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Hot Tuna Launching US Summer Tour Next Week

Image courtesy of Photo: Scotty Hall (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Photo: Scotty Hall (via ABC News Radio)

Hot Tuna , the psychedelic blues group led by founding Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady , has lined up a long series of U.S. concerts that will kick off next week and run well into the summer.  The tour begins June 6 in Durham, North Carolina, and is scheduled through a July 28 concert in Floyd, Virginia.

For most of the dates, the band will perform in its acoustic configuration, which also includes mandolin player Barry Mitterhoff .  At several late-July shows, the "Electric Hot Tuna" lineup featuring Mitterhoff and drummer Skoota Warner will play.  Pop-folk singer/songwriter Jill Sobule will serve as opening act for all of the Hot Tuna shows in June with the exception of their appearance at New York's Clearwater Festival.

Prior to the start of Hot Tuna's tour, Kaukonen will play several solo concerts, and he also has a few more solo gigs in early July.

Here are all of Hot Tuna's and Kaukonen's confirmed U.S. tour dates through the end of the summer; all shows Acoustic Hot Tuna unless otherwise noted:

5/30 -- Montclair, NJ, The Outpost in the Burbs (JK)
5/31 -- New York, NY, City Winery (JK)
6/1 -- New York, NY, City Winery (JK)
6/2 -- Amagansett, NY, The Stephen Talkhouse (JK)
6/6 -- Durham, NC, The Carolina Theatre
6/7 -- Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
6/8 -- Black Mountain, NC, Pisgah Brewing Company
6/9 -- Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theater
6/11 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head Tavern
6/13 -- Alexandria VA, The Birchmere
6/14 -- Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
6/15 -- Croton on Hudson, NY, Clearwater Festival
6/16 -- Croton on Hudson, NY, Clearwater Festival (JK with Steve Kimock)
6/18 -- Somerville, MA, Somerville Theatre
6/20 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
6/21 -- Albany, NY, The Egg
6/22 -- Norwalk, CT, Norwalk Concert Hall
7/7 -- North Truro, MA, Payomet Performing Arts Center (JK)
7/10 -- Ogunquit, ME, Jonathan's Restaurant (JK)
7/13 -- Santa Cruz, CA, Rio Theatre (JK)
7/14 -- Mendocino, CA, Mendocino Music Festival (JK)
7/20 -- New Brunswick, NJ, State Theatre (E)
7/21 -- Patchogue, NY, Great South Bay Music Festival (E)
7/22 -- Ocean City, NJ, Ocean City Music Pier Boardwalk (E)
7/25 -- Stroudsburg, PA, Sherman Theater (E)
7/26 -- Harrisburg, PA, Whitaker Center (E)
7/27 -- Pomeroy, OH, Fur Peace Station
7/28 -- Floyd, VA, Floyd Fest (E)

(E) Electric Hot Tuna
(JK) Jorma Kaukonen solo. 

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