the Allman Brothers Band
“It’s been twenty-four years!” declared Gregg Allman in a rare bit of on-stage banter at Friday night’s (March 1) kickoff to the Allman Brothers Band’s annual “March Madness” at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
In October of 2012, one of the best lineups of rock, country and soul acts came together to pay tribute to the late Band drummer/singer Levon Helm at New Jersey’s Izod Center.
It’s fascinating that this book even got published. Allman Brothers Band singer/keyboardist Gregg Allman generally doesn’t like being interviewed. But after some health scares in recent years, he decided to set the record straight.
The most surprising thing about the tour is that it hadn’t happened before now. There was clearly a respect and a bond between the two bands. It’s truly a co-headlining affair: The Allmans played first, whereas the prior night at Long’s Island’s Nikon At Jones Beach, they closed the show.
Summer’s here, which means the time is right for dancing in the seats (or on the lawn, if you’re on a tight budget) under the stars. As the temperature rises, rock, pop and country tours tend to leave arenas to give fans the experience of hearing their favorite performers live under the stars (or under the rain, if you’re unlucky).
Gregg Allman missed the final show of The Allman Brothers Band‘s 2012 “March Madness” residency at New York’s Beacon Theater. The Allmans have been doing NYC residencies, usually at the Beacon, for over twenty years.
The Allman Brothers Band‘s “March Madness” is something of a tradition for live music fans in New York. For the uninitiated, the Brothers have been doing extended residencies in the city nearly every year since […]