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5th February 2018

frank zappa

Eyellusion, the same company who created the Ronnie James Dio hologram, are working with Zappa Family Trust on "multiple groundbreaking productions that will feature former bandmates in celebration of late music legend's art, life and legacy".

Production for the Zappa shows will kick off later in 2018. Ahmet Zappa, co-Trustee of the Zappa Family Trust, said:

"I'm thrilled that Frank Zappa will finally be going back out on tour playing his most well-known music as well as some rare and unheard material.

"We can't wait to bring his creative work back to the stage with the musicians he loved to play with, such as Steve Vai, Ian Underwood, Adrian Belew, Arthur Barrow, Vinnie Colaiuta, Scott Thunes, Mike Keneally, Denny Walley, Warren Cuccurullo and Napoleon Murphy Brock among others who are committed to being part of this epic endeavor.

"When I spoke with them, they were excited at the prospect of performing alongside Frank once again and can't wait to give fans an unforgettable experience.

"Also, how radical would it be to have Moon singing 'Valley Girl' onstage with Frank? Or to see Dweezil side by side with our father playing dueling guitar solos? That would be my greatest wish and I look forward to bringing this special celebration of Frank's legacy to a town near you.

"But if that wasn't enough Zappa coolness, we're also planning on staging 'Joe's Garage The Musical' with none other than Frank Zappa himself starring as the Central Scrutinizer."

Diva Zappa, also co-Trustee of the Zappa Family Trust said:

"Frank was an innovator and his art transcended so many different mediums. He left behind such an extensive body of work and we want to celebrate his music with really creative and unique live hologram productions that will introduce his music to a new generation of fans and let so many that enjoyed his music when he was alive experience it again.

"We have had this idea for many years and after meeting with the team at Eyellusion, we knew that they were the right partner to make it a reality."

In addition to working with Eyellusion on the creation of a Frank Zappa hologram, Ahmet Zappa will join the Eyellusion team leading global business development. Ahmet said.

"I couldn't be more excited to join the Eyellusion family. There is a ton of untapped potential in this industry and I look forward to working with the team to build on the company's reputation as the premier holographic experience company, creating new original content and guiding the company into new markets, including family entertainment."

Eyellusion launched publicly in 2016 at Wacken Open Air with its hologram production of Ronnie James Dio performing 'We Rock' with former members of the Dio Band. It was the first time a rock artist performed via hologram with a live band.


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