Vai, Lukather, Zappa and Shaffer Confirmed as Featured Guest Performers at Derek Smalls “Lukewarm Water Live!” VIP Concert, January 23, 2019, in Los Angeles at the Palace Theatre
Roster of live special guests is set to include Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, Dweezil Zappa and Paul Shaffer, with more to be announced. Additionally, live satellite hookups will enable guest spots from Donald Fagen and the Snarky Puppy horns.
Los Angeles CA, December 6, 2018 — As soon as Derek Smalls, formerly of the band formerly known as Spinal Tap, announced the upcoming exclusive preview showcase of “Lukewarm Water Live! An Adventure in Loud Music,” taking place at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles on January 23, 2019 (the eve of the annual NAMM Show in Anaheim), his phone started buzzing with requests from some of his friends to join in the festivities. In particular, Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, Dweezil Zappa and Paul Shaffer were jumping at the chance to reprise their roles from the Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) album. These guest performers have now been confirmed for the event, with more to be announced. The night will feature Smalls in concert with a full symphony orchestra and the aforementioned guests. Additionally, live satellite hookups will enable guest spots from Donald Fagen and the Snarky Puppy horns. Noted composer and producer CJ Vanston will serve as musical director.
The performance is a preview of Smalls’ first (and last?) tour to promote his record Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing), playing music from that album plus Spinal Tap favorites.
Commenting on the evening’s festivities, Derek Smalls remarked, “Once you miss it, it will remain forever missed.”