2020 Tour Dates!

Posted: January 22, 2020 in Uncategorized

Fall 2019 Hot Rats Tour!!

Posted: August 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

This is the 50th Anniversary of Hot Rats, and we are playing the record front to back! Hope to see you on the road!

Hot Rats Tour 2019


Sep 3 Mississauga, ON – Living Arts Centre

Sep 4 Buffalo, NY – Asbury Hall

Sep 5 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino

Sep 6 Jay, VT – Stateside Amphitheater @ Jay Peak Resort

Sep 7 Newton, NJ – The Newton Theatre

Sep 8 York, PA – Strand Theatre

Sep 10 Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall

Sep 11 Fairfield, CT – Warehouse

Sep 12 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater

Sep 13 Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC

Sep 14 Easton, MD – Avalon Theatre

Sep 15 Richmond, VA – The National

Sep 17 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre

Sep 18 Nashville, TN – James K Polk Theater

Sep 19 Cincinnati, OH – Ludlow Garage

Sep 20 Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater

Sep 21 London, ON – London Music Hall

Sep 22 Cleveland, OH – Music Box Supper Club

Sep 24 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre

Sep 25 Fargo, ND – Fargo Theatre

Sep 26 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre

Sep 28 Calgary, AB – Bella Concert Hall

Sep 29 Edmonton, AB – Myer Horowitz Theatre


Nov 21 Stockholm, SE – Cirkus

Nov 24 Gothenburg, SE – Concert House

Nov 25 Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene

Nov 27 Aarhus, DK – Fonden VoxHall

Nov 28 Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio

Nov 30 Heerlen, NL – Parksta Limburg Theater

Dec 1 Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg

Dec 2 Paris, FR – La Cigale

Dec 4 London, UK – Royal Festival Hall

Dec 5 Manchester, UK – Palace Theatre

Dec 6 Southampton, UK – Southampton Guildhall

Dec 8 Oxford, UK – New Theatre Oxford

Dec 9 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Dec 10 Leeds, UK – Leeds Town Hall

Dec 11 Birmingham, UK – Town Hall




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I’m very excited to be doing a webinar for the Sabian Education Network on August 21st! Thank you Joe Bergamini and SABIAN, looking forward to it!!! Check out the Sabian Facebook page for more info.

Thanks to Seth Jacobson for the pic!




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Summer and Fall shows!!!

Posted: June 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

Fall tour dates were just announced!!! Tickets go on sale soon, check out http://www.dweezilzappa.com for info. Dates listed below…where will we see you?!

Dweezil Zappa: Choice Cuts! World Tour 2018

July 25th Amsterdam, Netherlands

July 26th Antwerp, Belgium

July 28th Loerrach, Germany Stimmen Fest

July 30th Vienna, Austria

August 2nd Dublin, Ireland

Oct. 24th Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

Oct. 25th Melbourne, FL Maxwell King Center

Oct. 26th Ft. Meyers, FL SW FL Events Center

Oct. 27th Ponte Vedra, FL PV Concert Hall

Oct. 28th Charlotte, NC McGlohon Theater

Oct. 29th Raleigh, NC Fletcher Opera Theater

Oct. 31st Asheville, NC Wortham Theatre

Nov. 1st Hopewell, VA Beacon Theatre

Nov. 2nd New York, NY Beacon Theatre

Nov. 3rd Atlantic City, NJ Harrah’s

Nov. 4th Wilmington, DE The Queen

Nov. 5th Portland , ME State Theatre

Nov. 7th Beverly , MA Cabot Theatre

Nov. 8th New Haven, CT College St.Music Hall

Nov. 9th Plymouth, NH Flying Monkey

Nov. 10th Jonquière, QC Francois-Brassard

Nov. 11th Quebec City, QC Palais Montcalm

Nov. 12th Laval, QC Salle Andre-Mathieu

Nov. 14th Grand Rapids, MI Intersection

Nov. 15th Ft. Wayne, IN The Clyde

Nov. 16th Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre

Nov. 17th Madison, WI Barrymore

Nov. 18th Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

Nov. 20th Wichita, KS Crown Uptown Theater

Nov. 21st Boulder, CO Boulder Theater

Dec. 1st Los Angeles, CA The Fonda

Dec. 2nd San Juan Cap, CA Coach House

Dec. 3rd Solana Beach, CA Belly Up

Dec. 5th Grants Pass, OR Rogue Theatre

Dec. 6th San Francisco, CA Fillmore Theatre

Dec. 7th Reno, NV Cargo @ Whitney Peak

Dec. 8th Monterey, CA Golden State Theatre

Dec. 9th Napa, CA The Uptown Theatre

Dec. 12th Nelson, BC Capitol Theatre

Dec. 13th Vancouver, BC Commodore

Dec. 14th Seattle, WA Neptune

Dec. 15th Portland, OR Roseland Theater




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Rupp’s Drums Clinic!

Posted: May 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

Denver people!!! I’m doing a drum clinic for Rupp’s Drums on Saturday, June 16th at 2pm! It will be at the Toad Tavern in Littleton. Call Rupp’s for tickets: 303-756-5777. This is a HUGE thrill for me, as I BOUGHT MY FIRST DRUM from Bob Rupp when I was 11 years old!!! My entire drumming career started at Rupp’s…long ago 🙂 I’m so looking forward to going back to do a clinic where it all began. Hope to see you there!

Big thanks to Alex Simpson, Bob Rupp, Drum Workshop Inc. (DW Drums), SABIAN, Evans Drumheads and Promark!!!

Photo by Alex Solca




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37 North America shows were announced today!!!

Choice Cuts! World Tour 2018

February 20 Auckland, New Zealand

February 22 Brisbane, Australia

February 23 Sydney, Australia

February 24 Melbourne, Australia

February 25 Adelaide, Australia

February 27 Perth, Australia

March 30 Scottsdale, AZ @ Center For Perf. Arts

March 31 Albuquerque, NM @ Kimo Theatre

April 2 Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre

April 3 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge

April 4 Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon

April 5 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre

April 6 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn

April 7 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

April 8 Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre

April 10 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall

April 12 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre

April 13 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater

April 14 Stowe, VT @ Spruce Peak PAC

April 15 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

April 16 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

April 18 Buffalo, NY @ UB Center For The Arts

April 19 Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre of Ithaca

April 20 Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall

April 21 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre

April 22 Hartford, CT @ Infinity Hall

April 24 Albany, NY @ The Egg

April 25 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre

April 26 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony

April 27 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

April 28 Washington, DC @ The Hamilton

April 29 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

May 1 Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage

May 2 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

May 3 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

May 4 Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater

May 5 Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theatre

May 6 St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre

May 8 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room

May 10 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues

May 11 Austin, TX @ Mohawk

May 12 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

May 13 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s

Our final show in Oslo with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble was off the hook!!! 91st show of this tour. This gig was also filmed…so maybe you all will get to see it someday 🙂 Next up is New Zealand and Australia in February. FZ!!!

HUGE thanks as always to Evans Drumheads, ProMark Sticks, Sabian Cymbals, DW Drums, Humes & Berg Cases, and JH Audio IEMs!

And MASSIVE THANKS to the best drum tech in the world, Chris Del Nostro!!!








Session Madness!

Posted: September 19, 2017 in Drum Stuff, Miscellaneous, News, Uncategorized

Awesome 18.5 hour session yesterday with the almighty Jason Achilles Mezilis at Organic Audio Recorders! Tracked drums and percussion on 7 songs for 4 artists: 4 tracks for the always incredible Joshua Bloomberg, as well as killer songs by Jason Saracco, Jason Ebs and Jason Achilles Mezilis. SUPER fun day; always an honor to work with all of these cats 🙂








Tracking with DZ!

Posted: September 5, 2017 in Drum Stuff, Gigs, News, Uncategorized

Tracking with Dweezil Zappa, Kurt Morgan, Cian Coey and David Brighton at Sunset Sound, in the same room where Van Halen recorded their first five records 🙂 Sooooo much history at this studio, not enough space here to list it all!!!







Tomorrow starts a fun week of drum clinics, and two shows with the amazing David Brighton!!! If you are in the vicinity of any of these, please come say hi 🙂

23rd Drum Clinic at Musicians Institute, from 1p-3p



27th TWO Drum Clinics at Vaughan Music Studios in Columbus, Ohio, 2pm and 6pm!

28th Lessons at Vaughan Music Studios from noon-5pm

AND Drum Clinic at Capital University, 7pm (private)

30th Drum Clinic at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio 7pm FREE and open to the public!

31st Drum Clinic at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington

5pm FREE and open to the public!

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