19 March 2008

Zappa Plays Zappa 2008 dates announced

Fri 06/06/08 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Sat 06/07/08 Omaha, NE Witherspoon Concert Hall
Sun 06/08/08 Lawrence, KS Wakarusa Festival
Mon 06/09/08 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
Wed 06/11/08 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Thu 06/12/08 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Fri 06/13/08 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

appearing at "Bonnaroo Music Festival"
Sat 06/14/08 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival Grounds

appearing at "Rothbury Festival"
Thu 07/03/08 Rothbury, MI Double JJ Resort

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Fri 07/04/08 Kitchener, ON Elements
Sun 07/06/08 Quebec City, QC International Summer Festival

appearing at "Common Ground Festival"
Tue 07/08/08 Lansing, MI Adado Riverfront Park

appearing at "Gathering Of The Vibes"
Fri 08/01/08 Bridgeport, CT Seaside Park

Zappa Plays Zappa
Sat 08/02/08 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground - Ballroom
Wed 08/06/08 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Fri 08/08/08 Westbury, NY North Fork Theatre At Westbury
Sat 08/09/08 Peekskill, NY Paramount Center For The Arts


Mark said...

Considering the recent actions of Gail Zappa towards other Zappa tribute bands (including the Zappanale event), I'm reading this blog post with extreme prejudice. :-)
Despite Bill posting these dates, I would discourage EVERYONE from supporting the Zappa Family Trust in any way.

Anonymous said...

What are Dweezil and Moon Unit saying about Zappa cover bands?
Dweezil is good enough to do his own shows in my opinion.
Gary V.

Mark said...

Dweezil has made comments about cover bands. He is his mother's son. As for Moon, there is video footage of her commenting about Frank and it is clear she did not think highly of him or how he treated her mother (i.e. he was a rock star and slept around). But to speak out publicly now that he is gone? She is her mother's daughter.
In any case, considering that Gail has made it her life's mission to squelch those that play Frank's music out of nothing but passion for it, it has become clear that the title of Frank's third album now rings true of the ZFT.

Anonymous said...

"Frank's third album now rings true of the ZFT."
What is ZFT?
I only have two Zappa LPs, and or CDs; his music was weird, albeit classic, but some of his comedy has to go! That sucks he cheated on his wife, and leaving a bad taste in his kids' lives!
Gary V.

Bill K. said...

ZFT = Zappa Family Trust, the holding company that maintains the FZ catalogue, releases archival recordings, and so on.