All-American Rejects Singer to Shadow Gregg Allman on Tour, Allman to Work with Don Was
All-American Rejects singer Tyson Ritter will shadow Gregg Allman on his current solo tour. As previously reported, Ritter will play The Allman Brothers Band singer in the upcoming film Midnight Rider.
“Tyson has come to my house,” Allman recently told the Tampa Bay Times. “Him and [Wyatt Russell, who will play Duane Allman in the film] both are nice guys. They flew out to Savannah and hung out with me for a couple of days, and they’re coming on the road with me this tour. They’re going to hang out and just kind of find out what I smell like, I guess.”
Allman also told the Sarasota Herald Tribune that he plans to work with producer Don Was on his next studio album, All Compositions By. He hopes to cut the follow-up to 2011’s Low Country Blues in Muscle Shoals. Was is in charge of an all-star Gregg Allman tribute at Atlanta, GA’s Fox Theatre on January 10.
Allman celebrated New Year’s Eve with a performance at Jacksonville, FL’s Florida Theatre. JJ Grey co-headlined the night and Allman kicked off his show-closing set with “Statesboro Blues.” From there, he moved into “I’m No Angel,” “Queen Of Hearts,” “I Can’t Be Satisfied,” “These Days,” “Hot ‘Lanta,” “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More,” “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’,” “Just Before The Bullets Fly” and
“Melissa.” After a New Year’s Eve countdown, the band jumped into “Auld Lang Syne,” “Midnight Rider,” “Love Like Kerosene” and “Whipping Post.” An encore of “One Way Out” closed the night.
The singer and organist will perform at West Palm Beach, FL’s Kravis Center this evening.