Hot Tuna Announces Spring Tour Dates

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Hot Tuna (l. to r.): Jack Casady, Justin Guip, Jorma Kaukonen

For more than four decades, Hot Tuna—formed during the late ’60s peak of Jefferson Airplane by that band’s guitarist, Jorma Kaukonen, and bassist, Jack Casady—has been recording and touring almost consistently, playing both electric and acoustic blues and roots-based music. The two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will head out on a new tour this spring. (See dates below.)

Hot Tuna served last year as openers on the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul tour. Kaukonen and Casady recently received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their involvement in Jefferson Airplane in the ’60s and early ’70s. They also recently performed in a special PBS “Great Performances” concert, The Grammy Salute to Music Legends.

Started as a side project during their Jefferson Airplane days, Hot Tuna has always been Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. The two boyhood pals have never wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in rock history. Today they perform both as an acoustic duo and an electric trio, with drummer Justin Guip jining for the latter dates.

Related: Watch Jefferson Airplane’s eye-opening appearance on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. 

Watch a full acoustic Hot Tuna set from the 2015 Lockn’ Festival

Hot Tuna Spring Dates 2018 (Tickets are available here and here)

Jan 12 City Winery, Atlanta, GA
Jan 13 &14 Sunshine Music Festival, Boca Raton, FL*
Jan 17-21 Dark Star’s Jamaican Jam, Sand Runaway Bay. Jamaica*
Mar 23-26 Fur Peace Ranch, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady
Mar 29 Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, TN
Mar 30 Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
Mar 31 Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, MD
April 02 Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA
April 04 The Paramount Theatre, Rutland, VT
April 05 Flying Monkey Performance Ctr, Plymouth, NH
April 04 Infinity Hall, Hartford, CT
April 07 Jonathan’s, Ogunquit, ME
*Electric Hot Tuna

Related: Jorma’s Ain’t in No Hurry album reviewed

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Listen to pre-Airplane Jorma Kaukonen and his friend Janis Joplin at a rehearsal

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