Thursday, May 26, 2005

Zappa sons play Zappa!

Frank Zappa's sons Dweezil and Ahmet will do a tour in Europe playing their father's songs.

They visited Stockholm, Sweden in late May to do promotion for the tour. Their mother Gail was with them and she told TT Spectra that they have been talking about this for a long time:

- We felt that it's about time that we do an official tour as a family. My sons have reached a point in life when Frank's music is very important to them.

One thing about the tour is that they will ask friends/local musicians to join in. Swedish keyboard player and Zappa virtuoso Mats Öberg and his drummer pal Morgan Ågren have been asked to join the band for the Stockholm show on November 15.

Mats tells RadioDupree that Dweezil told him the music will span from Freak Out! to the Yellow Shark. Joe Travers (the Zappa vaultmeister) will play the drums.

Scandinavian tour dates are Copenhagen (Falkonerteatret) Nov. 13th, Oslo Nov. 14th, Stockholm (Johanneshov's ice stadium) Nov. 15th.

1 comment:

Gina said...

Hey Duprees :-)
That sounds interesting enough to perhaps get them to do a RadioDupree Interview, right? I can't imagine you not trying...
This is a very nice place btw
Best, Gina