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“FLIGHT TO MARS” BENEFIT SHOW
FEATURING PEARL JAM'S MIKE McCREADY
MAY 11th AT THE SHOWBOX
Cheap Trick Tribute Band Dream Police To Open
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 5th AT 10AM PST
SEATTLE – After a hiatus in 2018, Flight to Mars, a tribute to 1970s English heavy rockers UFO featuring Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready, return play at The Showbox in Seattle, WA on Saturday, May 11th. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's Camp Oasis, as well as the Jennifer Jaff Care Line for People with IBD at Patient Advocate Foundation.
Opening the show will be Dream Police, a NW Cheap Trick tribute band created and curated by Chris Friel, longtime friend and collaborator of McCready. Rounding out this band of local mainstays are Rick Friel, Kathy Moore, Sean Bates and Kim Virant.
$40 advance tickets go on sale Friday, April 5th at 10:00AM Pacific Time (tickets will be $45 day of show). Please visit the venue website for tickets and information at ShowboxPresents.com.
EARLY ENTRY AUCTIONS
Fans will have the opportunity to be first in the door through an exclusive VIP fundraising opportunity through the Wishlist Foundation, a fan-run grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Pearl Jam’s charitable goals. Info: wishlistfoundation.org.
FLIGHT TO MARS
Flight to Mars is a tribute band honoring 1970s English heavy rockers UFO comprised of Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready, Tim DiJulio (guitar), Gary Westlake (bass), Mike Musburger (drums), Ryan Burns (keyboards) and Paul Passarelli (vocals).
With their first show in the Spring of 2003, Flight to Mars' annual Seattle benefit concert has been a celebrated, sold-out event raising nearly $400,000 for CCFA Camp Oasis and other charities focusing on people living with chronic illness. More info: facebook.com/FlighttoMars
In 2002, Mike McCready made public his 20-year battle with Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis and has since been committed to raising awareness and funding for the cause. Proceeds from the shows will benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Camp Oasis, as well as The Jennifer Jaff Care Line at Patient Advocate Foundation.
CCFA's Camp Oasis is a co-ed residential camp program that's mission is to enrich the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by providing a safe and supportive camp community. More info: https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/get-involved/camp-oasis/
The Jennifer Jaff Care Line was set up to assist patients diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The Care Line offers patient-focused services by insurance and healthcare experts at Patient Advocate Foundation. More info: https://jenniferjaff.pafcareline.org/