Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will perform Dec. 30 at Margaritaville.

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Paradise Theater inside Margaritaville Resort Casino.

Thomas joined Jefferson Starship in 1979. Mickey’s voice had become legendary after recording “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with the Elvis Bishop Band, and he was planning to launch a solo career. Jefferson Starship quickly proved to be the right decision as they recorded their first hit, “Jane,” almost immediately after getting together.

In 1985, Starship released the album that would come to define the ’80s, Knee Deep in the Hoopla. Featuring two No. 1 hits – “We Built This City” and “Sara” – the album reached No. 7 on Billboard and went platinum.

Starship followed up their initial success with another No. 1 single, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” featured on the soundtrack for Mannequin. As Starship continued to reach the top of the charts, MTV infiltrated pop culture and the band released videos for all their hits that are still popular today. Starship music is featured in the soundtracks for “Rock of Ages,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Skeleton Twins,” and the TV series “Glee.”

Tickets start at $35 and are on sale now via Ticketmaster. Tickets are also available at the Margaritaville Retail Store.

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