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  posted on 10/25/2009 at 04:02 PM
Hey All,
Ok, I'll break the seal on this. (Unless it's already been broken, my internet patience is limited). What's the deal with Macon the first weekend in December? I've got DTB tickets for the 5th, should I plan on getting up to Macon the 4th for some particular reason? (I can't imagine what that could be, do you?) I know the Big House is set to open that weekend, and of course DTB is playing the 5th, so is there anything else we need to know out here in ABB cyberland?

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  posted on 10/25/2009 at 06:42 PM
Well I've heard the rumor but....nothing else!

 

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  posted on 10/25/2009 at 11:33 PM
Great name Dinahmoe. You're an Overnight Sensation.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 12:01 AM
This is all that's known right now. There are rumors of the ABB showing up.


Derek Trucks to headline Fly South festival in DecemberBy Phillip Ramati - pramati@macon.com

Organizers for the recently launched Fly South Festival were hoping the event would have a musical act with an Allman Brothers Band connection.

They landed that act with the Derek Trucks Band, which will be the headline act for the Dec. 5 festival to be held at Luther Williams Field in Macon.

Derek Trucks, nephew of Allman Brothers Band founding member Butch Trucks, will headline the Fly South Festival with his band. Brad Evans, president of the Bragg Jam Festival board that’s organizing Fly South, said that since the festival is happening the same weekend as the opening of the Big House Foundation museum, organizers wanted to tie the two together.

“One of the first things we did was sit down with (museum founders) Kirk and Kirsten West,” Evans said. “We didn’t want to conflict with them. It was a great situation with our organizations to be able to work so well with one another.”

With thousands of Allman Brothers fans expected to be coming to town that weekend for the opening of the museum, festival organizers wanted to capitalize on that and booked Trucks, a guitarist with the band’s current lineup.

Trucks’ uncle, drummer Butch Trucks, is one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers.

“We are very lucky to get Derek,” Evans said. “He’s nationally known, he’s toured with Eric Clapton and he was on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ this year.”

Evans said in addition to Trucks’ band, there will be five or six musical acts that will play at the festival. Tickets are expected to go on sale Oct. 1, he said.

Fly South is an initiative from the city of Macon to have a music festival in the fall to complement the Cherry Blossom Festival in early spring and the Bragg Jam Festival in midsummer.

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert said he wanted the first festival to open with a flourish, and a musical headliner like Derek Trucks will help that.

“Isn’t it great?” Reichert said. “I’m as excited as can be. ... We wanted to plan to tie this in with the Allman Brothers and the Big House opening, so this is especially significant and meaningful.”

In addition to the music, Fly South also will feature the Memphis In May Barbecue tournament, a nationally known event that brings in competitors from across the country. Evans said organizers are hoping to organize a tournament with local businesses entering teams in conjunction with the main event.

The festival’s official Web site, with schedules and ticket information, is expected to be completed soon, Evans said.

To contact writer Phillip Ramati, call 744-4334.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 03:42 AM
Hoping

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 07:42 AM
I'll be the one to say it. I don't think they (ABB) will be in Macon in December. Just Derek and the Big House grand opening. We'll see soon enough.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 09:54 AM
I picked up the fall copy of Georgia Music magazine last week and it had ads in there for the Big House opening, along w/ an ad for the Macon Convention and Visitor's Bureau (which had pics of BO, Mama Louise and the Big House, along w/ the Flysouth fest info). The Big House ad gave dates of 12-4,5 and 6 for the opening weekend, but no real specifics, other than they expect pilgrims from around the country.

So it sounds like the City is wanting to push the weekend, but w/o the ABB announcement, will the pilgrims really come for just an outdoor concert in Dec? And even if the ABB come, it seems awfully late to expect the pilgrims to be able to pull a trip together.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 10:29 AM
The Allman Brothers skipping Georgia on the 40th Anniversary tour is friggin shameful. Seems like someone dropped the ball on the deal, maybe Derek's decision to want to get off the road at the end of this year tied their hands, that said something should have been taken care of earlier.
 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 12:18 PM
You got that right Ryan. Shameful does not even begin to describe it though. Whoever was in charge of scheduling the tour should be fired immediately (unless something definite is planned soon or it was an actual band member). Why? Because one of two things has occured. Either:
1. The "scheduler" does not understand the basics of the allman brothers band history (you don't skip the friggin' HOME TOWN on a 40th anniversary tour)...or
2. The "scheduler" does not understand the basics of communication to a core fan base.

There is no excuse I could hear from anyone from the band that could explain this utter incompetence. Yes, these are strong words, but very accurate nonetheless. I mean, even IF there were some huge event in the works (on the scale of some kind of 2-day festival like Wanee), why wouldn't this be communicated to the fans? The answer is incompetent staff that need to be replaced, OR SEVERELY REPRIMANDED. If ABB does not have someone doing this work for them (I can't imagine that), then they need to hire some staff in the future because this is absurd.

Having said all of this...I still love the music and the live music floweth freely on the internet. And also, I realize all of the fans living outside of this country rightly think I'm an idiot. I would too if I lived in Australia or something. As it is, I'm just a Georgia boy who wishes he could've celebrated this anniversary in Georgia with all of the other home town folks. I am donning my flame-retardant suit now.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 12:32 PM
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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 12:38 PM
dTb just added a date in Mobile, AL on December 4th, so there's the hose on the fire for anyone who thinks ABB will be in Macon 12/4. Don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger.

I still plan to be in Macon that weekend for The Big House and the dTb show. See all y'all there!

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 12:46 PM
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You got that right Ryan. Shameful does not even begin to describe it though. Whoever was in charge of scheduling the tour should be fired immediately (unless something definite is planned soon or it was an actual band member). Why? Because one of two things has occured. Either:
1. The "scheduler" does not understand the basics of the allman brothers band history (you don't skip the friggin' HOME TOWN on a 40th anniversary tour)...or
2. The "scheduler" does not understand the basics of communication to a core fan base.

There is no excuse I could hear from anyone from the band that could explain this utter incompetence. Yes, these are strong words, but very accurate nonetheless. I mean, even IF there were some huge event in the works (on the scale of some kind of 2-day festival like Wanee), why wouldn't this be communicated to the fans? The answer is incompetent staff that need to be replaced, OR SEVERELY REPRIMANDED. If ABB does not have someone doing this work for them (I can't imagine that), then they need to hire some staff in the future because this is absurd.

Having said all of this...I still love the music and the live music floweth freely on the internet. And also, I realize all of the fans living outside of this country rightly think I'm an idiot. I would too if I lived in Australia or something. As it is, I'm just a Georgia boy who wishes he could've celebrated this anniversary in Georgia with all of the other home town folks. I am donning my flame-retardant suit now.
Rev, while understand your frustration over the lack of GA dates, I doubt very seriously they left GA off the tour intentionally. There has to be a reason. I'd like to hear it myself. Having said that, I noticed the lack of GA dates when they announced summer tour dates and I decided not to risk not seeing them and got tix to one of the Charlotte dates, just in case nothing materialized after the fact. ABB has had the same management for quite some time and I'm sure everyone was aware that there would be some disgruntled Georgia fan rumblings. I'm with ya, as a Georgian. At least I caught them three times this year (2X @ Wanee and CLT. )

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 01:10 PM
Know what also bothers me is that you would like to think that one of the original 3 members would say "what the f, are we not playing Georgia on our 40th?!", and then raise hell and make sure it happened. Clearly we are just another stop (and paycheck) on the way. I generally knew this but I just take this as confirmation. Gregg gave an interview earlier in the summer where he said something along the lines of "man it would be really great if we could play Macon on the anniversary tour." He said it like he was power less to making it happen. I realize you got to have someone book, promote, schedule it, so on but I am sure if Gregg calls the management and says "I want the band to play in Macon this year", then somehow they will find a way to make it happen. Hell it is possible to play for a discounted rate if need be.

Anyways I hope they announce a date and I am just showing my *ss by making the above post out of frustration. Thankfully I have travelled to 3 shows this year, just finding it hard to believe they are leaving Atlanta/Georgia out of the tour when they mostly do something special here.

Ryan

[Edited on 10/26/2009 by RyanBelair]

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 01:16 PM
The band did not say goodbye the Wednesday night, so I assume they are carrying on. Maybe Atlanta instead of New York in March? Whatever they do, it will make history!

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 01:26 PM
LET ME JUST SAY THIS!
TINSLEY ELLIS BAND
Dec 4 2009 9:00P
Grant’s Lounge - Big House Museum opening Macon, Georgia
IT SHOULD BE INTERESTING

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 01:27 PM
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LET ME JUST SAY THIS!
TINSLEY ELLIS BAND
Dec 4 2009 9:00P
Grant’s Lounge - Big House Museum opening Macon, Georgia
IT SHOULD BE INTERESTING

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 01:35 PM
The point is: management is incompetent (with regards to this specific issue) and missed (or is MISSING) the boat. There is absolutely NO reasonable excuse for neither having scheduled an Atlanta date NOR explaining why it hasn't happened yet. I'm so irritated that I purposely didn't even try to arrange travel plans. I'd rather boycott the tour and save my money than reward stupidity/incompetence. I can get audience copies for free if I want, but what really irks me is that I wanted to see both bands together (mostly because of Jimmy Herring). Good God, it's the home town for both bands!?! Incomprehensible. I hope someone in the band or management wakes up and gets a clue that the 40th anniversary tour might be the first time they skip their own home town. I keep wondering how such a high level of incompetence could come to pass and all I can hope is that we're going to get some kind of major 2-day festival that they are keeping under wraps...but still, that doesn't explain why no announcement has come...I'm at a loss...rant over. Glad everyone had fun that went though. I hope management reads this thread. I welcome you to explain your reasoning in this decision.
 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 01:43 PM
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LET ME JUST SAY THIS!
TINSLEY ELLIS BAND
Dec 4 2009 9:00P
Grant’s Lounge - Big House Museum opening Macon, Georgia
IT SHOULD BE INTERESTING
NO SH!T?????

I'M THERE!!!

I might even ride my motorcycle, frost of not. You with me E.O.?

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 01:48 PM
Figuring the ATL or Macon shows would be evening with, I bought a B'ham ticket so I could see the WP pairing. Had I known there would be no shows in GA, I might have doubled-up in B'ham or considered CLT too. Lack of communication equals lost sales in this instance.

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 02:31 PM
I hear ya Brock. I only went to one show in B'ham because I wanted to save the cost of the 2nd night's ticket, hotel room, drinks at show cost, so on, for the surely to be announced Atlanta show(s) or for a road trip to the Macon show. I would have loved to go the 2nd night, but because of the lack of communication from the band/management I missed a concert and they missed the opportunity to sell another ticket (tickets, when you consider the 3 other people who travelled with me). Oh well.

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 02:54 PM
I too just knew that they'd play Hotlanta sometime this year. Loved the Chastain shows last Oct and would've jumped at evening with shows at the Fox. since nothing happened, we bought tics day of show for both Charlotte shows and caught two very different but equally fabulous nights of music. We also did a one night two day turnaround to NYC this past March for the 3/26 show. Didn't have the cash but felt we had to be in in the house that night! Something to consider: the year-long 40th anniversary really runs thru 03/25/2010, and with the Beacon sh-t going down; who knows what the next 5 months could bring? I still think there's something gonna happen that will center around Macon & Hotlanta - They're just too important in the band's history to not play a part!!!!

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 03:03 PM
Bill

I thought the same thing a few days ago with no Beacon there could be a Fox run next March.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 03:07 PM
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I thought the same thing a few days ago with no Beacon there could be a Fox run next March.

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maybe, before or after NYC. i am hearing NYC is pretty much a done deal for March 2010 !!!

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 06:44 PM
Yeah, I have to say that I'm REAL surprised no Georgia date on the 40th Anniversary Tour (along with the lack of Chuck Leavell involvement...even after they needed a piano player the last few weeks).

I suspect they were trying to pull something bigger off and when it didn't work out it, it was too late to just do a couple nights at Chastain (and a couple nights at the Macon Coliseum). They would have sold something close to another 20,000 tickets playing those 4 nights across Georgia.

I have a feeling managing the ABB is a frustrating job these days. Looking forward to Gregg & Friends on Leno tomorrow night.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2009 at 06:59 PM
Well, the year has about 2 months left. I hope you GA folks get a show because it only seems logical. Hopefully what's logical and what's historical will be one and the same. The band has got to go back to its roots.
 
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