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Watch teaser video of the first-ever headlining tour of The Zappa Band

Paying tribute to Frank Zappa's legacy is The Zappa Band, comprised of mostly former members of Zappa's band. The band has announced their first headlining tour this June, complete with a teaser video to showcase their show.

The late musical artist Frank Zappa was certainly one of the most original and fearless figures in rock and roll. HIs catalog is filled with explorations into the complexity, strangeness and wonder of popular music.

Zappa Band lineup

Paying tribute to that legacy is The Zappa Band, which is comprised mostly of former members of Zappa's band, musicians of both studio albums and tours: Ray White (lead vocals, guitar), Mike Keneally (guitar, keys, vocals), Scott Thunes (bassist) and Robert Martin (keyboards, sax, vocals. Jamie Kime (guitar) and ZAPPA archivist Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers (drums, vocals) complete The Zappa Band.

For the first time ever, The Zappa Band will be headlining their own tour in June — beginning in New York on June 12, and then wrapping up in New Hampshire on the 26.

Below is a “teaser” video for the upcoming tour.

“A lot of amazing Frank Zappa music played with intensity, humor and love,” says Kenneally about what fans can expect from the band. "We’ll be enjoying the opportunity to play different material from night to night; we know that often people like to attend multiple shows, and our repertoire is presently large enough to be able to change things up. So, while we will be playing the songs we played last year opening for King Crimson, we won’t necessarily play them all every night, and we’ll be playing lots of other things besides.”



6/03 - The Ritz Theater - Escondido, CA -

6/05 - Whisky a Go Go - Los Angeles, CA -
6/12 - Center for the Arts - Homer, NY -
6/14 - Race Street Live - Holyoake, MA -
6/16 - Sony Hall - New York, NY -
6/17 - Tarrytown Music Hall - Tarrytown, NY -
6/18 - The Newtown Theatre - Newtown, NJ -
6/19 - The Birchmere - Alexander, VA -
6/21 - Ramshead Onstage - Annapolis, MD -
6/22 - Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA -
6/24 - Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA -
6/25 - The Cabot Theatre - Beverly, MA -
6/26 - The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH -



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