Advance Romance, Punky's Whips, The Black Page #2, Peaches en Regalia, Montana, Zomby Woof, Black Napkins, The Torture Never Stops

    • Encores: Trouble Every Day, Regyptian Strut

  • 2006/10/22 concert ‘Canton Palace Theatre’, Cleveland, OH, usa

    • special guests: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio & Steve Vai

    • Andy, Call Any Vegetable, Tell Me You Love Me, Who are the Brain Police?, Can't Afford No Shoes, Willie the Pimp, Pygmy Twylyte, Idiot Bastard Son, Cheepnis, I'm the Slime, Pound for a Brown, Don't Eat the Yellow Snow > St Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast > Father O'Blivion, Inca Roads, I'm So Cute, Trying to Grow a Chin, Advance Romance, Punky's Whips, The Black Page, Peaches en Regalia, Montana, Village of the Sun, Zomby Woof, Black Napkins, The Torture Never Stops

    • Encores: More Trouble Every Day > Band introductions > Token of My Extreme (Reprise), Regypian Strut

  • 2006/10/23 concert ‘University of Buffalo’, Buffalo, NY, usa

  • 2006/10/25 concert ‘Prov. Performing Arts Center’, Providence, RI, usa

  • 2006/10/27 concert ‘Borgata’, Atlantic City, NJ, usa

  • 2006/10/29 concert ‘Chevrolet Theatre’, Wallingford, CT, usa

  • 2006/10/30 concert ‘Warner Theatre’, Washinton, DC, usa

  • 2006/10/31 concert ‘Theater at Madison Square Garden’, New York, NY, usa
    • special guests: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Terry Bozzio (*)& Steve Vai (#)
    • Andy, Call Any Vegetable, Tell Me You Love Me, Who Are The Brain Police? , Can't Afford No Shoes, Willie The Pimp, Pygmy Twylyte, Idiot Bastard Son, Cheepnis, I Am The Slime, Pound For A Brown, Don't Eat The Yellow Snow, St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast, Inca Roads, I'm So Cute *, Trying To Grow A Chin *, Advance Romance *, Punky's Whips *, Black Page #1 *, Black Page #2 *#, Peaches en Regalia #, Montana #, Village Of The Sun #, Echidna's Arf #, Zombie Woof #, Black Napkins, The Torture Never Stops, The Orange County Lumber Truck, More Trouble Every Day *#, Regyptian Strut *#

 

 

  • 2006/12/10 concert 'Mizner Amphitheater', Boca Raton, FL, usa

  • 2006/12/11 concert 'Hard Rock Live', Orlando, FL, usa

  • 2006/12/12 concert 'Tabernacle', Atlanta, GA, usa

  • 2006/12/13 concert 'Louisville Palace', Louisville, KY, usa

  • 2006/12/14 concert 'The Pageant', St. Louis, MO, usa

    • Intro, Andy, Call Any Vegetable, Tell Me You Love Me, Florentine Pogen, Pygmy Twylyte, The Idiot Bastard Son, Cheepnis, I'm the Slime, A Pound for a Brown (on the Bus), Don't Eat the Yellow Snow, St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast, Father O'Blivion, Inca Roads, I'm So Cute, Tryin' to Grow a Chin, Punky's Whips, The Black Page 1, The Black Page 2, Peaches en Regalia, Montana, Village of the Sun, Echidna's Arf (of You), Zomby Woof, Black Napkins, Oh No, Son of Orange County, More Trouble Every Day, Band Intros (A Token of My Extreme), Sofa, Outro
  • 2006/12/16 concert 'Nokia Theater', Dallas, TX, usa

  • 2006/12/17 concert 'Verizon Wireless Theater', Houston, TX, usa

  • 2006/12/18 concert 'House of Blues', New Orleans, LA, usa

  • 2006/12/20 concert 'Orpheum Theater', Vancouver, BC, usa

  • 2006/12/21 concert 'Roseland Theater', Portland, OR, usa

  • 2006/12/22 concert 'Paramount Theater', Seattle, WA, usa

  • 2006/12/30 concert 'Key Club @ Morongo', Cabazon, CA, usa  

  • diva's diary - zappa plays zappa
        (2006, program booklet, usa, zappa family trust)
    • the Zappa plays Zappa tour booklet, by Diva Zappa. It has the touring schedule from 2006/05/16 until 2006/12/30, and a lot of pictures of the band.

Zappa plays Zappa
  • Dweezil Zappa: guitar, vocals
  • Joe Travers: drums
  • Pete Griffin: bass
  • Aaron Arntz: keyboards & vocals
  • Scheila Gonzales: horns, keyboards & vocals
  • Billy Hulting: melodic percussion
  • Jamie Kime: rhythm guitar  

special guest

  • Ray White: guitar & vocals
  • 2007/07/18 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Centennial Concert Hall’, Winnipeg, MB, usa

    • Echidna’s Arf (Of You), My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama, Black Napkins, Son of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don’t Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, City of Tiny Lights, Pygmy Twylyte, Montana, Cheepnis, Advance Romance, Carolina Hard-core Ecstacy, Dumb all Over, What’s New in Baltimore, Dupree’s Paradise, Easy Meat, Uncle Remus, Willie the Pimp, Joe’s Garage, Wind up Working in a Gas Station, San Ber’dino, The Illinois Enema Bandit, Wild Love, Yo’ Mama, Cosmik Debris, Muffin Man, G-spot Tornado 

  • 2007/07/19 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘10,000 Lakes Fest’, Detroit Lake, MN, usa  

    • Echidna's Arf (Of You), My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama, City Of Tiny Lites, Pygmy Twylyte, Cheenis, Florentine Pogen, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, San Ber'dino, Illinois Enema Bandit, Wild Love, Yo Mama, Advance Romance, G-Spot Tornado 

  • 2007/07/20 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Civic Opera House’, Chicago, IL, usa  

    • Echidna's Arf (Of You), My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama, Dirty Love, Zoot Allures, Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don’t Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, City of Tiny Lites, Pygmy Twylyte, Montana, Cheepnis, Advance Romance, Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie the Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, San Ber'dino, Illinois Enema Bandit, Wild Love, Yo Mama, Cosmik Debris, Muffin Man, G-Spot Tornado

  • 2007/07/21 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘The Rave’, Milwaukee, WI, usa  

    • Echidna's Arf (Of You), My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama, Dirty Love, Black Napkins, Son of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don’t Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, City of Tiny Lites, Pygmy Twylyte, Montana, Cheepnis, Advance Romance, Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie the Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Working at a Gas Station, San Berdino, Illinois Enema Bandit

    • Encore: Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man 

  • 2007/07/22 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Egyptian Room’, Indianapolis, IN, usa  

    • Echidna's Arf (Of You), My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama, Dirty Love, Black Napkins, Son Of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, Amerika Drinks & Goes Home, City Of Tiny Lites, Pygmy Twylyte, Cheepnis, Florentine Pogen, Advance Romance, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, San Ber'dino, Illinois enema bandit, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man 

  • 2007/07/24 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Moonlite Gardens’, Cincinnati, OH, usa  

    • Echidna's Arf (Of You), My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama, Dirty Love, Son Of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, Amerika Drinks & Goes Home, City Of Tiny Lites, Pygmy Twylyte, Cheepnis, Florentine Pogen, Advance Romance, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, San Ber'dino, Illinois Enema Bandit, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man

  • 2007/07/25 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Warner Theatre’, Erie, PA, usa  

  • 2007/07/26 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘LC Pavilion’,  Columbus, OH, usa  

    • Noise Intro, My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama, Echidna's Arf (Of You), Son Of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, Amerika Drinks & Goes Home, City Of Tiny Lites, Pygmy Twylyte, Cheepnis, Advance Romance, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, San Ber'dino, Illinois Enema Bandit, Wild Love, Yo Mama, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man

  • 2007/07/27 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Meadow Brook Festival’,  Detroit, MI, usa

    • Noise Intro, My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama, Echidna's Arf (Of You), Son Of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, Amerika Drinks & Goes Home, City Of Tiny Lites, Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy, Cheepnis, Advance Romance, Pygmy Twylyte, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, San Ber'dino, Illinois Enema Bandit, Wild Love, Yo Mama, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man
       

  • 2007/07/28 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Cain Park’, Cleveland, OH, usa  

  • 2007/07/30 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Hummingbird’,  Toronto, ON, canada  

    • Black Napkins, My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama, Dirty Love, City of Tiny Lites, Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy, Dumb All Over, What's New in Baltimore, Advance Romance, Andy, Son of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, Pygmy Twylyte, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie the Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In a Gas Station, San Ber'dino, The Illinois Enema Bandit G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man

  • 2007/07/31 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Metropolis’, Montreal, QC, canada  

    • Black Napkins, My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama, Echidna's Arf (Of You), City of Tiny Lites, Advance Romance, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore?, Andy, Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don’t Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, Pygmy Twylyte, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, San Berdino, Illinois Enema Bandit, Wild Love, Yo Mama, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man 

  • 2007/08/01 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Albert Rousseau Hall’, Quebec City, QC, canada  

    • Noise Intro, City Of Tiny Lites, Advance Romance, Montana, Florentine Pogen, Son Of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore, Pygmy Twylyte, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, San Ber'dino, Illinois Enema Bandit, Improvisation, Wild Love, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man, Yo Mama

  • 2007/08/02 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Hampton Beach Casino’, Hampton Beach, NH, usa  

    • Son of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, City of Tiny Lites, Montana, Carolina Hardcore Ecstacy, Advance Romance, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore?, Pygmy Twylyte, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie the Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' at a Gas Station, Sand Ber'dino, The Illinois Enema Bandit, Wild Love, Yo Mama, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man 

  • 2007/08/04 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Fleet Boston Pavilion’, Boston, MA, usa  

    • Noise Intro, Son Of Suzy Cream Cheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, City of Tiny Lites, I’m The Slime, Carolina Hard Core Ecstasy, Advance Romance, Dumb All Over, What’s New in Baltimore?, Pygmy Twylyte, Dupree’s Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe’s Garage, Wind Up Workin’ in a Gas Station, San Ber’dino, Illinois Enema Bandit, Cosmik Debris, G Spot Tornado, Muffin Man 

  • 2007/08/05 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Count Basie Theatre’, Red Bank, NJ, usa  

    • Black Napkins, My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama, Echidna's Arf (Of You), City of Tiny Lites, Advance Romance, I'm The Slime, Dumb All Over, What's New in Baltimore?, Pygmy Twylyte, Son of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, America Drinks and Goes Home, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie the Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind up Workin' in a Gas Station, San Ber'dino, The Illinois Enema Bandit, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man 

  • 2007/08/06 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Northfork Theater @ Westbury Music Fair’, Westbury, NY, usa  

    • Noise Intro, My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama, City Of Tiny Lites, Montana, Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy, I'm The Slime, Advance Romance, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore?, Pygmy Twylyte, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Working In A Gas Station, San Ber'dino, Illinois Enema Bandit, Wild Love, Yo Mama, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man 

  • 2007/08/08 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Electric Factory’, Philadelphia, PA, usa  

    • Black Napkins, My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama, City of Tiny Lites, Advance Romance, Dumb All Over, What's New in Baltimore?, Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy, Son of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, Pygmy Twylyte, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie the Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind up Workin' in a Gas Station, San Ber'dino, The Illinois Enema Bandit, Wild Love, Yo Mama, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man 

  • 2007/08/09 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Rams Head’, Baltimore, MD, usa  

    • Peaches En Regalia, Montana, City of Tiny Lites, Advance Romance, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore, Carolina Hardcore Ecstacy, Son of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, Pygmy Twylyte, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, San Ber'dino, The Illinois Enema Bandit, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man, Florentine Pogen 

  • 2007/08/10 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Norva’, Norfolk, VA, usa  

  • 2007/08/11 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Thomas Wolfe Auditorium’, Asheville, NC, usa  

 

  • 2007/08/13 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Cains Ballroom’, Tulsa, OK, usa  

    • Black Napkins, Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, Peaches En Regalia, City Of Tiny Lites, Advance Romance, Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore, Pygmy Twylyte, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, San Ber'dino, Andy, The Illinois Enema Bandit, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man

 

  • 2007/08/15 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Kiva Auditorium’, Albuquerque, NM, usa  

  • 2007/08/16 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Fox Theatre’, Tucson, AZ, usa  

  • 2007/08/17 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Dodge Theatre’, Tucson, AZ, usa  

  • 2007/08/18 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘House Of Blues’, Las Vegas, NV, usa  

  • 2007/08/20 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Berkeley Community Theatre’,  San Francisco, CA, usa  

    • Dog Breath, Uncle Meat, City Of Tiny Lites, Advance Romance, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore, Carolina Hardcore Ecstacy, Son Of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, Pygmy Twylyte, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, San Ber'dino, The Illinois Enema Bandit, Wild Love, Yo Mama, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man

  • 2007/08/21 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘House Of Blues’, San Diego, CA, usa  

  • 2007/08/22 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘House Of Blues’, Anaheim, CA, usa  

  • 2007/08/23 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Wiltern’, Los Angeles, CA, usa

 

  • 2007/09/25 concert 'Shepherds Bush Empire', London, UK

  • 2007/09/26 concert '013', Tilburg, Netherlands  

    • Spontaneous Classical Composition, Dumb All Over, What's New In Baltimore, Carolina Hardcore Ecstacy, City Of Tiny Lites, Advance Romance, Son Of Suzy Creamcheese, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, America Drinks & Goes Home, Dog Meat, Stinkfoot, Pygmy Twylyte, Dupree's Paradise, Uncle Remus, Willie The Pimp, Joe's Garage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, San Ber'dino, Zoot Allures, Ship Ahoy, The Illinois Enema Bandit, Cosmik Debris, G-Spot Tornado, Muffin Man

    • The picture on the right shows the poster for the Tilburg gig.

  • 2007/09/27 concert 'Melkweg', Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 2007/09/29 concert 'Le Fri-Son', Fribourg, Germany

  • 2007/09/30 concert 'Circus Krone', Munich, Germany

  • 2007/10/01 concert 'Jahrhunderthalle', Frankfurt, Germany  

  • 2007/10/02 concert 'Philipshalle', Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 2007/10/03 concert 'KKL Beethovensaal', Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2007/10/04 concert 'Messehalle', Erfurt, Germany

  • 2007/10/05 concert 'Grand Rex', Paris, France

  • 2007/10/06 concert 'Elisabeth Hall', Antwerp, Belgium

  • 2007/10/08 concert 'The Music House', Arhus, Denmark

  • 2007/10/09 concert -Venue To Be Announced-, Stavanger, Norway

  • 2007/10/10 concert 'Peer Gynt', Bergen, Norway

  • 2007/10/12 concert 'Sentrum Scene', Oslo, Norway

  • 2007/10/13 concert 'Olympen', Lund, Sweden

  • 2007/10/14 concert 'Cirkus', Stockholm, Sweden

 

  • 2007/10/31 - concert ‘Beacon Theatre’,New York, NY, usa

  • 2007/11/01 - concert ‘Chevy Theatre’,Wallingford, CT, usa

  • 2007/11/02 - concert ‘Broadway Theatre @ UPAC’,Kingston, NY, usa

  • 2007/11/03 - concert ‘House of Blues’,Atlantic City, NJ, usa

  • 2007/11/04 - concert ‘Providence Performing Arts Center’,Providence, RI, usa

  • 2007/11/06 - concert ‘Town Ballroom’,Buffalo, NY, usa

  • 2007/11/07 - concert ‘Warner Theatre’,Washington, DC, usa

  • 2007/11/08 - concert ‘Toads Place’,Richmond, VA, usa

  • 2007/11/10 - concert ‘Ameristar Casino’,Kansas City, MO, usa

  • 2007/11/12 - concert ‘Verizon Wireless Theatre’,Houston, TX, usa

  • 2007/11/13 - concert ‘Hogg Auditorium’,Austin, TX, usa

  • 2007/11/14 - concert ‘Palladium’,Dallas, TX, usa

  • 2007/11/16 - concert ‘Fillmore’,Denver, CO, usa

  • 2007/11/18 - concert ‘Roseland’,Portland, OR, usa

  • 2007/11/19 - concert ‘Paramount’,Seattle, WA, usa

  • 2007/11/20 - concert ‘Orpheum’,Vancouver, BC, usa

  • 2007/11/22 - concert ‘Southern Jubilee Auditorium’,Calgary, AB, usa

  • 2007/11/23 - concert ‘Northern Jubilee Auditorium’,Edmonton, AB, usa

 

  • 2007/11/27 - concert ‘Lyric Theatre’,Brisbane, Australia

  • 2007/11/29 - concert ‘Hamer Hall’,Melbourne, Australia  

  • 2007/11/30 - concert ‘Hamer Hall’,Melbourne, Australia

  • 2007/12/02 - concert ‘Thebarton Theatre’,Adelaide, Australia

  • 2007/12/03 - concert ‘Enmore Theatre’,Sydney, Australia
  • 2007/12/04 - concert ‘Enmore Theatre’,Sydney, Australia

 

 
  • 2008/01/21 - concert 'Zepp Osaka', Osaka, Japan

  • 2008/01/22 - concert 'Zepp Tokyo', Tokyo, Japan

  • 2008/01/23 - concert 'Yokohama Blitz', Yokohama, Japan

 

http://www.zappaplayszappa.com/tourdates.html

Zappa plays Zappa
  • Dweezil Zappa: guitar, vocals
  • Joe Travers: drums
  • Pete Griffin: bass
  • Aaron Arntz: keyboards & vocals
  • Scheila Gonzales: horns, keyboards & vocals
  • Billy Hulting: melodic percussion
  • Jamie Kime: rhythm guitar  

special guest

  • Ray White: guitar & vocals

 

JUNE

  • 2008/06/06 concert 'First Avenue', Minneapolis, MN

  • 2008/06/07 concert 'Witherspoon Hall', Omaha, NE

  • 2008/06/08 concert 'Wakarusa Festival', Lawrence, KS

  • 2008/06/09 concert 'Pagaent', St. Louis, MO

  • 2008/06/11 concert 'House Of Blues', New Orleans, LA

  • 2008/06/12 concert 'Variety Playhouse', Atlanta, GA

  • 2008/06/13 concert 'Lincoln Theatre', Raleigh, NC

  • 2008/06/14 concert 'Bonnaroo', Manchester, TN

JULY

  • 2008/07/01 concert 'Milwaukee Summerfest', Milwaukee, Wi

  • 2008/07/03 concert 'Rothbury Festival', Muskegon, MI

  • 2008/07/04 concert 'Elements', Kitchener, ON

  • 2008/07/05 concert "Ottowa Bluesfest", Ottawa, ON

  • 2008/07/06 concert 'Quebec International Summer Festival', Quebec, QC

  • 2008/07/08 concert 'Common Ground', Lansing, MI  

 

  • 2008/07/13 concert "North Sea Jazz Festival", Rotterdam, NL
    • the picture on the right shows Scheila and Dweezil playing a solo during Cosmik Debris

  • The picture on the right shows the setlist for the NSJ2008 gig. Fortunately, the band got some extra time and was able to play 'Cosmik Debris' as well as 'Willie The Pimp'.
    Signed by Dweezil Zappa.

  • 2008/07/15 concert 'Villa Arconati', Milan, Italy

  • 2008/07/17 concert 'Veranos de la Villa', Madrid, Spain

  • 2008/07/18 concert 'Paluea de la Musica', Barcelona, Spain

  • 2008/07/19 concert "Gurtenfestival", Bern, Switzerland

  • 2008/07/22 concert 'Club Cinema', Pompano Beach, FL, usa

  • 2008/07/23 concert 'Hard Rock Live', Orlando, FL, usa

  • 2008/07/26 concert "DFest", Tulsa, OK

  • 2008/07/31 concert 'House Of Blues', Atlantic City, NJ

AUGUST

  • 2008/08/01 concert 'Gathering Of The Vibes', Bridgeport, CT

  • 2008/08/02 concert 'Higher Ground', Burlington, VT

  • 2008/08/03 concert 'Calvin Theatre', Northampton, MA

  • 2008/08/05 concert 'Merrill Auditorium', Portland, ME

  • 2008/08/06 concert 'Hampton Beach Casino', Hampton Beach, NH

  • 2008/08/07 concert "Thursdays At The Square", Buffalo, NY

  • 2008/08/08 concert 'North Fork Theatre At Westbury', Westbury, NY

  • 2008/08/09 concert 'Paramount Center', Peekskill, NY

 

 
"You can't fit on stage anymore - fall tour 2008"
  • 2008/10/17 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Morse Theatre', Chicago, IL

  • 2008/10/18 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Morse Theatre', Chicago, IL

  • 2008/10/19 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Morse Theatre', Chicago, IL

  • 2008/10/20 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Michigan Theatre', Ann Arbor, MI **

  • 2008/10/22 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Mod Club', Toronto, ON

  • 2008/10/23 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Mod Club', Toronto, ON

  • 2008/10/24 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Le Gesu', Montreal, QC

  • 2008/10/25 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Le Gesu', Montreal, QC

  • 2008/10/27 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Birchmere Theatre', Alexandria, VA

  • 2008/10/28 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Whitaker Center', Harrisburg, PA **

  • 2008/10/29 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Blender Theatre', New York, NY

  • 2008/10/30 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Blender Theatre', New York, NY

  • 2008/10/31 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Blender Theatre', New York, NY

  • 2008/11/01 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'The Klein' , Bridgeport, CT **

  • 2008/12/10 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'The Roxy', West Hollywood, CA

  • 2008/12/11 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'The Roxy', West Hollywood, CA

  • 2008/12/12 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'The Roxy', West Hollywood, CA

  • 2008/12/13 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'The Roxy', West Hollywood, CA

  • 2008/12/31 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'War Memorial Opera House", San Francisco, CA **

  • 2009/01/02 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Hawthorne Theatre", Portland, OR

  • 2009/01/03 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Triple Door', Seattle, WA

  • 2009/01/04 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Triple Door', Seattle, WA

  • 2009/01/06 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Arts Club Theatre', Vancouver, BC

Please note that shows marked with a double asterisk (**) are in larger venues and not part of the "You Can't Fit On Stage Anymore" tour, and do not feature the guitar giveaway or concert download.

 

  • 2009/02/26 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Dodge Theatre‘, Phoenix, AZ, usa

  • 2009/02/27 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘House Of Blues‘, Las Vegas, NV, usa

  • 2009/02/28 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Ventura Theatre‘, Ventura, CA, usa

  • 2009/03/01 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘House Of Blues‘, San Diego, CA, usa

  • 2009/03/03 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘House Of Blues‘, Anaheim, CA, usa

  • 2009/03/04 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Rio Theatre‘, Santa Cruz, CA, usa

  • 2009/03/05 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Cascade Theatre‘, Redding, CA, usa

  • 2009/03/06 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Crest Theatre‘, Sacramento, CA, usa

  • 2009/03/07 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Wells Fargo Center‘, Santa Rosa, CA, usa

  • 2009/04/06 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘HATCH ‘, Osaka, JAPAN

  • 2009/04/07 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘O-EAST‘, Tokyo, JAPAN

  • 2009/04/08 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘O-EAST‘, Tokyo, JAPAN

  • 2009/04/10 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Byron Bay Bluesfest‘, Byron Bay, NSW AUSTRALIA

  • 2009/04/11 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Tivoli Theatre‘, Brisbane, QLD AUSTRALIA

  • 2009/04/12 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Civic Theatre‘, Newcastle, NSW AUSTRALIA

  • 2009/04/14 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘State Theatre‘, Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA

  • 2009/04/16 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Palais‘, Melbourne, VIC AUSTRALIA

  • 2009/04/17 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘The barton Theatre‘, Adelaide, SA AUSTRALIA

  • 2009/04/18 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘West Coast Blues and Roots Festival‘, Perth, WA AUSTRALIA  

 

Zappa plays Zappa

  • Dweezil Zappa: guitar, vocals
  • Ben Thomas: vocals
  • Joe Travers: drums
  • Pete Griffin: bass
  • Scheila Gonzales: horns, keyboards & vocals
  • Billy Hulting: melodic percussion
  • Jamie Kime: rhythm guitar  

  • 2009/05/16 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Jahrhunderthalle‘, Bochum, GERMANY  (without Billy Hulting)

  • 2009/05/17 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Capitol‘, Offenbach, GERMANY   (without Billy Hulting)

  • 2009/05/18 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Olympia‘, Paris, FRANCE   (without Billy Hulting)

  • 2009/05/20 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Les Docks‘, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND  (without Billy Hulting)

  • 2009/05/21 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Rockhal‘, LUXEMBOURG

 
  • 2009/05/22 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Handelsbeurs‘, Ghent, BELGIUM  

    • Apostrophe, Montana, Magic Fingers, Inca Roads, The Black Page Drum Solo / Black Page #1, Black Page #2, Cosmik Debris, The Purple Lagoon, Village Of The Sun, Echidna's Arf (Of You), Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up, Outside Now, A Pound For A Brown, Zomby Woof, Peaches En Regalia, Trouble Every Day, Token Of My Extreme Outro
      encores: Bamboozled By Love, Willie The Pimp

    • The picture on the right shows Dweezil during the signing session after the show, on the picture with Zappa fan Werner Dierckx.

 

  • 2009/05/23 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Effenaar‘, Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS  

    • The Purple Lagoon, Imaginary Diseases, Penguin In Bondage, Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station, Magic Fingers, Inca Roads, Lumpy Gravy Theme, Peaches En Regalia, Village Of The Sun, Echidna's Arf (Of You), Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up, Outside Now, Bamboozled By Love, King Kong, Trouble Every Day, Token Of My Extreme Outro
      encores: Cosmik Debris, Zomby Woof, Willie The Pimp

  • 2009/05/24 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘De Oosterpoort‘, Groningen, NETHERLANDS  

  • 2009/05/25 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Paradiso‘, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS  

    • Black Napkins, Penguin In Bondage, Pygmy Twylyte, Dirty Love, Inca Roads, Village of the Sun, Echidna's Arf (Of You), Don't you ever wash that thing?, Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up, Outside Now, Mammy Anthem, The Purple Lagoon, Magic Fingers, Bamboozled By Love, Cosmik Debris, Apostrophe, Zomby Woof, Willie the Pimp

  • 2009/05/27 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Grosse Freiheit‘, Hamburg, GERMANY

  • 2009/05/28 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Venue TBA‘, Berlin, GERMANY  

    • Lumpy Gravy Theme, The Purple Lagoon, Inca Roads, Why Don't You Do Me Right?, Penguin In Bondage, Village Of The Sun, Echidna's Arf (Of You), Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Cosmik Debris, Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up, Outside Now, The Black Page Drum Solo / Black Page #1, Black Page #2, Bamboozled By Love, Trouble Every Day, Grand Wazoo Theme (Band Improvisation), Token Of My Extreme Outro
      Encores: Black Napkins, Peaches En Regalia, Zomby Woof, Willie The Pimp

  • 2009/05/29 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Theatrefabrik’, Munich, GERMANY

    •   A Pound For A Brown, Montana, Penguin In Bondage, Village Of The Sun, Echidna's Arf (Of You), Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Dirty Love, Lumpy Gravy Theme, Peaches En Regalia, Inca Roads, The Black Page Drum Solo / Black Page #1, Black Page #2, Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up, Outside Now, Bamboozled By Love / Owner Of A Lonely Heart, King Kong, Cosmik Debris

  • 2009/05/30 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Alter Schlachthof‘, Dresden, GERMANY  

 

  • 2009/06/01 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Archa Theatre‘, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC  
    • The concert included a guitar giveaway contest. The picture on the right shows the winner, jamming with Dweezil.
      (picture: Petr Karlicek)

  • 2009/06/02 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘The Gasometer‘, Vienna, AUSTRIA

  • 2009/06/03 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Venue TBA‘, Warsaw, POLAND

  • 2009/06/04 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Forum Palace‘, Vilnius, LITHUANIA

  • 2009/06/06 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘House of Culture‘, Helsinki, FINLAND

  • 2009/06/08 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘The Circus‘, Stockholm, SWEDEN

  • 2009/06/09 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Sentrum Scene‘, Oslo, NORWAY

  • 2009/06/10 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Vega‘, Copenhagen, DENMARK

  • 2009/06/11 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Kulturbolaget‘, Malmo, SWEDEN

  • 2009/06/12 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Vega‘, Copenhagen, DENMARK

  • 2009/06/14 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Shepherds Bush Empire‘, London, ENGLAND

  • 2009/06/15 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Symphony Hall‘, Birmingham, ENGLAND

  • 2009/06/16 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Colston Hall‘, Bristol, ENGLAND

  • 2009/06/17 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Bridgewater Hall‘, Manchester, ENGLAND

  • 2009/06/18 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘HMV Picture House‘, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND

  • 2009/06/19 Zappa Plays Zappa - concert ‘Vicar Street‘, Dublin, IRELAND  

 

July & August 2009: "Progressive Nation 2009"

on tour with Dream Theater, Big Elf and Scale The Summit.

 

Zappa plays Zappa

  • Dweezil Zappa: guitar, vocals
  • Ben Thomas: vocals
  • Joe Travers: drums
  • Pete Griffin: bass
  • Scheila Gonzales: horns, keyboards & vocals
  • Billy Hulting: melodic percussion
  • Jamie Kime: rhythm guitar  

 

  • 2009/07/24 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Fillmore @ Jackie Gleason Theatre’, Miami Beach, FL

  • 2009/07/25 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Hard Rock Live’, Orlando, FL

  • 2009/07/26 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Ruth Eckerd Hall’, Clearwater, FL

  • 2009/07/27 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC (This is a ZPZ-only show)

  • 2009/07/28 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘The Tabernacle’, Atlanta, GA

  • 2009/07/29 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Thomas Woolfe Auditorium’, Asheville, NC

  • 2009/07/31 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Tower Theatre’, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2009/08/01 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’, Washington, DC

  • 2009/08/02 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Bank Of America Pavilion’, Boston, MA

  • 2009/08/04 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘The Palace’, Albany, NY

  • 2009/08/05 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Chevrolet Theatre’, Wallingford, CT

  • 2009/08/07 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Convention Hall’, Asbury Park, NJ

  • 2009/08/08 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Brookhaven Amphitheatre’, Farmingville, NY

  • 2009/08/09 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Beacon Theatre’, New York, NY

  • 2009/08/10 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Higher Ground, Burlington, VT (This is a ZPZ-only show)

  • 2009/08/11 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘The Agora’, Quebec City, QC

  • 2009/08/12 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Bell Centre’, Montreal, QC

  • 2009/08/14 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Molson Amphitheater’, Toronto, ON

  • 2009/08/16 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Burton Cummings Theatre’, Winnipeg, MB

  • 2009/08/17 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘The Odeon Events Centre, Saskatoon, SK (This is a ZPZ-only show)

  • 2009/08/18 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘MacEwan Hall’, Calgary, AB

  • 2009/08/19 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Shaw Conference Centre’, Edmonton, AB

  • 2009/08/21 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Orpheum Theatre’, Minneapolis, MN

  • 2009/08/22 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Riverside Theatre’, Milwaukee, WI

  • 2009/08/23 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Chicago Theatre’, Chicago, IL

  • 2009/08/25 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre’, Denver, CO

  • 2009/08/27 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘San Jose Civic Auditorium’, San Jose, CA

  • 2009/08/28 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘The Joint’, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2009/08/29 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Greek Theatre’, Los Angeles, CA
 
Zappa plays Zappa - fall 2009
  • 2009/11/05 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘,Wellmont Theatre’, Montclair, NJ, usa
     -> Show rescheduled for January 16

 

  • 2009/11/19 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘ Stubbs Amphitheater’,Austin, TX, usa

  • 2009/11/20 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘House of Blues’,Dallas, TX, usa

  • 2009/11/21 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘House Of Blues’,Houston, TX, usa

  • 2009/11/23 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Sunshine Theater’,Albuquerque, NM, usa

  • 2009/11/24 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Belly Up’,Aspen, CO, usa

  • 2009/11/25 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Fox Theatre’,Boulder, CO, usa

  • 2009/11/27 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Montbleu Resort’,Lake Tahoe, NV, usa

  • 2009/11/28 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘McDonald Theater’,Eugene, OR, usa

  • 2009/11/29 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Bing Crosby Theater’,Spokane, WA, usa

  • 2009/11/30 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Tower Theater’,Bend, OR, usa

  • 2009/12/01 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Van Duzer Theater’,Arcata, CA, usa

  • 2009/12/02 Zappa plays Zappa - concert ‘Rio Theater’,Santa Cruz, CA, usa
 
 
Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - 2010

 

THE PLAYERS:
Dweezil Zappa: Guitar
Scheila Gonzalez: Saxphone, Flute, Keyboards & Vocals
Pete Griffin: Bass
Billy Hulting: Marimba, Mallets & Percussion
Jamie Kime: Guitar
Joe Travers: Drums & Vocals
Ben Thomas: Vocals

 

  • 2010/01/03-07 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa – concert “Jam Cruise 2010”,Carribbean Ocean

  • 2010/01/08 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa – concert ‘Revolution Live’,Ft. Lauderdale, FL, usa

  • 2010/01/09 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa – concert ‘The Ritz Ybor’,Tampa, FL, usa

  • 2010/01/11 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa – concert ‘Variety Playhouse’’,Atlanta, GA, usa

  • 2010/01/12 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa – concert ‘Neighborhood Theatre,Charlotte, NC, usa

  • 2010/01/13 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa – concert ‘Lincoln Theatre’,Raleigh, NC, usa

  • 2010/01/14 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa – concert ‘The Hat Factory’,Richmond, VA, usa

  • 2010/01/15 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa – concert ‘Rams Head Live’,Baltimore, MD, usa

  • 2010/01/16 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa – concert ‘Wellmont Theatre’,Montclair, NJ, usa

 

  • 2010/04/17 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'NOKIA Theatre', Los Angeles, CA, usa
    Supporting Jeff Beck  
 

Dweezil Zappa - Guitar, Vocals
Scheila Gonzalez - Saxophone, Flute, Keyboards, Vocals
Pete Griffin - Bass
Billy Hulting - Marimba, Mallets, Percussion
Jamie Kime - Guitar
Ben Thomas - Vocals, Trumpet, Cow Bell
Chris Norton - Keyboards, Vocals
Joe Travers - Drums, Vocals

 

 

 

  • 2010/06/03 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Teatro de la Ciudad', Mexico City, Mexico

  • 2010/06/05 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Wakarusa Festival', Ozark, AR, USA

  • 2010/06/06 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Crossroads', Kansas City', MO, USA

  • 2010/06/07 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Paramount Theatre', Denver, CO, USA

  • 2010/06/08 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'The Depot', Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  • 2010/06/10 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Ventura Theater', Ventura, CA, USA

  • 2010/06/11 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Harmony Festival', Santa Rosa, CA, USA

  • 2010/06/12 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'McDonald Theater', Eugene, OR, USA

  • 2010/06/13 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Roseland Theater', Portland, OR, USA

  • 2010/06/14 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Moore Theater', Seattle, WA, USA

  • 2010/06/15 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Orpheum Theater', Vancouver, BC, Canada  

  • 2010/06/17 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens', Richmond, VA, USA  

    • setlist

      • Purple Lagoon > Stinkfoot, Daddy Daddy Daddy > What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?, Advance Romance, Lonely Little Girl > City Of Tiny Lites, Blessed Relief, Inca Roads, The Blue Light, Pick Me I'm Clean, Little House I Used To Live In, Latex Solar Beef - Willie - Drum Solo, Apostrophe, Big Swifty, Easy Meat, Keep It Greasey
        Encore
        Peaches En Regalia > Wild Love, Yo Mama

    • an audience recording of this concert circulates

  • 2010/06/18 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Palace Theatre', Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  • 2010/06/19 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Music Hall', Tarrytown, NY, USA  

  • 2010/06/25 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Lupo's', Providence, RI, USA  

    • setlist

      • Easy Meat, Daddy Daddy Daddy > What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are, Lonely Little Girl > City Of Tiny Lites, Yellow Snow, Purple Lagoon, Inca Roads, Blessed Relief, Mystery Roach, Advance Romance, The Blue Light, Pick Me I'm Clean, The Little House I Used To Live In, Latex Solar Beef - Pimp, Apostrophe, Keep It Greasey, Big Swifty, Muffin Man

    • an audience recording of this concert circulates

  • 2010/06/26 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Westbury Music Theater', Westbury, NY, USA

  • 2010/06/27 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'House of Blues', Atlantic City, NJ, USA

  • 2010/06/28 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Turning Stone Resort and Casino', Verona, NY, USA

  • 2010/06/29 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'The Rapids Theatre', Niagara Falls, NY, USA

  • 2010/07/01 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'The Klein', Bridgeport, CT, USA

  • 2010/07/02 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom', Hampton Beach, NH, USA

  • 2010/07/03 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'The Mahaiwe', Great Barington, MA, USA

  • 2010/07/04 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Nateva Festival', Oxford, ME, USA

  • 2010/07/05 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Capitol Theater', Moncton, NS, USA

  • 2010/07/06 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Rebecca Cohn Auditorium', Halifax, NS, USA

  • 2010/07/09 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Melkweg', Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 2010/07/10 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert TBA

  • 2010/07/11 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Bospop Restival', Weert, The Netherlands  

  • 2010/07/12 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Openluchttheater', Antwerp, Belgium  

    • setlist

      • Montana > Easy Meat, Daddy Daddy Daddy > What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are, T'Mershi Duween > Keep It Greasey, Blessed Relief (Billy, Scheila (flute)), Inca Roads, Advance Romance (Ben, Jamie), Big Swifty (Billy, Scheila), The Blue Light, Pick Me I'm Clean, The Little House I Used To Live In, Latex Solar Beef - Pimp (DRUM SOLO), Apostrophe (Pete), Yellow Snow, Purple Lagoon > Echidna's Arf, Wild Love, Yo Mama
        encores
        Peaches En Regalia, I'm The Slime

    • an audience recording of this concert circulates

 

  • 2010/07/14 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Hangar 11', Tel Aviv, Israel  

  • 2010/07/19 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Nice Jazz Festival', Nice, France  

  • 2010/07/21 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Cambridge Corn Exchange', Cambridge, UK  

    • setlist

      • Ship Ahoy, Florentine Pogen, Mystery Roach, City Of Tiny Lights, Daddy Daddy Daddy, What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?, Inca Roads, Blessed Relief, The Blue Light, Pick Me I'm Clean, Little House I Used To Live In, Willie The Pimp, Apostrophe, T'Mershi Duween, The Purple Lagoon, Keep It Greasey, Big Swifty, Advance Romance, Wild Love, Yo Mama, 
        encore
        Easy Meat, Muffin Man

    • an audience recording of this concert circulates

  • 2010/07/22 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Brighton Centre', Brighton, UK

  • 2010/07/23 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Wolverhampton Civic Hall', Wolverhampton, UK

  • 2010/07/24 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'London Classic Rock Festival', London, UK  

  • 2010/07/25 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Liverpool Summer Pops Festival', Liverpool, UK  

    • setlist

      • Big Swifty, Easy Meat, Daddy Daddy Daddy, What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?, T'Mershi Duween > Inca Roads, Blessed Relief, Yellow Snow > Florentine Pogen > Mystery Roach > The Little House I Used To Live In, Latex Solar Beef / Pimp / Drum Solo, Apostrophe, The Blue Light, Wild Love, Yo Mama
        encores
        Peaches En Regalia, Echidna's Arf, Keep It Greasy, Muffin Man, Cosmik Debris

    • an audience recording of this concert circulates

  • 2010/07/26 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Glasgow Royal Concert Hall', Glasgow, UK  

    • setlist

      • Big Swifty, Montana, Easy Meat, Daddy Daddy Daddy, What Kind of Girl Do You Think We Are?, T'Mershi Duween, Inca Roads, Blessed Relief, Advance Romance, The Blue Light, Pick Me I'm Clean, Eruption, Little House I Used To Live In, Willie The Pimp Part One, Drum Solo, Apostrophe, Lonely Little Girl, City Of Tiny Lites, Echidna's Arf (Of You), Wild Love, Yo Mama
        encores
        Florentine Pogen, Peaches En Regalia, Keep It Greasy

    • an audience recording of this concert circulates

  • 2010/07/27 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Gateshead The Sage', Gateshead, UK
 
  • 2010/11/06 Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa - concert "Frank Zappa At The Roundhouse", London, UK
    • with special guests Jeff Simmons, Scott Thunes & Moon Zappa
    • setlist
      • Gumbo Variations, Yellow Snow, Nanook Rubs It, St Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast, Father O'Blivion, Cosmik Debris, Exentrifugal Forz, Apostrophe, Uncle Remus, Stinkfoot, Inca Roads (with Frank), Dumb All Over (with Scott and Frank), Montana (with Scott and Frank), Pick Me I'm Clean (with Scott), RDNZL (with band solos), Wonderful Wino (With Jeff Simmons), Cruisin' for Burgers, I Promise Not To Come in Your Mouth, Baby Snakes, Moon/Matilda dance number, Valley Girl (with Moon and Scott Thunes), Muffin Man (with Frank)
    • an audience recording of this concert circulates
 

  • 2010/11/07 concert ‘Het Depot‘, Leuven, Belgium
    • line-up
      • Dweezil Zappa - Guitar, Vocals
        Scheila Gonzalez - Saxophone, Flute, Keyboards, Vocals
        Pete Griffin - Bass
        Billy Hulting - Marimba, Mallets, Percussion
        Jamie Kime - Guitar
        Ben Thomas - Vocals, Trumpet, Cow Bell
        Chris Norton - Keyboards, Vocals
        Joe Travers - Drums, Vocals
    • setlist
      • Gumbo Variations, Yellow Snow, Nanook Rubs It, St Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast, Father O'Blivion, Cosmik Debris, Excentrifugal Forz, Apostrophe, Uncle Remus, Stinkfoot, RDNZL, Inca Roads, Drum Solo, Montana, Peaches En Regalia, I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth, Cruisin' For Burgers
        encores
        Baby Snakes, Chrissy Puked Twice (= Titties 'n Beer), Muffin Man


  • 2010/11/08 concert ‘Olympia‘, Paris, France
    • setlist
      • Preamble, The Gumbo Variations, Don't Eat the Yellow Snow, Nanook Rubs It, St Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast, Father O'Blivion, Cosmik Debris, Excentrifugal Forz, Apostrophe, Uncle Remus, Stinkfoot, Preamble, Inca Roads, Preamble, RDNZL, Drum Solo, Keep it Greasy, Preamble, Montana, Pick me I'm Clean, Preamble, I Promise not to Come in Your Mouth, Cruisin' for Burgers
        encores
        Preamble, Baby Snakes, Titties & Beer, Muffin Man
    • an audience recording of this concert circulates
  • 2010/11/09 concert ‘Metropool‘, Hengelo, The Netherlands
  • 2010/11/11 concert ‘Scene‘, Sentrum, Oslo, Norway
  • 2010/11/12 concert ‘Filadelpia Church‘, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010/11/13 concert ‘The Concert House‘, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2010/11/14 concert ‘The Concert House‘, Malmo, Sweden
  • 2010/12/01 concert ‘Warfield‘, San Francisco, CA, usa
  • 2010/12/02 concert ‘The Knitting Factory‘, Reno, NV, usa
  • 2010/12/03 concert ‘The Music Box‘, Hollywood, CA, usa
  • 2010/12/04 concert ‘The Music Box‘, Hollywood, CA, usa
  • 2010/12/05 concert ‘House of Blues‘, San Diego, CA, usa
  • 2010/12/06 concert ‘Dodge Theatre ‘, Phoenix, AZ, usa
  • 2010/12/08 concert ‘The Pageant ‘, St. Louis, MO, usa
  • 2010/12/09 concert ‘The Vogue‘, Indianapolis, IN, usa
  • 2010/12/10 concert ‘Turner Hall‘, Milwaukee, WI, usa
  • 2010/12/11 concert ‘Congress Theater‘, Chicago, IL, usa
  • 2010/12/13 concert ‘Grand Theatre‘, Quebec City, QC, usa
  • 2010/12/14 concert ‘Metropolis‘, Montreal, QC, usa
  • 2010/12/15 concert ‘Queen E Theatre‘, Toronto, ON, usa
  • 2010/12/17 concert ‘Beacon Theatre‘, New York, NY, usa
  • 2010/12/18 concert ‘Keswick‘, Philadelphia, PA, usa
  • 2010/12/19 concert ‘House Of Blues‘, Boston, MA, usa

     

   
  • 2011/07/28 concert 'Bearsville Theater', Woodstock, NY, usa
    special show! One night only with special guests Flo & Eddie!

  • 2011/07/29 concert 'The Klein', Bridgeport, CT, usa

  • 2011/07/30 concert 'State Theater', Easton, PA, usa

  • 2011/07/31 concert 'State Theater, State College, PA, usa

  • 2011/08/02 concert 'Turning Stone Casino', Verona, NY, usa

  • 2011/08/03 concert 'Higher Ground', South Burlington, VT, usa

  • 2011/08/04 concert 'State Theatre', Portland, ME, usa

  • 2011/08/05 concert 'Agora de Quebec', Quebec City, QC, canada

  • 2011/08/06 concert 'Calvin Theatre', Northampton, MA, usa

  • 2011/08/07 concert 'Stage AE', Pittsburgh, PA, usa 

on tour with Return To Forever

  • 2011/08/08 concert 'Universit of Buffalo Center For The Arts', Buffalo, NY, usa

  • 2011/08/09 concert 'Merriweather Post', Baltimore, MD, usa

  • 2011/08/10 concert 'Mann Center', Philadelphia, PA, usa

  • 2011/08/11 concert 'The Pavilion', Boston, MA, usa

  • 2011/08/12 concert 'Beacon Theatre', New York City, NY, usa

  • 2011/08/13 concert 'Beacon Theatre', New York City, NY, usa

  • 2011/08/16 concert 'Lifestyles Pavilion', Columbus, OH, usa

  • 2011/08/17 concert 'State Theater', Cleveland, OH, usa

  • 2011/08/18 concert 'PNC Pavilion', Cincinatti, OH, usa

  • 2011/08/19 concert 'Meadowbrook', Detroit, MI, usa

  • 2011/08/20 concert 'The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino', Hammond, IN, usa

  • 2011/08/21 concert 'The Murat', Indianapolis, IN, usa

  • 2011/08/22 concert 'Symphony Center', Nashville, TN, usa

  • 2011/08/24 concert 'Orpheum', Minneapolis, MN, usa

  • 2011/08/25 concert 'Fox Theatre', St. Louis, MO, usa

  • 2011/08/26 concert 'Midland Theater', Kansas City, MO, usa

  • 2011/08/27 concert 'Paramount Theater', Denver, CO, usa

  • 2011/08/28 concert 'Red Butte Gardens', Salt Lake City, UT, usa

  • 2011/09/07 concert 'Orange Peel', Asheville,NC, usa

  • 2011/09/08 concert 'Fox Theater', Atlanta,GA

  • 2011/09/09 concert 'House Of Blues', Orlando,FL, usa

  • 2011/09/10 concert 'Mizner Park Amph', Boca Raton,FL, usa

  • 2011/09/11 concert 'Ruth Eckard Hall', Clearwater,FL, usa

  • 2011/09/13 concert 'ACL Live @ Moody', Austin,TX, usa

  • 2011/09/14 concert 'Verizon Theatre,Dallas,TX, usa

  • 2011/09/15 concert 'Verizon Wireless Theater', Houston,TX, usa

  • 2011/09/16 concert 'Telluride Blues & Brews Fest', Telluride, CO, usa

  • 2011/09/17 concert 'Mesa Arts Center', Mesa,AZ, usa

  • 2011/09/19 concert 'Humphrey's', San Diego, CA, usa

  • 2011/09/20 concert 'Greek Theater', Los Angeles,CA, usa

  • 2011/09/21 concert 'Mondavi Center', Davis, CA, usa

  • 2011/09/22 concert 'Warfield', San Francisco,CA, usa

  • 2011/09/23 concert 'Silva Concert Hall', Eugene,OR, usa

  • 2011/09/24 concert 'Paramount', Seattle,WA, usa

 
 
  • 2011/11/17 concert 'The York Barbican', North Yorkshire, UK

  • 2011/11/18 concert 'The Sage', Gateshead, UK

  • 2011/11/19 concert 'Picturehouse', Edinburgh, UK

  • 2011/11/21 concert 'Philharmonic Hall', Liverpool, UK

  • 2011/11/22 concert 'Bridgewater Hall', Manchester, UK

  • 2011/11/23 concert 'Corn Exchange', Cambridge, UK

  • 2011/11/24 concert 'Anvil',Basingstoke, UK

  • 2011/11/26 concert 'Warwick Arts Centre', Coventry, UK

  • 2011/11/27 concert 'De Montfort Hall', Leicester, UK

  • 2011/11/28 concert 'New Theatre', Oxford, UK

  • 2011/11/29 concert 'Barbican', London, UK

  • 2011/11/30 concert 'Colston Hall', Bristol, UK

  • 2011/12/01 concert 'Dome', Brighton, UK
 
 

Dweezil Zappa - guitar, vocals 
Scott Tunis - bass, vocals 
Scheila Gonzalez - sax, flute, keys, vocals 
Billy Hulting - marimba, perc 
Jamie Kime - guitar 
Ben Thomas - vocals 
Joe Travers - drums, vocals 
Chris Norton - keys, vocals

 
  • 2012/02/10 San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brew
  • 2012/02/11 San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
  • 2012/02/12 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
    • special guest: Pete Jones : vocals (*)

    • Sexual Harassment In The Workplace, Plastic People, Hungry Freaks Daddy, Bow Tie Daddy, Motherly Love, Dirty Love, Any Kind Of Pain, Blessed Relief, Mother People, Debra Kadabra (*), Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy, Advance Romance, Wedding Dress Song/The Handsome Cabin Boy, Trouble Everyday, Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up, Eat That Question, Who Are The Brain Police?, Ride My Face To Chicago, Son Of Mr Green Genes
      encores
      Dancin' Fool, Willie The Pimp, Whippin' Post

       

  • 2012/02/14 Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
  • 2012/02/15 Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
  • 2012/02/16 Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre
  • 2012/02/17 Chico, CA - El Rey Theater
  • 2012/02/18 Sacramento, CA - Crest Theatre
 

Dweezil Zappa - guitar, vocals 
Scheila Gonzalez - sax, flute, keys, vocals 
Kurt Morgan - bass, vocals 
Billy Hulting - marimba, perc 
Jamie Kime - guitar 
Ben Thomas - vocals 
Joe Travers - drums, vocals 
Chris Norton - keys, vocals

  • 2012/04/06 Melbourne, Australia - Palace Theatre
  • 2012/04/07 Sydney, Australia - Metro Theatre
  • 2012/04/08 Newcaslte, Australia - Newcastle Panthers
  • 2012/04/09 Byron Bay, Australia - "Byron Bay Bluesfest"

 

 

Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa - North America 2012

  • 2012/06/26 Rochester, NY - Kodak Hall @ Eastman Theatre

  • 2012/06/28 Wilkes Barre, PA - FM Kirby Center

  • 2012/06/29 Englewood, NJ - Bergen PAC

  • 2012/06/ Westbury, NY - Capitol One Bank Theatre

  • 2012/07/01 New Bedford, MA - Zeiterion PAC

  • 2012/07/06 Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino

  • 2012/07/07 Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall

  • 2012/07/08 Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere

  • 2012/07/10 Norfolk, VA - The Norva

  • 2012/07/11 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre

  • 2012/07/12 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre

  • 2012/07/13 Nashville, TN - The Cannery Ballroom

  • 2012/07/14 Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theatre

  • 2012/07/15 Merrillville, IL - Star Plaza Theater

  • 2012/07/17 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection

  • 2012/07/18 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues

  • 2012/07/19 Morristown, NJ - Mayo Center for the PAC

  • 2012/07/20 Albany, NY - The Egg

 
 

Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa - UK/Europe 2012

Dweezil Zappa: Guitar
Scheila Gonzalez: Saxphone, Flute, Keyboards & Vocals
Kurt Morgan: Bass
Joe Travers: Drums & Vocals
Ben Thomas: Vocals
Chris Norton: Keyboards

  • 2012/11/10 London,UK - The Roundhouse

  • 2012/11/11 Brighton, UK - Brighton Centre

  • 2012/11/12 Nottingham, UK - Royal Concert Hall

  • 2012/11/13 Cardiff, UK - St David's Hall

  • 2012/11/14 Gateshead, UK - The Sage Gateshead

  • 2012/11/15 Edinburgh, UK - HMV Picturehouse

  • 2012/11/17 New Brighton, UK - Floral Pavillion Merseyside

  • 2012/11/18 Birmingham, UK - Town Hall

  • 2012/11/19 Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique

  • 2012/11/20 Utrecht, NL - Tivoli

  • 2012/11/21 Groningen, NL - Oosterpoort

  • 2012/11/22 Luxembourg, LU - Rockhal

  • 2012/11/24 Gothenburg, SE - Congress Centre

  • 2012/11/25 Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene

  • 2012/11/26 Copenhagen - Amager Bio

 

Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa - North America 2012

Dweezil Zappa: Guitar
Scheila Gonzalez: Saxphone, Flute, Keyboards & Vocals
Kurt Morgan: Bass
Joe Travers: Drums & Vocals
Ben Thomas: Vocals
Chris Norton: Keyboards

  • 2012/12/06 Fargo, ND - Fargo Theatre

  • 2012/12/07 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights

  • 2012/12/08 Madison, WI - Barrymore Theater

  • 2012/12/09 Council Bluffs, IA - Horseshoe Casino

  • 2012/12/11 Covington, KY - Madison Theater

  • 2012/12/12 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant

  • 2012/12/13 Kansas City, MO - Harrah's

  • 2012/12/14 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre

  • 2012/12/15 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater

  • 2012/12/16 Flagstaff, AZ - The Orpheum Theater

  • 2012/12/18 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot

  • 2012/12/19 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory

  • 2012/12/20 Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theatre

  • 2012/12/21 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory

  • 2012/12/22 Vancouver, BC - Commodore

  • 2012/12/23 Seattle, WA - The Neptune
 

Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa - North America 2013

Dweezil Zappa: Guitar
Scheila Gonzalez: Saxphone, Flute, Keyboards & Vocals
Kurt Morgan: Bass
Joe Travers: Drums & Vocals
Ben Thomas: Vocals
Chris Norton: Keyboards

  • 2013/01/24 concert 'House of Blues ',Houston, TX

  • 2013/01/25 concert 'House of Blues’, Dallas, TX

  • 2013/01/26 concert 'Stubbs’, Austin, TX

  • 2013/01/27 concert 'House of Blues’, New Orleans, LA

  • 2013/01/29 concert 'Variety Theater’, Atlanta, GA

  • 2013/01/30 concert ‘Track 29’, Chattanooga, TN

  • 2013/01/31 concert 'Duling Hall’, Jackson, MS

  • 2013/02/01 concert 'Vinyl’, Pensacola, FL

  • 2013/02/02 concert 'The Culture Room’, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • 2013/02/04 concert 'Music Farm’, Charleston, SC

  • 2013/02/05 concert 'Neighborhood’, Charlotte, NC

  • 2013/02/06 concert 'Rams Head’, Baltimore, MD

  • 2013/02/07 concert  The National’, Richmond, VA

  • 2013/02/08 concert 'Harrah's Atlantic City’, Atlantic City, NJ

  • 2013/02/09 concert 'Lupo's’, Providence, RI

  • 2013/02/10 concert 'Corona Theatre’, Montreal, QC
 
 
   

Zappa Plays Zappa - Roxy & Elsewhere

Dweezil Zappa: Guitar
Scheila Gonzalez: Saxophone, Flute, Keyboards & Vocals
Ben Thomas: Vocals
Chris Norton: Keyboards
Kurt Morgan: Bass
Ryan Brown: Drums

 
  • 2013/09/03 concert ‘Lupo's’, Providence, RI

  • 2013/09/04 concert ‘Carnegie Music Hall’, Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2013/09/05 concert ‘LC Pavilion’, Columbus, OH

  • 2013/09/06 concert ‘Englert Theater’, Iowa City, IA

  • 2013/09/07 concert ‘Krannert PAC/ Ellnora Guitar Festival’, Urbana, IL

  • 2013/09/08 concert ‘Pabst Theater’, Milwaukee, WI

 

  • 2013/10/08 concert ‘Rococo Theatre’, Lincoln, NE

  • 2013/10/09 concert ‘State Theatre’, Eau Claire, WI

  • 2013/10/10 concert ‘Copernicus Center’, Chicago, IL

  • 2013/10/11 concert ‘The Vogue’, Indianapolis, IN

  • 2013/10/12 concert ‘The Intersection’, Grand Rapids, MI

  • 2013/10/13 concert ‘Kent Stage’, Kent, OH

  • 2013/10/16 concert ‘Keswick Theatre’, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2013/10/17 concert ‘Kleinhans Music Hall’, Buffalo, NY

  • 2013/10/18 concert ‘Royal Oak Music Theatre’, Royal Oak, MI

  • 2013/10/19 concert ‘Queen Elizabeth Theatre’, Toronto, ON

  • 2013/10/20 concert ‘Algonquin Commons Theatre’, Ottawa, ON

  • 2013/10/22 concert ‘Salle Andre' Matie’, Laval, QC

  • 2013/10/23 concert ‘Theatre Granda’, Sherbrooke, QC

  • 2013/10/24 concert ‘Centre de Arts Juliette-Lassonde’, Saint Hyacinthe, QC

  • 2013/10/25 concert ‘Theatre des Deux Rives’, Saint Jean sur Richelieu, QC

  • 2013/10/26 concert ‘Theatre Hector Charland’, L'Assomption, QC

  • 2013/10/27 concert ‘Imperial Theatre’, Quebec City, QC

  • 2013/10/28 concert ‘Salle Desjardins-Telus’, Rimouski, QC

  • 2013/10/31 concert ‘Beacon Theater’, New York, NY

  • 2013/11/01 concert ‘State Theater’, Portland, ME

  • 2013/11/02 concert ‘House Of Blues’, Boston, MA

  • 2013/11/03 concert ‘Ridgefield Playhouse’, Ridgefield, CT

 

  • 2013/12/08 concert ‘The Roxy’, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2013/12/09 concert ‘The Roxy’, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2013/12/10 concert ‘The Roxy’, Los Angeles, CA
 

   
2015 10 21 Antwerp, Belgium

 

picture by Philippe Lamoot

 

 

 

 

Here's a transcript of the Ahmet Zappa interview that got broadcast on the Cucamonga radio show on Belgian radio one on 2006 05 22

 

* * * FRANK ZAPPA : The Uncle Frankie show ( Joe's xmasage)
label/referentie: VAULTernative/import/VR20051 - http://www.zappa.com/splash.html 

* * * FRANK ZAPPA : Mr. Clean (alternate mix) ( Joe's xmasage) 
label/referentie: VAULTernative/import/VR20051 - http://www.zappa.com/splash.html 

Mr. Clean en dat kwam uit Joe's xmasage, een eind vorig jaar verschenen cd met allerlei rariteiten uit de prille beginjaren van Frank Zappa. Deze versie van Mr. Clean bijvoorbeeld dateert van 1963. Echt wel stuff voor Zappafielen dus! Maar er kwam nog een tweede nieuwe plaat uit met archiefmuziek van Frank Zappa: Imaginary diseases, verre van zijn beste, maar toch al wel voor een iets ruimer publiek. Straks hoor je daar wat uit, nu eerst Zappa plays Zappa, de avond rond Frank Zappa die dinsdag 30 mei plaatsheeft in Vorst Nationaal. Er zijn wel meer groepen die muziek van Frank Zappa spelen, maar het bijzondere aan dit concert is dat het van en met zijn beide zonen is. En ik moet zeggen: ze zijn heel zeker van hun stuk! 

AHMET ZAPPA: If you're a pre-existing Zappa fan it's pretty important in your life to listen to music that is creative and satisfying. If Frank fills that need in your life chances are you haven't seen people play his music in the last ten years as accurately as my brother and I are going to do it. Plus this is the first Zappa-approved Zappa concert. For reasons that are really hard to explain emotionally for us, being the sons of Frank and mourning his loss, it couldn't have happen before. I just think the time is right to let Frank's voice and his music and showcase what his sense of humour was like. Because my brother and I also have our father's sense of humour, so... 

Dat was Ahmet Zappa. Hij en zijn broer zullen er uiteraard bij zijn in Brussel, naast onder meer Steve Vai, Terry Bozio en Napoleon Murphy Brock, allemaal ouwe gedienden en zelfs Zappafreaks zullen dus met wat nostalgie gaan kijken. Maar Ahmet en Dweezil willen daar liefst niet van weten. 

AHMET ZAPPA: It's not a nostalgia tour! It's really a celebration of Frank's work. We're going to try to showcase his earliest records to his latest, the last records he recorded. So in doing that my brother and I we've picked our favourite songs and what we think are the fans' favourites. We're going to have three months of rehearsal, like my father had, to try to twiddle down from the seventy songs that we really like try to get about forty that we can play as best as humanly possible, up to Frank Zappa standard. In figuring all this out we thought it would be nice some of Frank's ex-band mates, people that my brother and I really respect and  obviously grew up loving, to come out on the road with us. Let's just say: if you're a Zappa fan and you wish that a certain band member of Frank was coming on the road, like someone you really think is one of your favourites, chances are he'll probably be there and make an appearance, at least at one of our shows. We are trying to have a bunch of special surprises and before the concert there isn't going to be an opening act, but what we will have, is a little documentary that kind of explains who Frank is and what his music is really about, who he is as a composer. Because that's what Frank really was: all of his songs were composed. They were very difficult and they're all written out. He was just an exceptional musician. It's not simple music to play. I think people will be excited to see the documentary and then hear some kick-ass musicians rock the mike. 

* * * FRANK ZAPPA : Father O'Blivion ( Imaginary diseases)
label/referentie: Zappa/import/ZR 20001 - http://www.zappa.com/splash.html 

Father O'Blivion, Frank Zappa live in 1972. Het kwam uit de nieuwe cd Imaginary diseases. De Zappadagen nog eens herbeleven kan dus met Zappa plays Zappa op dinsdag 30 mei in Vorst Nationaal.

 


posted at affz by hoodoo

Better Sound in Small Packages

By MICHEL MARRIOTT
Published: May 25, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/25/technology/25sound.html

Not long ago, Pamela Henning, an executive at a New York-based film company, listened to her music over an expensive stereo system loaded with 2,000 of her favorite CD's. But, she said recently, it was a bit too much to handle. She bought a five-CD changer, later replaced with a single-CD player. Eventually, she chucked it all.

"I found the old-world technology so time-consuming," said Ms. Henning, senior vice president for integrated marketing for the Weinstein Company.

She decided to transfer all of her music, from Shirley Bassey to Trane, onto Apple iPods, and then back up the iPods on a hard drive, backed up by a second hard drive.

Finally, her music was portable and quickly accessible. And when she wanted to listen in her Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan, she often snapped one of her four iPods into a stereo docking system.

There was just one drawback, she noted: the musical experience was not as rich as the one her old stereo provided.

With the popularity of iPods and other hand-held digital music players - 140 million were sold worldwide last year - many consumers have made a similar compromise, trading music fidelity for portability. The era of big-box home loudspeakers with broad-shouldered stereo amplifiers and their full-bodied sound has been overtaken by microchip-driven miniaturization and home theater systems that tend to be optimized for listening to movies, not music.

"The thing that has changed is the consumers' perspective of what they expect from audio," said Dweezil Zappa, the 36-year-old musician who is performing the music of his late father, Frank Zappa, for new audiences. "I think younger consumers aren't familiar at all with really high-quality audio because for them a CD is the best thing they have ever heard."

But innovation is restless, suggested Mahesh Sundaram, vice president for marketing for Audistry, an Australian-based audio company established early this year as a subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories.

He said technologies that helped put consumers' music at their fingertips could also be used to make that music sound much better than what many have grown accustomed to. "Their reference point is going to shift dramatically," he noted.

The goal, many audio experts say, is to improve sound quality both on portable devices and in the living room. The methods are taking different paths. In some instances, digital technologies are being applied to a new crop of audio components, including speakers, headphones and portable music players, to enhance existing audio recordings. Other approaches include attempts to create richer, fuller recordings in studios and in live performances.

Major audio electronics companies like Creative and SRS Labs, along with Audistry, are increasingly turning to psychoacoustic technologies, which manipulate sound waves to convince listeners that they are hearing much more than they actually are.

Others, like the chip maker Advanced Micro Devices, are investing in supporting PC-like platforms to help musicians, recording studio engineers and producers to capture, store and mix music more accurately. Charlie Boswell, director of Advanced Micro's digital media and entertainment group in Austin, Tex., said the goal was recordings that sound vastly better and computer-driven technologies that do not get in the way of the artistic process.

For example, equipment using Advanced Micro's latest dual Opteron processor was used last month in New York to record the Jammys, an awards event honoring live music performances. Mr. Boswell said the program, which included, among others, Peter Frampton, Dweezil Zappa and Richie Havens, would be available in the fall on a special 5.1 surround-sound DVD (using five speakers and a subwoofer).

The DVD, as well as a series of others made with Advanced Micro chips, can be played in any DVD player but is best appreciated on higher-end music and home-theater systems, offering nuances, warmth and dynamics often not found in live recordings, whether on CD or vinyl, Mr. Boswell said.

Frank Filipetti, a Grammy-winning studio engineer and producer, said he was so impressed with the audio possibilities of DVD's that he is pushing for the recording industry to use them exclusively and phase out CD's. DVD's have enough storage capacity for an album's worth of uncompressed music on them; CD's require compression, though not as much as MP3's and other formats read by digital audio players.

"Why shouldn't the listener at home hear what I hear in here?" Mr. Filipetti said during an interview in a Midtown Manhattan studio while playing back a Frank Zappa track he was readying for a new collection.

But companies that work mostly with compressed music say much can still be done to make it sound better. "We are trying to add back a layer of quality, a layer of experience that people don't realize that they are missing," said Chris Bennett, president of Audistry.

One of his company's offerings is a "sound space expander." Its purpose, Mr. Bennett said, is to convince listeners that music played from speakers that have very little physical separation from one another, as in portable stereos and many music docking stations, sound as if they do. By using a series of proprietary algorithms that will run on the system's microprocessors, Audistry technologies create an impression that the sound is being heard from widely separated speakers, Mr. Bennett said.

At the same time, the technology creates what Audistry calls a "wide stereo image," meaning the space between the music's instruments also seems to widen without distorting vocals at the center of the mix.

Some of the first consumer products using Audistry audio enhancements are going on sale in the United States this month. Among them is the SD-SP10, a 2.1 home audio-video system by Sharp Electronics. The system will cost $350, said Sharp said.

Similarly, Creative Technology, the Singapore-based digital audio pioneer, is turning attention to improving sound quality in consumer products, said Steve Erickson, general manager and vice president for Creative audio products. Last year, Creative released its Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity processor, which is armed with 51 million transistors and is 24 times as powerful as the company's previous audio chip, Mr. Erickson said.

A number of versions of the sound card with varying abilities are available for use in PC's, ranging in price from $130 to $400. But this year Creative's audio enhancement technologies are migrating to a broader range of applications and products. For example, aspects of its digital signal processing abilities could be applied to stereo headphones to create a more natural three-dimensional sound than current headphones can, Mr. Erickson said.

SRS Labs, with its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., offers what David Frerichs, the company's executive vice president for strategic marketing and corporate development, calls a "whole eco-system of things we do to leverage our experience" with high-quality audio technologies.

One of the company's newest advances is SRS Mobile HD, designed for digital broadcast and downloads. The technology also enables headphones made for mobile phones and portable media devices to play audio in 5.1 surround sound.

SRS said the technology was so new that it had not yet been licensed to any manufacturers. But one of its similar technologies, called SRS WOW HD, is integrated into a number of consumer products, including a range of MP3 players by Samsung and Alienware.

Like many consumers, Ms. Henning, the film company executive, said she was not overly concerned with the details. She only wants to get the best sound she can with the ease of pressing a button.

Mr. Bennett of Audistry said he was confident that the electronics industry could deliver on that. But he cautioned that consumers should listen not just to claims, but to the approaching waves of improved audio.

"Nothing," he said, "speaks louder than someone hearing it themselves."


Sent: july 14, 2006
Subject: This Just In Re: ZPZ Tickets

Hi There,

We've been asked to bring the stuff below to your specific attention.

xxx,

the barfies

p.s. Music is the Best!

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ZAPPA TICKET AUCTIONS & FAN PRE-SALE
Starting this week and running into next week, for select Zappa Plays Zappa shows, you can bid on the best seats in the house!

Ticket auctions are running in these markets below and include great seats, access to soundcheck, and a tour poster.

*Oct 18 - Denver, CO - starts Friday July 14:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/auction/1E003CDACC5BAD51/1/

*Oct 20 - Minneapolis, MN - on Now:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/auction/06003CE6DA3C5FA4/1/

*Oct 22 - Canton, OH (Cleveland): Auction starts next week - check the ZPZ site on Monday for more details!

*Oct 23 - Buffalo, NY - on now:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/auction/00003CD597427A80/1/

*Oct 29 - Wallingford, CT - on now:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/auction/1D003CE883D02091/1/

*Oct 30 - Washington, DC - on now:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/auction/15003CEB9E464B2D/1/

And finally, for the above dates and all others, there will be a Zappa Plays Zappa pre-sale FOR YOU starting at 7-19 @ 10 am eastern - click here on that date and time to get your tickets:  http://zappa.frontgatetickets.com

Complete tour dates and public on-sales are listed below:

18-Oct Denver, CO Paramount Theatre - On-sale 7/22 thru Ticketmaster
19-Oct Kansas City, MO Ameristar Casino - On-sale 7/24 thru Tickets.com
20-Oct Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre - On-sale 8/5 thru Ticketmaster
22-Oct Canton, OH Canton Palace Theatre - On-sale 7-29 thru Ticketmaster
23-Oct Buffalo, NY Univ Of Buffalo - On-sale 7/21 thru Ticketmaster
24-Oct Montreal, QC Metropolis - On-sale 7/21 thru
www.ticketpro.ca
25-Oct Providence, RI Prov. Performing Arts Ctr - On-sale 7/27 thru Ticketmaster
27-Oct Atlantic City, NJ Borgata - On-sale 7-29 thru
www.TheBorgata.com
29-Oct Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre - On-sale 7-29 thru Ticketmaster
30-Oct Washington DC Warner Theatre - On-sale 7-29 thru Ticketmaster
31-Oct New York, NY Theatre At MSG - On-Sale now at Ticketmaster! (Special Halloween show!)


Dear FZ Lifers and Newfers,

We believe these dates to be self evident and confirmed.  But right now we're just giving you an ears up.  Soonly we will post an official confirmation and ticketing information.

Accept No Substitute!

Zappa.com


 

There's a full gallery of photos and review of Dweezil's show in Boca Raton, Florida at

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/accen/content/accent/epaper/2006/12/12/a5e_feamus_zappa_1212.html

--

Jon Glass

PalmBeachPost.com Online Editorial Director
http://www.PalmBeachPost.com

Photo by Damon Higgins: Napoleon Murphy Brock and Scheila Gonzales

2007 04 27

Hi There,

We've been asked AGAIN to bring the stuff below to your specific attention.

xxx,

the barfies

p.s. Music is the Best!

 


Yes!  And we are delighted to inform you of the following Zappa Plays

Zappa dates in Europa:

xxx, the Barfies


2007 06 21

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA ON TOUR AGAIN THIS SUMMER

            Zappa Plays Zappa, the concert experience that brings the music of the late Frank Zappa to the stage, under the direction of Dweezil Zappa, will this summer again embark on a North American tour.  The tour starts July 18 at Winnipeg's Centennial Hall with a total of 30 performance dates set for the tour's first leg which concludes in Los Angeles at the end of August.  Following a break, Zappa Plays Zappa embarks on a 17 city European tour including dates in the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

            In concept and performance, Zappa Plays Zappa offers audiences an opportunity to spend an evening with Frank Zappa's music, performed meticulously by a group of top flight musicians who have been schooled in its subtleties.  Far from a "tribute band," Zappa Plays Zappa is more of a vehicle that underscores the compositional genius of Frank Zappa much as a symphony orchestra would perform pieces by a master composer.  Nate Chenen, writing about Zappa Plays Zappa in the New York Times recognized this when he wrote that the show fully realized Dweezil's intent for it to be "an argument for Frank Zappa's legitimacy as a composer."

            Frank Zappa died in 1993 after a career that saw him record over 80 albums. Today, the younger Zappa and his band mates are taking full advantage of the wealth and breadth of the material contained therein. "What we're preparing to do for this tour is perhaps even more complex than what we did on the first tour," says Dweezil. "Last year we learned about 40 songs from a very popular period of Frank's career and this year we will be learning about 30 more new ones that are somewhat more obscure. The tour will include material from 'We're Only In It For The Money,' 'Absolutely Free,' 'Weasels Ripped My Flesh,' 'Joe's Garage,' 'You Are What You Is,' The Yellow Shark' and much more, including orchestral works."

            Frank Zappa will be, quite literally, visible during the Zappa Plays Zappa concerts.  Large screen video of Zappa will be accompanied musically by the band enabling concert goers who might never had the opportunity to see Frank Zappa on stage in person to have this experience first-hand.  Dweezil will rotate Frank Zappa video performances over the course of the tour.

            The band Dweezil (lead guitar) has assembled for this year's Zappa Plays Zappa is composed of veterans of last year's tour including Joe Travers (drums), Billy Hulting (percussion), Scheila Gonzalez (keyboards, saxophone, vocals), Aaron Arntz (keyboards/trumpet), Peter Griffin (bass) and Jaime Kime (rhythm guitar). Joining the tour this year is Ray White, the vocalist who toured and recorded with Frank Zappa during the period of such albums as "Tinsel Town Rebellion," "You Are What You Is" and  "Zappa in New York"  (his is the lead vocal on beloved song "The Illinois Enema Bandit").

            Dweezil is also working on bringing Zappa Plays Zappa into the home with a feature length performance DVD that documents the 2006 tour.  It is expected to be released early this summer, concurrent with the 2007 tour. 

            Zappa Plays Zappa is an undertaking with a higher purpose in mind beyond filling seats with concert goers.  Dweezil Zappa explains, "I think my Dad's music deserves to be heard by a wider audience. I really think he's been misunderstood for far too long, which brings me back to why I'm doing this: I'm so in awe of his accomplishments and want more and more people to know about him, and I think the best way for people to first discover his music is on a visceral level in a live situation. I think you have to be confronted with the complexity and the beautiful subtlety of all of it to fully appreciate the artistry of it."


2008 04 08

A few years ago, Frank Zappa's eldest son Dweezil decided that his father's music had been missing from the musical landscape for far too long.  He created ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, an extensive concert tour that brought selected compositions from Frank's body of work to the stage.  In 2006 two ZAPPA PLAYZ ZAPPA shows were filmed and recorded to capture the experience to reach an even larger audience on DVD.   

On April 29th, Razor & Tie will release ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA on DVD and CD. 

 

APRIL 3RD, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RAZOR & TIE ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA DVD APRIL 29TH

NEW ZPZ TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

(New York, NY) - On April 29th, Razor & Tie Entertainment will release ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA on DVD.  The DVD features the astounding music of Frank Zappa played by an expert ensemble led by his son, Dweezil, an accomplished musician in his own right. 

Considered by many to be a genius composer, guitarist and producer, Frank Zappa's body of work is as vast, as it is diverse.  His untimely death in 1993 left legions of loyal fans missing his satirical flair and brilliant musicianship.  A few years ago, Dweezil decided that his father's music had been missing from the musical landscape for far too long and chose to dive headlong into the massive undertaking that became ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA.  This extensive concert tour respectfully brings selected compositions from the elder Zappa's body of work back to the stage. 

Dweezil states, "Frank's music is unique.  It deserves to be discovered by today's audience.  They don't have any idea what they are missing.  His music is not going to suddenly appear on popular radio or TV programs and it's not going to get massive exposure in the media, so the only way to introduce it to new people is to play his music live.  Frank always called his music the 'World's Finest Optional Entertainment' and it really is."  The ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA tour offers audiences an opportunity to spend an evening with Frank Zappa's music, performed meticulously by a group of top-flight musicians who were schooled in its subtleties.

The ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA tour will be playing select dates (including festivals) beginning in June, with more dates to be announced for the fall.  This year's ZPZ line-up features: Dweezil Zappa (guitar, vocals), Aaron Arntz (keyboards and trumpet), Scheila Gonzalez (saxophone, flute, keyboards and vocals), Pete Griffin (bass), Billy Hulting (marimba, mallets and percussion), Jamie Kime (guitar), Joe Travers (drums and vocals) and special guest Ray White (guitar and vocals).  Please see below for confirmed shows to date. 

In 2006, two ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA shows were pristinely filmed and recorded (in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA, respectively) to capture the experience.  The result is a double-DVD set with a 12-track bonus audio CD.  Produced by Pierre and Francois Lamoureaux for Strobosonic, the DVDs feature over three hours of performances of Dweezil's "rocking teenage combo", including previous 2006 tour special guests: Steve Vai, Napoleon Murphy Brock and Terry Bozzio.  A limited edition fanpack will also be available which features the two-DVD set and three CDs containing the entire audio content, totaling 270 minutes.

 

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA DVD DISC ONE

  1. Andy

  2. Call Any Vegetable

  3. Tell Me You Love Me

  4. Florentine Pogen

  5. Cosmik Debris

  6. I'm The Slime

  7. Pound For A Brown

  8. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow

  9. St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast

  10. Father O'Blivion

  11. Inca Roads

  12. Eat That Question

  13. I'm So Cute

  14. Tryin' To Grow A Chin

  15. Punky's Whips

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA DVD DISC TWO

  1. Black Page #1

  2. Black Page #2

  3. Regyptian Strut

  4. Peaches En Regalia

  5. Montana

  6. Village Of The Sun

  7. Echidna's Arf (Of You)

  8. Zomby Woof

  9. Black Napkins

  10. The Torture Never Stops

  11. Oh No

  12. Son Of Orange County

  13.  Trouble Every Day

  14. Sofa

  15. Cheepnis* (*bonus track not listed on package)

 

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA AUDIO CD

  1. Tell Me You Love Me

  2. Florentine Pogen

  3. Cheepnis

  4. Cosmik Debris

  5. I'm The Same

  6. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow

  7. St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast

  8. Father O'Blivion

  9. Black Page #2

  10. Peaches En Regalia

  11. Zomby Woof

  12. The Torture Never Stops

 

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA tour dates:

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST


2008 05 01
Check out Zappa Plays Zappa on KPBS-TV...

Hello Friends,

As you may or may not be aware, we here in "Zappaland" are busily preparing for another exciting Zappa Plays Zappa tour filled with new material as well as some old favorites. Before we hit the road again we will be releasing the Zappa Plays Zappa DVD from the 06 inaugural tour.  The DVD is available at last in stores now and will be available as a 2 disc set and as a special fan pack that includes both DVD discs plus audio (3) CDs of the same  material. A single compilation audio CD will also be available separately.  It's in stores now!

Another exciting development is the fact that public television affiliates will be airing a special One Hour show from the ZPZ DVD as one of their highly acclaimed pledge shows in dozens of markets across the US. The first market to take the leap will be Southern California. On May 3rd I will be going to San Diego to premiere the DVD on KPBS.  Ironically, back in the mid 70's Frank created a program for television at the KCET studios in Los Angeles with the goal of a public television broadcast but unfortunately programmers found reasons not to air the show at that time.

All these years later, audiences will catch a glimpse of various eras of my father's music played by ZPZ with the utmost respect. To get this material on the airwaves is a small but very important victory for all fans of Frank's music. Hopefully one day Frank's actual KCET show will be aired on public television as he designed it.

As always, ZPZ's goal is to capture the attention of a new audience and inspire them to discover the intricate musical landscape of Frank's vast catalog of albums for themselves.

As the public television broadcast is a pledge show, viewer support is highly encouraged and this is no exception.  There are different pledge levels beginning with the new single CD from the ZPZ show, the ZPZ DVD (2 discs), a special fan pack that includes the DVD as well as the entire program on CD (5 discs total) and an exciting opportunity to pledge your best support of your local public station in exchange for the deluxe version that includes Trance-Fusion (FZ's final Guitar Recording) as well as "One Shot Deal", the Exciting and New (and Official #83) Frank Zappa release available on CD here for the first time anywhere - through the local public television pledge programs' call-in number.  (It will also become available on the ZPZ Tour de Frank and eventually online at Barfko-Swill.)
 
I'm grateful for the opportunity to present Frank's music to a wider audience. I hope that all you within range of a TV (in San Diego this week ) will participate in the program by donating what you can to your local public televsion stations (while they last!!!)  Please call in.  The response from this premiere will likely dictate how many other affiliates decide to air the show.

Your help is much appreciated. I look forward to talking with some of you on the phone during the broadcast and I especially look forward to seeing you at the concerts this year.

Regards, DZ

http://www.zappa.com
http://www.zappaplayszappa.com


2008 10 09

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA ADDS DATES IN

NEW YORK AND THE WEST COAST

Hello Friends,

I'm happy to announce a few additions to the fall tour schedule. Toronto and Montreal have sold out so we decided to add an extra show in each city. During multiple night runs in all cities we are planning to play a completely different show for all of you. We know many of you will be attending consecutive shows and it is one more small way for us to thank you.

I'm excited to say that we have "Billy The Mountain" up and running. It is a whole lot of fun to play. I believe it was last played live over 30 years ago... crazy!

I can't wait to play it for an audience. In the song "Billy" and his wife "Ethel" decide to go to New York for a vacation. I thought you'd like to know that we have added 2 more NYC shows on October 29 and October 30 in case any of you are planning a vacation.

Halloween will likely inspire at least one premiere tune ... a special treat as opposed to a trick.

Los Angeles gets a fourth show at the ROXY on December 13th (My wife's Birthday). A few weeks later - on New Year's Eve - we will be playing a very special co-headlining show with Les Claypool at the San Francisco Opera House.

On the heels of that auspicious engagement we will make our way to Portland Seattle and Vancouver.

The free downloads will continue on many of these dates. Please be sure to check our website for updated info about that and the continuation of the Hagstrom guitar giveaway.

Thanks very much for all of your support and enthusiasm for this ZPZ endeavor. We look forward to seeing you at the next concert.

Regards,

Dweezil Zappa

 

 


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