Jefferson Starship will continue to tour without Paul Kantner
photo: Paul Kantner with Jefferson Airplane at Monterey Pop Festival, 1967
Last week, Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship member Paul Kantner sadly passed away. We mentioned at the time that Jefferson Starship (which he was still leading up until his death) had an upcoming tour that we assumed would be cancelled, but Jambands.com reports that Jefferson Starship will still be touring. It does seem kind of weird, especially since Paul leaving Jefferson Starship in the '80s is what caused them to drop the "Jefferson" from their name. Though we can probably assume this tour will be full of tributes to Paul.
The current lineup includes longtime member David Freiberg (also of Quicksilver Messenger Service), Donny Baldwin, Slick Aguilar, Chris Smith, Cathy Richardson and Jude Gold. The tour hits NYC on March 20 at BB King's. Tickets for that show are available. All tour dates here.
If you haven't, check out our list of 15 essential Paul Kantner songs. Stream one of them below...