Scott Thunes, Arthur Barrow To Join Frank Zappa Hologram Tour
Frank Zappa will once again grace the stage this year with the Bizarre World of Frank Zappa tour, which will feature a hologram of the late composer alongside his former band members. The band will include guitarists Ray White and Mike Keneally, multi-instrumentalists Robert Martin and Ed Mann, drummer Jo “Vaultmeister” Travers, and bassist Scott Thunes. Together they will recreate a special performance that Zappa prophetically decided to record in his home studio for later use.
“In 1974, Frank Zappa transformed his Los Angeles rehearsal space into a sound stage and cranked out a passionate, trademark performance seen only by the camera operators in the room who captured every last bizarrely beautiful moment,” a statement reads. “This footage, locked away in the Zappa vaults for 44 years, will serve as the basis for what will be the world’s most ambitious hologram tour to date, blending live footage of Frank with outrageous visuals that offer a striking view into his complex musical works.”
The first leg of the tour is scheduled for the UK starting on May 9th at the Edinburgh Playhouse and wrapping May 14th at the London Palladium. It is also scheduled to be presented at the Doctor Music Festival in Escalarre, Spain on July 11th. Eyellusion, who will be presenting the hologram portion, also says special guests Steve Vai, Ian Underwood, Lady Bianca, Napoleon Murphy Brock and Arthur Barrow will be joining select dates.
The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa Tour Dates:
|May 9||Edinburgh Playhouse||Edinburgh, UK|
|May 11||The Sage Gateshead||Gateshead, UK|
|May 12||Manchester Bridgewater Hall||Manchester, UK|
|May 13||Symphony Hall||Birmingham, UK|
|May 14||London Palladium||London, UK|
|Jul 11-14||Doctor Music Festival||Escalarre, ES|