Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready is on the road with his UFO tribute band, Flight To Mars.
The group is currently marking its 10th anniversary with a tour that kicked off on May 14 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California and wraps on May 23 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.
Joining McCready in Flight To Mars are friends and fellow Seattle-area musicians Tim DiJulio (guitar), Gary Westlake (bass), Mike Musburger (drums) and Paul Passereli (vocals).
Tuesday night, the trip rolled into the Casbah in San Diego where the group was joined by original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley for a cover of that group’s classic track, “Black Diamond.”
Flight To Mars – Black Diamond
With guest Ace Frehley
Original by KISS
The Casbah – San Diego, CA – May 15, 2012
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