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Published: 2009/08/20

The Allman Brothers Open Tour with Special Guests

The Allman Brothers Band kicked off its summer Tuesday night at Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The Doobie Brothers opened the night and, partway through the Allman Brothers Bands headlining set, Doobie Brothers guitarist Tom Johnston emerged with woodwinds ace Mark Russo and drummer James van de Bogert for a rocking version of Southband. The tour continued at Holmdel, NJs PNC Bank Arts Center last night where Doobie guitarist Pat Simmons sat in with the ABB on Stormy Monday. In addition, New Jersey favorites the Asbury Juke Horns took the stage for Soulshine, Stand Back and Same Thing, while local guitarist Jr. Mack appeared on You Don’t Love Me at the end of the night.

The Allman Brothers Band will appear at Camden, NJs Susquehanna Bank Center this Friday with Widespread Panic. The groups are encouraging fans to deposit their old cell phones at Rock the Earth stations that will be set up at each stop along the tour. In partnership with Musictoday, Collective Good and Gibson, all attendees who bring a phone to the Rock the Earth booth for redemption will receive a 20% off a future Musictoday purchase, and be entered into a nightly drawing for an Instant Live soundboard recording of the band’s performance and the tour prize of a Gibson guitar. They will also gain entry into the national mobile phone recycling campaign Grand Prize of the ‘Party Like A Rock Star’ experience the winner of which can use the Gibson Tour Bus for a one night concert excursion with 12 friends.

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