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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!!!








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!

Evans Drumheads



Drum Workshop Inc. (DW Drums)

Humes & Berg Mfg Co Inc








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:

We had a great time on our 18-day run! The Montreal Jazz Festival was super fun; Quebec ALWAYS has amazing audiences. The Brooklyn Bowl in NY was incredible, and I got to see lots of friends as we travelled around the East Coast and into the Midwest. Really looking forward to the little California run beginning August 8th. Then the next leg starts September 9th in Kalamazoo. Hope to see some of you at the shows!! Check for dates.


Goodnight, Montreal!!


On stage in Saguenay, Quebec


On stage at The Brooklyn Bowl


Beautiful backdrop in Rockport, Mass.


Goodnight, Cleveland!




ZPZ fall tour!

Posted: November 22, 2013 in Gigs, News, Photos

I’m in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the end of the 7th week of our 8 week run. It’s been a blast! The shows have been incredible…notably the amazing crowds in Quebec City, Amsterdam, London, and NYC on Halloween. We started the tour in Lincoln, Nebraska, and after hitting much of the Midwest we went to Canada for two weeks. Then back down the East coast and over to Europe, starting in Belgium. We played nine shows in the UK, and begin the Scandinavia shows tomorrow. Check out some pictures below. After Europe we return to LA for three shows at the Roxy on December 7th, 8th and 9th. The fun will then resume at the end of January, for a six-week US tour. Playing FZ’s music every night is an honor, and it’s been an unbelievable experience. I hope to see you on the road!!!

Amazing crowd in Quebec City!!

Amazing crowd in Quebec City!!

Halloween at the Beacon Theater in NYC!

Halloween at the Beacon Theater in NYC!

Amsterdam sound check!

Amsterdam sound check!

Halloween at the Beacon Theater, NYC

Halloween at the Beacon Theater, NYC


Black Belt Karate Update

Posted: September 10, 2013 in Gigs
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I’ll be playing with Black Belt Karate at the Roxy on Tuesday, September 17, 8 p.m., on the bill with Valient Thorr.


Check us out– and make sure to take a look at the new video for Building Walls too!

Latest band photo shenanigans

Latest band photo shenanigans

Lots of opportunities to see Black Belt Karate this weekend.

Thursday, June 6 – Ventura – Billy O’s Tavern

Friday, June 7 – El Cid – 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Artifice Bar

Sunday, June 9 – Ink n’ Iron Festival – 5 p.m. (Sin Alley Grand Salon)

Stop by and say hi if we’re in your neighborhood!

Here are a few public gigs I’ve got coming up. Come hang out if you’re free!

Space Oddity – Sat., May 11 – Mozambique in Laguna Beach – 8 p.m. (David Bowie Tribute)

Black Belt Karate – Mon. May 13 – The Casbah, San Diego – 8:30 p.m.

Space Oddity – Thurs., May 23 – Casino Del Sol, Tucson, AZ – 8 p.m.

Black Belt Karate – Thursday, June 6 – Ventura – Time and Location TBD

Black Belt Karate – Friday, June 7 – El Cid – 10 p.m.

Black Belt Karate – Sat., June 8 – Las Vegas, NV Time and Location TBD

Black Belt Karate – Sun. June 9 – Ink n’ Iron Festival – 5 p.m.

Black Belt Karate – Sat. June 29 – House of Blues San Diego – 9 p.m.

Space Oddity – Thurs., Aug. 15 – Pershing Square (Downtown LA) – 8 p.m.

Zappa Plays Zappa

9/3/13 Providence, RI Lupo’s
9/4/13 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall
9/5/13 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
9/6/13 Iowa City, IA Englert Theater
9/7/13 Urbana, IL Krannert PAC/ Ellnora Guitar Festival
9/8/13 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
10/8/13 Lincoln, NE Rococo Theatre
10/9/13 Eau Claire, WI State Theatre
10/10/13 Chicago, IL Copernicus Center
10/11/13 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
10/12/13 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
10/13/13 Kent, OH Kent Stage
10/16/13 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theatre
10/17/13 Buffalo, NY Kleinhans Music Hall
10/18/13 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/19/13 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/20/13 Ottawa, ON Algonquin Commons Theatre
10/22/13 Laval, QC Salle Andre’ Matie
10/23/13 Sherbrooke, QC Theatre Granda
10/24/13 Saint Hyacinthe, QC Centre de Arts Juliette-Lassonde
10/25/13 Saint Jean sur Richelieu, QC Theatre des Deux Rives
10/26/13 L’Assomption, QC Theatre Hector Charland
10/27/13 Quebec City, QC Imperial Theatre
10/28/13 Rimouski, QC Salle Desjardins-Telus
10/31/13 New York, NY Beacon Theater
11/1/13 Portland, ME State Theater
11/2/13 Boston, MA House Of Blues
11/3/13 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
12/7/13 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
12/8/13 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
12/9/13 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy