Dweezil Zappa Announces Return Of The Son Of

Dweezil Zappa has set a June 22nd release of Return Of The Son Of..., a sprawling two-disc live collection of 14 Frank Zappa classics performed lovingly by the Zappa Plays Zappa band.

The album was produced by Dweezil and recorded over the last 2 years with a majority of the songs captured at a three-night residency at The Morse Theatre in Chichago in October 2008.

Return Of The Son Of... follows up the 2008 album Zappa Plays Zappawhich won a Grammy Award that year for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

Over the past five years, Dweezil has been on a grass roots campaign to expose his father's music to a wider audience with the Zappa Plays Zappa project, and in the process educate the audiences to the musical depth beyond the humorous songs that may have accidentally been broadcast on radio. Too often, he says, people's opinions of Frank's work are based on casual exposure to his "novelty" crossover songs. "If the only thing you've ever heard is 'Dancin' Fool' or 'Don't Eat the Yellow Snow' or 'Valley Girl'," says Dweezil, "then you really haven't even scratched the surface of Frank's music. In our shows we make a concerted effort to give people a broader perspective of his music and it really speaks for itself."

In support of Return Of The Son Of..., Dweezil and the band are gearing up for a continuation of the acclaimed Zappa Plays Zappa tour that kicks off on June 3rd in Mexico City. The dates will run through the end of July, with a schedule of fall dates soon to be announced. Dweezil is also in the midst of producing an as-yet-untitled DVD for a fall release.

June 3 - Mexico City, Mexico - Teatro de la Ciudad
June 5 - Ozark, AK - Wakarusa Festival
June 6 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
June 7 - Denver, CO - Paramount
June 8 - Salt Lake City, UT - Depot
June 10 - Ventura, CA - Majestic Theater
June 11 - Santa Rosa, CA - Harmony Fest
June 12 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
June 13 - Portland, OR - Roseland
June 14 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theater
June 15 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum
June 17 - Richmond, VA - Botanical Garden
June 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Palace Theater
June 19 - Tarrytown, NY - Music Hall
June 24 - Woodstock, NY - Bearsville Theater
June 25 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
June 26 - Westbury, NY - Westbury Music Theater
June 27 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
June 28 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone
June 29 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theater
July 1 - Bridgeport, CT - Klein
July 2 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
July 3 - Great Barrington, MA - Mahaiwe
July 4 - Oxford, ME - Nateva Festival
July 5 - Moncton, NS - Capitol Theater
July 6 - Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
July 9 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
July 11 - Weert, Netherlands - Bospop Festival
July 12 - Antwerp, Belgium - Openluchttheater
July 14 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Hangar 11
July 19 - Nice, France - Nice Jazz Festival
July 21 - Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
July 22 - Brighton, UK - Brighton Centre
July 23 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
July 24 - London, UK - Classic Rock Festival
July 25 - Liverpool, UK - Summer Pops Festival
July 26 - Glasgow, UK - Royal Concert Hall
July 27 - Gateshead, UK - Sage
July 30 - Tokyo, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival

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