The Zappa Family Trust will close out 2013 with a series of events honoring legendary composer Frank Zappa. This will also mark the beginning of the ZFT’s own “Year of Zappa” from December 4, 2013 to December, 21 2014, details of which will be revealed in the coming months.
The year 2013 will end with events celebrating the 40th anniversary of Frank Zappa’s acclaimed “Roxy & Elsewhere” release, which will be reissued on vinyl on December 10, together with “Uncle Meat”, another classic Zappa album.
The legendary December 1973 shows at the Roxy in Los Angeles were also filmed for a never before seen Live at the Roxy concert movie. In addition, Dweezil Zappa will perform three “Zappa Plays Zappa” shows–December 7, 8 and 9–commemorating the three dates (December 8, 9 and 10, 1973) Frank Zappa and the Mothers performed there 40 years ago. If we can expect a showing of the Roxy concert film around that time is still unknown.
Meanwhile, the “Roxy by Proxy” CD which was announced for September should finally be available before the end of the month.
Last night (Wednesday, October 23, 2013) the L.A. Philharmonic will marked the 10th anniversary date of the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall with a special program presenting the world premiere of Zappa’s “200 Motels”. The event will be repeated with a different line-up at Royal Festival Hall in London on Tuesday 29 October 2013.