Monday, June 2, 2014
Allman Brothers Have Made Final Plans
After 45 years (with a few minor hiatuses in between), the Allman Brothers Band are calling it a day. A recent news release from the band confirmed that their final performances will happen between October 21-28 at the Beacon Theatre in New York, New York, a place they have come to consider a home away from home. The unexpected departures of Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes were more than likely a catalyst for this.
The final two dates (10/27-28) are preceded by a set of four shows that were rescheduled from March due to Gregg Allman being ill at the time. Butch Trucks had alluded to the possibility of two more performances at the Beacon after the rescheduled one, but the latest reports confirm it. Tickets for the postponed March shows will be honored at the October shows. Anyone unable to attend the rescheduled performances will have until August 1 to have their money refunded.
It has now also been confirmed that during the June performance, the band does intend to play its first two albums The Allman Brothers Band and Idlewild South in their entirety. By the end of the final performance, The Allman Brothers Band will have played at the Beacon a total of 232 times since starting annual residences back in 1989. After these performances, the band WILL be retiring.
Final Allman Brothers Tour Dates:
6/8 — Hunter Mountain, NY, Mountain Jam
8/14-17 — Scranton, PA, Peach Fest
9/7 — Arrington, VA, Lockn’ Music Fest
10/21 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 25 honored)
10/22 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 26 honored)
10/24 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 28 honored)
10/25 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 29 honored)
10/27 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
10/28 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre