Frank Zappa hologram tour to launch in April

"The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa" includes dates on both sides of the Atlantic

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Frank Zappa’s hologram tour kicks off in April

    Frank Zappa lives again… in hologram form.

    Eyeillusion, the company that previously staged a tour around a holographic Ronnie James Dio, has now revealed details of “The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa.” The hologram tour kicks off with a nine-date US leg beginning in April before heading to the UK in May for further performances.

    Hours of never-before-seen Zappa performance footage from the early seventies will serve as the basis of concert. This footage, locked away in the Zappa vaults for 44 years, will be juxtaposed with “outrageous visuals that offer a striking view into his complex musical works.”

    Joining Zappa’s hologram on stage will be longtime Zappa players including Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Robert Martin, and Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers.


    In a statement, Zappa’s son, Ahmet, said his father was a “hologram enthusiast” prior to his death in 1993. “My father and I actively discussed 3D and ‘holography’ and it was a concept he actively engaged in. He actually devoted half a chapter of The Real Frank Zappa Book (1990) to this subject. This is a love letter and a journey celebrating the genius artistry of Frank Zappa. On a personal note, I feel like I am finishing something my father started years ago.”

    Check out the preliminary touring schedule below. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15th.

    In related news, Zappa’s beloved double album, 1978’s Zappa in New York, is receiving a deluxe reissue for its 40th anniversary. The expanded box set, featuring more than three hours of unreleased live performances, will be available beginning March 29th. Pre-orders are ongoing here.

    The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa 2019 Tour Dates:
    04/19 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theater
    04/20 – Rochester, NY @ Kodak Center Theater
    04/22 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie
    04/24 – Long Island, NY @ Paramount Theatre
    04/26 – Boston, MA @ Shubert
    04/28 – Albany, NY @ The Palace Theatre
    05/01 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ Kirby Center
    05/02 – Collingswood, NJ @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
    05/03 – Baltimore, MD @ The Modell Lyric
    05/09 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse
    05/11 – Gateshead, UK @ Sage
    05/12 – Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall
    05/13 – Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
    05/14 – London, UK @ The Palladium
    05/16 – Ostend, BE @ Kurssal
    05/17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Rai Theater
    07/11-14 – Cataluna, ES @ Doctor Music Festival

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