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Dweezil Zappa to perform Frank Zappa's Hot Rats LP on new UK tour (2019)

Dweezil Zappa

Story by Jack Foley

US guitarist Dweezil Zappa will be returning to the UK this December with his Hot Rats Live!Tour.

Shows will take place in London, Manchester, Southampton, Oxford, Leeds and Birmingham and tickets are on sale now.

Dweezil Zappa and his “rocking teenage combo” will be performing his father Frank Zappa’s entire Hot Rats album in sequence live on stage as part of his upcoming 2019 tour.

Dweezil has long undertaken a mission to re-acquaint the world with the sights and sounds of his infamous father and the incredibly talented group of musicians revive Frank’s music in a fresh context, whilst keeping true to Zappa Snr’s unique and impeccable sonic heritage.

Zappa can’t wait to be returning to the UK. He said: “We have always enjoyed presenting Frank’s music to audiences in the UK. This tour gives us the opportunity to perform Hot Rats as well as other material from his huge body of work that is still as alive and relevant today as it was when it was composed.”

The Hot Rats album played a pivotal role in establishing Frank Zappa as a composer and guitarist and was also dedicated to the new-born Dweezil upon its release in 1969.

The 50-year-old classic album will be surrounded by an assortment of other psychedelic, avant-garde odd metered toe-tappers well known to Zappa aficionados as well as being equally exciting for music fans new to his music.

Dweezil Zappa’s UK tour dates are (all December 2019)

4 – London Royal Festival Hall
5 – Manchester Palace
6 – Southampton O2 Guildhall
8 – Oxford New Theatre
10 – Leeds Town Hall
11 – Birmingham Town Hall