Airplane Family

Sat. Oct 23, 2021 at 8:00pm EDT
All Ages
$34.00 - $39.00
All Ages
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$34.00 - $39.00
All Ages
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As of  September 10, 2021, The Newton Theatre requires proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test for entry into our venue. Please see our COVID policy here for additional information.

**Please note: this is a rescheduled show and all tickets purchased for the original date are automatically transferred to the new date, in the same seats. If you have misplaced your tickets please email and your tickets will be sent to the email address provided on the order**

The Airplane Family & Friends reunites Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Grateful Dead, Bob Weir’s Rat Dog & David Crosby alumni to perform the 50th Anniversary of Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship masterpiece “Blows Against the Empire", in celebration of the late Hall of Fame musician’s birthday-next March. The album was recorded in San Francisco in 1970, the results derive from a period of cross-collaboration during late 1969 through 1971 by Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead & Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young recording at the time in the city.

The credit to Jefferson Starship reflected many things: the ad-hoc all-star line-up; the album being an evolutionary progression from Jefferson Airplane; and finally the narrative concept that tells the story of a counter-culture revolution against the oppressions and a plan to steal a starship from orbit and journey into space in search of a new home. It was the first album to ever be nominated for literary science fiction’s Hugo Award in the category of Best Dramatic Presentation.

Performing “Blows” along with Jefferson Airplane favorites and some Grateful Dead jams are: Peter Kaukonen, wasaco -founder of both Hot Tuna & Jefferson Starship, & a member of Jefferson Airplane with his brother Jorma. He played lead guitar & bass on the original album. Slick Aguilar, David Crosby guitarist in the 1980s,performed in Jefferson Starship for 25 years with Paul Kantner, prior to his passing in January 2016. Tom Constanten was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 1995 as original pianist in Grateful Dead. Mark Karan, lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones and his Rat Dog bandmate, bassist Robin Sylvester–also comprise Live Dead with Tom & Slick. Mike Falzarano played in Hot Tuna for12 years and New Riders for 15 years. Clair Maloney, a major new talent performs all the Grace Slick vocal parts. And...there will be special guests and an original multi-media component.



VIP Package Includes:

  • - soundcheck attendance

  • - soundboard download 

  • - after show ‘meet & greet'

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The Newton Theatre 234 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860
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