Peakin’ (And Leavin’) at the Beacon for The Allman Brothers

The Allman Brothers Band has called it quits – in their Monday statement to announce the makeup shows the band had canceled at the Beacon Theatre in New York City when Gregg Allman fell ill in March, the band stated the October dates will be their last. Though Gregg had previously denied reports of a break-up, this statement appears to all but confirm the end is near.

Since forming in 1969, The Allman Brothers Band has split twice, first after 1976 (then reunited in 1978), and again in 1982 (to be reunited in 1989). Over the 45-year span, the boys out of Macon, Georgia have earned a legendary status in the music world. After its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, the band earned the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), as well as a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Jessica” in 1996.  Rolling Stone Magazine named the Allman Brothers on several “All Time” lists since the start of the new millennium, including Greatest Artists (No. 52), and Greatest Albums (No. 49 – for At Fillmore East) . In 2003, the magazine composed a list of 100 Greatest Guitarists: Derek Trucks (No. 81), Dickey Betts (No. 58), Warren Haynes (No. 23) and Duane Allman (No. 2) were all named. (Curiously, when the magazine composed a similar list in 2011 only three were named, with Trucks moving up from No. 61 to No. 18, and Haynes dropping off the list entirely.)

The group announced the makeup shows would be at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on Oct. 21st, 22nd, 24th and 25th. Those with tickets for the four canceled shows (from March 25, 26, 28 and 29) can use them on the corresponding dates, or can obtain refunds, before Aug. 1. Additional shows for Oct. 27th and 28th will be their last shows.

The Allman Brothers Band are scheduled to appear at Mountain Jam, June 8th, at Hunter Mountain, followed by Scranton, PA’s Peach Fest for August 14th-17th.

The band has had a long-standing residency at the Beacon, spanning several years. It had celebrated its 40th anniversary there in 2009.

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