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  
Billy & the Kids / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / Strangefolk / Zappa Plays Zappa / The Primate Fiasco / Railroad Earth / Lettuce / Dark Star Orchestra / Karl Denson's Tiny Universe / Tedeschi Trucks Band / Turkuaz / Twiddle / Greensky Bluegrass / Preservation Hall Jazz Band / The String Cheese Incident / The Word / New Riders of the Purple Sage / Deep Banana Blackout / Max Creek / Peter Rowan / Jaimoe's Jasssz Band / Melvin Seals / David Grisman / Electron / The Gregg Allman Band / Warren Haynes and the Seaside All Stars / Cabinet / Wilco
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 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 16, 2015 –
Apr 19, 2015
Wanee Music Festival 2015   Spirit of the 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 07, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa The Egg Center for The Performing Arts Hart Theatre Albany, NY
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
Feb 25, 2014 Zappa Plays Zappa The Egg Center for The Performing Arts Hart Theatre Albany, NY
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 20, 2012 Zappa Plays Zappa   The Egg Center for The Performing Arts Hart Theatre Albany, NY
Jul 19, 2012 –
Jul 22, 2012
Gathering Of The Vibes  
Phil Lesh & Friends / Keller Williams / Strangefolk / Zappa Plays Zappa / Steel Pulse / The Ryan Montbleau Band / Dark Star Orchestra / Mickey Hart Band / Conspirator / Yonder Mountain String Band / Assembly of Dust / Deep Banana Blackout / Max Creek / 7 Walkers / Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why / branford marsalis / Sound Tribe Sector 9 / Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby / Primus / The Greyboy Allstars / The Avett Brothers
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
Sep 07, 2011 Zappa Plays Zappa   The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
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 IV / Zappa Plays Zappa Mann Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA
Aug 10, 2011 Return to Forever / Zappa Plays Zappa   Mann Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA
Dec 16, 2010 Zappa Plays Zappa The Egg Center for The Performing Arts Hart Theatre Albany, NY
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  
Dream Theater / Zappa Plays Zappa / Bigelf / Scale The Summit
Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
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 / Zappa Plays Zappa / Scale The Summit / Bigelf
Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA
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Concerts Per Year:
2019 1 concert
2018 1 concert
2016 2 concerts
2015 13 concerts
2014 2 concerts
2013 2 concerts
2012 3 concerts
2011 7 concerts
2010 5 concerts
2009 22 concerts
2008 9 concerts
2007 6 concerts
2006 6 concerts
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