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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 01:00 AM
Allman Brothers Band Returns To The Road
July 23rd, 2008 by Wade Tatangelo in News
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http://blogs. creativeloafing. com/tampacalling/2008/07/23/allman-brothers-band-returns-to-the-road/


Back in May, I reported that Gregg Allman was “on the road to recovery.” Today it became official, which is great news for us ABB enthusiasts. The original jam band resumes touring after an 11-month break prompted by the singer/keyboardist/guitarist and former Bradenton resident’s Hepatitis C treatment. Here’s the press release including a quote from Allman regarding his condition. There are no Florida dates posted yet but there’s an opening in early October that will likely result in a local stop.



Rock and roll icons THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND will make their triumphant return to the concert stage this summer, with two dozen shows booked from August 12 through October 11. On the first leg of dates, the group will share the stage with Bob Weir & RatDog, with Phil Lesh and Friends on board for the second leg.



The August 12 show in Bethel, NY will mark the first group performance since last September’s featured guest spot at Farm Aid (9/9/07), which followed a Piedmont Park appearance in Atlanta (9/8/07) with the Dave Matthews Band. Late last year after the group’s summer tour, group co-founder, keyboardist and singer GREGG ALLMAN underwent treatment for Hepatitis C. ALLMAN battled through two months of debilitating Interferon treatments but has made a complete recovery and is now disease-free. “I feel great, man,” says ALLMAN. “The treatment really kicks you in the ass but I came out stronger. I’m ready to play.” Hepatitis C is a blood-borne disease that affects approximately four million people in the U.S. alone and can cause liver cancer or necessitate a transplant. Due to the side effects of the aggressive Interferon treatment, the group had to postpone their annual run of dates at the Beacon Theatre in New York City as well as performances at Bonnaroo and their own Wanee Festival in Florida.



“I’ve known about having the disease for a long time, but was never a candidate for treatment until last year,” continues ALLMAN. “When my doctor told me to go for the Interferon, I knew it would be a battle, but I’m great now.” Side effects from Interferon treatment include flu-like symptoms and chronic fatigue. “I just didn’t have the energy to play,” says the keyboardist/singer. “And we’re a band that puts on 2-hour shows that change every single night. You gotta be at full capacity to do that. And now I am.



During the downtime, the other members of ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND–BUTCH TRUCKS (drums and tympani), JAIMOE (drums), WARREN HAYNES (vocals, lead and slide guitar), DEREK TRUCKS (slide and lead guitar), OTEIL BURBRIDGE (bass) and MARC QUINONES (congas and percussion)–stayed busy with various projects. JAIMOE toured with his Jasssz Band; HAYNES tours non-stop with his band Gov’t Mule; TRUCKS joined Eric Clapton as guitarist for an extensive world tour and also performed with wife Susan Tedeschi’s Soul Stew Revival; and OTEIL toured with former Grateful Dead percussionist Bill Kreutzman.



Here are the current ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND tour dates.
Check out www. allmanbrothersband. com for the latest.



Date: City: Venue: With:
Tue 8/12 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center Bob Weir & RatDog
Wed 8/13 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Bob Weir & RatDog
Fri 8/15 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Bob Weir & RatDog
Sat 8/16 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center Bob Weir & RatDog
Tue 8/19 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Bob Weir & RatDog
Wed 8/20 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center Bob Weir & RatDog
Fri 8/22 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands PAC Bob Weir & RatDog
Sat 8/23 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Bob Weir & RatDog
Mon 8/25 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion Bob Weir & RatDog
Wed 8/27 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre Bob Weir & RatDog
Thu 8/28 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion Bob Weir & RatDog
Sat 8/30 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre Bob Weir & RatDog
Fri 9/26 Fayetteville, AR Bikes Blues and BBQ Festival (festival)
Sat 9/27 Robinsonville, MS Horseshoe Casino an evening with
Tue 9/30 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion Phil Lesh
Wed 10/1 TBA
Fri 10/3 TBA
Sat 10/4 TBA
Tue 10/7 Pelham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center Phil Lesh
Wed 10/8 Orange Beach, AL The Amph at The Wharf Phil Lesh
Fri 10/10 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre an evening with
Sat 10/11 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre an evening with

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 01:08 AM
Nice to read. Thanks for posting!

I wonder if Gregg & Phil have touched base about their experiences. If anything, we're fortunate to have both of them with us and still performing. I'm looking forward to seeing both of them in Pelham this October.

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 01:39 AM

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 01:48 AM
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we're fortunate to have both of them with us and still performing.


Without a doubt!

Thanks very much for posting...

After one of the recent Soul Stew Revival gigs, about three weeks ago, Derek said that Gregg was doing a lot better. Wonderful news all around for the ABB.

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 04:09 AM
Tue 9/30 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion Phil Lesh
Wed 10/1 TBA
Fri 10/3 TBA
Sat 10/4 TBA
Tue 10/7 Pelham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center Phil Lesh


Thanks deadhead. Wouldn't it only make since to book on those TBA's a Cincy show since the Bro's didn't play here last year? The logistics seem right to me!!! You all gotta remember it started here too at the Ludlow Garage.

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 04:37 AM
Yeeeeeee Haaaa!

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 05:24 AM
This is the second article/interview with good news!!!

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 06:22 AM
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“I feel great, man,” says ALLMAN.





 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 06:59 AM
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There are no Florida dates posted yet but there’s an opening in early October that will likely result in a local stop.
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With Gregg's health first..We will be ready for ABB here in FLA!!! Last night after reading Redrocks...I was starting to jones for a show. I'll be waiting...unpatiently









 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 07:02 AM
I'M GOING TO RED ROCKS!!!

Also Birmingham, Orange Beach(maybe?) and Atlanta!

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 07:27 AM
I am still in shock when i read FAYETTEVILLE AR 9/26
THats about 25 minutes from my front door. WHOOHOOOOO!
Up till this...the closest they ever came was memphis or dallas which is 5 hrs away!
(aside from an aberrant visit in 94 to little rock that got rained on)

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 07:44 AM
Would like to point out the approved treatments with Interferon is 48 weeks for most common genotypes and 24 weeks for Genotype 2 (less resistant).

"Two Months" of treatment is either an error or Gregg was on an experimental high dosage / short duration TX, which I would be very surprised at, as that would likely be a "clinical trial"....

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 07:56 AM
Good to hear it from the man himself!

I wouldn't be surprised if Gregg really comes back with a vengeance this year....

 
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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 08:04 AM
Great to hear he is disease free.. hope they make it to the west coast sometime.. Hint Hint...

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 08:08 AM
A lot to be excited about here lately.

These two articles sure help build excitement. Great stuff.

Red Rocks!!!!

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 08:16 AM
This is also Pollstars lead story this morning!!!! Lots of good ABB vibes today.

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 08:53 AM
If the ABB does not add anymore dates after October, I wonder if Gregg will gear up the GA&F band for some fall/winter dates till the Beacon Run? We can hope......
 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 09:15 AM
Such good vibes. lifting my spirits!

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 09:40 AM
HappyDance HappyDance!!!

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 09:46 AM
I'm getting really psyched for this summer's run!! Great to hear Gregg's feeling
better and "ready to play".

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 09:57 AM
sounds like "revival" to me

God Bless Gregg Allman and the rest of the Brothers too!

Just saw Derek and Susan less than 2 weeks ago and getting geared up for the Long Island show!

Stay well, brother Gregg!

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 10:08 AM
Boy, that Friday night date in Canandaigua, NY looks awfully enticing......
 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 10:31 AM
Great article! Thanks!
 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 10:42 AM
Great news!!

 

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  posted on 7/24/2008 at 10:58 AM
taa daa !

 

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