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Allman Brothers cancel at Wanee, postpone Beacon run, MSG releases statement

Posted by jhochstat on March 27, 2008

The ABB website issued the following statement this morning:

The Allman Brothers Band announced today that they are postponing their annual run of 15 shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre set for May 5-24, with rescheduled dates TBA. In addition, they have also cancelled their upcoming performances at the Wanee Festival that they host every year in Florida (set for April 11-12, Wanee will continue as planned despite the fact that the Allman Brothers Band will not be appearing). For the past six months, founding member Gregg Allman has been receiving scheduled treatments for Hepatitis C, a virus that, with these treatments, has become curable in recent years. The treatments so far have been successful and the virus has been eradicated from his system.

However, the recovery time from the side effects of the treatment are taking longer than originally projected. Since the Allman Brothers Band are known for exhilarating and exhausting concert performances they don’t want to give fans anything less than they have come to expect; so the band members made a group decision to delay the first round of dates. “I’m getting better but I’m still tired,” says Gregg. “I need to be at 110% to do the shows the way we do them. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the support and understanding my Brothers and our fans have given me.”

Update 1:45 PM

The MSG website issued the following statement this morning:

We’re sorry to inform you that the Allman Brothers Band performances scheduled for May 5- 24, 2008 at the Beacon Theatre have been postponed.

For the past six months, founding member Gregg Allman has been receiving scheduled treatments for Hepatitis C, a virus that, with these treatments, has become curable in recent years. The treatments so far have been successful and the virus has been eradicated from his system. The recovery time has taken longer than originally anticipated and it was a group decision to postpone the Beacon Theatre shows.

The unparalleled loyalty of Allman Brothers Band fans has been well documented in the music industry for over 39 years — the last 19 at The Beacon Theatre. The band is committed to giving 110% and wants to be sure that they are in top form before returning to The Beacon Theatre.

Live Nation and the Beacon Theatre are working to make sure that we find a solution to this road block and ensure that the music never stops. We are devoted to bring these amazing concerts to dedicated fans like you and thank you for your patience during this unforeseen and unfortunate delay.

Please hold onto your ticket until the rescheduled dates are announced. For further information, you may visit www.allmanbrothersband.com for a complete press release and updates.

Get well Gregg, we look forward to our Beacon shows sometime in the future!

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