Gregg Allman Unable to Perform Two Australian Shows Due to Wrist Injury
Gregg Allman will not perform during the next two shows of his Australian tour scheduled for tonight at Sydney’s Enmore Thretre and Melbourne’s The Forum on Wednesday.
Allman is still ailing from a wrist injury that forced him to relieve his organ duties to Kofi Burbridge during The Allman Brothers Band’s finale at Wanee Music Festival. All of this follows Allman’s battle with bronchitis in March, forcing the ABB to cancel the remaining four shows of their Beacon Theatre run.
The shows will continue each night, however, with extended sets from opening acts Gov’t Mule and Devon Allman. Ticket purchasers will be able to receive a full refund if they choose not to attend the show but these will only be available until midnight day of the performance. For those that choose to attend the show, tickets will be $80 and the difference will be refunded to the purchaser. With any questions regarding ticketing please go to the original place of purchase.
Bluesfest Touring issued a statement via their Facebook about the cancellation:
Bluesfest Touring regret to inform that Gregg Allman will not be able to perform his Sydney show at the Enmore Theatre on Monday 21st April or his Melbourne show at The Forum on Wednesday 23rd April due to a severe wrist injury worsening since his arrival to Australia. Gregg Allman broke his wrist not long before the tour commenced and since, his injury has unexpectedly worsened leaving him in severe pain and unable to perform. Gregg will be returning to the US immediately to seek medical treatment.
Gov’t Mule, fronted by the visionary singer-guitarist Warren Haynes who has been the six- string mainstay and a vocalist for the Allman Brothers Band and Devon Allman, Gregg Allman’s son who has appeared in his father’s band as well as the Allman Brothers Band will be performing an extended set each.
Ticket purchasers will be able to receive a full refund if they choose not to attend the show but these will only be available until midnight day of the performance. With any questions regarding ticketing please go to the original place of purchase.
We apologise to Gregg Allman fans who were looking forward to his appearance. We wish Gregg Allman a fast recovery and look forward to his return to Australia.
Allman performed at the Byron Bay Bluesfest as scheduled on April 18 and 19. Warren Haynes sat in with Allman and his solo band during the shows, including on a song he co-authored, “Just Before The Bullets Fly,” on April 19.