The Allman Brothers Band Confirms Beacon Run
Photo by Brad Hodge
The Allman Brothers Band will return to New York’s Beacon Theatre this March. The band’s annual run of New York shows will be held on March 10,11,12,14,15,17,18 and 19. The group’s March 12 show will take place on the 40th anniversary of _At Fillmore East_’s_ recording.
Allman Brothers Band co-founders Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe announced the run during a press conference held at New York’s Beacon Theater. The group performed multi-night runs at the Beacon in 1989, 1992, 1994 and 1996-2009, with the notable exception of 2008 when Gregg Allman was sidelined due to health issues. The band temporally moved its New York run to Radio City Music Hall in 1995 and wasforced out of the Beacon last year to make room for Cirque du Soleil’s ill-fated Banana Shpeel. The Brothers moved its run uptown to the United Palace Theatre and projected images of the Beacon with a huge “x” through its marquee.
Jay Marciano, who serves as president of MSG Entertainment, apologized ousting the Allman Brothers Band last March. Allman said he didn’t have any hard feelings and mentioned that United Palace Theater’s Washington Heights location was a contributing factor in the band’s decision to return to the Beacon (“the cab ride cost more than the ticket,” Allman joked).
Tickets to the multi-night run will go on sale Saturday, December 4 at 11 AM ET. Please click here for a recent site interview with Allman Brothers Band guitarist Derek Trucks.