• October 27
  • The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
  • October 27, 2017
  • Category: Live Music

Event Details

  • October 27, 2017
  • 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: A: $50 B: $25
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Event Description

The Airplane Family & Friends with Live Dead ‘69 reunites Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Grateful Dead alumni, and other musical luminaries, comprising a veritable “Who’s Who” of “The Summer of Love’s” legendary musicians. The Airplane Family & Friends band members include: Darby Slick, 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, a founding member of both Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship, and a member of Jefferson Airplane; Prairie Prince, Jefferson Starship drummer (1992-2007), co-founded The Tubes, and regularly tours with Todd Rundgren; Slick Aguilar, lead guitarist for Jefferson Starship (1992-2015) and David Crosby (1983-1986); Eva Avila, Canadian Idol winner, actress (The Wall Theatrical Extravaganza) makes her U.S. debut reprising Grace Slick’s vocal repertoire; Joli Valenti, son of Dino Valenti, sings Marty Balin’s timeless parts, and brings selections from Quicksilver Messenger Service. Live Dead ‘69 is comprised of original Grateful Dead pianist, Tom Constanten, who played all the keyboards on the original “Live Dead” recording, and Mark Karan, lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones, which featured every other surviving Grateful Dead member. Live Dead ‘69 shall perform the classic “Live Dead” (recorded in 1969) in its entirety for the first time anywhere ever.