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    Zappa Hologram US Tour '19

    A who’s who of fan favorite ZAPPA musicians will support “The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” hologram tour which will make its debut this April in the U.S. The nine U.S. shows kick off Friday, April 19, with seven European shows in May to follow. Additional dates will be announced in the coming months. Tickets for the U.S. shows go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10:00 AM (ET) at all major ticketing outlets, with a special VIP pre-sale launching on Wednesday, February 13. http://bit.ly/2SnmJtU

    The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa U.S. dates are as follows:

    4/19 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theater
    4/20 Rochester, NY - Kodak Center Theater
    4/22 Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie
    4/24 Long Island, NY - Paramount Theatre
    4/26 Boston, MA - Shubert
    4/28 Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre
    05/1 Wilkes Barre, PA - Kirby Center
    05/2 Collingswood, NJ - Scottish Rite Auditorium
    05/3 Baltimore, MD - The Lyric

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    I might try for either the Rochester or Albany shows. I could theoretically ride Amtrak to those ones.

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    Oh good. You guys on the east coast get to be the guinea pigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Oh good. You guys on the east coast get to be the guinea pigs.
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    I saw tickets were on sale for FRANK, so I assumed Zappa but it was for the Sinatra Hologram tour........ Be careful out there or maybe it's the same band, different hologram?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazz View Post
    I saw tickets were on sale for FRANK, so I assumed Zappa but it was for the Sinatra Hologram tour........
    I had to google this to be sure you weren't joking. Welcome to the 21st century.

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    what an amazing thread this is turning into!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Oh good. You guys on the east coast get to be the guinea pigs.
    I think they're billing it as if it's Frank Zappa's ghost performing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    what an amazing thread this is turning into!
    This is a new thread. The old thread was about the hologram tour. This one is about the hologram tour's tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cazz View Post
    I saw tickets were on sale for FRANK, so I assumed Zappa but it was for the Sinatra Hologram tour........ Be careful out there or maybe it's the same band, different hologram?
    Or worse yet, the Frank Sinatra, Jr. Hologram.
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    A Frank Meets Frank mash-up would be epic. I'd definitely pay to see that.

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    Or Frankenstein sings Frank.....after he attacks the audience, Gene Wilder's hologram comes out and does a 43-minute 12-tone improvised marimba solo based on You Make Me Feel So Young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Oh good. You guys on the east coast get to be the guinea pigs.
    What if a projection of diamonds, rubies and emeralds is their form of payment?

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    They should definitely do stuff like have Frank fly through the air, grow huge (like what's her name in the Steven Wislon shows), appear in the balcony, etc. They should get really creative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    They should definitely do stuff like have Frank fly through the air, grow huge (like what's her name in the Steven Wislon shows), appear in the balcony, etc. They should get really creative.
    Oh, sure! They could dress him up like a cowboy to attract Garth Brooks fans.

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    Question:
    On ZPZ tours (at least early on) didn't Dweezil trade solos with his Dad on a video screen? I believe so....

    If instead of a hologram it was FZ on screen (still unreleased music solos etc etc) with these '88 alum plus the Vaultmeister on drums; would it be more palatable???
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudShark22 View Post
    Question:
    On ZPZ tours (at least early on) didn't Dweezil trade solos with his Dad on a video screen? I believe so....
    The band accompanied one of FZ's solos. I don't know if Dweezil traded solos with FZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb2015 View Post
    The band accompanied one of FZ's solos. I don't know if Dweezil traded solos with FZ.
    IIRC, he did. But it was just one bit in a full-length concert, not the premise of the whole show.

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    Stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    Oh, sure! They could dress him up like a cowboy to attract Garth Brooks fans.
    Preferably for when they cover Beers, Steers & Queers (a Zappa-esque title if ever there was one...).
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    Without looking at the link on the OP, ‘hologram tour’ seems most hokey. It would’ve been interesting if they had marketed this as a concert tour of alumni musicians and allowed the hologram to be ‘self’ evident. But, I’m not one who’s putting money behind it.
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    Musicians gotta' eat. I guess I hope it succeeds since anytime Zappa's music is played, it's a plus. Whaddaya gonna' do, see a Cardi B concert instead?

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    I'm getting the impression that the holograms won't just be Frank. Famous objects from his album art and otherwise will probably get the 'gram treatment too. And what harm could that do? You really think they will trade solos with a sofa or a poodle? Nobody bitches about projections on a screen behind the band. This is just more of that, but 3D.

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    I didn't even ask and I just got comped! Decades of clean living pays off big time and maybe it's the hologram of Gail begging forgiveness for her harassment of me. [or maybe not ]

    So, much to my surprise, I am going!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    I'm getting the impression that the holograms won't just be Frank. Famous objects from his album art and otherwise will probably get the 'gram treatment too. And what harm could that do? You really think they will trade solos with a sofa or a poodle? Nobody bitches about projections on a screen behind the band. This is just more of that, but 3D.
    Definitely....

    Circumstances, objects, places and subject matter from Frank’s songs and imagination will be brought to life for the first time on stage. We are anthropomorphizing Frank’s music utilizing various visual techniques, art styles, classic imagery from his album artwork and characters from his songs, culminating in one extremely bizarre, live music experience.
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