The Allman Brothers Band Will Not Return to the Beacon in 2010
The Allman Brothers Band will not return to New Yorks Beacon Theatre in 2010, according to drummer Butch Trucks. The group has performed at the historic New York venue regularly since 1989 and has hosted a multi-night run in the room each spring since 1996. But, according to an interview in The Florida Times-Union, the group will relocate its residency to another New York room next year. Sure well continue [to play] until my body runs out of juice, Trucks tells the paper. But we wont be at the Beacon anymore. They just announced that Cirque du Soleil is moving in there, sad to say. Well still do a multi-show thing in New York, but were looking for another venue. With things the way they are, theres a lot of empty theaters on Broadway.
The Allman Brothers Band hosted a multi-night run at New Yorks Radio City Music Hall in 1995. The group has also indicated that it will scale back on shows in 2010 to allow Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks to focus on their solo projects. Please click here for a recent interview with the group about its history with the Beacon Theatre