The Grandmothers of Invention ‘Roxy and Elsewhere and More’ US Tour

The Grandmothers of Invention ‘Roxy and Elsewhere and More’ US Tour To Begin April 2012

3/31/2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Much to the elation of music fans on the US East Coast, for the first time in America, three legendary former members of the Mothers of Invention are playing a series of selected concerts as The Grandmothers of Invention starting in April 2012. The Grandmothers of Invention recently performed to wildly enthusiastic audiences in Europe and now plan to bring their special blend of musical mayhem to the US shores.

“This is going to be the most exciting tour of my entire career!” – Don Preston

The Grandmothers of Invention, showcasing the talents of Mothers of Invention/Zappa alumni:
Napoleon Murphy Brock (MOI member 1974-1984) lead vocals, tenor sax, woodwinds and dancing
Special guest Don Preston (MOI member 1966-1974) vocals, keyboards and transformations
Tom Fowler (MOI member 1973-1978) bass and chair dancing
Chris Garcia – drums, percussion, marimba and vocals
Miroslav Tadic – electric guitar (from April 24 thru May 2)
Robbie Seahag Mangano – electric guitar (from May 3 thru May 15)

The Grandmothers of Invention promise a night of thorough entertainment, featuring virtuosic playing, bizarre humor and the performance of many Zappa/Mothers beloved compositions; not only re-creating the music as was originally written and produced, but also breathing new life into it as well! Get ready to hear such Zappa penned classics as “I Am The Slime”, “Muffin Man”, “Florentine Pogen”, “Andy”, “Trouble Everyday”, “Village Of The Sun” and many, many more.

“Once again, after all of these years, be able to witness this music preformed as it was intended. TOTAL MUSIC THEATER.” – Napoleon Murphy Brock

The Grandmothers of Invention tour dates:

Apr-24 – Stubbs – Austin, TX
Apr-26 – Tipitinas @ at French Qrtr – New Orleans, LA
Apr-27 – Smith’s – Atlanta, GA
Apr-28 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Apr-30 – Ramshead – Annapolis, MD
May-01 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC
May-02 – Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT
May-03 – Iridium – New York, NY (2 shows)
May-04 – Iridium – New York, NY (2 shows)
May-05 – World Cafe Live – Wilmington, DE
May-06 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
May-08 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
May-09 – Magic Bag – Detroit, MI
May-10 – Martyrs – Chicago, IL
May-11 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
May-12 – Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
May-13 – Denver CO or Boulder CO
May-15 – State Room – Salt Lake City, UT

The Grandmothers of Invention have signed with Robert Duffey Management and plans for a full scale tour of the West Coast is currently in the works.

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