The Airplane Family & Live Dead ’69 Announces Fall Tour 2021

Dates with both bands will include Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane classics as well as a complete performance of Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship's 'Blows Against The Empire' album.

By Scott Bernstein Aug 20, 2021 12:36 pm PDT

The Airplane Family will join forces with Live Dead ’69 to embark on a tour this fall. Dates for the collaborative run span October 21 – November 5.

The tour, originally scheduled for last fall, will see The Airplane Family celebrating the 50th anniversary of Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship’s famed 1970 concept album Blows Against The Empire by performing the LP in its entirety. Slick Aguilar (Jefferson Starship), Mike Falzarano (Hot Tuna, New Riders) and Clare Maloney (Singing Grace Slick) are among members of The Airplane Family.

Live Dead ’69 members include Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten, RatDog alum Mark Karan, Aguilar, Michael Robbins and Pete Lavezzoli. Look for the band to perform a support set of Grateful Dead material. Each evening will end with an encore set of Jefferson Airplane classics.

The tour begins at Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre in Somerville, Massachusetts on October 21. From there, the two acts hit Derry, New Hampshire on October 22 and Newton, New Jersey on October 23. Live Dead ’69 then goes it alone for a show in Buffalo and a swing through Virginia that includes shows in Hopewell and Virginia Beach. Both bands reunite to continue the run in Fall River, Massachusetts on October 30 before bringing the tour to a close with early November stops in New Haven, Northampton and Island Park (New York).

Check out the dates below:

Tour Dates for Live Dead ’69

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