Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention Alum Don Preston Plots US Tour

(PR) Don Preston was quite possibly the first person to add synthesis to live rock performances, taking Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention into uncharted musical territories over several tours and albums.

Today, four decades after having built "analog synthesizers" from scratch before most people had heard of such things, Preston is a living legend and a pioneer who now tweaks synths on his Apple laptop. This summer Preston toured in Europe with his Akashic Ensemble, including stops in Prague, Vienna, and at the legendary, annual ZAPPANALE festival in Bad Doberan Germany. Now, Don Preston will bring his jazz-electronica-experimental trio to the stages in the Northeastern USA. He will also hold lectures at several esteemed Universities.

During this tour Don will reach his 75th Birthday (21 SEP) and looks forward to several months of hard work composing, recording and touring to celebrate this long, ongoing life on the cutting edge of music. His performances today range from solo piano that bridges jazz , 12-tone and classical sensibilities, and hard-core experimental electronic music ranging from beats to ambience, flavored by avant-garde polyrhythms and political satire. He already has big plans for 2008 - -fininshing his Symphonic work, another Grandmothers tour and a return to Europe for his Akashic Ensemble.

Usa Tour Dates -- September 2007
20 Thu Princeton Nj Princeton University
21 Fri Bethlehem Pa Funhouse
22 Sat Nyc Ny Moogfest* Bb King's
23 Sun Phoenixville Pa Steel City
24 Mon Phila Pa School Of Rock
26 Wed Boston Ma Berklee Sch. Of Music
26 Wed Cambridge Ma Lily Pad (7-10pm)
27 Thu Newport Ri Billy Good's
28 Fri Boston Ma The Bullfinch Yacht Club
30 Sun Burlington Vt Nectar's

October 2007
01 Mon Albany Ny Univ. At Albany
02 Tues Bronxville Ny Sarah Lawrence College

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