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  • Allman Brothers Band Postpone Final 4 Shows Because of Gregg’s Illness

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    UPDATE 3:36 p.m. 3/24/14: After this was first reported on ZAGSBLOG.com Monday afternoon, the band released the following official statement:

    New York, NY (March 24, 2014) – The Allman Brothers Band announced the postponement of the remaining four Beacon Theatre performances on March 25, March 26, March 28 and March 29 as Gregg Allman recovers from bronchitis. As a result of Mr. Allman’s illness, the Allman Brothers Band is unable to perform at the level to which they aspire.

    All ticketholders should retain their tickets, which will be honored for the soon-to-be-announced rescheduled engagements. Those ticket holders desiring refunds may obtain them from the original point of purchase.

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    The Allman Brothers Band have postponed their final four shows at the Beacon Theatre this week because Gregg Allman has bronchitis, a source with direct knowledge told SNY.tv.

    A call to the Big House Museum, the band’s official museum, was not immediately returned.

    Allman missed the group’s shows on Friday and Saturday, marking just the second and third times that the band has played without an Allman Brother.

    He also missed the final night of the band’s 2012 Beacon run due to back problems, a show I attended. In 2008, the Allmans ended up canceling their Beacon run while Gregg got treatement for Hepatitis C.

    Allman, 66, reportedly left New York for a couple of days to rest up, and was hoping to return to the stage Tuesday night when the band was to resume its sold-out, 14-show run. They were to play Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in their last run at the Beacon before guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes leave the band.

    “No guarantees but Gregg is improving and hopes to return to the stage for the last four Beacon shows,” reads a statement on GreggAllman.com.

    The Allmans are scheduled to play other dates later this year, including Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain June 5-8 alongside Bob Weir & Ratdog, Government Mule and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Gregg Allman also has a solo tour scheduled, with dates in Australia set for April.

    Without Allman and original drummer Butch Trucks — who missed one show early in the run with flu-like symptoms — the band turned to members of its extended family.

    Duane Trucks, named after original guitarist and founding member Duane Allman, sat in for Butch on that night, while Devon Allman, Gregg’s son, sat in for his father at times this weekend.

    The Band is profiled in the excellent new book by Alan Paul, “One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band.”

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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