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    King Crimson | The Zappa Band - Tour

    From DGM site:
    King Crimson will be touring for six weeks this summer in June and early July together with the Zappa band in the USA and Canada. The full list of dates is yet to be confirmed, but today does see the announcement of a concert at The Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia on June 30th.
    Tickets will on sale to the general public on Saturday, but as usual, we will be emailing 1000 Club members and DGM subscribers with details of our own Royal Package seats.


    Does anybody know about “The Zappa Band”? Haven’t located any official news.
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    Go to the king crimson news thread - Zappa band is NOT Dweezil, it’s the band that backed the Zappa hologram, but they will NOT be using the hologram, it’ll all be live. So that’s that - that’s all we know.

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    From JamBase.com article:

    Guitarist Mike Keneally revealed he will be joined in the Zappa band by fellow FZ alums bassist Scott Thunes, guitarist Ray White and multi-instrumentalist Robert Martin as well as Zappa Plays Zappa drummer Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers — the musicians who participated in the Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa tour, aka the Hologram Tour. A report indicates former Zappa Plays Zappa guitarist Jamie Kime will also be part of the Zappa band. Full details are expected soon.

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    So will the recordings they used for the fraudulent Zappa still be played over the sound system?

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    I don't know if they'll be using any backing recordings, but my guess would be since this is NOT the hologram show the band will be playing versions of Zappa tunes all on their own, which sounds excellent to me.
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    I didn't see any of the Bizarre World of FZ tour. Did they have a hologram of him sitting around having a smoke and a cup of coffee when not playing?
    Maybe KC could add a few holograms of former drummers.

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    “fraudulent Zappa” he says :-P 😆

    Yeah, no pre-recorded tracks on this tour, it’ll be all live playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkeneally View Post

    Yeah, no pre-recorded tracks on this tour, it’ll be all live playing.
    I'd love to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I'd love to see it.
    +1 !!
    Pura Vida!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Maybe KC could add a few holograms of former drummers.
    Funniest thing I've read on this board in ages. +1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    I didn't see any of the Bizarre World of FZ tour. Did they have a hologram of him sitting around having a smoke and a cup of coffee when not playing?
    Maybe KC could add a few holograms of former drummers.
    No, a hologram of Bill Bruford playing drums. IMO the last LC show I saw will be my last if they don’t get one good drummer. That show with 3 drummers was irritating and annoying. The mix didn’t help either.
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    For me, this is just about as cool a double bill as I could hope for at this point in my life. Bring on the dates!!
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    Yup, I'm in for this, I like the Dweezil band a lot but this band sounds pretty damn cool too, the lack of the hologram (actually Peppers Ghost not a hologram) is a big plus for me.
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    I don't know, man. That hologram had real attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkeneally View Post
    “fraudulent Zappa” he says :-P ��
    Semi-Fraudulent and Direct-From-Hollywood.

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    Hoping for a show in Michigan or close enough to drive to. This is not to be missed!

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    Tickets to go on Saturday. Its Thursday. We are waiting, Robert!!!!!

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    Curious about how the Zappa Family Trust is dealing with this. They've gotten over Dweezil using the name and now they're letting this band do the same? I think that's great! I thought the hologram idea was really cheesy, to use a Zappaism, but there's no denying the skills of the group and the more that Zappa's music is played, the better!

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    Is that a Zappa hologram or a Sears hologram?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartellb View Post
    No tour dates and cities listed yet?
    Other than Wolftrap?
    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarplyrjvb View Post
    Curious about how the Zappa Family Trust is dealing with this. They've gotten over Dweezil using the name and now they're letting this band do the same?
    Letting? This is the official ZFT band. (Interesting how MK has gone from dog head 15 years ago to bandleader now. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Letting? This is the official ZFT band. (Interesting how MK has gone from dog head 15 years ago to bandleader now. )
    Really? Over Dweezil’s unit? (No pun intended!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarplyrjvb View Post
    Really? Over Dweezil’s unit? (No pun intended!)
    No. The band that toured last year. Dweezil's band is different.

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    I would love to see the Zappa band add Adrian Belew to the mix. He could do frame by frame as a solo spot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinaltap View Post
    I would love to see the Zappa band add Adrian Belew to the mix. He could do frame by frame as a solo spot
    Social media has ruined me... I keep looking for a 'Like' button.

    Anyway, AGREED!
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