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    Dweezil Zappa Announces 50 Years of Frank

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    Dweezil Zappa Announces 50 Years of Frank North American Spring Tour,
    Adds Guitar Masterclass to Select Cities 

     
    Dweezilla Learn & Destroy Music Boot Camp 
    Confirmed for July 24-27 in Big Indian, NY

    Dweezil Zappa:  50 Years of Frank, the ever-evolving, decade-plus project honoring the music of Frank Zappa, will continue through the spring, including May 6 at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles.  Tickets are on sale now.
     
    From July 24 through July 27 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY, Dweezil and his band will be hosting their 5th Dweezilla Learn and Destroy Music Camp, open to all ages and instruments, with a new focus on ensemble playing.   It’s your turn to play with the band!   
     
    Where scheduling allows, Dweezil will be adding ‘Dweezilla on the Road’ guitar masterclasses on his 2017 tour.

    Continuing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Freak Out!, the debut from Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Dweezil Zappa:  50 Years of Frank has been described as a “loosely chronological tour of a Great American Songbook: the opening flush of doo-wop and dada from Freak Out!; a stroll forward through Frank’s 1971 cinema lark, 200 Motels; mid-Seventies fan favorites from Over-Nite Sensation; and a heavy chunk of the Eighties opera Joe’s Garage…” writes David Fricke for Rolling Stone.
     
    “Pure insane distortion, noise, aggro feedback – there was no sound more dangerous than Zappa’s at the time,” Dweezil tells Rolling Stone. “In 1966, taking home the Mothers of Invention was like bringing a feral tiger home from the circus and asking your parents if you could keep it.”
     
    “Dweezil takes his job as Frank’s musical ambassador seriously,” writes the LA Times, where Dweezil adds, “My concern is to just be able to continue to enjoy the music, live within the music, play the music, express that and allow new people to discover that in a live situation.”

     
    Dweezil Zappa & The Others of Intention: A PledgeMusic Campaign to protect the name Dweezil’s father gave him.
     
    Long story absurd:  In order to continue to use his own name in the fields of entertainment and music, Dweezil Zappa is currently opposing the proposed Federal Trademark of the surname Zappa filed by the Zappa Family Trust. 
     
    Here’s a preview of his upcoming PledgeMusic campaign.  Incentives will include a new music, limited edition art, t-shirts and more. 
     
    Dweezil Zappa:  50 Years of Frank Tour 
    * = Guitar Masterclass available
     
    January 11  Pensacola, FL  Vinyl Music Hall
    January 12  Fort Lauderdale, FL  Culture Room *
    January 13  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  Ponte Vedra Concert Hall *
    January 14  Orlando, FL  The Plaza Live *
    January 15  St. Petersburg, FL  Jannus Live *
    January 17  Knoxville, TN  Bijou Theatre *
    January 18  Asheville, NC  The Orange Peel  *
    January 19  Raleigh, NC  Lincoln Theatre *
    January 20  Charlotte, NC  Neighborhood Theatre *
    January 21  Nashville, TN  Marathon Music Works *
    January 22  Columbus, OH  Express Live!  *
    January 24  Kalamazoo, MI  Kalamazoo State Theatre *
    January 25  Bloomington, IN  The Castle Theatre *
    January 26  Minneapolis, MN  First Avenue  *
     
    April 25  Vancouver, BC  The Commodore
    April 27  Portland, OR  Roseland Theatre *
    April 28  Stateline, NV  Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room
    April 29  San Francisco, CA  Warfield Theatre *
    April 30  Napa, CA  The Uptown
    May 2  Santa Cruz, CA  The Catalyst
    May 3  Fresno, CA  Tower Theatre
    May 4  Solana Beach, CA  Belly Up
    May 5  Tucson, AZ  Rialto Theatre
    May 6  Los Angeles, CA  Fonda Theatre 

     
     
     
    Dweezil Zappa Band:
    Dweezil Zappa:  Lead Guitar, Vocals
    Scheila Gonzales:  Saxophones, Keyboards and Vocals
    Kurt Morgan:  Bass, Vocals
    Ryan Brown:  Drums, Vocals
    Chris Norton:  Keyboards, Vocals
    David Luther:  Baritone Sax, Guitar, Vocals
    Cian Coey:  Vocals