The late Ronnie James Dio’s hologram World Tour hasn’t kicked off just yet, but Eyellusion, the company bringing you Dio’s hologram are on their next production. Frank Zappa died 25 years ago, and the company will resurrect him as a hologram onstage for a round of concerts. The first batch of dates will begin in late 2017 and there will be more to follow next year. The dates haven’t been revealed yet, however it’s promised to have a full stage of Zappa’s three-act rock opera Joe’s Garage.
Ahmet Zappa, co-Trustee of the Zappa Family Trust commented:
“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 Musicalwith none other than Frank Zappa himself starring as the Central Scrutinizer.”
Diva Zappa expressed:
“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.”