Allmans Plan Summer Tour
The Allman Brothers Band will hit the road for 26 summer tour dates that will find them playing everything from amphitheatres and festivals to theaters.The Allman Brothers Band will hit the road for 26 summer tour dates that will find them playing everything from amphitheatres and festivals to theaters. As previously reported, the group will also play a handful of shows with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
On various dates, the group will be supported by the Yonder Mountain String Band and a rotating cast of Allman Brothers Band member side projects: guitarist Derek Trucks' namesake band, guitarist Warren Haynes' Gov't Mule and bassist Oteil Burbridge's Oteil and the Peacemakers. The group is rounded out by vocalist/keyboardist Gregg Allman, drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe and percussionist Marc Quinones.
The first leg of the Allmans' tour opens June 16 in Cincinnati and closes July 2 in Solomons, Md. The second leg runs from an Aug. 12 Hartford, Conn., show to a Sept. 1 gig at Colorado's majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
The night after the Allmans' tour closes, Gov't Mule will headline Red Rocks. Gregg Allman and Haynes will team up for a special acoustic set at that show.
Despite no news of a new studio album on the near horizon, the ABB has been busy on the road. In addition to the upcoming dates, the band played its annual extended March run at New York's Beacon Theatre, followed by headlining their own two-night Wanee Festival last month in Florida with Medeski, Martin & Wood, O.A.R., North Mississippi Allstars and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band also on the bill.
Full tour details and ticket information can be found at the band's official Web site.
Here are the Allman Brothers Band's confirmed dates:
June 16: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
June 17: Chattanooga, Tenn. (Riverbend Festival)
June 18: Birmingham, Ala. (City Stages)
June 20: Indianapolis (White River Park)
June 21: Cleveland (Plain Dealer Pavilion)
June 23-24: Niagara Falls, Ontario (Niagara Fallsview Casino)
June 25: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge)
June 27: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach Theater)
June 30: Atlantic City, N.J. (House of Blues)
July 2: Solomons, Md. (Calvert Marine Museum)
Aug. 12: Hartford, Conn. (New England Dodge Music Center; w/Tom Petty)
Aug. 13: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center; w/Tom Petty)
Aug. 15: Darien Center, N.Y. (Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center; w/Tom Petty)
Aug. 16: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post-Gazette Pavilion; w/Tom Petty)
Aug. 18: Philadelphia (Tweeter Center @ Waterfront; w/Tom Petty)
Aug. 19: Raleigh, N.C. (ALLTEL Pavilion)
Aug. 20: Atlanta (Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater)
Aug. 22: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 23: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Aug. 25: Gilford, N.H. (Meadowbrook Farm)
Aug. 26: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 27: Scranton, Pa. (Montage Mountain)
Aug. 29: Green Bay, Wis. (Oneida Casino)
Aug. 30: Chicago (Rosemont Theatre)
Sept. 1: Morrison, Col. (Red Rocks Amphitheater)