Zappa Plays Zappa will return to the UK in November 2012 for a string of tour dates.
Frank Zappa's son Dweezil, will be back with the rest of the band to perform a new show 'The Decades Tour', which will be celebrating the back catalogue of his father's music over the decades.
To follow up on the amazing success of last years 'Apostrophe' UK tour, Dweezil Zappa and his "rocking teenage combo" have agreed to return to the UK this November to perform a special selection of tracks celebrating the seminal decades of his father's back catalogue. 'The Decades Tour' will feature material from the 60's, 70's, and 80's and include music from classic Zappa albums such as 'Joe's Garage', 'We're Only in It for the Money', 'Weasels Ripped My Flesh' 'Freak Out' & 'Hot Rats'
The new show will also include a selection of Frank Zappa's iconic material which Dweezil has never performed before.
In addition, there will be a special limited VIP pass available to purchase with show tickets. Fans will gain access to part of the band's sound check before the show, watch the band making their final preparations and then join Dweezil for an exclusive 'meet and greet' session.
Commenting on the UK Decades Tour, Dweezil Zappa said, "We love
performing in the UK. The audiences have always been so appreciative of the efforts we have made to bring my father's music back to the live stage. We are working extra hard on new live material to world premiere and are planning a few surprises for the show. It'll be an exciting challenge for all of us."
This new Decades Tour follows on from the success of the 2011 'Apostrophe' tour and Dweezil's two CD releases on UK label Fantom Records - "Live In The Moment" (a double CD featuring improvised guitar solos from past tours) and the "F.O.H." double CD featuring a collection of raw and unedited live performances of a selection of Zappa songs performed by Dweezil and his Zappa Plays Zappa band.
Dweezil and Zappa Plays Zappa have performed to audiences worldwide since 2006, receiving rave reviews as they go. In 2009, they were awarded a prestigious Grammy award for best rock instrumental performance for their version of "Peaches en Regalia" and were nominated in the same category in 2010 for their performance of "The Deathless Horsie". Dweezil, who is accompanied by a host of hand-picked young musical talent from around the world, brings his father's musical legacy to life on stage and is the only official act to do so since Frank Zappa's death in 1993.