Beloved Zappa Vocalist Ike Willis Announces Debut Guest Appearances With Dweezil Zappa

first_imgDweezil Zappa’s “Cease And Desist” tour will be rocking across the country this fall, and he has just announced a very special guest to help him and his band recreate songs from one of Frank Zappa‘s most beloved albums. Hot on the tail of a vinyl re-release of Joe’s Garage on August 26th, Dweezil will bring iconic vocalist Ike Willis into the fold for the first time since his father’s final tour in 1988. Willis provides vocals on Joe’s Garage, and was member of Frank Zappa’s touring band from 1978 – 1988.Willis has been touring in a Zappa cover band called Project/Object, and it seems that the Zappa Family Trust has black-balled him as a result. He hasn’t ever performed at any of the official Zappa Family Trust projects, and this will be his first time sitting in with Dweezil Zappa, who himself is currently feuding with his family’s trust. Talk about throwing shade…Willis will join Dweezil Zappa on 10/12 in Chicago at Concord Music Hall, and 10/30 in New York at Zappa’s traditional Halloween show at the Beacon Theatre. Willis will be sitting in on Joe’s Garage tunes, so expect an exciting night celebrating one of the best albums of all time!last_img