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Published: 2014/05/07

Gregg Allman Says ABB to Play Six Beacon Shows, No MSG

In a new interview with Gregg Allman revealed that the Allman Brothers Band will play six Beacon shows in October to make up for the four that were cancelled following Allman’s battle with bronchitis. The new dates will take place during an eight-day span, including two sets of weekend shows and a pair of mid-week dates.

However, the band will not play the rumored Madison Square Garden finale. “We decided that’s a bad idea. Of all the big rooms, [MSG’s] got the best sound, but nothing sounds like the Beacon.”

He also reiterated that the Allman Brothers are not breaking up but rather replacing Derek Trucks. On current guitarists Warren Haynes and Trucks, Allman said: “It’s like this: No one is the ‘best.’ They’re all different. One is tiramisu, one is crème brûlée. They’re all just sexually delicious.”

As far as his health, Allman says he is feeling “like a million” despite contracting a virus that coated his lungs with mucus, causing unnecessary stress on the heart. “They got me back to normal now,” Allman said. “They looked at my schedule ‘til the end of the year and they said, ‘No wonder, what are you, trying to kill yourself?’”

Allman also said he’s started to get into juicing, health food and has gone vegan. “It’s not easy, man, to find enough to eat. It takes some getting used to! It ain’t biscuits and gravy.”

He will also release a new live album with his new solo band cut from their show at the Grand Opera House in Macon, GA. Next up for the ABB is a slot at Mountain Jam on June 8.


There are 18 comments associated with this post

TCinNYC May 7, 2014, 11:08:19

Whoever they replace those 2 axes with it will be like going from “tiramisu & creme brulee” to “tortoni’s & spumoni’s”. Just sayin.

derpa May 7, 2014, 11:18:06

oh man, here we go again…

Moose May 7, 2014, 11:40:40

Sweet! Looks like I have a ticket to the actual 45.56th anniversary. Woo Hoo!

Blooby May 7, 2014, 11:59:42

I’m hoping that if Warren does another Warren Haynes Band album, he should call it “Sexually Delicious.” Man, that was a funny quote.

Kit Carson May 7, 2014, 12:29:36

Let’s hope the new diet agrees with Mr. Allman and all 6 shows happen with him in attendance feeling “like a million” not another makeshift lineup like the one I witnessed in March. Not saying it was a bad show but it wasn’t The ABB. .

todd May 7, 2014, 13:15:28

Well if you look at the Beacon schedule it already can’t happen in the way Gregg says it will. It is after all the same man who said Oteil was gone to be in Zac Brown.

PM May 7, 2014, 13:27:15

Gregg Allman is an idiot, they couldn’t half fill MSG

Matt May 7, 2014, 13:55:58

Are they honoring tickets from cancelled shows?

cosmicbein May 7, 2014, 14:20:35

For real info that is comin down the grapevine.Dickey Betts and Devon Allman have already signed contracts to play with ABB in 2015.Millions to be made with this new lineup.Enjoy peeps,i know i will.Dead-Allmans 2015 cross country tour is being planned as well.

Steve G May 7, 2014, 14:22:36

Of course they could fill MSG, this is NY.

Max Baer May 7, 2014, 15:10:29

Doubt if Dickey Betts at age 70 or the other three remaining core ABB members are interested in reuniting for any reason.

Babe May 7, 2014, 20:03:15

Dickey is NOT going to be playing w the ABB.
AND Gregg Alman is no idiot.

Tony Menown May 7, 2014, 21:10:02

Devon Allman has no business on stage with the ABB. His father and the rest of the group have been very gracious in allowing him to gain some exposure with the occasional sit in. If there is any accuracy to the cosmic doofus’ previous comment, it is that DUANE BETTS could fill one of the spots. He is a fantastic young player.

Where it all begins May 8, 2014, 00:35:37

I will suck your cock if Betts signs and rub your but hole with Peach Brûlée.

old news May 8, 2014, 09:03:03

this is old news, the interview was done about a month or so ago, before wanee. remember when gregg’s comment about replacing derek came out. thats from this same interview. also there is instance where the beacon has 2 weekends in a row open in october. so the 6 shows in october, cant even happen Bryan Ferry Oct 01 Bryan Ferry Beacon Theatre 8:00PM
The Afghan Whigs Oct 04 The Afghan Whigs Beacon Theatre 8:00PM
The Fab Faux Oct 18 The Fab Faux Beacon Theatre 8:00PM Patrick Bruel Nov 01 Patrick Bruel Beacon Theatre 8:00PM

daddylegba May 8, 2014, 09:33:55

If Dickey joins the band they should plan about 200 dates in 2015. Between Gregg’s vegan diet and Dickey’s liquid diet they may actually play/show up for 35 shows.

Moe Howard May 8, 2014, 13:20:43

Gregg said no MSG since he quit eating Chinese take out food.

Gregg fan May 8, 2014, 19:59:33

Gregg just work on releasing some new original music with Gregg and friends.. you have musicians who are ready,willing and able to do it. Scott sharrard, jay Collins,and your new bass player and keyboard player could make some great music.

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