The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

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The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa is an official 2019 tour which features former band members of the Mothers of Invention performing in combination with a hologram image of Zappa. The hologram footage was taken from unreleased footage from a 1974 L.A. concert and was put together by Eyellusion and Ahmet Zappa. [1]

Tour

The concept is controversial [2], with some Zappa fans argueing that Zappa himself would never have approved this. Dweezil Zappa declined any participation. [3] Ahmet Zappa on the other hand claimed: “My father and I actively discussed 3D and ‘holography’ and it was a concept he actively engaged in,” Ahmet said in a statement. “He actually devoted half a chapter of his The Real Frank Zappa Book to this subject. On a personal note, I feel like I am finishing something my father started years ago.” [4] In fact, Zappa even discussed holograms in an interview used during the tour and in the promo clip. Ahmet Zappa: "It's fascinating how into holograms my dad was. It's unbelievable that we have Frank in his own words talking about it." [5]

Ticketmaster censored the tour promotion poster because of imagery referencing the song Penguin In Bondage. [6]

Musicians

Tour dates

United States

  • April 19, 2019: Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theater
  • April 20, 2019: Rochester, NY - Kodak Center Theater
  • April 22, 2019: Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie
  • April 24, 2019: Long Island, NY - Paramount Theatre
  • April 26, 2019: Boston, MA - Shubert
  • April 28, 2019: Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre
  • May 10, 2019: Wilkes Barre, PA - Kirby Center
  • May 20 2019: Collingswood, NJ - Scottish Rite Auditorium
  • May 30, 2019: Baltimore, MD - The Modell Lyric

Europe

  • May 9, 2019: Edinburgh, UK - Playhouse
  • May 11, 2019: Gateshead, UK - Sage
  • May 12, 2019: Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall
  • May 13, 2019: Birmingham, UK - Symphony Hall
  • May 14, 2019: London, UK - The Palladium
  • May 16, 2019: Ostende, Belgium - Kursaal
  • May 17, 2019: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Rai Theater

Sources

  1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/markbeech/2019/04/27/frank-zappa-follows-michael-jackson-tupac-with-hologram-comeback-after-death/#4504be3356da
  2. https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/details-of-bizarre-world-of-frank-zappa-hologram-tour-announced
  3. https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/details-of-bizarre-world-of-frank-zappa-hologram-tour-announced
  4. https://www.forbes.com/sites/markbeech/2019/04/27/frank-zappa-follows-michael-jackson-tupac-with-hologram-comeback-after-death/#4504be3356da
  5. https://ultimateclassicrock.com/frank-zappa-hologram-tour-2/
  6. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/frank-zappa-hologram-tour-promo-802053/
  7. https://www.forbes.com/sites/markbeech/2019/04/27/frank-zappa-follows-michael-jackson-tupac-with-hologram-comeback-after-death/#4504be3356da
  8. https://www.forbes.com/sites/markbeech/2019/04/27/frank-zappa-follows-michael-jackson-tupac-with-hologram-comeback-after-death/#4504be3356da
  9. https://www.forbes.com/sites/markbeech/2019/04/27/frank-zappa-follows-michael-jackson-tupac-with-hologram-comeback-after-death/#4504be3356da
  10. https://www.forbes.com/sites/markbeech/2019/04/27/frank-zappa-follows-michael-jackson-tupac-with-hologram-comeback-after-death/#4504be3356da
  11. https://www.forbes.com/sites/markbeech/2019/04/27/frank-zappa-follows-michael-jackson-tupac-with-hologram-comeback-after-death/#4504be3356da
  12. https://ultimateclassicrock.com/frank-zappa-hologram-tour-2/
  13. https://www.forbes.com/sites/markbeech/2019/04/27/frank-zappa-follows-michael-jackson-tupac-with-hologram-comeback-after-death/#4504be3356da

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