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Zappa Plays Zappa (August 06, 2008)

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Reserved I (P2)
$37.00
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$80.00
High Top Tables (P4)
$20.00
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$VIP Ticket includes Gold I seats, Soundcheck sneak peek and Poster
Show:8:00 PM
Doors:6:00 Pm
Age:18+
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For the generation of devoted fans of Frank Zappa who still sense an emptiness in their musical lives 13 years after his untimely passing, last year's "Zappa Plays Zappa" tour was a wondrous gift.

Just the chance to hear Zappa's music performed again live was remarkable in itself. Then to hear it played so meticulously was miraculous. And to have Zappa's son Dweezil leading a band that plays his music spot on is simply out of this world.
But the ecstatic reaction to last years show at the Ballroom was only to be expected. As the last note rang out the entire room stood with a roar, a testament to how powerful it can be when great musician's play great music.

Dweezil and Co. [were so] visibly overwhelmed by the responsiveness of the crowd that they promised to return. They couldn't believe NH rocked so hard!



The goal, Dweezil says, is to develop a new fan base as well as play songs that are favorites of longtime fans. "The idea is to be able to do this tour on an annual basis. Now that people are familiar with the quality of our presentation, my efforts are shifting towards adding more variety. Which of course will keep the band on its toes."
Indeed. Frank Zappa was nothing if not prolific.

"He made over 80 albums, so you can't expect everybody to know every single song!" continues Dweezil. " It's important to keep in mind that there is a very wide range of familiarity of Frank's music amongst his fan base. I do want to be able to surprise some of the life long fans but I also want to be able to present a collection of songs that can appeal to a new listener as well. So my selections are intended to showcase what sets Frank apart from other musicians and composers, and I'm very excited to be able to further demonstrate this fact through the use of special video footage within the show."

The video footage Dweezil is referring to will be projected on to a large screen and accompanied musically by the band live. Hence, concert goers who never had the opportunity to see Frank Zappa live on stage in person will - through the magic of technology - finally get their chance. (Dweezil has confirmed that there will be several Frank Zappa video performances to choose from, and that they will rotate them during the tour.)

"If you're a young music listener and all you've ever heard has come from modern popular radio, I would urge you to step outside that tiny bubble and see what you've been missing," says Dweezil. "I think it is very important at this time in the world of music for people to expand their view of what is possible. I think my Dad's music deserves to be heard by a wider audience. I really think he's been misunderstood for far too long, which brings me back to why I'm doing this: I'm so in awe of his accomplishments and want more and more people to know about him, and I think the best way for people to first discover his music is on a visceral level in a live situation.
I think you have to be confronted with the complexity and the beautiful subtlety of all of it to fully appreciate the artistry of it."



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