Gregg Allman will take a break from the Allman Brothers Band for a brief run of East Coast tour dates, kicking off Jan. 21 in Jim Thorpe, Pa.

Gregg Allman will take a break from the Allman Brothers Band for a brief run of East Coast tour dates, kicking off Jan. 21 in Jim Thorpe, Pa. Traveling under the "& Friends" banner, the Southern rock veteran has dates scheduled through the end of the month, including a two-night stand in New York.

According to Allman's official Web site his "friends" band is made up of singer Floyd Miles, bassist Tommy Miller, guitarist Mark McGee, keyboardist Neal Larson, drummer James van de Bogert and a horn section made up of trumpeter Richard Boulger and saxophonists Chris Karlic and Jay Collins.

Allman's last solo album, "Searching for Simplicity," appeared in 1997 via the Sony-affiliated 550 Music label.

Here are the Gregg Allman & Friends tour dates:

Jan. 21: Jim Thorpe, Pa. (Penn's Peak)
Jan. 22: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Casino)
Jan. 23: Sayreville, N.J. (Starland Ballroom)
Jan. 25-26: New York (B.B. King's Blues Club)
Jan. 28: Niagara Falls, N.Y. (Seneca Niagara Casino)
Jan. 29: Glenside, Pa. (Keswick Theatre)
Jan. 30: Falls Church, Va. (State Theatre)