Thanks to a collaboration between live music hologram production company, Eyellusion, and the Zappa Family Trust, a Frank Zappa hologram is preparing to go on tour.
With production set to begin later this year and performances to be announced in 2018, 'Frank Zappa – Back On The Road: The Hologram Tour' will give fans a chance to watch Zappa live in concert with a little help from some of his former bandmates.
“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,” said Ahmet Zappa, co-Trustee of the Zappa Family Trust. “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 endeavour.”
The tour has been made possible through the work of Eyellusion, the company responsible for the 2016 Wacken Open Air festival’s Ronnie James Dio hologram.
“We are thrilled to welcome such a monumental and important artist to our lineup of planned live music hologram productions,” said Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion. “Frank Zappa was an incredible musician, unmatched in his output. [He] tackled so many different genres and influenced a generation of artists that would go on to help further shape rock and pop for decades to come. We are music lovers first and can’t wait to get to work on yet another show that lets fans experience such timeless and important music in a live concert setting.”
Keep an eye on the Zappa website for more information.