Dweezil Zappa has announced he is to return to the UK to perform father Frank Zappa’s ”˜Apostrophe‘… ‘with’ Frank!!

Dweezil has not, as far as we can gather discovered how to reincarnate his father; rather Frank Zappa is to appear via enhanced video.

Following the success of last year’s ‘Zappa plays Zapp’a concert (December) as part of the London Roundhouse’s 70th birthday celebrations for Frank Zappa – Dweezil Zappa and The Zappa Family Trust are delighted to bring the show to the UK in November and December 2011 for a 13 date UK tour.

Full tour dates as detailed:

November 17th York Barbican, Gateshead The Sage (18), Edinburgh Picturehouse (19), Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (21), Manchester Bridgewater Hall (22), Cambridge Corn Exchange (23), Basingstoke Anvil (24), Coventry Warwick Arts Centre (26), Leicester De Montfort Hall (27), Oxford New Theatre (28), London Barbican (29), Bristol Colston Hall (30), December 1st Brighton Dome

Dweezil commented “Not only will we be performing with Frank once again via the technological wonderment of enhanced video during the live performance, but we will also be performing the works from one of his most well known albums. That’s right, ‘Apostrophe’, played in it’s album running order. It’s always been one of my favourites and it’s certainly a fan favourite as well. My very first experience playing to a large audience took place in the UK. I played at the Hammersmith Odeon with my dad when I was 12 years old. All these years later I still feel a connection to the UK because it’s part of a touchstone type of memory for me. One day I would love to come full circle and play at that venue again with my band. I know the venue now lives on under a different name but there’s a parallel there. My father’s music is also living on under a slightly different name, Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa.”

“I’m really looking forward to this upcoming tour especially on the heels of the Roundhouse Zappa festival. That was such a great experience. We’ll be playing the entire Apostrophe album on tour and that really is a lot of fun. We’ll have some other surprises in the set as well. We always strive to learn new material each time we tour and this time we’re going to dig deep

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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