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, Virginia, United States
May 01, 2018 Choice Cuts
Zappa Plays Zappa
The Kent Stage Kent, Ohio, United States
Oct 23, 2016 Zappa Plays Zappa Higher Ground South Burlington, Vermont, United States
Oct 11, 2016 Zappa Plays Zappa   Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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, England, United Kingdom
Sep 24, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa     Genesee Theater Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Sep 16, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa at the State Theatre
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State Theatre State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 12, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa   The Plaza Live Orlando, Florida, United States
Jul 31, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa Paramount Theatre Rutland, Vermont, United States
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 Show all bands
Seaside Park Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Jul 30, 2015 –
Aug 02, 2015
Gathering of the Vibes 2015   Unknown venue Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
May 08, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa     Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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, Florida, United States
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 Show all bands
Spirit of Suwannee Music Park Live Oak, Florida, United States
Apr 16, 2015 –
Apr 19, 2015
Wanee Music Festival 2015   Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Live Oak, Florida, United States
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 Show all bands
Spirit of Suwannee Music Park Live Oak, Florida, United States
Apr 07, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa The Egg Center for The Performing Arts Hart Theatre Albany, New York, United States
Apr 06, 2015 Zappa Plays Zappa
Zappa Plays Zappa
Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Homestead, Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 13, 2014 Zappa Plays Zappa   House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Jul 07, 2014 Zappa Plays Zappa   Ocean City Music Pier Ocean City, New Jersey, United States
Mar 04, 2014 Zappa plays Zappa Roxy & Elsewhere   The State Theatre New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Feb 25, 2014 Zappa Plays Zappa The Egg Center for The Performing Arts Hart Theatre Albany, New York, United States
Oct 31, 2013 Zappa Plays Zappa  
Feb 10, 2013 Zappa Plays Zappa   Théâtre Corona Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Feb 07, 2013 Zappa Plays Zappa   The National Richmond, Virginia, United States
Dec 14, 2012 Zappa Plays Zappa Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado, United States
Jul 20, 2012 Zappa Plays Zappa   The Egg Center for The Performing Arts Hart Theatre Albany, New York, United States
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 Show all bands
Seaside Park Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Jul 19, 2012 Zappa Plays Zappa   MPAC Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Jul 14, 2012 Zappa Plays Zappa The Castle Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Sep 21, 2011 Zappa Plays Zappa   UCD Jackson Hall Davis, California, United States
Sep 11, 2011 Return to Forever / Zappa Plays Zappa     Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, Florida, United States
Sep 07, 2011 Zappa Plays Zappa   The Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Aug 16, 2011 Return to Forever IV  
Return to Forever / Zappa Plays Zappa
EXPRESS LIVE! Columbus, Ohio, United States
Aug 13, 2011 Zappa Plays Zappa / Return to Forever IV   Beacon Theatre
Aug 11, 2011 Return to Forever IV / Zappa Plays Zappa Bank of America Pavilion Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Aug 10, 2011 Return to Forever / Zappa Plays Zappa   Mann Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 10, 2011 Return to Forever IV / Zappa Plays Zappa   Mann Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 16, 2010 Zappa Plays Zappa The Egg Center for The Performing Arts Hart Theatre Albany, New York, United States
Dec 14, 2010 Zappa Plays Zappa   Metropolis Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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, England, United Kingdom
Jul 24, 2010 –
Jul 25, 2010
High Voltage Festival    
ZZ Top / Asia / Steve Hackett / UFO / Bachman and Turner / Heaven and Hell / Gary Moore / Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash / Magnum / Joe Bonamassa / Foreigner / Focus / Joe Elliotts Down n Outz / Argent / Magnum / Zappa Plays Zappa / Emerson Lake and Palmer Show all bands
Victoria Park London, England, United Kingdom
Jul 24, 2010 High Voltage  
Zappa Plays Zappa
Victoria Park London, England, United Kingdom
Jul 24, 2010 High Voltage Festival 2010  
Transatlantic / Asia / Saxon / Foreigner / Zappa Plays Zappa / Bigelf / Focus / Pendragon / Black Spiders / Touchstone
Victoria Park London, England, United Kingdom
Nov 25, 2009 Zappa Plays Zappa   Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado, United States
Nov 25, 2009 Zappa Plays Zappa   Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado, United States
Nov 05, 2009 Zappa Plays Zappa The Wellmont Theater Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Aug 29, 2009 Progressive Nation  
Dream Theater / Zappa Plays Zappa / Bigelf / Scale The Summit
The Greek Theater Los Angeles, California, United States
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Concerts Per Year:
2019 1 concert
2018 1 concert
2016 3 concerts
2015 14 concerts
2014 4 concerts
2013 3 concerts
2012 5 concerts
2011 8 concerts
2010 7 concerts
2009 24 concerts
2008 9 concerts
2007 8 concerts
2006 10 concerts
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