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Published: 2011/08/05

Gregg Allman Cancels Late Summer Shows

Gregg Allman has cancelled a series of late summer shows due to illness. While Allman has not made an official statement, The Lowell Summer Music Series has issued the following statement about Allman’s August 30 show: “The concert by Gregg Allman scheduled for August 30, 2011 has been cancelled by the artist for medical reasons. The following announcement was issued by Gregg Allman’s management: We’re sorry to announce that Gregg Allman, upon his doctor’s orders, is canceling his tour from August 26, 2011 through September 15, 2011. Allman had to cancel several dates at the end of his European run in June due to an upper respiratory condition. His doctor hoped that with rest, he’d get better, but unfortunately the issue has persisted. Treatment is going to involve several days of hospitalization and 4 – 6 weeks of bed rest at home.” Allman recently anchored an all-star benefit show with The Allman Brothers Band at New York’s Beacon Theatre on July 27.


There are 23 comments associated with this post

todd August 8, 2011, 10:29:19

Now that the national media has picked up this story from maybe you guys could go help them correct the dumb articles that include that this is the end of Gregg’s band called “ the Bridge”. Huh?

blues247 August 8, 2011, 12:52:36

saw him in johnstown saturday night. voice a little weak. didn’t look healthy. coughing alot during songs. good show, not great. forgot words on a couple of occasions. a long-time favorite, glad i saw him. hopefully will again soon.

Rich Unger August 9, 2011, 09:03:23

Gregg, Please rest, relax and take it very, very easy. We all want you to recover 100% we love you and we want you back on the “Midnight Rider” when, when you are 100%

Gary Frost August 9, 2011, 10:49:25

Hope you get better.I will say a prayer for ya.Old Macon,Ga. boy from The Sunshine Club.Gee Frost

karen August 9, 2011, 20:07:18

god i know sickness and getting a transplant is a hard recovery being that Hep C comes back in the new liver its a fine battle and with Gods help
Gregory will resurface, rested and wonderful.

Shelley August 9, 2011, 22:29:04

Todd, actually the national media picked the story up from a local story about the Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown, PA. The Johnstown paper, the Tribune-Democrat, wrote a story about the festival that included the Allman news as well as the story that a Baltimore-based jamband, The Bridge, was breaking up in November. There was nothing in that article that confused the two bands, but somehow the Associated Press managed to conflate the stories (which are mostly corrected now).

J n M August 12, 2011, 13:14:20

Gregg you are my all time favorite ‘moaner’ of the blues. Please take it easy and get the well needed, and deserved, rest! I go to the Big House everytime I’m in Macon!!! Peace and Love!

debbue August 12, 2011, 13:47:31

Listen to your doctors and rest. I’m a liver transplant patient and the old Hep C is back. You know all about the treatment and like you I must take it easy. My prayers are with you Master Blues.

harley August 12, 2011, 17:14:04

is he still sick, he is dating a singer, from home town. train or somthing like that cover band singer? lot of talk they together not sure if its true,but rumour he s in love again, wish him all the best health and love.

gary August 13, 2011, 17:40:40

Greg is he seeing girl, J train in new york she a singer

fan August 14, 2011, 13:16:47

gregg get well hope to see the brothers on the fall tour

patti gonzales August 22, 2011, 20:23:07

Greg, had tickets to see u here in Maine. Sorry to hear about your illness, even had front row seats to see u & B.B. just found out they replaced u with Dicky Betts, (good stuff) but he is not the same without u. Get well Mr. Blues, have been a fan for over 40 yrs. Born on Duane’s birthday & had tickets to see him & u right before he died, soo missed. Take care.

Paul August 5, 2011, 18:01:05

Gregg PLEASE for you own self take a year off and correctly recover.

Stu August 5, 2011, 19:39:36

Saw him at the Beacon recently, still rocking.

40acres August 6, 2011, 18:52:20

Gregg….your always a Rider on the train to nowhere….take a rest and put some good polish to that silver dollar and we will see you down at Wanee 8! Lots of Love brother.

Pam August 6, 2011, 20:32:34

Totally understandable and thanks for the tune into hep c campaign. It’s important to get the message out about this disease. Many years to all of us that have this disease

Lou August 7, 2011, 02:18:31

saw you tonight in johnstown pa, your show was a birthday present doesnt get any better than getting Gregg Allman for my birthday, But Dude you gotta listen to your Dr. you rocked tonight, and you were great as usual, but man take a well needed rest your fans that are your true fans will understand, Take care of yourself k?

Laryssa August 7, 2011, 13:50:08

Saw Gregg last night in J-town as well, thanks so much for coming to our town you were amazing as always! Please rest and recover, we want to see you soon!

Carol August 7, 2011, 14:24:01

We in Johnstown PA were so pleased to have you at our Music Fest please take care and get rest and take care of yourself!

Lynn August 7, 2011, 16:30:47

Brother, take the time to rest!!!! Canada loves you and we’re sending you healing vibes. Peace.

RFWoodstock August 7, 2011, 17:12:29

Best wishes to Gregg. Bluestock will be announcing a replacement headliner for Saturday on Monday. It will be an excellent addition to the already great line-up.

Ingo Wachsmann August 7, 2011, 17:32:58

Gregg, Germany loves you. Thanks for the concert in Bonn. My heart is crying, look at the tears rolling down the street.

ccage August 7, 2011, 17:51:41

get well Gregg
see you at Wanee 2012!!

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