A UFO Tribute Band
Flight To Mars
Feat. Pearl Jam's Mike McCready & Special Guests, Vendetta Red, Hydrophonic
Sun, May 20, 2012
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Independent
Tickets Available at the Door
This event is 21 and over
Supporting CCFA Camp Oasis and Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illnesshttp://www.theindependentsf.com/event/102385/
Flight To Mars
Flight to Mars, a tribute to 1970s English heavy rockers UFO featuring Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready, hits the road this May in celebration of the band's 10th anniversary. The tour kicks off on May 14th at The Observatory in Santa Ana and wraps up on May 23rd in the band's hometown of Seattle at the Showbox at the Market.
Proceeds from the tour will benefit Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's Camp Oasis and Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness -- two non-profits that McCready has supported for nearly a decade.
After a 5 year Hiatus, Seattle’s own Vendetta Red are back with a vengeance. Ignited by a fan’s text gag, the foursome unexpectedly found themselves slapped back together to play a one-off “for fun” show in the Spring 2011. The idea was to perform their second Epic records release “Sisters of the Red Death” in it’s entirety. The response was so overwhelming, the boys drunkenly agreed to start writing new music. With a renewed energy, a plethora of songwriters, the supervision of renowned rock producer Terry Date (Deftones, Pantera, Smashing Pumpkins, Slipknot) and many…many…many more beers, the band was ready to hit the studio on all cylinders. The result was an earth shattering, bowel cracking, ear tickling 11 song full length record due out late Spring/early Summer 2012. In the meantime, the band was honored to rock the Nirvana “Nevermind” 20th anniversary show at EMP, as well as Bumbershoot 2011.
Burke Thomas Overdrive:Drums
Leif Anderson: Guitars
Jonah Bergman: Bass
Hydrophonic is a band of San Francisco natives who grew up together and developed a fondness for creating face-melting progressive hard rock that challenges today's standards. Upon the independent release of their EP 'Beached', they have been gaining a reputation for driving alternative-metal in the Bay Area.
Corey Largent: Guitar/Vox
Sam Lowther: Guitar/Vox
Zack Newman: Bass
Shawn Stein: Drums