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Allman Brothers Band Gear Up For Sold-Out 14-Night Beacon Theatre Run
Posted by: Rowland on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 03:33 PM
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
GEARING UP FOR SOLD-OUT 14-NIGHT RUN
AT NEW YORK CITY’S BEACON THEATRE MARCH 7 THROUGH 29

LIVE CD AND DVD ENTER BILLBOARD CHARTS THIS WEEK

ADDITIONAL 45TH ANNIVERSARY PLANS FOR 2014 INCLUDE FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AT WANEE, PEACH FEST AND LOCKN’ AS WELL AS JUST-ANNOUNCED HEADLINING APPEARANCE AT TENTH ANNUAL ‘MOUNTAIN JAM FESTIVAL’

BAND THANKS OVER 1,000,000 FACEBOOK FANS



Celebrating their 45th anniversary as a band, the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND are gearing up for their sold-out run at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, with total of 14 shows running from March 7 to March 29. In conjunction with this milestone anniversary, Epic/Legacy Records and the band have issued live archival CD and DVD releases. In its first week of release, the CD Play all Night: Live At The Beacon Theatre 1992 entered the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #43 and Billboard Rock Chart at #12. At the same time, the DVD release of Live At Great Woods has vaulted onto the Billboard Top DVD Chart at #3.

Also last week, the band surpassed the 1,000,000 milestone mark on Facebook, with 1,079,000 fans showing their support for the group at https://www.facebook.com/allmanbrothersband. The band says, “We are honored so many of our fans want to be in touch with us. Facebook has enabled us to communicate with them in real time.”

In addition to their 45th anniversary as a band, 2014 also marks the 25th anniversary of the group’s annual run at the Beacon Theatre, a tradition the group started in 1989. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and live music stalwarts have performed at the 2800-seat Beacon over 220 times since the tradition began. The group’s line-up--founding members GREGG ALLMAN (vocals and keyboards), BUTCH TRUCKS (drums and tympani) and JAIMOE (drums) plus longtime members WARREN HAYNES (vocals, lead and slide guitar), DEREK TRUCKS (slide and lead guitar), OTEIL BURBRIDGE (bass) and MARC QUINONES (congas and percussion)--are also set to perform at a number of festivals including their own Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL April 11-12), Mountain Jam Festival (Hunter Mountain, NY June 5-8), Peach Festival (Scranton, PA August 14-17) and Lockn’ Festival (Arrington, VA September 4-7).

ABOUT THE LIVE RELEASES:

The release of Boston Common 8/17/71 marks another chapter of self-released archival recordings from the Allman Brothers Band Recording Company, which has also issued American University 12/13/70, Stonybrook 9/19/71, Macon 2/11/72 and Nassau Coliseum 5/1/73. John Lynskey--ABB authority and publisher of the group’s Hittin’ The Note magazine--wrote the liner notes and sums up this Boston show, a city that continues to embrace the Allman Brothers Band:

“1971 was a watershed year for the Allman Brothers Band – they recorded their seminal live album, At Fillmore East, in March, and continued to tour relentlessly. By this point, their performances had reached a level of musicianship and intensity that other groups could only dream of. At Fillmore East was released in July to massive critical acclaim, and a month later, they rolled back into Boston to once again jam in the Common, playing two shows on August 17th. Boston Common 8/17/71 manages to capture the loose and engaging early set, with the band clearly enjoying themselves – Berry [Oakley]’s stage banter is particularly engaging as he comments on the group’s relationship with Boston and their friendship with the J. Geils Band. As for the music, Duane’s slide guitar is blistering on ‘Statesboro Blues’ and ‘Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’’; his interplay with Dickey [Betts] on ‘You Don’t Love Me’ is a complex masterpiece, and their dual melody line on ‘In Memory of Elizabeth Reed’ is flawless. Gregg’s vocal work is stellar throughout, and his growl on ‘Trouble No More’ clearly justifies his reputation as one of the best blues singers of all time. Berry, Butch and Jaimoe lay down a rhythm foundation that is a mile wide – the thumping bass line and syncopated drum patterns turn the ‘Whipping Post’ finale into a musical maelstrom.”

On February 18, Epic/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertain¬ment released Play All Night: Live At The Beacon Theatre 1992, a new two-disc set showcasing The Allman Brothers Band’s very first time playing such an extended run at the Beacon. In 1989, The Allman Brothers Band reunited for a tour which saw the group first take the Beacon’s stage for a residency that’s now a tradition for both band and venue. In March 1992 the band would tape two of their 10 shows at the theatre and amazingly, little of the material from these electrifying shows has been available to fans--until now.

Also released February 18 (Epic/Legacy Recordings), the DVD release of Live At Great Woods. Filmed in September of 1991 before a crowd of nearly 20,000 adoring fans at the Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts in Massachusetts, this DVD release features--for the first time on the format--the original long-form video version of this concert, with no interviews edited into the main feature. This DVD reissue has been long requested by Allman Brothers Band fans.
DATE		CITY	VENUE
Fri 3/7 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Sat 3/8 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Tue 3/11 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Wed 3/12 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Fri 3/14 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Sat 3/15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Tue 3/18 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Wed 3/19 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Fri 3/21 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Sat 3/22 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Tues 3/25 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Wed 3/26 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Fri 3/28 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Sat 3/29 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Fri 4/11 Live Oak, FL Wanee Music Festival
Sat 4/12 Live Oak, FL Wanee Music Festival
Thu-Sun 6/5-6/8 Hunter Mountain, NY Mountain Jam
Thu-Sun 8/14-8/17 Scranton, PA Peach Music Festival
Thu-Sun 9/4-9/7 Arrington, VA Lockn' Music Festival
www.allmanbrothersband.com
www.hittinthenote.com
www.waneefestival.com
www.facebook.com/allmanbrothersband
Twitter: @allmanbrothers

Press materials:
http://www.msopr.com/n/client-roster/allman-brothers-band/

For more information, contact:

Todd Brodginski/MSO Toddb@msopr.com

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