THE AIRPLANE FAMILY & FRIENDS with LIVE DEAD ’69$28.50 - $48.50 Buy Tickets
THE AIRPLANE FAMILY & FRIENDS with LIVE DEAD ’69, fresh off their critically acclaimed 2016 inaugural tour – continue in 2017 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “The San Francisco Sound,” “The Summer of Love” and its iconic anthem “Somebody To Love” written by band co-founder, Darby Slick. THE AIRPLANE FAMILY reunites Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna and Grateful Dead alumni – with musical luminaries – comprising a veritable “Who’s Who” of ‘The Summer of Love’s legendary musicians while also introducing two sensational vocalists. The halcyon era performers are:
Slick Aguilar is the Jefferson Starship lead guitarist (1992-2015) who was also the David Crosby Band’s lead guitarist from 1983 to 1986. Since co-founding The Kantner, Balin, Casady Band in 1985, Aguilar performed longer with the late Paul Kantner and with Marty Balin – and played the songs of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship more than any other musician ever.
Darby Slick, is the composer of “Somebody To Love” who launched the career of Grace Slick in his band The Great Society before she joined Jefferson Airplane in 1966.
Peter Kaukonen was a founding member of both Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship. He was also a member of Jefferson Airplane with his brother Jorma. Peter’s band, Black Kangaroo, was the first group signed by the Airplane’s label, Grunt Records.
Mike Falzarano was a long time member of the Jefferson Airplane spinoff Hot Tuna in the 1980s and in recent years he helped forge and lead a resurgent, acclaimed iteration of the Grateful Dead spinoff, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage.
Prairie Prince was Jefferson Starship’s drummer from 1992 to 2007. He also co-founded The Tubes, regularly tours with Todd Rundgren and is a world famous artist and designer. Prairie also played on the only commercial release by Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh & Friends.
Also featured, are two new sensational vocalists …
Eva Avila is an acclaimed Canadian Idol winner, actress and star of the production “The Wall Live Extravaganza.” She makes her U.S. debut reprising Grace Slick’s vocal repertoire.
Joli Valenti is the son of Dino Valenti and he sings Marty Balin’s timeless parts and brings selections from Quicksilver Messenger Service, the band that often shared the bill with The Dead & Airplane back in the Fillmore era.
LIVE DEAD 69 is also comprised of original Grateful Dead pianist Tom Constanten, who played all the keyboards on the original “Live Dead” recording. Mark Karan was the lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones, which featured every other surviving Grateful Dead member. Live Dead 69 will be performing the classic “Live Dead” (recorded in 1969) in its entirety for the first time anywhere ever.