The Allman Brothers Band have postponed their annual run of 15 shows at New York City's Beacon Theatre set for May 5-24, due to side effects from treatment of Gregg Allman's Hepatitis C.

The ABB have also canceled their upcoming performances at the Wanee Festival, which they host every year in Live Oak, Fla. Wanee will continue as planned April 11-12 with a lineup including Gov't Mule, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi's Soul Stew Revival, moe., Levon Helm and others.

A release from Madison Square Garden Entertainment, which operates the Beacon, says those holding tickets to the Beacon shows should retain them, as they will be honored at the rescheduled concert.

According to the statement, Allman has been receiving scheduled treatments for Hepatitis C, and "the virus has been eradicated from his system." However, apparently the treatments have taken their toll on Allman, and the Beacon shows are known to be long and taxing so the shows were delayed by group consensus.

"I'm getting better but I'm still tired," says Allman in the statement. "I need to be at 110% to do the shows the way we do them. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the support and understanding my Brothers and our fans have given me."

As for other Allman Brothers Band dates, a 12-concert run planned for
August, including two that have been announced so far (8/16 in Boston, Mass. and 8/23 in Camden, NJ), will go on as scheduled. The rescheduling of the Beacon Theatre run and additional fall shows will be announced soon.