Zappa Plays Zappa To Celebrate Roxy & Everywhere On Tour

Zappa Plays Zappa will be hitting the road again as the band have announced plans launch tours of North America and Europe which will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Frank Zappa album Roxy & Elsewhere.

The tour is set to kick off on September 3rd at Lupo's in Providence, RI and will conclude Zappa Plays Zappa performing at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood exactly 40 years, to the day, of the original series of concerts featured on Roxy & Elsewhere.

Frank's son Dweezil Zappa had this to say about the tour, "The Roxy album has always been one of my favorites and I'm excited to play it top to bottom. It has a great balance of musical styles and showcases some of the funkiest grooves and most devilishly frenetic instrumental passages my father ever composed."

Dweezil started the Zappa Plays Zappa tours in 2006 to honor his father's musical legacy. Dweezil says, "I think my father's music deserves the chance to be discovered by a contemporary audience. His creativity and discipline is inspirational. Since generation X has apparently evolved beyond generation Y, perhaps we've reached generation Z. I think this is an appropriate time and place to inherit and adopt Frank Zappa as the musical figure head for Generation Z. Many facets of his music are bold and unconventional and it feels to me like it's from the future. Generation Z should be bold and unconventional"

Tue 9/3/13 Providence, RI - Lupo's
Wed 9/4/13 Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
Thu 9/5/13 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
Fri 9/6/13 Iowa City, IA - Englert Theater
Sat 9/7/13 Urbana, IL - Krannert PAC/ Ellnora Guitar Festival
Sun 9/8/13 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
Tue 10/8/13 Lincoln, NE - Rococo Theatre
Wed 10/9/13 Eau Claire, WI - State Theatre
Thu 10/10/13 Chicago, IL - Copernicus Center
Fri 10/11/13 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
Sat 10/12/13 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Sun 10/13/13 Kent, OH - Kent Stage
Wed 10/16/13 Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre
Thu 10/17/13 Buffalo, NY - Kleinhans Music Hall
Fri 10/18/13 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sat 10/19/13 Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sun 10/20/13 Ottawa, ON - Algonquin Commons Theatre
Tue 10/22/13 Laval, QC - Salle Andre' Matie
Wed 10/23/13 Sherbrooke, QC - Theatre Granda
Thu 10/24/13 Saint Hyacinthe,QC - Centre de Arts Juliette-Lassonde
Fri 10/25/13 Saint Jean sur Richelieu, QC - Theatre des Deux Rives
Sat 10/26/13 L'Assomption, QC - Theatre Hector Charland
Sun 10/27/13 Quebec City, QC - Imperial Theatre
Mon 10/28/13 Rimouski, QC - Salle Desjardins-Telus
Thu 10/31/13 New York, NY - Beacon Theater
Fri 11/1/13 Portland, ME - State Theater
Sat 11/2/13 Boston, MA - House Of Blues
Sun 11/3/13 Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
Sun 12/8/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
Mon 12/9/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
Tue 12/10/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy

*Full track listing of Roxy & Elsewhere to be performed on Zappa Plays Zappa Tour

Penguin In Bondage
Pygmy Twylyte
Dummy Up
Village of the Sun
Echidna's Art (Of You)
Don't You Ever Was That Thing?
Son of Orange County
More Trouble Every Day
Be-Bop Tango (of the Old Jazzmen's Church)

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