Zappa Plays Zappa (pictured) is returning to St. Louis to perform at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 12 at The Pageant. The band, led by Frank Zappa's son Dweezil, last brought its repertory of the elder Zappa's tunes here in August, 2011 as the opening act for Return to Forever at the Fox Theatre. The band previously had played The Pageant several times.
Earlier this year, Dweezil Zappa released F.O.H., a double CD on the UK label Fantom Records featuring ZPZ performances of Zappa's material taken from front-of-house mixes, including some songs that only were part of the band's touring repertoire for a short time.
Tickets for Zappa Plays Zappa's December 12 show at the Pageant are $25 general admission, $50 for VIP seating, and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. this Friday via Ticketmaster. (The show is all-ages, but there will be a $2 surcharge at the door for minors.)
The Pageant and the show's co-sponsors KSHE 95 also are doing a pre-sale for Facebook users only. To take advantage of the presale, you must go to this page and first sign up for Ticketmaster's Facebook app. Once you've done that, use the password "dweezil" to access the pre-sale. The Pageant also will hold a drawing to give two free tickets to one person who joins the event page created on Facebook for the concert.