Remembering The Future of Nektar

URGENT: We really need your help!

To Our Nektarines,

The GoFundMe is going very well! Because of all your generous donations we have already started in the Studio recording basic tracks. Unfortunately, this utilizes the money very quickly and we need to do another big push. We really do need your help to finish. We are trying to finish the album in time for the June tour.

The tour is now set up now and more dates will be added!! Check out these tour dates and venues:

Rockin’ The Red Planet Tour 2024

June 7 Dunellen Theatre, Dunellen, NJ
June 9 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
June 11 Irving Theater, Indianapolis, IN
June 12 The Token Lounge, Westland, MI
June 13 Arcada Theatre, St Charles, IL
June 15 Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, IL (2 Shows)
June 18 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA
June 19 Daryl’s House, Pawling, NY

We cannot begin to express our gratitude for helping us every step of the way. We are so excited to see you on tour in June.

We have the best "Nektartines!"

Warm regards,

We've HEARD from our Nektarines from around the world and we are LISTENING!!

As many of you already know, we recently lost our beloved family friend and drummer, Ron Howden. We thank all of you for reaching out to us whether it was in person, texts, emails or posts. It's all been very heartwarming.

What you may not know is that Nektar was writing new music for over 3 years and preparing to make the new album as we promised you. Days before Ron's passing, he was jamming with all of us at Ryche's house on the new music and we were all very happy with the results. Therefore, we have decided to push forward with this new album after listening to you, the fans, sharing with us how much you would like us to do that.

We are in the process of looking for a new drummer as Ron wanted us to carry on. His shoes will be very hard to fill.

BREAKING NEWS: While attending ProgStock Festival in 2018, Ron spoke backstage with Jay Dittamo, who was playing with “Ryche Chlanda’s Flying Dreams,” and told him “If there ever was a time I could not play, I would like you to take my place because we have similar styles.” Jay’s response was “This is what you live for. Get better and play some great shows.” Fast forward 5 years to the present time - We recently auditioned several drummers and we decided Jay Dittamo fit into the band best. Could you call this “Devine Intervention?” Certainly, with Ron now watching over us.

Now - here is where you can help us. We need to complete the new album and could use your support. We are trying to raise money to help us with recording, production and touring costs which have become very expensive. We would certainly appreciate any amount that you can donate to this wonderful project. Whether it's $5, $25, $50, $100 or whatever you are comfortable with to assist us.

As of token of our appreciation we would like to give something back to you.

· $100 - $250 - Your name is listed on the new album credits

· $251-$500 - Your name on the new album credits and a copy of the UPCOMING "Live In Dunellen, New Jersey" CD/DVD package OR the NEW "Remember The Future" CD/DVD package, your choice

· $700 and above - Your name on the new album credits, copy of the UPCOMING "Live In Dunellen, New Jersey" CD/DVD package AND the NEW "Remember The Future" CD/DVD package. Bonus - Choose your own VIP Experience - Have your own personal experience with Nektar with your own Zoom, Facebook or Skype call OR Meet us at a tour date near you.

Remember there is no donation too small. ANY donation helps us reach our goal and brings you new music from your favorite band, NEKTAR!


  • Tom Evans
    • $50 
    • 24 hrs
  • Darryl D'Ambrosio
    • $400 
    • 2 d
  • Dale Stubitsch
    • $20 
    • 5 d
  • Richard Barnett
    • $200 
    • 7 d
  • Johnathan Westermann
    • $100 
    • 11 d


Derek Moore
Lexington, NC

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