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!!!

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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 🙂

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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!!!

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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

25th SPACE ODDITY – THE ULTIMATE DAVID BOWIE EXPERIENCE in Akron, Ohio

26th SPACE ODDITY – THE ULTIMATE DAVID BOWIE EXPERIENCE in Lorain, Ohio

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!

Evans Drumheads

Promark

SABIAN

Drum Workshop Inc. (DW Drums)

Humes & Berg Mfg Co Inc

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Dweezilla!!!

Posted: July 29, 2017 in Drum Stuff, Gigs, News, Uncategorized

Had a fantastic time teaching at Dweezil’s camp all week in NY!!! Here are some pics:

2017 Dweezil dates!

Posted: April 18, 2017 in Uncategorized


We hit the road again next week!!! 2017 dates listed below. Let me know if I will see you 🙂
DWEEZIL ZAPPA: 50 YEARS OF FRANK

4/25/17 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC

4/26/17 Neptune Theater, Seattle, WA

4/27/17 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

4/28/17 Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV

4/29/17 The Warfield, San Francisco, CA

4/30/17 Uptown Theater, Napa, CA

5/2/17 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA

5/3/17 Tower Theater, Fresno, CA

5/4/17 Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA

5/5/17 Rialto Theater, Tucson, AZ

5/6/17 Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA
7/15/17 Zappanale Festival, Bad Doberan, Germany
7/24-28/17 Dweezilla Camp, Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY
7/28/17 Bardavon 1869, Poughkeepsie, NY

7/29/17 Westhampton PAC, Westhampton, NY

7/30/17 Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH

8/1/17 Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

8/2/17 Mayo PAC, Morristown, NJ

8/3/17 F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA

8/4/17 Academy of Music, Northampton, MA

8/5/17 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD

8/8/17 Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

8/9/17 Belly Up, Aspen, CO

8/10/17 Community Concert Hall,Durango, CO

8/11/17 Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ
10/8/17 Sage One, Gateshead, England

10/9/17 The Lowry, Manchester, England

10/10/17 Royal Festival Hall, London, England

10/11/17 Royal Concert Hall,Glasgow, Scotland

10/12/17 Town Hall, Birmingham, England

10/13/17 De La Warr Pavilion,Bexhill, England

10/14/17 Le Trianon, Paris, France

10/16/17 Palais de Beaux Art,Brussels,Belgium

10/17/17 Trivoli Vred., Utrecht, Netherlands

10/18/17 O13, Tilburg, Netherlands

10/19/17 Metropool, Hengelo, Netherlands

10/21/17 Slagthusets Theater, Malmo, Sweden

10/22/17 Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden

10/23/17 Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden

10/24/17 Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Thanks to DW, Sabian, Evans, ProMark and Humes & Berg!!!
Pic by John Cutaia