Hey there sweet family,
Please join us in wishing safe travels and sending much love to the Allman Brothers Band as they kick off the next leg of their 40th Anniversary Tour tonight, August 18, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga, New York … (listening … ) Sweet! We love to hear your voices united!!
All the dates scheduled for this leg of the ABB’s tour are:
• 18 (Tue) – SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Saratoga Springs, New York – The Doobie Brothers are also appearing
• 19 (Wed) – PNC BANK ARTS CENTER Holmdel, New Jersey – The Doobie Brothers are also appearing
• 21 (Fri) – SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER Camden, New Jersey – On tour with Widespread Panic. ABB closes.
• 22 (Sat) – CONSTELLATION BRANDS MARVIN SANDS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Canandaigua, New York – On tour with Widespread Panic
• 24 (Mon) – MEADOWBROOK U.S. CELLULAR PAVILION Gilford, New Hampshire – On tour with Widespread Panic. ABB closes.
• 26 (Wed) – BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS Bethel, New York – On tour with Widespread Panic.
• 27 (Thu) – NIKON AT JONES BEACH THEATER Wantagh, New York – On tour with Widespread Panic. ABB closes.
• 29 (Sat) – COMCAST CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Mansfield, Massachusetts – On tour with Widespread Panic. ABB closes.
• 30 (Sun) – MEADOWS MUSIC THEATER Hartford, Connecticut – On tour with Widespread Panic. ABB closes.
• 01 (Tue) – CHARTER ONE PAVILION Chicago, Illinois – On tour with Widespread Panic. WSP closes.
• 02 (Wed) – CHARTER ONE PAVILION Chicago, Illinois – On tour with Widespread Panic. ABB closes.
• 05 (Sat) – RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE Morrison, Colorado – Railroad Earth is also appearing. (Attention Leibold family, will you be there?)
• 06 (Sun) – JAZZ ASPEN Snowmass Village, Colorado – The Doobie Brothers and Drive-By Truckers are also appearing
Be sure to check http://www.allmanbrothersband.com often for tour updates and general merriment!
Speaking of the tour, here’s your chance to get great ABB seats to benefit great causes. The Allman Brothers Band is teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity to make special seats available to benefit great causes, including two of our favorites: HeadCount and The Big House – future home of the ABB Museum!
Tickets-for-Charity works directly with artists to make great concert seats available at face value, where 100% of the benefit above face goes directly to supporting the partner charities of your choice and the featured causes of each band.
Tickets-for-Charity is an easy way to give back – and a great way to see the ABB on tour this fall! Check out http://www.ticketsforcharity.com … and enjoy the show!
Here’s some terrific news for peachy peeps in the Chicago area – “Please Call Home: The Big House Years” is coming home to you!! The Chicago Premiere of The ABB / Big House “Please Call Home: The Big House Years” documentary is being held Monday, August 31, 8:00 PM, at the Park West Theater:
322 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614-4792
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Tickets are $20.00 and only 600 are being sold. They are available at the Park West and via Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/040042FCAAB83338?
A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.
All proceeds from this screening will benefit the Big House Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization established to create an Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. Work is progressing at the Big House and the museum will be open by the end of 2009.
Copies of the film will be available to purchase at the screening.
Further information is available at:
http://www.pleasecallhomethemovie.com and http://www.thebighousemuseum.org.
Work is also progressing on a special project at Hittin’ the Web. Stay tuned!
Take care and know that you are loved,
Lana and Rowland