Hey there sweet family,
The Allman Brothers Band have announced that their annual residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City will be rescheduled for early 2009. This year’s string of shows–a group tradition started in 1989–were postponed earlier this month as singer/keyboardist Gregg Allman continues his recovery from treatment for Hepatitis C.
Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster internet and phones will be automatically refunded. All other tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Information on purchasing tickets for the 2009 Allman Brothers Band’s run at the Beacon will be announced early next year.
“New York’s a second home to us,” says Gregg. “We love playing there and are as disappointed as anybody not to be able to get there this time.”
Although unable to play for fans in New York City this year, the group will resume its touring schedule in August with special guest Bob Weir & RatDog. Tickets for shows August 13 in Wantagh, NY (Jones Beach) and August 15 in Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center) go on sale May 3 at 9:00AM Eastern. Dates for shows in upstate New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois and Colorado are expected to be confirmed soon.
The band plans on making the 2009 Beacon shows their best ever, with special plans to commemorate the group’s 40th anniversary. Formed in Jacksonville, FL March 26, 1969, the Allman Brothers Band–including founding members Gregg Allman (keyboards/vocals), Butch Trucks (drums/tympani) and Jaimoe (drums)–are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band currently includes guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, percussionist Marc Quinones and bassist Oteil Burbridge.
Confirmed 2008 summer tour dates are as follows, with more to be scheduled:
8/13 Wantagh, NJ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (on sale 5/3)
8/15 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center (on sale 5/3)
8/16 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center (on sale now)
8/22 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
8/23 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (on sale now)
Check allmanbrothersband.com often for updates.
The Allman Brothers Band is planning to do MusicToday presales for the summer tour whenever possible. Y’all seem to like them, and we do too! 🙂
Meanwhile, if you weren’t able to make it to Wanee and want a hint of why this festival is sooooo loved (or if you were there and want to relive the spirit!), here is a link to one of several Forums on allmanbrothersband.com with great pix and memories:
Please join us in zenning positive, healing vibes to all those knowingly and unknowingly in need …
Take care and know that you are loved,
Lana and Rowland