Dweezil Zappa Sets Dates For 2017

“The Cease & Desist Tour” continues in 2017! Dweezil Zappa has booked a run of U.S. headline dates ahead of his stint on the annual “Experience Hendrix” tour.

The full name of the tour is actually “50 Years Of Frank: Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The F@%k He Wants Cease & Desist Tour.” Anyone who’s been following Dweezil’s legal troubles could tell you that it refers to his fight with family members over the rights to use his father’s name or likeness in tour merchandise.

Zappa is now touring under his own name after previously performing as “Zappa Plays Zappa” and then “Dzeezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa.”

This June marked the 50th anniversary of the release of Freak Out!, the debut album from Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. Dweezil has been playing tunes from Freak Out! on tour, along with other tunes from his dad’s catalog, his own solo material and covers.

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"Experience Hendrix," Fox Theatre, Detroit, Mich.

Here are the new dates:

Jan. 11 – Pensacola, Fla., Vinyl Music Hall
Jan. 12 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Culture Room
Jan. 13 – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Jan. 14 – Orlando, Fla., Plaza Live Orlando
Jan. 15 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., Jannus Live
Jan. 17 – Knoxville, Tenn., Bijou Theatre
Jan. 18 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
Jan. 19 – Raleigh, N.C., Lincoln Theatre
Jan. 20 – Charlotte, N.C., Neighborhood Theatre
Jan. 21 – Nashville, Tenn., Marathon Music Works
Jan. 22 – Columbus, Ohio , Express Live!
Jan. 24 – Kalamazoo, Mich., The Kalamazoo State Theatre
Jan. 25 – Bloomington, Ill., The Castle Theatre
Jan. 26 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Tickets are on sale now. Head over to DweezilZappa.com for more information.