WHO ARE THEY: From the ashes of Jefferson Starship and before it Jefferson Airplane, came Starship in 1984. Like its previous incarnations, Starship was able to score hit singles and albums beginning with “We Built This City,” which was a No. 1 hit in 1985. Another number one single “Sara” came on its heels while the album “Knee Deep in the Hoopla” reached No. 7 on the charts and achieved platinum sales status. In 1987 the song “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” from the Mannequin soundtrack reached the top of the charts. The album “No Protection” also featured the hit single “It’s Not Over Till It’s Over” as well as “Set the Night to Music” which ended up becoming a hit song for Roberta Flak and Maxi Priest in 1991.
WHAT TO EXPECT: The interwoven histories of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship are complex and confusing with multiple lineup changes, multiple names and often multiple versions of the band touring at the same time. On Friday night singer Mickey Thomas will take his version of Starship to the Golden Nugget Atlantic City to perform hit songs such as “We Built This City,” “Sara” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” as well as old favorites from the Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship days. The band will also be performing songs from its new album “Loveless Fascination.”
WHAT’S NEW: Starship released the album “Loveless Fascination” in September 2013.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $29.95, $39.95 and $49.95, and the show begins 9 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Golden Nugget.