Rock group Starship will play Evans concert

Starship will still land in Evans.


The iconic arena rock act, touring as Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and best known for its hit We Built this City (On Rock and Roll), had been booked on a double bill with rocker Eddie Money at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion on Oct 12.

The status of that concert became uncertain when Mark Abrahamian, the band’s guitarist, died Sunday night after a concert in Nebraska.

The band would perform with former Starship guitarist Jeff Tamelier, according to a statement.

In a statement, Thomas said continuing the tour will help the group cope with the loss.

“We are all still in a state of shock and grief over the sudden and tragic loss of our guitarist Mark Abrahamian,” he said. “We all feel that it is crucial to our emotional healing to carry on and fulfill all of our obligations to promoters and our fans.”