Dweezil Zappa has announced that he’ll perform Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats album in full when he appears at the Fargo Theatre on September 25, 2019. His fall tour will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic 1969 record which was dedicated to Dweezil upon its release.
Dweezil Zappa was born on September 5, 1969 in Los Angeles. It was inevitable that from the moment of his birth his life would be filled wall-to wall with music (his father having listed his religion as “musician” on Dweezil’s birth certificate). Dweezil’s early years were spent largely away from the spotlight—something of a rarity for the child of a celebrity, but perfect for cultivating a close relationship with his family.
To gain more fundamental knowledge of technique and scales Dweezil was fortunate to have some assistance from one of the musicians in his father’s band at that time, Steve Vai. Dweezil became remarkably proficient in a very short amount of time due to his intense practicing sessions.
His first single, “My Mother Is A Space Cadet” was produced by Edward Van Halen and released on Frank Zappa’s Barking Pumpkin label.
In 1984, Dweezil contributed guitar solos to both “Stevie’s Spanking” and “Sharleena” on Frank’s album Them Or Us. In 1986, Dweezil made his debut in Hollywood as an actor with his role in the classic 80s film “Pretty In Pink.” In television he worked as a guest MTV VJ. During that same period he recorded and released his first full length album, Havin’ A Bad Day. This album contained the single “Let’s Talk About It” which featured Moon Zappa on vocals and found itself on regular rotation on MTV. Around this same time, Dweezil made his own cameo appearances on records for a variety of diverse artists. 2000 saw Dweezil issue his first solo album since 1991’s Confessions… with the release of Automatic.
IF YOU GO
DWEEZIL ZAPPA “HOT RATS & OTHER HOT STUFF”
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 | 7 P.M. DOORS | 8 P.M. SHOW
FARGO THEATRE | 314 Broadway N., Fargo, ND 58102
Tickets on sale Friday, April 26, 10 a.m. A special online-only presale takes place Thursday, April 25, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., with an exclusive password from the Jade Presents app.