Following up from last year’s incredible ‘Apostrophe’ U.K. tour, Dweezil Zappa and his “rocking teenage combo” have agreed to return to the U.K. this November to perform a special selection of tracks celebrating the seminal decades of his father’s back catalogue. ‘The Decades Tour’ will feature material from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and will include music from the Classic Zappa albums such as Joe’s Garage, We’re Only in it for the Money, Weasel’s Ripped My Flesh and Hot Rats.
The new show will also include a selection of Frank Zappa’s iconic material which Dweezil has never performed before.
In addition, there will be a special limited pass available to purchase with show tickets. Fans will gain access to part of the band’s sound check before the show, watch the band make their final preparations and then join Dweezil for an exclusive ‘meet and greet’ session*.
Commenting on the U.K. Decades Tour, Dweezil Zappa said, “We love performing in the U.K. The audiences have always been so appreciative of the efforts we have made to bring my father’s music back to the live stage. We are working extra hard on the new live material to world premiere and are planning a few surprises for the show. It’ll be an exciting challenge for all of us.”
Dweezil and Zappa plays Zappa have performed to audiences worldwide since 2006, receiving rave reviews as they go. In 2009, they were awarded a prestigious Grammy Award for best rock instrumental performances for their version of Peaches en Regalia. Dweezil, who is accompanied by a host of hand-picked young musical from around the world, brings his father’s musical legacy to life on stage and is the only official act to do so since Frank Zappa’s death in 1993.
Tickets for Zappa plays Zappa are on sale now. Tickets for the New Brighton show are priced at £32.50. Tickets for the show are available from the New Brighton Pavilion Theatre’s Box office or from Gigantic 0115 9597908, See Tickets on 0871 2200260.
*V.I.P. packages including special soundtrack experience, a meet & greet and entry to the draw to win Zappa prizes available at each venue for £30 pounds on top of the price of the show ticket.
Ian D. Hall