Eccentric rock legend Frank Zappa's son Dweezil is to mark the 40th anniversary of his late dad's fabled 1973 three-night Roxy & Elsewhere stint in Los Angeles by recreating the shows at the same venue.
Dweezil Zappa will perform three Zappa Plays Zappa shows at the Roxy on 7-9 December (13) to commemorate the three dates (8-10 December) his father played there in 1973 with his Mothers of Invention band.
The gigs will launch a series of events marketed as The Year of Zappa by the bosses of the rocker's trust. Details of gigs and happenings that will take place throughout 2014 are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday night (23Oct13), the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra will mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of the city's Walt Disney Concert Hall with a presentation of the world premiere of Zappa's 200 Motels.
Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen will lead the city band, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in the production, which will feature soloists and characters from Zappa's 200 Motels film and a band that includes Mothers of Invention star Ian Underwood and Zappa collaborator Scott Thunes.
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