The Allman Brothers Band

Newsletter – Hot Dates-O-Gram 2009 0513

Hey there sweet family,

Got a hot date? So do we. In fact, several of ‘em …

**Date Change**
The National Football League has announced a home pre-season game for the Chicago Bears on Thursday September the 3rd at Soldier Field in Chicago. Due to limited parking in the area the Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic concert scheduled at Charter One Pavilion on Thursday, September 3rd will be moved to Tuesday, September 1st. All tickets will be honored.

**A Date to Remember**
The Allman Brothers Band’s Peach Corps economic stimulus promotion for the Wanee Festival (http://www.waneefestival.com/) ends TOMORROW (Thursday, May 14) at 11:59 PM. Until that time Peach Corps members *ONLY* can buy tickets for the Wanee Music Festival at the original Early Bird price of $138.00 for a 2 day festival ticket. The link to the promotion is:

http://waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/moreInfo.aspx?event=121915&outlet=1117

Continue until you reach the screen with a “Promotions and Special Offers” box. Type the word “peachcorp” (without the quotes) in the “Promotions and Special Offers” box and click “Submit”. Your preferred pricing of $138.00 will appear as an option on the screen that appears after you click “Submit”. Then, continue to check out as usual.

Remember, this Peach Corps promotion ends tomorrow.

Oh! I almost forgot. There’s more Wanee news. The line up has changed a bit. Buddy Guy is now appearing and Toots and The Maytals are no longer on the bill.

**May 12th**
On Tuesday, May 12, the Allman Brothers Band played at the gorgeous Fox Theater on Oakland, CA. In fact, they’re there again tonight. (Shout out: Hi, guys!!) Peach Corps member TurnItUp wrote this review on the Guest Book at http://www.allmanbrothersband.com :

“Waited 7 years for them to come back. The show was awesome. The Fox is a special place. Here are my thoughts on the band, less about each song, or the set list. The Allman Brothers Band right now is at a level where each song is done with an all out intention to perform it beyond what even they could expect, let alone the audience.

Gregg sang as clear and strong as he ever did…really … He sang each song, as well as the year he recorded them. That is amazing,

Each song when listened to, viewing them as a band without keying on one person, feels like they are ONE, so tight. Yet, it is very difficult to stay focused on the total band, as someone is always standing out, at just about any point in every song. Then as each guitar player does his lead, you literally are watching 2,000 people drop their jaws.

Then, there is a moment during each player’s lead, when they go to a place and everyone holds their breath, for, in those minutes, they step up to a level I do not think any band instrumentally has achieved. I am talking jam bands. OK, I believe any band.

They are syncopated. The guitarist goes beyond, taking the lead 3-4 times higher than you thought the lead could go. All the while, each player is cranking it up to reach the dimension the lead has risen to. They are suspended in that dimension. We all know what it is, looks like, feels like. It is the one where, after 30 years of shows, internally each of us knows exactly what that place is. It is the place we have difficulty trying to explain to others. We know what the zenith of sound is about….the Brothers will play in the zenith arena often thru the night

Oteil is a show by himself. He plays distinct, most of the time right in between the guitars and drums and often he is playing a solo in time with the song. I don’t remember anybody playing as fluid and making it look so easy. He just smiles. Butch on drums is the power house. Mark and Jaimoe make it fantastic.

The band as always, walk ons, just plays, no words, nothing. They play till the end and walk off
leaving everyone in awe of what they just saw … wanting to come back and see them play some more.”

Write on, brother!! For all the ABB’s tour dates, and much Peach Corps fun, swing by http://www.allmanbrothersband.com

**Dates Added**
Several dates have been added to Gregg Allman’s summer tour. The schedule as of today is:

JULY
•14 (Tue) – HUMPHREY’S CONCERT BY THE BAY San Diego, California TIX ON SALE NOW
•15 (Wed) – GROVE OF ANAHEIM Anaheim, California – TIX ON SALE: Saturday, May 23
•17 (Fri) – MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATER Ventura, California – TIX ON SALE: Thursday, May 14 at 10:00 AM
•18 (Sat) – CACHE CREEK CASINO Brooks, California – TIX ON SALE: Friday, May 22 at 10:00 AM
•21 (Tue) – THE INDEPENDENT San Francisco, California – TIX ON SALE: Sunday, May 17 at 10:00 AM
•22 (Wed) – THE INDEPENDENT San Francisco, California – TIX ON SALE: Sunday, May 17 at 10:00 AM
•24 (Fri) – HARRAH’S LAKE TAHOE – SOUTH SHORE ROOM Lake Tahoe, Nevada – TIX ON SALE: Friday, May 15 at 10:00 AM
•25 (Sat) – PEPPERMILL CASINO Wendover, Nevada TIX ON SALE NOW

SEPTEMBER
•29 (Tue) – DICKEY-STEPHENS PARK North Little Rock, Arkansas TIX ON SALE NOW – Support for Dave Matthews Band

For Gregory’s complete tour information, including venue and ticketing links, visit http://www.greggallman.com

**Every Day**
Finally, every day is a perfect day to extend prayers and positive healing vibes to all those knowingly and unknowingly in need. We recently received a heartfelt request for a special prayer, “Will you ask for the Sisters & Brothers to say a prayer for the “Fat Man” and ask for a cure for Hep C? Many of us in this world, and those who have already departed, have the disease. One big ABB family prayer could do the trick!” Done deal! 🙂

Take care and know that you are loved,

Lana and Rowland

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