Hot Tuna Announces Summer-Fall 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 summer and fall. (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)

5/25-26 Dark Star Jubilee Thornville, OH
8/25 NedFest Nerderland, CO
8/28 Center for the Arts Jackson Hole, WY
8/30 The Neptune Seattle, WA
8/31 Revolution Hall Portland, OR
9/1 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
9/2 The Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
9/4 Crest Theatre Sacramento, CA
9/6 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
9/7 The Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV
9/8 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Scottsdale, AZ
9/27 State Theatre Ithaca, NY
9/28 The Academy of Music Northampton, MA
9/30 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY
10/12 The Cabot Theater Beverly, MA
10/13 Payomet PAC North Truro, MA
10/14 Swyer Theatre @ The Egg Albany, NY
11/10 Fur Peace Station Pomeroy, OH
11/17 Fur Peace Station Pomeroy, OH
11/21 The Beacon Theatre New York City, NY
11/23 Waterville Opera House Waterville, ME
11/25 The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
11/27 The City Winery Washington DC
11/29 The Gordon Center for the Performing Arts Owings Mills, MD
11/30 The Peoples Bank Theatre Marietta, OH
12/01/18 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI

Related: Jorma Kaukonen will publish his memoir this summer

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

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