ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA
The Music of Frank Zappa
“One Size Fits All” 40th Anniversary Tour
Monday, July 20
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax
Tuesday, July 21
Capitol Theatre – Moncton
Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 27!
(Halifax, NS) – Dweezil Zappa and The Zappa Family Trust present Zappa Plays Zappa: The Music of Frank Zappa 2015 World Tour with performances at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on Monday, July 20 and at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton on Tuesday, July 21.
Celebrating the 40th Year Anniversary of the 1975 rock album, One Size Fits All by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Zappa Plays Zappa will perform the album in its entirety as part of the shows expansive repertoire.
Also, celebrating 10 years of leading Zappa Plays Zappa, is son of Frank and Gail Zappa, Dweezil Zappa. Born in Los Angeles in 1969 it was inevitable that from the moment of his birth his life would be filled wall-to wall with music.
In 1986, Dweezil made his debut in Hollywood as an actor with his role in the classic 80s film “Pretty In Pink.” During that same period he recorded and released his first full-length album, Havin’ A Bad Day. This album contained the single “Let’s Talk About It” which featured Moon Zappa on vocals and its video featured cameo appearances from Frank Zappa, Robert Wagner and Jane Fonda as well.
In 1988, Dweezil released his second album, My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama. The title track and video was a cover of the Frank Zappa single. With the release of his third album Confessions in 1991, Dweezil began to branch out musically, blending his heavy rock approach with touches of his father’s distinct compositional insignia. The next several years saw Dweezil preparing to take on an extremely difficult challenge—bringing his father’s legendary music back to the concert stage.
In the spring of 2006, Dweezil’s new live band ‘Zappa Plays Zappa’ hit the road for their first tour. Playing a long, ambitious set of Frank Zappa favorites and obscure gems to big audiences of crazed Zappa fans, Dweezil proved that he could reach his goal to form a core band of previously unknown expert musicians capable of respectfully executing his father’s music. He was uniquely qualified to bring these compositions back to life with complete authenticity from the page to the stage.
For more information, visit: dweezilzappaworld.com, zappaplayszappa.com and zappa.com
Tickets for the Halifax show go on sale this Friday, March 27 at 12 noon. Tickets for the show range in price from $48.00 – $76.00 (including tax and applicable surcharges) and are available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office (6101 University Ave.), by phone at (902) 494-3820 / 1-800-874-1669 and online at at artscentre.dal.ca and evenko.ca
Tickets for the Moncton show go on sale this Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the show range in price from $49.50 – $74.50 (including tax and applicable surcharge) and will be available at the Capitol Theatre Box Office (811 Main St.), by phone at (506) 856-4379 / 1-800-567-1922 and online at capitol.nb.ca and evenko.ca
The shows are for all ages. Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m.
evenko is a Quebec company, which has become the most important independent promoter and producer in Canada. Presenting more than 1,000 musical, family and sporting events annually throughout the province of Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the eastern United States, evenko plays host to the biggest entertainers in the world and invests in the development and promotion of Quebec artists. Creator and producer of two major festivals, the Osheaga Music and Arts festival and Heavy MTL which are held at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, evenko is also the exclusive manager of the Bell Centre, the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre and the future Place Bell in Laval. In January 2014, Pollstar, the industry’s most respected source, ranked evenko top promoter in Canada and 10th amongst the most important promoters in North America. The evenko trademark is the property of L’Aréna des Canadiens Inc