Hot Tuna add Cap show w/ New Riders, playing Jefferson Airplane set at Lockn fest; Grateful Dead playing more shows?
Jefferson Airplane back in the day
Jefferson Starship are currently on their Jefferson Airplane tour, playing full Airplane sets for the band's 50th anniversary (it hit NYC earlier this week, anyone go?). Now another Airplane spinoff, Hot Tuna (aka Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady), are doing something for the anniversary too. They'll play a full Airplane set at Virginia's Lockn' Festival, which happens at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington from September 10-13. They also play an acoustic Hot Tuna set at the fest, and there will be sets from Phil Lesh & Friends, Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Little Feat, Fishbone, Anders Osborne, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Doobie Brothers, Umphrey's McGee, Widespread Panic and more. Tickets are on sale.
Tuna also added a NYC-area show to their tour, happening July 18 at The Capitol Theatre. It's a great double bill, with fellow San Francisco scene band New Riders of the Purple Sage. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/27) at noon. All Hot Tuna dates are listed below.
David Nelson of the New Riders will also be playing as a member of Phil Lesh & Friends at the latter two shows of his four-show fall run at the Capitol Theatre. Those shows happen 10/30, 10/31, 11/6 and 11/7. The full lineups are Stanley Jordan, John Kadlecik, Jason Crosby, and Tony Leone for the October shows; and David Nelson, Barry Sless, Scott Law, Jason Crosby, and John Molo in November.
As you may know, Phil Lesh is taking part in the Grateful Dead 50th anniversary shows in Chicago this July with fellow surviving members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. According to Jambase, there's a rumor that two California shows will be added, set to take place June 27 and 28 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Stay tuned to see if that rumor proves to be true!
Updated list of Hot Tuna dates and a classic Airplane video, below...
Jefferson Airplane - "High Flying Bird" - Live at Monterey Pop 1967
Hot Tuna -- 2015 Tour Dates
04/02/15 Mountain Ridge Country Club West Caldwell, NJ^
04/08-09/15 City Winery Chicago, IL^
04/11/15 Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant Minneapolis, MN^
04/12/15 Stoughton Opera House Stoughton, WI^
04/16/15 Wanee Festival Live Oak, Florida%
04/17/15 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA%
04/18/15 Carolina Theatre of Durham Durham, NC%
04/25/15 Fur Peace Station Pomeroy, OH @
05/14/15 Merriweather Post Pavillion Columbia, MD (Jerry Garcia tribute)^
05/15/15 The Bull Run Concert Series Shirley, MA^
05/16/15 Towne Crier Cafe Beacon, NY^
06/19/15 Mamiya Theatre Honolulu, HI#
06/20/15 Kauai Performing Arts Center Kauai, HI#
06/21/15 Mill House at Maui Tropical Plantation Maui, HI#
06/26/15 Palace Theater Hilo, HI#
06/27/15 Honoka'a People's Theatre Honoka'a, HI#
06/28/15 Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian's Honolulu, HI#
07/18/15 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY w/ New Riders of the Purple Stage %
08/01/15 Fur Peace Station Pomeroy, OH%
09/10-13/15 Lockn' Festival Arrington, VA #*
11/14/15 Fur Peace Station Pomeroy, OH#
^ - Jorma solo
# - Acoustic Hot Tuna
% - Electric Hot Tuna
@ - Guitar Summit: Jorma, David Lindley & GE Smith
* - Electric Hot Tuna plays Jefferson Airplane