Hot Tuna to Turn Beacon Show into a Rex Benefit
Hot Tuna have re-branded their December 1 performance at New York’s Beacon Theatre as a virtual benefit for the Rex Foundation. The band was originally slated to host a meet and greet before the show as part of a Rex initiative but the event’s focus has changed after Hurricane Sandy. The meet and greet event has now been replaced with a virtual fundraising effort through special ticket sales. Proceeds for special tickets purchased for the Hot Tuna Concert on December 1 will go to support local NYC area non-profits including those assisting in storm relief efforts. If you already have your concert ticket, you can contribute $50 or more to receive the poster. (Your total amount contributed is tax deductible.)
Hot Tuna’s current electric lineup includes guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, bassist Jack Casady, mandolin player Barry Mitterhoff and drummer Skoota Warner. The ensemble is also slated to play the Beacon on November 30. Bill Kirchen, Bob Margolin, Cindy Cashdollar, G.E. Smith, Larry Campbell, Lincoln Schleifer and Teresa Williams will join the band on both nights.