Frank Zappa’s songs to be played by son Dweezil on UK tour

Zappa Jr and band will play 13 shows in the UK this autumn

Dweezil Zappa, son of the late Frank Zappa, is set to play his father’s songs on a 13 date tour of the UK.

Starting this November, the tour is being put together by The Zappa Family Trust and follows last year’s similar Dweezil Zappa fronted gig at the Roundhouse in London.

Dweezil will be joined by his band Zappa Plays Zappa, to perform the 1974 Frank Zappa album ‘Apostrophe’ as well as a host of other songs from the avant garde rocker. The show will culminate with a ‘from grave to stage’ finale, which will see Frank ‘performing’ with the band, using unreleased video footage.


Dweezil has spoken about the shows, saying:

Not only will we be performing with Frank once again via the technological wonderment of enhanced video during the live performance, but we will also be performing the works from one of his most well known albums. That’s right, ‘Apostrophe’, played in it’s album running order. It’s always been one of my favourites and it’s certainly a fan favourite as well.

He added:

My very first experience playing to a large audience took place in the UK. I played at the Hammersmith Odeon with my dad when I was 12 years old. All these years later I still feel a connection to the UK because it’s part of a touchstone type of memory for me.

Dweezil Zappa and Zappa Plays Zappa play:

York Barbican (November 17)
Gateshead The Sage (18)
Edinburgh Picturehouse (19)
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (21)
Manchester Bridgewater Hall (22)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (23)
Basingstoke Anvil (24)
Coventry Warwick Arts Centre (26)
Leicester De Montfort Hall (27)
Oxford New Theatre (28)
London Barbican (29)
Bristol Colston Hall (30)
Brighton Dome (December 1)

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