The Zappa Family Trust has begun promoting their upcoming hologram tour of the late Frank Zappa, titled “The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa,” with a new promotional video. The tour is being co-produced by both the Zappa Family Trust and Eyellusion Hologram Production, in close cooperation.
The tour will not only feature the Zappa hologram, but include longtime collaborators of Zappa’s, such as Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Robert Martin, Ed Mann, and Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers. In addition, fans will be able to see performances by friends like Steve Vai, Ian Underwood, Lady Bianca, Napoleon Murphy Brock and Arthur Barrow.
“The development of the ‘Bizarre World’ has been a herculean undertaking and an extremely emotional journey for me,” said Ahmet Zappa, son of Frank and executor of the Zappa Family Trust. “Weirdly, it’s also been one of the most creatively satisfying projects that I have ever had the privilege of working on. It’s fascinating to me how into holograms my dad was and it’s unbelievable that we have Frank in his own words talking about it. The fact that we’re now finally able to technologically bring to life the ideas and concepts my father talked about so many years ago is astonishing. People’s minds, eyes and ears will be stunned by the crazy amounts of awesomeness they’ll be exposed to every night on this tour. For the first time in a long time Zappa fans will get to see and hear brand spanking new music performed by Frank with his live band and enjoy never before heard versions of their favorite songs, all while brain-melting visuals make them laugh, smile, and perhaps even cry. I truly can’t wait to share this epic experience with everyone and I’m thrilled that we’ll be doing 100 + dates around the world. So please fasten your concert-going seatbelts because things in the Zappa universe are about to get even more bizarre!!!”
Check out the promotional video below.
UPDATE (4/11): A new teaser video has been released for the upcoming The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa Tour. In this video it features the rock legend performing a guitar solo during the production rehearsals: