Allman Brothers Continue Beacon Run with Derek and the Dominos Cover, More Run Debuts
Allman Brothers Band continued their annual Beacon Theatre run last night with yet another two-set show that was low on guests but high on career-spanning material. The group opened the show with the musical swell based on Les Brers in A Minor, which the band used frequently during their 1992 tour. The introduction was surely a nod to ABB’s newest archival release Play All Night which chronicles the band’s 1992 Beacon Theatre run.
Throughout the show, the Allman’s touched on material from their expansive catalog as well as some cover selections. Performances of note included the Hittin’ the Note track “Old Before My Time,” which saw its first action since 2012. The band also dipped into their cover repertoire for a rendition of Derek and the Dominos’ “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?”—featuring Duane Trucks on drums—as well as Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning.” Both of which served as tour debuts.
Once again, the classics served as show closers, as ABB delivered a lengthy “Jessica” to close the second set and played a standalone “Whipping Post” encore. The Beacon run will continue on March 18.
Here’s a look at the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section:
Allman Brothers Band, March 15, 2014, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Set I: Don’t Want You No More > It’s Not My Cross To Bear, You Don’t Love Me, Statesboro Blues, Hot ‘Lanta, Spots Of Time, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’, Old Before My Time, Smokestack Lightning, Midnight Rider, No One To Run With
Set II: Rain, High Cost of Low Living, Worried Down With The Blues, Dreams, Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad^ > Drums > Jessica
Enc: Whipping Post
Notes: ^with Duane Trucks