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Published: 2008/03/27

Allman Brothers Band Postpones Beacon Shows and Cancels Wanee Appearance

The Allman Brothers Band has cancelled its upcoming performance at the Wanee Festival and postponed its annual run of shows at New Yorks Beacon Theater. Gregg Allman was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis C and has spent the past six months receiving treatments for the virus. Though the treatments have been successful so far, and the virus has been eradicated from his system, his recovery from the side effects of the treatment is taking longer than originally projected.

‘I’m getting better but I’m still tired,’ Allman said in a statement. ‘I need to be at 110% to do the shows the way we do them. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the support and understanding my Brothers and our fans have given me.’
The Wanee Festival will take place as planned,
with Gov’t Mule, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi’s Soul Stew Revival, moe., Levon Helm and JJ GREY & MOFRO still scheduled to appear. As of press time, the Allman Brothers Band still plans to hit the road in August and will likely play the Beacon this fall. There is currently no word on the groups scheduled appearance at Bonnaroo.

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