The Allman Brothers Band Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Return Engagement To New York’s Beacon Theatre;
Eight Incredible Nights Beginning March 18 Confirmed;
New Double Live CD From ’03 Beacon Shows To Be Released In Conjunction With March ’04 Dates;
Group To Perform On “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” March 16
The Allman Brothers Band will celebrate their 35 years in the rock world with what has become an annual rite of passage: a string of performances at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. The confirmed shows thus far are March 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26 & 27. Tickets for these concerts go on sale Friday, January 9. The Allman Brothers Band released their self-titled debut album in 1969, and their latest studio album is Hittin’ The Note (2003, Peach/Sanctuary), which earned the group a Grammy nomination in the “Best Rock Instrumental Performance” category for the track “Instrumental Illness.” The group will kick off their stay in New York with a live performance on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” Tuesday, March 16.
An as-yet-untitled live CD from two of this year’s 13 memorable Beacon nights will be released in March 2004 (Peach/Sanctuary Records) in conjunction with the upcoming 2004 Beacon residency. The double CD includes 15 songs included on the gold-selling Live At The Beacon Theatre DVD (released 9/23 on Peach/Sanctuary) plus four additional songs: “Every Hungry Woman,” “Trouble No More,” “Wasted Words” and “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl.” In a live review of opening night of the ’03 Beacon shows, Tom Moon wrote in Rolling Stone (4/17/03) that “The Allmans were busy roaring through, and often reinventing, the backroads boogaloo blues and shitkicking Southern shuffles they made famous…the Allman Brothers Band remains connected to the undiluted emotional essence of its music.”
Since 1989, the band have set up camp in New York every year and have performed at the Beacon over 140 times. Gregg Allman told the New York Daily News earlier this year (3/11/03) that he loves performing at the Beacon, citing “the intimacy of the crowd, and the sound of the place. It’s a good old 1920’s opera house, like the Fillmore.”