SYDNEY, Australia (CelebrityAccess) — Gregg Allman has been forced to pull out of several planned performances in Australia due to a wrist injury.
According to Jambase, Allman had been slated to perform at Sydney's Enmore Theatre on April 21st and at The Forum in Melbourne on April 23rd. Opening acts Gov't Mule and Devon Allman will now perform an extended set on the two affected dates.
A statement issued by promoter Bluesfest Touring read:
Bluesfest Touring regret to inform that Gregg Allman will not be able to perform his Sydney show at the Enmore Theatre on Monday 21st April or his Melbourne show at The Forum on Wednesday 23rd April due to a severe wrist injury worsening since his arrival to Australia. Gregg Allman broke his wrist not long before the tour commenced and since, his injury has unexpectedly worsened leaving him in severe pain and unable to perform. Gregg will be returning to the US immediately to seek medical treatment.
Gov’t Mule, fronted by the visionary singer-guitarist Warren Haynes who has been the six- string mainstay and a vocalist for the Allman Brothers Band and Devon Allman, Gregg Allman’s son who has appeared in his father’s band as well as the Allman Brothers Band will be performing an extended set each.
Ticket purchasers will be able to receive a full refund if they choose not to attend the show but these will only be available until midnight day of the performance. With any questions regarding ticketing please go to the original place of purchase.
Allman's injury is the latest in a series of health issues that have affected the band's touring. The group's annual residency at The Beacon in New York in March was cut by four shows short due to Allman battling a bout of bronchitis. – Staff Writers