Dweezil Zappa and his “rocking teenage combo” kick off his brand new 2019 tour, ‘Hot Rats’ & Other Hot Stuff at the Living Arts Centre, performing his father Frank Zappa’s ‘Hot Rats’ album in sequence, live on stage. The album, dedicated to Dweezil upon its release in 1969, played a pivotal role in establishing Frank Zappa as a composer and guitarist. 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.
Since he was in diapers, Dweezil Zappa watched his father, Frank Zappa, perform hundreds of concerts; it was no surprise that he began to show an interest in music early on. As the years passed, Dweezil Zappa honed his chops, dabbled with television, and eventually became the custodian of the musical legacy of his father, Frank Zappa.
“When your Dad is a musical titan, you can do two things; wilt in the heat of expectation or embrace the legacy and flourish. Dweezil Zappa chose the latter […] Dweezil has elevated his playing into the rarefied atmosphere of a true guitar virtuoso” quoted The Rock Pit
“…the finest current example of a chip off the old block in the world of rock and jazz… Dweezil playing his Dad’s inventive music is in a different class entirely. He seems almost to channel Frank’s guitar and yet also has a style all his own, albeit one that draws on and takes inspiration from his musical heritage.” quotes Americana UK
The show takes place on September 3, 2019 at 8:00 pm in Hammerson Hall.
Tickets are on sale at www.livingartscentre.ca or by calling the Box Office at 905-306-6000. Dinner & Show Packages are available for this concert! Reserve dinner with your ticket purchase and enjoy a pre-theatre buffet feast prior to the concert!