Hey there sweet family,
The Allman Brothers Band kicks off their summer tour tomorrow in Casino Rama, Canada. Please join us in wishing them a safe and wonderful tour! All together now, “Have a great, safe tour, guys! See you soon! Whoo hoo!”
The ABB’s entire summer tour schedule includes:
31 (Tue) – CASINO RAMA Rama, CANADA – An Evening With …
01 (Wed) – CASINO RAMA Rama, CANADA – An Evening With …
03 (Fri) – MEADOWBROOK FARM Gilford, New Hampshire – North Mississippi Allstars also appear.
04 (Sat) – NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL Newport, Rhode Island
05 (Sun) – SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Saratoga Springs, New York – North Mississippi Allstars and JJ Grey & Mofro also appear.
07 (Tue) – BANK BOSTON PAVILION Boston, Massachusetts – An Evening With …
08 (Wed) – BANK BOSTON PAVILION Boston, Massachusetts – An Evening With …
10 (Fri) – VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE Charlotte, North Carolina – Drive By Truckers and JJ Grey & Mofro also appear.
11 (Sat) – WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE Raleigh, North Carolina – Drive By Truckers and JJ Grey & Mofro also appear.
12 (Sun) – VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE Virginia Beach, Virginia – Drive By Truckers and JJ Grey & Mofro also appear.
14 (Tue) – NISSAN PAVILION Bristow, Virginia BUY TIX NOW! – Bob Weir & Ratdog also appear.
15 (Wed) – POST-GAZETTE PAVILION Burgettstown, Pennsylvania – Bob Weir & Ratdog also appear.
17 (Fri) – TWEETER CENTER Camden, New Jersey – Bob Weir & Ratdog and Keller Williams also appear.
18 (Sat) – MOUNTAIN LAUREL CENTER Bushkill, Pennsylvania – Bob Weir & Ratdog also appear.
19 (Sun) – DARIEN LAKE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Buffalo, New York – Bob Weir & Ratdog also appear.
21 (Tue) – JONES BEACH AMPHITHEATRE Wantagh, New York – Bob Weir & Ratdog also appear.
22 (Wed) – PNC BANK ARTS CENTER Holmdel, New Jersey – Bob Weir & Ratdog also appear.
24 (Fri) – DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE Clarkston, Michigan – Robert Randolph & the Family Band also appear.
25 (Sat) – BOYNE MOUNTAIN Petoskey, Michigan – Robert Randolph & the Family Band also appear.
26 (Sun) – RIVERSIDE THEATER Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Robert Randolph & the Family Band also appear.
28 (Tue) – MINNESOTA STATE FAIR St. Paul, Minnesota
29 (Wed) – ROSEMONT THEATRE Rosemont, Illinois – Robert Randolph & the Family Band also appear.
31 (Fri) – HARRAH’S STIR COVE Council Bluffs, Iowa – An Evening With …
02 (Sun) – JAZZ ASPEN Snowmass Village, Colorado – Leftover Salmon and Michael Franti also appear.
08 (Sat) – PIEDMONT PARK Atlanta, Georgia – The Allman Brothers Band is appearing with The Dave Matthews Band.
For tour updates, reviews, pix, set lists, party news, etc. be sure to visit AllmanBrothersBand.com
often and join in the fun!
As usual, Hittin’ the Note is happy to be on the road that goes on forever. Make sure to stop by their booth and say hello, renew your subscription, and meet up with old friends. Hittin’ the Note will have 2 free front-row center tickets to raffle away at almost every show for peachy peeps who sign up or renew subscriptions to their magazine, plus the always-popular “guess the opening song” contest, with HTN T-shirt prizes for the winners each night.
Speaking of front row center tickets, The Big House Foundation, in conjunction with the Allman Brothers Band, is holding an auction that allows you to bid on front-row tickets for most ABB concerts. The proceeds from the auction will be used to help establish the Allman Brothers Band Museum in Macon, Georgia. To participate, register and submit your bids for the show (or shows) of your choice at:
If you enter the high bid, you win! It’s that easy, and your bid is completely tax deductible above the cost of the tickets, as the Big House Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 public charity. Your donation will go a long way in assisting the BHF achieve its goal – opening and maintaining the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, which was the ABB’s home and communal hub in Macon from January, 1970 until early 1973.
To learn more about the Big House Foundation and the Allman Brothers Band Museum, please visit:
HTN will also be helping out the Big House Foundation with a raffle for a guitar signed by the Allman Brothers Band.
Munck Music, the fine company behind this year’s ABB Jazz Fest recording, is taking over doing “instant lives” of ABB shows this year. Be on the lookout for the Munck Mix Tent, where you can order a CD at the show and pick it up 30 minutes after the ABB leaves the stage. Hittin’ the Note will also have these shows available for shipping within two to three weeks after each performance and is accepting pre-orders now. To find out more details and to pre-order visit:
But wait, there’s more! HTN is proud to announce that the Allman Brothers Band 2007 Summer Tour Merch is now available via their web site! Check out every coolio new offering by visiting:
On an entirely different note, KFOX radio is holding another competition for the 4 finalists in the under 18 category (which of course includes Lane Four, and Gregory’s daughter Layla) from The Last Band Standing Contest of last fall. They are holding this additional voting round to choose two of the four finalists to play at Shoreline Amp. on Sept 22nd with The Doobie Bros, and The Steve Miller Band. Of course we are chomping at the bit for Lane Four to be choosen!
Lane Four has had an amazing year as a result of the contest and the Peach Corps’ support last fall. They have grown in leaps and bounds as a band. They have a website LaneFourBand.com as well as their myspace : www.myspace.com/lanefour
They have some new live tracks up you can hear. They also have a new publicity photo which you can find in the Media Gallery of GreggAllman.com under promo photos.
The only downside to this contest has been the fact that all of their rehearsal time has had to be spent on doing cover tunes. Originals are coming soon. Layla has a couple under her belt.
The bottom line is that starting Monday, July 23 those who want to can go to the KFOX web site and vote. To vote go to:
The deadline for voting is August 3rd at 5:00pm pacific time. On behalf of Lane Four, thank you very, very much for your support!
Finally, our continued prayers and love to all those knowingly and unknowingly in need …
Take care and know that *you* are loved,
Lana and Rowland