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THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND RETIRING FROM THE ROAD AFTER 2014
by Stoneman,posted Jan 30 2014 1:01PM
The Allman Brothers Band will retire from the road at the end of 2014, which in effect will put the largely non-recording band to rest after 45 years. Bandleader and co-founder Gregg Allman spoke candidly about the band's end during an interview with Relix, revealing, "This is it -- this is the end of it. 45 years is enough and I want to do something else, anyway. Everyone has their own real good perspective (sic) bands." Allman was pressed about a possible Allman Brothers Band reunion in the future: "Who's to say? We may get together every five years and just do one play at a time."
Earlier this month, Allman Brothers Band guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced their departure from the legendary group after this year. Haynes joined the band via co-founding member Dickey Betts in 1999, with Derek Trucks -- the nephew of drummer Butch Trucks -- joining in 1999. Trucks will focus his efforts on his Tedeschi-Trucks Band with his wife, Susan Tedeschi. Haynes will carry on his work with his primary band Gov't Mule and possible future gigs with the Dead.
Fans will no doubt be clamoring to catch one of the band's upcoming annual "March Madness" shows at New York City's Beacon Theatre -- marking the final run of one of rock's most beloved traditions.
The Allman Brothers Band's 2014 "March Madness" run at New York City's Beacon Theater will play on March 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 28th, and 29th.
On April 11th and 12th, the Allmans will perform in Live Oak, Florida at the Wanee Festival at the Spirit Of Suwannee Park.
The Allmans' third annual Peach Music Festival is set for August 14th through the 17th. The event, which will take place at Scranton, Pennsylvania's Pavilion At Montage Mountain, will feature two headlining sets from the band -- including a set to close out the weekend.
The Allmans' final date on the books for the year is set for September 7th at Arrington, Virginia's Lockn' - Interlocking Music Festival at Oak Ridge Farm.
CHECK IT OUT: The Allman Brothers Band in 1996 performing "Blue Sky" live on Austin City Limits: