Zappa Plays Zappa Schedule
Fronted by Dweezil Zappa, the band Zappa Plays Zappa is dedicated to preserving the
music of legendary musician/composer Frank Zappa. The group originated as a one-off tour Zappa Plays Zappa: Tour De Frank.
The tour was brought to stages globally to revive the spirit of Frank Zappa. The tour was so well-received that it now is
a full-time band. During some songs, you can even expect to see Frank Zappa appear on a video screen, singing along with his
son and the band.
If you'd like to experience the extraordinary cinematic touches and songs of Zappa Plays Zappa, make
sure to check StubHub for their latest concert listings. This year, you can find them at popular venues like the Metropolis
in Montreal, Quebec; Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City, New Jersey; Kirby Center in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania; Bogarts
in Cincinnati, Ohio; and the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio.
And remember, StubHub has your back when it comes to
all of Zappa Plays Zappa concert dates. Take advantage of StubHub's email alerts so you never have to miss out on a concert
of your choice again. So what are you waiting for?! Browse around StubHub today!
Zappa Plays Zappa Background
Plays Zappa was born in 2006, premiering with shows in Canada, the United States and Canada. The shows highlighted Frank Zappa's
contributions representative of the 1960s to the late 1970s. The tribute group is comprised of Frank Zappa's eldest son, Dweezil
Zappa (lead guitar), as well as musicians who had played with Frank Zappa at one time or another, including Terry Bozzio (drummer/vocalist);
Napoleon Murphy Brock (sax, flute and vocals); and Steve Vai (guitarist). At many of their shows, Zappa Plays Zappa incorporated
phenomenal theatrics by using Frank Zappa video and audio recordings to play along to, including parts of "Muffin Man," "Cosmik
Debris," "Chunga's Revenge" and "Dumb All Over."
Following a hiatus, Zappa Plays Zappa took stages in the U.S. during
the fall of 2006. The tour included a performance in the Big Apple on Halloween. This show served as the perfect way to pay
homage to Frank Zappa, who held the tradition of playing Halloween concerts in New York.
In the summer of 2007, Zappa
Plays Zappa embarked on a North American tour followed by a European tour in the fall. They came back in time to keep the
tradition alive, playing a Halloween concert in New York. Ray White (guitarist/vocalist) joined the band on their tour as
a special guest. White was a steadfast Zappa musician in the 1970s and 1980s. The 2007 tour wrapped up in Australia at the
close of the year. They started out 2008 with a few performances in Japan. For those shows, Steve Vai stepped into the lineup.
the footsteps of Frank Zappa's bands, which included a revolving lineup, Zappa Plays Zappa made their initial personnel changes
during 2009-2010. Aaron Arntz (keyboardist) exited first followed by Ray White, who was replaced by Ben Thomas.
Plays Zappa continued their rigorous touring schedule and additionally added a bootcamp, developed by Dweezil. Billed as "Dweezilla,"
the bootcamp granted students the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment.
In 2012, the band underwent a transformation
again. This time Pete Griffin left, who was replaced by Scott Thunes.
Zappa Plays Zappa Albums
Zappa released F.O.H. (front of the house) in 2012. The double live album utilized Universal Audio software to make it sound
like the original equipment used by Frank Zappa.
Zappa Plays Zappa Trivia
Did you know Zappa Plays Zappa
claimed the Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards in early 2009? The Frank Zappa instrumental "Peaches
en Regalia" netted them their win.
Zappa Plays Zappa Concert Experience
We all know there are a variety
of ways to get your music in today's day and age, but to see a band pay tribute to one of the most amazing artists who ever
lived, Frank Zappa, perform live on stage gives you a completely different perception and experience! Why miss out on the
chance to feel the beats coarse through your veins surrounded by hundreds of other fans who share in your passion for the
Attend a Zappa Plays Zappa concert, and you can always expect great songs, stunning theatrics and a huge crowd
response.Zappa Plays Zappa has made their way across the planet. Their concert experience is nothing short of spectacular,
as any fan can confirm, but it's still something that you have to embrace if you want to truly appreciate. When a remarkable
act like Zappa Plays Zappa takes the stage, the vibe is ever-present, giving you plenty of reasons to click off the big-screen
and head out to see it all happen up close and personal as this accomplished band looks to put on yet another fantastic show
for their devout fan base.
Make sure you get your own tickets for one of these shows before they're all gone! All you
need to do is check right here on StubHub for ticket availability. It's that simple!