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Dweezil Zappa

Choice Cuts!

May 5 @ 8:00 pm

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$31.50 - $75
Genre: classic rock, Rock
Venue: Englert Theatre
Ticketing: $31.50 Zone 3 Reserved Seating, $41.50 Zone 2, and $75 VIP Zone 1 Reserved Seating + Fees

$75 Zone 1 – VIP Ticket Includes:
Premium Seating
Access to the Pre-show Soundcheck
Show Poster

Guitar Masterclass Add-on (Does NOT include a ticket to the show)
$75 Limited Availability
3:00pm on the day of the show (check in at 2:30pm)
Bring your own guitar (no amps please)
May be purchased by calling or stopping by the box office
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass- Dweezilla On The Road
For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa

Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. At camp students are in total immersion for 4 days of music instruction. While on tour with Zappa Plays Zappa Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert.

“I transformed my guitar technique before starting Zappa Plays Zappa out of necessity to play my dad’s most sophisticated and challenging melodies. I’ve found a lot of exciting new approaches to the guitar. I started Dweezilla music camp as a way to share this information with guitarists. I’m excited to present an opportunity to share thoughts on my approach to guitar with students of all levels before each show on tour.”

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Description

There’s no stopping Dweezil Zappa from continuing his mission to unlock the mysteries held within the superabundance of Frank Zappa’s iconic music. For over a decade, the renowned guitarist has been honoring his father by touring the world with his Grammy-winning project, now named Dweezil Zappa. The first leg of the tour begins March 30th 2018 in Scottsdale Arizona and will keep the Zappa train rocking and rolling for 6 weeks across the US and Canada!

Dweezil’s 12th annual tour is called “Choice Cuts!” and he has curated an all new show filled with some of Frank Zappa’s boldest compositions or as Dweezil says, “A collection of the meatiest tracks,” with which he plans to satiate the appetite of Zappa fans, old and new.

“Dweezil takes his job as Frank’s musical ambassador seriously,” writes the LA Times and because of that, he doesn’t mess around when it comes to the musicians who share the stage with him. While Dweezil has played with a small assortment of his favorite Frank Zappa alumni, he has always been more widely recognized for leading a powerhouse band of his own, filled with insanely talented “fresh” musicians. “For me, it has always been important to carry the music forward for a new generation of fans but with a new generation of musicians.”

Joining Dweezil this year are a few new faces including Adam Minkoff on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. “Adam is incredibly well suited to perform this music. His skill set and vocal abilities open up a huge range of possibilities for us.” “Cian Coey, is another secret weapon!” The rest of the ragingly talented band is filled out with core members, Ryan Brown (drums), Kurt Morgan (bass), Chris Norton (Keys) and the more than slightly amazing multi-instrumentalist Scheila Gonzalez, who has been in Dweezil’s band since its inception in 2006.

Hitting the US hard, with blistering instrumental compositions spanning as many decades as time signatures, Zappa and his band will whip up doo-wop and dada accented with funk and blues then scramble back and forth through late 60’s, on through mid-70’s fan favorites, then pulsate forward into the vortex of Frank Zappa’s classical oeuvre, for a “protein enriched program designed to create new awareness of the depth and variety of my dad’s music.”

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