We’ve been waiting for this announcement since the day the dates were cancelled, and finally it is here. At 10am tomorrow tickets for the last two Allman Brother dates ever, Beacon Theater, October 27th and October 28th, 2014,gthrough AMEX presale and Friday 11th, tickets go on sale to general public, also at 10am.
The Allman Brothers are the jam band par excellence, really else much matters when it is all about Southern Boogie, though you gotta wonder what would have happened if Lynrd Skyrnd (or Duane for that matter) hadn’t gone up in smoke. But really only Skynrd comes close, for some reason every other boogie band kinda sucks. Both the Truckers band and Govt Mule aren’t close, nobody else can do it.
Of course, everybody is hoping Dickey Betts comes back for the night, I’m catching him in August but it isn’t the same as with Greg on the same stage. Not that I will necessarily be watching it at all, my bet is I won’t get a ticket, it will be worse than a lottery getting in, it will be a bolt of lightening getting in, but all you can do is try
Meanwhile, here is the press release:
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND have announced the on-sale information for the final shows for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group that formed in 1969. Tickets for their October 27 and 28 performances at New York City’s Beacon Theatre will go on sale to the public Friday, July 11 at 10:00 AM Eastern. These final ABB performances bring the band full circle back to the Beacon, a venue the band has played exactly 232 times since their annual tradition began there in 1989.
This comes after the news that the band rescheduled dates for four shows at the Beacon Theatre that were postponed in March: Tuesday, 10/21, Wednesday 10/22, Friday, 10/24 and Saturday, 10/25. Tickets purchased for those sold-out shows (originally set for 3/25, 26, 28 & 29) will be honored on these dates for the corresponding days (see itinerary below). Fans unable to attend the rescheduled shows can return tickets for a refund at the point of purchase prior to August 1.
As part of the 45th anniversary celebration, the band recently released a new DVD 40, filmed at the Beacon on their 40th anniversary, where they performed their first two albums The Allman Brothers Band and Idlewild South in their entirety. Their monumental breakthrough live album At Filmore East (cited by Rolling Stone on their list of 25 Best Live Albums) will be celebrated by Universal Records with the July 29 release of a six-CD set.
The current lineup of the band–founding members GREGG ALLMAN (vocals and keyboards), BUTCH TRUCKS (drums and tympani) and JAIMOE (drums) plus longtime members WARREN HAYNES (vocals, lead and slide guitar), DEREK TRUCKS (slide and lead guitar), OTEIL BURBRIDGE (bass) and MARC QUINONES (congas and percussion)–is, at 14 years, substantially longer than any other version of the band.
Meanwhile, the band is gearing up for two nights of concerts as part of their very own PEACH FESTIVAL, August 14-17 in Northeast Pennsylvania. In its third year, PEACH FEST 2014 will feature artists including the ABB on two nights, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Trey Anastasio Band, Lotus, Big Gigantic, the Taj Mahal Trio, Blackberry Smoke, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, the London Souls and more. The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND will close the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, VA on Sunday, September 7.
Tickets for the October 27 & 28 Beacon Theatre shows go on sale to the public Friday, July 11 at 10AM ET and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com and www.beacontheatre.com and via charge by phone at 866-858-0008. If tickets remain, they will also be available at the venue box office beginning Saturday, July 12 at 11:00AM. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, July 8 at 10AM ET through Thursday, July 10 at 10PM ET.
Here is the band’s final itinerary:
DATE: CITY: VENUE:
Sat-Sun 8/16-17 Scranton, PA Peach Fest
Sun 9/7 Arrington, VA Lockn’ Music Fest
Tues 10/21 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 25 honored)
Weds 10/22 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 26 honored)
Fri 10/24 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 28 honored)
Sat 10/25 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 29 honored)
Mon 10/27 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Tues 10/28 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
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