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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 05:07 AM
Last night I attended the Govt Mule show in Bowling Green Kentucky. It was at great venue...Gregg Martin sat in...fun mule show. After the show, I asked Warren about this year with the ABB. As we all know, the band has kicked around the idea for awhile to end on the 45th, but Gregg made the decisions to conclude at the end of the year. I also pushed Warren on if the ABB was planning on a special final show. In other words, I big farewell show. He explained that the band had decided to do a final show on Duane's birthday, November 20th. He also pointed out that the plan might change. I also asked if the final show would be in the south. He did not answer, but he smiled as if to say yes.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 09:31 AM
This would be very cool. A Final show in the south needs a bigger venue but I can't resist pointing out the ONY time the ABB has done a show on Duane's Birthday (since he died) was at the FOX in Atlanta in 1981. They dedicated Straight From The Heart to him.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 10:16 AM
If it is the Fox Theater, that's gonna be one tough ticket.
 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 10:53 AM
I feel like the final show would have to be held somewhere big like MSG (or somewhere similar). A Theater just wouldn't cut it, especially if its being advertised as the final show ever for the ABB.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 11:26 AM
Several of us have suggested (ie: begged for) a two night Fox run followed by a finale at Piedmont Park. I think the Music Midtown Fest is scheduled (at the park) ... (not sure when?) - but the trifecta could work. It's a peachy dream!

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 11:35 AM
only 2 nights at the Fox?

this Yankee would strongly consider heading down

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 11:43 AM
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only 2 nights at the Fox?

this Yankee would strongly consider heading down


I'm not sure the local population would support a multi-week long run a la the Beacon. I'm for as many nights deemed do-able at the Fox!

In all the ABB shows I've seen in my life, perhaps the ... "least likeable" experience was the co-bill with Dave Matthews Band a few years ago. DMB (to me) sort of hi-jacked the event. The ABB was denied (did they even know?) the back row of P.A. speakers. It was insanely hot outside (I retreated way back to the shaded hill) and many folks on the lawn just took it personally if you accidentally stepped on their blankets! It was a great set of music by the band - just an endurance test for fans.

Even with all that - a finale at Piedmont Park would give everybody who wanted to see the band the opportunity to do so. No risk of a sell-out (right?) - just an all day affair at the park!

What could make this even cooler? How about opening sets by the Mule and reunited DTB and Oteil and the Peacemakers (like City Stages in Birmingham)?

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 12:02 PM
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only 2 nights at the Fox?

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I'm not sure the local population would support a multi-week long run a la the Beacon. I'm for as many nights deemed do-able at the Fox!

In all the ABB shows I've seen in my life, perhaps the ... "least likeable" experience was the co-bill with Dave Matthews Band a few years ago. DMB (to me) sort of hi-jacked the event. The ABB was denied (did they even know?) the back row of P.A. speakers. It was insanely hot outside (I retreated way back to the shaded hill) and many folks on the lawn just took it personally if you accidentally stepped on their blankets! It was a great set of music by the band - just an endurance test for fans.

Even with all that - a finale at Piedmont Park would give everybody who wanted to see the band the opportunity to do so. No risk of a sell-out (right?) - just an all day affair at the park!

What could make this even cooler? How about opening sets by the Mule and reunited DTB and Oteil and the Peacemakers (like City Stages in Birmingham)?

If you're gonna dream, I say dream BIIIIIG!


I think this is a GREAT idea. All the bands at Peidmont culminating in a farewell show by the ABB. And they could turn up the volume for the ABB this time!

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 12:18 PM
It'd be nice and cold near Thanksgiving outside for that show.

I'm guessing if the last show is Nov. 20th then it's somewhere indoors.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 12:33 PM
While I can see the romantic draw of a Piedmont show following a Fox run, it does not seem realistic in our modern times. Each venue would be concerned about the other cannibalizing its sales. And while Piedmont w/ DMB was enjoyable, I sure did not feel the presence of ancient spirits or anything!

So, a Fox run seems likely anyway. Let's say 3 in October. Then, the logical place to complete the ABB on 11-20 is Macon. City Auditorium is too small, so the Coliseum would be the only choice. Not a great venue, but it does have the capacity for the finale.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 01:32 PM
Free show at Piedmont Park

Catered by H&H

[Edited on 2/8/2014 by Joe_the_Lurker]

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 03:06 PM
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So, a Fox run seems likely anyway. Let's say 3 in October. Then, the logical place to complete the ABB on 11-20 is Macon. City Auditorium is too small, so the Coliseum would be the only choice. Not a great venue, but it does have the capacity for the finale.


The Macon Coliseum was the first venue in which I attended concerts. ABB, Wet Willie, White Witch, Doobie Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Blue Oyster Cult, Jethro Tull... and more. Back in the 70's the sound was wretched but it was the only venue in Middle Georgia pulling in those bands.

I saw Widespread there in the early 2000's. The coliseum had undergone substantial acoustic upgrades and Panic had a surround set up. I was shocked at how good it sounded.

I'll be pleasantly surprised if ABB plays Macon again. I'd certainly consider going but think the Fox is a far bigger draw.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 04:24 PM
Somehow Back Where It All Begins sounds about right here. I know, I know it began in Jacksonville but you know what I mean.

Wherever it may end up it is hard to believe. After all these years, even when they were broken up there was still promise that someday they'd be back. Now that the inevitable end is near is very emotional to think that it's over. I love a lot of different kinds of music but nothing ever touched my soul like they have. Goddammit I love the Allman Brothers Band.

Long live the Kings...



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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 05:30 PM
I know this is hypothetical and unlikely to be popular but, if the band goes out with a series of single-venue shows, it would be good if people restricted themselves to one show to allow the maximum number of people to attend.



 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 06:23 PM
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This would be very cool. A Final show in the south needs a bigger venue but I can't resist pointing out the ONY time the ABB has done a show on Duane's Birthday (since he died) was at the FOX in Atlanta in 1981. They dedicated Straight From The Heart to him.
Ill bet Duane spun in his grave.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 07:10 PM
"while Piedmont w/ DMB was enjoyable, I sure did not feel the presence of ancient spirits or anything!"

Agreed, but I have attended many other concerts at Piedmont Park that were absolutely magical.

Black Crowes and Cypress Hill at Atlanta Pot Fest back in the 90s was such a raucous good time, it very nearly prevented there from ever being any concerts there again Many fond memories from that show.

The Derek Trucks Band set at the Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park in 2003 remains one of my very favorite DTB shows.

Most recently, I saw absolutely spectacular shows by Pearl Jam and Jane's Addiction at Music Midtown that convinced me beyond a doubt that Piedmont Park is THE best place in Atlanta to see a big outdoor show.

The DMB/ABB show was nothing special, but there IS some special mojo on that piece of land, no doubt about it.

 
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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 07:44 PM
I bet Warren crushes his last ABB show.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 09:45 PM
It's going to be a tough ticket no matter where and when it is. Whatever happens, I hope I can make it.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 09:47 PM
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I bet Warren crushes his last ABB show.


I don't know, I'm thinking they'll probably turn in a clunker.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2014 at 11:09 PM
A 3-4 night run at the Fox seems doable. Or if it's just one show I could see the Phillips Arena in Atlanta holding the concert.
 

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  posted on 2/9/2014 at 07:29 AM
A run at the Fox has to go down. Maybe not for the final run, I agree that should be a bigger venue, but at some point.

They did a Duane birthday show a few years ago in Boston...This was night 3 of the run. I believe Gregg or Warren recognized Duane from the stage at some point early on.

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  posted on 2/9/2014 at 07:47 AM
I know it will not happen, but I would like for ABB to go through their entire catalog of songs before ending. This could be done over several days at a venue in the south. This could be recorded and taped for later distribution. Regardless, I know they will go out with style and class.

 

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  posted on 2/9/2014 at 10:31 AM
There was some talk about the ABB playing Mercer's new football stadium a couple of yrs ago. Doubt this will work in mid-Nov though.


 

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  posted on 2/9/2014 at 12:13 PM
Hopefully they will play the final concert in Macon, Georgia
 

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  posted on 2/9/2014 at 04:40 PM
Would they risk the weather on a outdoor show for their finale? I would hate to have their last performance postponed because of rain.
 
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