Hey there sweet family,
Practically everyone who writes to us, and that’s hundreds of peachy peeps a week, wishes the Allman Brothers Band would announce a concert date this summer. Hmmm, maybe if we all unite and focus on that wish for a few seconds it will come true. Ready, set, WISH!!! sfx: the hum of numerous glorious minds thinking positively.
Omg!! It worked!! Here y’ go:
Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman announces Tune In to Hep C, a public health campaign to help raise awareness of chronic hepatitis C virus infection.
To help turn up the volume around hepatitis C, a one night only benefit concert featuring The Allman Brothers Band will be held at The Beacon Theatre in New York on July 27, the eve of World Hepatitis Day.
“There are many people who have been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C, but aren’t taking action. I want to tell them, don’t wait. Doing nothing is not an option; they need to talk with their doctor,” said Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. “I made the decision to take action and talk to my doctor, so that I could get back to making the music I love. I want others to take that action too, and if I can help make that happen, I’ve done my job.”
Proceeds from the benefit concert will be donated to community-based organizations that provide education and support services to people with chronic hepatitis C.
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, June 22 at noon EST and are available at Livenation.com, ticketmaster.com, select Ticketmaster locations and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. If tickets remain they will be available at The Beacon Theatre box office beginning Thursday, June 23. There is a 4 ticket limit, per person.
The Allman Brothers Band is Gregg Allman (vocals and keyboards), Butch Trucks (drums and tympani), Jaimoe (drums), Warren Haynes (vocals, lead and slide guitar), Marc Quinones (congas and percussion), Oteil Burbridge (bass) and Derek Trucks (slide and lead guitar). (We’re guessing you knew that! 😉 )
Awesome job, y’all!!
Take care and know that you are loved,
Lana and Rowland
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