Zappa Plays Zappa's Concert History

The band debuted in 2006 with shows in Europe, Canada and the United States during May and June (the tour was also known as Zappa Plays Zappa - Tour de Frank'). The shows presented a collection of Frank Zappa's rock-oriented compositions from 1960s to 1980s. Apart from Dweezil Zappa on lead guitar, the band consisted of a mix of relatively unknown young musicians and older musicians who previously played with Frank Zappa. Among those, Napoleon Murphy Brock (sax...

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Sep 15, 2019 Zappa Plays Zappa The National Richmond, VA
May 01, 2018 Choice Cuts
Zappa Plays Zappa
The Kent Stage Kent, OH
Oct 23, 2016 Zappa Plays Zappa Higher Ground South Burlington, VT
Jun 15, 2016 Zappa Plays Zappa Taj Arena at Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City, NJ
Oct 18, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa   Royal Festival Hall London, UK
Sep 16, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa at the State Theatre
Zappa Plays Zappa
State Theatre State College, PA
Sep 12, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa   The Plaza "Live" Orlando, FL
Jul 31, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa Paramount Theatre Rutland, VT
Jul 30, 2015 –
Aug 02, 2015
Gathering Of The Vibes  
Warren Haynes and the Seaside All Stars / Wilco / The String Cheese Incident / David Grisman / Peter Rowan / The Gregg Allman Band / Tedeschi Trucks Band / Railroad Earth / Billy and the Kids / Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings / Karl Denson's Tiny Universe / Zappa Plays Zappa / Dark Star Orchestra / Melvin Seals / Lettuce / Electron / Greensky Bluegrass / Preservation Hall Jazz Band / Twiddle / Max Creek / Strangefolk / Jaimoe's Jasssz Band / New Riders of the Purple Sage / Turkuaz / Cabinet / The Primate Fiasco / Deep Banana Blackout / The Word
Seaside Park Bridgeport, CT
Jul 30, 2015 –
Aug 02, 2015
Gathering of the Vibes 2015   Unknown venue Bridgeport, CT
May 08, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa     Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
Apr 17, 2015 Wanee 2015 Day 1  
Widespread Panic / Gov't Mule / Earth Wind & Fire / The Word / Rich Robinson / Bobby Lee Rodgers / Dumpstaphunk / Leftover Salmon / Zappa Plays Zappa / Tea Leaf Green / Jaimoe's Jasssz Band
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Live Oak, FL
Apr 16, 2015 –
Apr 19, 2015
Wanee Music Festival 2015   Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Live Oak, FL
Apr 16, 2015 –
Apr 18, 2015
Wanee Music Festival    
Widespread Panic / Gregg Allman / Gov't Mule / Earth, Wind & Fire / JJ Grey & Mofro / Cheap Trick / Jaimoe's Jasssz Band / Butch Trucks / Zappa Plays Zappa / Galactic / Hot Tuna Electric / Yonder Mountain String Band / Leftover Salmon / Dumpstaphunk / The Word / Raw Oyster Cult / Dragon Smoke / The Revivalists / Home at Last / Pink Talking Fish / Royal Southern Brotherhood / Juke
Spirit of Suwannee Music Park Live Oak, FL
Apr 15, 2015 –
Apr 18, 2015
WANEE FESTIVAL 2015  
Widespread Panic / Gregg Allman / Cheap Trick / Earth, Wind, and Fire / Zappa Plays Zappa / Galactic / Leftover Salmon / Hot Tuna / Dumpstaphunk / Butch Trucks / Jaimoe's Jasssz Band / JJ Grey and Mofro / The Word / Tea Leaf Green / Rich Robinson / Pink Talking Fish / Twiddle / The Nth Power / Bobby Lee Rodgers / Royal Southern Brotherhood / Gov't Mule
Spirit of Suwannee Music Park Live Oak, FL
Apr 06, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa
Zappa Plays Zappa
Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Homestead, PA
Jul 07, 2014 Zappa Plays Zappa   Ocean City Music Pier ocean city, nj
Oct 31, 2013 Zappa Plays Zappa  
Feb 07, 2013 Zappa Plays Zappa   The National Richmond, VA
Dec 14, 2012 Zappa Plays Zappa Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
Jul 19, 2012 –
Jul 22, 2012
Gathering Of The Vibes  
Primus / Phil Lesh and Friends / Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby / Sound Tribe Sector 9 / 7 Walkers / Mickey Hart Band / Strangefolk / Yonder Mountain String Band / Steel Pulse / Zappa Plays Zappa / The Avett Brothers / The Greyboy Allstars / Keller Willams / Dark Star Orchestra / Deep Banana Blackout / The Ryan Montbleau Band / Max Creek / Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why / Assembly of Dust / Conspirator / branford marsalis
Seaside Park Bridgeport, CT
Sep 21, 2011 Zappa Plays Zappa   UCD Jackson Hall Davis, CA
Sep 11, 2011 Return to Forever / Zappa Plays Zappa     Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
Aug 16, 2011 Return to Forever IV  
Return to Forever / Zappa Plays Zappa
EXPRESS LIVE! Columbus, OH
Aug 13, 2011 Zappa Plays Zappa / Return to Forever IV   Beacon Theatre
Aug 10, 2011 Return to Forever / Zappa Plays Zappa   Mann Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA
Nov 09, 2010 Zappa Plays Zappa   Metropool Jupiler Stage Hengelo, The Netherlands
Nov 06, 2010 Zappa Plays Zappa / The Mighty Boosh Band   The Roundhouse London, UK
Jul 24, 2010 High Voltage Festival 2010  
Transatlantic / Asia / Saxon / Foreigner / Zappa Plays Zappa / Bigelf / Focus / Pendragon / Black Spiders / Touchstone
Victoria Park London, UK
Jul 24, 2010 High Voltage  
Zappa Plays Zappa
Victoria Park London, UK
Nov 25, 2009 Zappa Plays Zappa   Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
Nov 25, 2009 Zappa Plays Zappa   Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
Nov 05, 2009 Zappa Plays Zappa The Wellmont Theater Montclair, NJ
Aug 29, 2009 Progressive Nation  
Dream Theater / Zappa Plays Zappa / Bigelf / Scale The Summit
The Greek Theater Los Angeles, CA
Aug 25, 2009 Progressive Nation 2009  
Dream Theater / Bigelf / Scale The Summit / Zappa Plays Zappa
Temple Hoyne Buell Theater Denver, CO
Aug 23, 2009 Dream Theater / Zappa Plays Zappa The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
Aug 21, 2009 Dream Theater / Zappa Plays Zappa   Orpheum Minneapolis, MN
Aug 14, 2009 Progressive Nation 2009   Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
Aug 09, 2009 Dream Theater / Zappa Plays Zappa   Beacon Theatre New York, NY
Aug 07, 2009 Dream Theater / Zappa Plays Zappa   Convention Hall Asbury Park, NJ
Aug 07, 2009 Progressive Nation 2009  
Dream Theater / Zappa Plays Zappa
Convention Hall Asbury Park, NJ
Aug 04, 2009 Prog Fest  
Dream Theater / Zappa Plays Zappa / Scale The Summit
Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA
Aug 02, 2009 Progressive Nation Tour  
Dream Theater / Bigelf / Scale The Summit / Zappa Plays Zappa
Bank of America Pavilion
Jul 31, 2009 Progressive Nation 2009  
Zappa Plays Zappa / Dream Theater / Scale The Summit / Big Elf
Tower Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Jul 29, 2009 Dream Theater / Zappa Plays Zappa   Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, NC
Jul 02, 2009 –
Jul 05, 2009
Rothbury Music Festival 2009  
The Dead / Bob Dylan & His Band / The String Cheese Incident / Willie Nelson & Family / The Black Crowes / Damian Marley / Nas / STS9 / G. Love and the Special Sauce / Gov't Mule / Yonder Mountain String Band / The Disco Biscuits / Les Claypool / Cold War Kids / Broken Social Scene / John Butler Trio / Chromeo / Ani Difranco / Matisyahu / Guster / Girl Talk / Femi Kuti & The Positive Force / MSTRKRFT / Martin Sexton / Flogging Molly / Railroad Earth / The Hold Steady / Toots & The Maytals / Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys / Brett Dennen / Zappa Plays Zappa / Grace Potter & the Nocturnals / Shpongle / Son Volt / Jackie Greene / Soulive / Man Man / Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band / Tony Rice / Eoto / King Sunny Ade And His African Beats / Lotus / Kid Cudi / The Glitch Mob / Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam / Pretty Lights / Moseley, Law, Sipe, & Droll / Rebelution / Toubab Krewe / Sam Roberts Band / Hill Country Revue / Kyle Hollingsworth Band / Lipp Service / 2020 Soundsystem / Break Science / The Hard Lessons / The Low Anthem / Underground Orchestra / Future Rock / The Macpodz / Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad / Steppin' In It / Chris Pierce / Rachel Goodrich / The Ragbirds / Four Finger Five
Double JJ Resort Rothbury, MI
Jul 02, 2009 thursday at the Square  
Zappa Plays Zappa
Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY
Jun 16, 2009 Zappa Plays Zappa Bristol Colston Hall Bristol, UK
May 27, 2009 Zappa Plays Zappa Große Freiheit 36 Hamburg, DE
Apr 16, 2009 Zappa Plays Zappa     Palias Theatre Melbourne, Australia

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Concerts Per Year:
2019 1 concert
2018 1 concert
2016 2 concerts
2015 12 concerts
2014 1 concert
2013 2 concerts
2012 2 concerts
2011 5 concerts
2010 4 concerts
2009 20 concerts
2008 8 concerts
2007 6 concerts
2006 5 concerts
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