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October 1972: American rock musician Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993) in his London hotel during a visit to England. He is claiming discrimination by some London theatres against him and his group, The Mothers of Invention. (Photo by Roger Allston/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

The whole hologram trend elicits many different opinions, but it’s hard to think after seeing this preview anyone would think the Frank Zappa hologram wasn’t pretty cool.

Zappa’s YouTube page just shared the preview below, which shows the hologram Zappa talking about censorship. The clip is in response to Ticketmaster not using the Zappa Family Trust’s original promotional poster artwork because it featured “questionable content” in the form of a human posterior on a penguin in a clear reference to the Zappa song “Penguin in Bondage.”

The “Warning/guarantee label” shown in the video is now cleverly covering the offending penguin and is a callback to the label Zappa put on his 1985 album Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention criticizing the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) and their fight for Parental Advisory label on albums with mature themes.

Fans will get to enjoy the Zappa hologram in its full glory when “The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” hits the road beginning in April.

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa – 2019 Tour Dates

04/19 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theater
04/20 – Rochester, NY @ Kodak Center Theater
04/22 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie
04/24 – Long Island, NY @ Paramount Theatre
04/26 – Boston, MA @ Shubert
04/28 – Albany, NY @ The Palace Theatre
05/01 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ Kirby Center
05/02 – Collingswood, NJ @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
05/03 – Baltimore, MD @ The Modell Lyric
05/09 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse
05/11 – Gateshead, UK @ Sage
05/12 – Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall
05/13 – Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
05/14 – London, UK @ The Palladium
05/16 – Ostend, BE @ Kurssal
05/17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Rai Theater
07/11-14 – Cataluna, ES @ Doctor Music Festival

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.