Zappa Plays Zappa – It’s Official

From the inbox:

tour de frank

The Official Authorised Announcement
Ahmet and Dweezil Zappa Perform The Music of Frank Zappa
Major 2005 European Tour with Surprise Special Guests
Starts 25th October in Barcelona!

More information here

25 Responses to “Zappa Plays Zappa – It’s Official”

  1. Dr Sharleena says:

    Ello, ello, ello!! Ow ya doin’?
    “Friday November 11, 2005 – Forest National, Brussels (Belgium)”
    (nudge nudge, wink wink) Got the hint? Got the hint?

  2. Dr Sharleena says:

    Balint!! “Tuesday November 22, 2005 – Budapest Sportarena, Budapest (Hungary)”
    Start saving HUFs!!

  3. Bálint says:

    …huh, yes, the two most important countries are there: Belgium and Hungary ;-) … By the way, this Arena is one of the biggest places here… The YES, Britney Spears and others could fill it – but Paul McCarney couldnt (if I remember well). I hope these 2 Zappas also can! But still dont know what to expect. How about you?

  4. houdinination says:

    I just had a look if I could book tickets. And no I can’t. Yet. Brussels or Düsseldorf would be my choices …. well well.

    The ticket prices are exorbitant, if there is such a word. come one. 40-50 Euros? A ticket? I don’t want a buh-lowjob-ba from any of them. Just listen to the music!

  5. Dr Sharleena says:

    I’d give these guys some credit. I don’t know their music but i’ve heard they are very good musicians and they are entitled to play Zappa’s (as much as any other good musician).
    I agree tho with Houdinination, the prices are too high. It’s gonna be difficult to fill the Arena…

  6. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Yep, prices are pretty outrageous. I’m curious about the “special guests” though… By the way: Forest National (Brussels) is infamous for its horrendous accoustics!

  7. Dr Sharleena says:

    I wonder if any of the musicians that had troubles with the ZFT are going to play with them..?

  8. houdinination says:

    let me guess dr sharleena… no. probably not ;)
    I would assume that the national forest has bad accoustics .. sorry for this horribly punchline.

  9. Al Stone says:

    So this is the zft plan – starve us of releases from the vault (roxy dvd etc.), so we have enough money to pay these outrageous prices!

  10. Bálint says:

    Well, but you don’T have to stave – read the whole ad! It also announces Trance-Fusion! (Okay, not much, but at least something. Finally.)

  11. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Even more curious: no official announcement at – yet. Keith-The-Webmaster’s been outta there for quite some time but you’d reckon the new girl (yes, it’s a girl, or so my sources tell me) would be on top of this. Not so, apparently. Funny how the ZFT seems to happily rely on non-commercial websites such as this one for its PR. I demand an interview!

  12. xorg says:

    The Zappa family is no different from the rest of the Music Biz. They’ll charge whatever prices they think they can get away with, and they’ll exploit ‘fans’ as much as they can. That’s why they restrict releases – in order to tease us and stimulate demand so we’ll pay up for whatever eventually comes out. A legitimate marketing strategy in the capitalist system!

    I doubt if Mrs Xorg and I will be going to the Dweez/Ahmet concert. Including transport it’s going to cost us about 120 GBP. Not really worth it – I’m happy to remember the FZ concerts I saw way back when. However, if the band were to be of the 1973-ish vintage, I might be tempted!

  13. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    I’ll say it again: I demand an interview!
    Ahmet and/or The Dweez can contact me at if they so wish to. :)

  14. Al Stone says:

    Well yes, Balint, of course there has to be an official product to promote with the tour. I expect we will also see a release from the younger Zappas at around the same time. I agree with Xorg – FZ was never shy about using using all the frightening little tricks science has made available for the promotion of product.

    I look forward to reading your interview Barry!

  15. houdinination says:

    So that explains why I never got a reply from Keith and why the never got the ready made update with pictures from the real show which I delivered years ago. I guess they probably hated our rendition of Thing-Fish, after all.

  16. Marcelo Gobello says:



  17. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Are you talking about this, Marcelo?

    Who’s been giving you these sarcastic lines/offenses/punchlines?

  18. Dr Sharleena says:

    Justice! Justice! A round of justice for the house (i’ll pay the bill…)
    Don’t worry, if it’s about the above, most of the sarcastic is aimed to my inaccurate translation, not to you. The rest of the sarcastic is probably aimed to the ZFT (see the reasons in the first comment). Now, if you’ve been receiving in your email box, during six months, sarcastic lines/offenses/punchlines, just let us know, and Barry will punch everyone of those bastards in the nose, one by one.
    Btw, Sarcastic is good for your health; i always take two in the mornings, with breakfast.

  19. Marcelo says:

    NOBODY LOVES ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Dave says:

    it is expensiv, even in switzerland ( sFr. 85.00 / sFr. 113.00 / sFr 146.00 = € 56.00 / € 75.00 / € 98.00 ) but, i have to see those guys again (dewizell played on 1 concert with his father in zürich for 1 song )
    after what i read on the “offizial” site i shud have to go to more then 1 concert, if the play different set’s, but for this it’s far to expensiv.


  21. El Falcone says:

    I’ll be there in London,Brussels and Düsseldorf
    Prices are high hotelcosts also.
    Flo and Eddie they will be there in London! Other places?

  22. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Flo & Eddie are supposed to be present throughout the tour from what I gather.

    Visiting three venues though El Falcone! Judging from your nick (which, in my infinite wisdom, I have come to label as “He’s From Spain”) you’ll have to travel a lot, plus pay for hotel expenses AND the actual tickets! Them venues better be good then I reckon! :)

  23. Dr Sharleena says:

    El Falcone…Might be from Spain, but from an Italian family (El Falcone= El Halcon in Spanish i guess??)

  24. El Falcone says:

    No, I’m from Belgium

  25. El Falcone says:

    Italia for the food, España(Mallorca) for the weather.

    ‘God it’?

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