Fifty Years of Frank
August 8 | 7:30 pm
Amphitheatre, General Admission
$57 GA Covered, $39 GA Lawn
Early Access Seating Available – More Info
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, the ever-evolving, decade-plus project honoring the music of Frank Zappa, will continue through the spring, including one more special guest appearance by Ike Willis (the voice of Joes Garage) on May 6 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Dweezil will teach a Dweezilla guitar class in select cities, and tickets will be on sale March 3, with presales at select venues.
Continuing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Freak Out!, the debut from Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank has been described as a loosely chronological tour of a Great American Songbook: the opening flush of doo-wop and dada from Freak Out!; a stroll forward through Frank's 1971 cinema lark, 200 Motels; mid-Seventies fan favorites from Over-Nite Sensation; and a heavy chunk of the Eighties opera Joe's Garage
writes David Fricke for Rolling Stone.
"Pure insane distortion, noise, aggro feedback there was no sound more dangerous than Zappa's at the time," Dweezil tells Rolling Stone. "In 1966, taking home the Mothers of Invention was like bringing a feral tiger home from the circus and asking your parents if you could keep it."
Dweezil takes his job as Franks musical ambassador seriously, writes the LA Times, where Dweezil adds, My concern is to just be able to continue to enjoy the music, live within the music, play the music, express that and allow new people to discover that in a live situation.