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  posted on 12/5/2017 at 07:59 PM
One of the ten shows should be at my house.

 

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  posted on 12/5/2017 at 10:37 PM
I wonder if that Rolling Stone article has stirred up some interest. ...or if the article was written in order to stir some interest. Either wsy, Dickey has as much claim to the ABB legacy as anybody. The last couple of times I was able to see him live, the shows weren't pretty, but if he plays within a 2 hour radius oF my home, I wouldn't miss it.
 

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  posted on 12/6/2017 at 11:01 AM
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if he plays within a 2 hour radius oF my home, I wouldn't miss it.


Yeah, I would make the drive to hear "Long time gone"....& "Let nature sing"

 

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  posted on 12/6/2017 at 11:17 AM
Really, all he needs to do is pack up a couple of acoustics and a sound system and he could hit the road. The songs and his playing stand on their own. And with his knowledge and history of music he could pull quite a few gems out of his hat to play.
 

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  posted on 12/6/2017 at 01:56 PM
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Some interesting news from Dickey's management today.....might not make any official works come to light, but I'd stay tuned.


Rather than be cryptic and keep everyone in suspense, I'll elaborate for y'all.

David Spero, Dickey's manager, wrote on Facebook today:

"this is a huge what if....but what if Dickey Betts decided to place 10 cities.....what should they be?"

[Edited on 12/5/2017 by porkchopbob]

If this even ever happens, well we'll just have to wait and see. But personally I would not hold my breath.

 

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  posted on 12/6/2017 at 02:18 PM
Made the paper.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171205/ticket-editor-dickey-betts-tour- must-for-allman-brothers-fans

 

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  posted on 12/6/2017 at 02:28 PM
It'd be a beautiful thing. Mr. Betts is the real deal, Genuine since '69 (and prior).

Seven Turns from the 2014 tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKawgx0w0TQ

Ramblin' Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvZPmJxjWV8

Blue Sky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKawgx0w0TQ


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  posted on 12/6/2017 at 08:28 PM
That would be a dream Long Island New York
Maybe my house ——> rainys

 

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  posted on 12/7/2017 at 04:00 AM
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171206/dickey-betts-to-make-announcemen t-dec-12

Dickey Betts to make announcement Dec. 12

Retired rock legend and Sarasota County resident will divulge decision about returning to road on his birthday

SARASOTA COUNTY — Dickey Betts, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, songwriter and singer who has been living in retirement for the past three years, will make an announcement regarding future touring on his upcoming 74th birthday.

“Dickey and I have had many discussions over the last few years about him playing again,” said David Spero, Betts’ longtime manager. “After Gregg Allman’s passing, his interests were heading elsewhere. Since the Rolling Stone interview, I have received interest from a few promoters which I passed on to Dickey. The fans’ interest has also had a big impact on him. We have agreed to make a decision on December 12, his birthday. See you then!”

 

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  posted on 12/7/2017 at 09:05 AM
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http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171206/dickey-betts-to-make-annou ncement-dec-12

Dickey Betts to make announcement Dec. 12

Retired rock legend and Sarasota County resident will divulge decision about returning to road on his birthday

SARASOTA COUNTY — Dickey Betts, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, songwriter and singer who has been living in retirement for the past three years, will make an announcement regarding future touring on his upcoming 74th birthday.

“Dickey and I have had many discussions over the last few years about him playing again,” said David Spero, Betts’ longtime manager. “After Gregg Allman’s passing, his interests were heading elsewhere. Since the Rolling Stone interview, I have received interest from a few promoters which I passed on to Dickey. The fans’ interest has also had a big impact on him. We have agreed to make a decision on December 12, his birthday. See you then!”


Sounds promising! I threw Buffalo, NY in to the ring responding to Spero's post. Fingers crossed!

 

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  posted on 12/7/2017 at 02:06 PM
If Dickey just wants to retire than that's fine but if he's saying that because doesn't feel he would be able to top anything he'd done before, then that principle would limit most older musicians including Gregg for one. But as Gregg himself proved, you don't have to top anything just ensure that you keep the integrity of what you do and the rest will follow. Jaimoe is still doing great stuff as was Butch until his tragic demise. It just seems unbalanced to me that Mr. Betts is not out there too. His contribution to the whole shebang stands alongside anybody's. So unless age has caught up with his playing over and above that of other band members, I hope he can find the self confidence to give himself the opportunity to feel the undoubted love that would come his way from a 200 -800 strong audience. Nobody expects him to stand there playing IMOER & High Falls for hours on end. A trip to his own back catalogue and few DB ABB tunes would just fine. I just hope he still has it in him for that because a life without music for Dickey cannot be the best way to end his days.....

 

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  posted on 12/7/2017 at 06:01 PM
Gonna throw in my .02 here.... Is this for love of the music?...or for the $$?..In this case it would make a difference for me...I've always thought an acoustic show with another famous performer would rock. The two of them would play songs and tell stories, talk to the crowd and laugh. Dickey with Fogerty, Rossington or Gibbons would be spectacular! Two chairs, two guitars and away we go.....I would travel for a show like that....Small halls and history.

If it's just Dickey and a cast of players hitting "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica"......No thanks!

C' Mon Dickey, just imagine the fun.

 

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  posted on 12/7/2017 at 06:03 PM
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When I saw him perform live a few years ago, he and his band stunk; I left early. Of course at the gig the next day, according to friends who attended, he Rocked it.


I never understood late in his career why he stuck with the ABB stuff, playing small clubs in front of 200-300 peeps....It always seemed to me that his heart belonged to Richard Betts and "Highway Call"..Man that would have been something had he been able to put a band like that one back together, hitting the road and playing country swing. I would have been ten times more likely to have driven for hours to hear that...I guess we'll never know, hope he's doing what makes him smile...


Demand would be less, and tour would be doomed.


Play small venues for those who want to hear this classic music!

 

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  posted on 12/7/2017 at 06:16 PM
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When I saw him perform live a few years ago, he and his band stunk; I left early. Of course at the gig the next day, according to friends who attended, he Rocked it.


I never understood late in his career why he stuck with the ABB stuff, playing small clubs in front of 200-300 peeps....It always seemed to me that his heart belonged to Richard Betts and "Highway Call"..Man that would have been something had he been able to put a band like that one back together, hitting the road and playing country swing. I would have been ten times more likely to have driven for hours to hear that...I guess we'll never know, hope he's doing what makes him smile...
Demand would be less, and tour would be doomed.

Exactly, people go to Dickey Betts' shows to hear him play his songs he played with the Allmans.

While I love his acoustic songs and the songs off of his solo albums, most people are not there to hear those songs. Heck, with the side bands of the Allmans, most people go to those shows to hear songs from the Allmans, not the songs of Gregg, Warren, Butch, Dickey, Jack Pearson, and Jaimoe.

 

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