The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa hologram tour will include new music and former bandmates. The accompanying band will include Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Robert Martin and Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers, along with guest turns by Steve Vai, Vinnie Colaiuta, Warren Cuccurullo, Ian Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock and others.

Zappa’s son, Ahmet Zappa, said in a news release, “we’re excited to world premiere a handful of Frank Zappa compositions. These mind-melting concerts we’re putting together celebrate the music, often surreal imagery and humor synonymous with Frank.”

The show was constructed from “hours of never-before-seen Zappa performance footage” shot in 1974, when he converted his rehearsal space into a sound stage and recorded a full-length performance.

U.S. shows kick off on April 19, and seven European Zappa shows are also set for May. A complete list of announced dates, cities and venues is below. Additional concerts will be announced. For more information, visit

Frank Zappa hologram tour to hit North America and Europe this spring


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