Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White Add Jean-Luc Ponty, Frank Gambale
With Zappa Plays Zappa
St. Louis, MO/July 21, 2011 — Fox Concerts presents RETURN TO FOREVER IV at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on
August 25th at 8 p.m. with ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA. Tickets are on sale now and are $60, $50, $40, and $30. A limited
number of Gold Circle seats are also available.
Return To Forever, whose mind-blowing experimentation in jazz and rock transformed the music world, debuts its
historic new line-up with this massive summer tour. The tour brings a re-imagined musical dimension to both the wildly
influential group and its repertoire.
Solidifying the tour’s once-in-a-lifetime experience, Zappa Plays Zappa, the musical tribute to Frank Zappa, joins the bill
alongside “Return To Forever IV” (RTF IV), the legendary group’s fresh incarnation. The RTF IV lineup consists of core
members Chick Corea (keys), Stanley Clarke (bass) and Lenny White (drums), along with Mahavishnu Orchestra alum
and violin virtuoso Jean-Luc Ponty as well as guitarist Frank Gambale.
More on RTF IV here:
Working together with complete creative compatibility and steeped in the tradition of extreme freedom of expression,
these five pillars of jazz and rock have prepared a must-see performance that will please fans new and old. Their everevolving
set list encompasses an amalgam of Return To Forever classics, highlights from each member’s solo repertoire,
and brand-new compositions written for the RTF IV lineup.
“Since all the guys in the band are such good composers, I wanted to have everyone’s compositions add to the new RTF
IV vibe. So we all agreed: let’s open it up — which is the way we like it, and I think the way the fans like it too.” – Chick
Corea, Clarke and White are touring in support of the recent release of Forever. The project is an electric/acoustic two-
CD set of 18 quintessential tunes. The bonus disc features special guests Chaka Khan, Jean-Luc Ponty and original
Return to Forever guitarist Bill Connors.
Check out recent setlists at:
Read press reviews here:
Zappa Plays Zappa was founded by Dweezil Zappa to bring the music of his late father, Frank Zappa, to contemporary
audiences through a series of international performance tours dubbed "Tour De Frank." Dweezil's fellow band members
are among the most brilliant and innovative players working in any genre and, collectively, rise to the challenge of
bringing the legendary Zappa repertoire alive in concert. Dweezil Zappa, a 2009 GRAMMY Award winner, continues to
record and perform on a regular basis around the world.
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