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Published: 2014/03/08

Allman Brothers Open Beacon Theatre Run

Photo by Dino Perrucci

The Allman Brothers band kicked off what will likely be their final residency at New York City’s famed Beacon Theatre last night. Guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks opened the show with “Old Friend,” a song that hadn’t been played since the 2012 Beacon run. In a nod to the two guitarists forthcoming departure from the the band, the rest of ABB then made their way out to the stage for “No One To Run With.”

As has been the case with their recent Beacon outings, the first night did not feature any guest appearances. However, the group did bust out the Dickey Betts/Haynes-penned tune “True Gravity” for the first time since June 25, 2000 during the first set, which also included a take on their hit “Midnight Rider.”

The second set saw the Allman Brothers perform a number of their classics, including “Melissa,” “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “The Sky is Crying,” as well as a cover of Dr. John’s “I Walk On Gilded Splinters.” The night then came to a close with a “Whipping Post” encore.

As previously reported, Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks recently told that the current Beacon Theatre run will most likely e the band’s last. He also confirmed that the group has some October shows in the works, and that they would like close out their 2014 tour with a gig at Madison Square Garden.

The Allman Brothers Band will continue their Beacon Theatre run tonight with the second of 14 shows at the venue. You can check out Dino Perrucci’s photos from last night’s performance here.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores page

Allman Brothers Band
Beacon Theatre New York, NY

Set I: Old Friend^, No One to Run With, Trouble Mo More, Leave My Blues at Home, Worried Down with the Blues, True Gravity*, Midnight Rider, You Don’t Love Me, Dusk Til Dawn, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More

Set II: Melissa, I Walk On Gilded Splinters, Dreams, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed, The Sky Is Crying, Revival

Enc: Whipping Post

(^) Only Derek and Warren
(*)Last time played 6/25/00



There are 5 comments associated with this post

jamesdinct March 8, 2014, 18:21:36

It still has not sunk in that this will be the final year of touring for ABB I cannot believe it. I had the good fortune of having to travel to NYC for work the past two March’s and catching a Beacon show on each trip. This year it didn’t work out, oh well! Hope they play some badass shows for everyone who makes it!

Nancy March 8, 2014, 18:40:58

Opening night for their Beacon run was a fantastic show! So glad I went :-)

livingston leo March 9, 2014, 00:30:59

sonny landreth wrote guilded splinters.

Edward March 9, 2014, 00:36:49

I thought Gilded Splinters was originally a Dr. John tune.

Andy Devine March 9, 2014, 04:40:45

“I Walk On Guilded Splinters” was written ny Mac Rebennack aka Doctor John. It first appeared on his album “Gris-Gris” in 1968. Humble Pie released a great version on their “Rockin The Fillmore” album. It has been covered by other artists including Cher!. In 1970 it was recorded by Johnny Jenkins whose version included Duane Allman on dobro, Butch Trucks on drums and Jaimoe on timbales. Berry Oakley plays bass on three other tracks on the Jenkins album called “Ton-Ton Macoute”. The producers of the album are listed as Duane Allman and Johnny Sandlin.

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