NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Allman Brothers are set for their landmark 200th show at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, March 26, 2011, setting a record for the most performances by any artist at the venue. The 200th show will the final of 13 shows for the band's annual residency at the Beacon. To commemorate the occasion, MSGE will present the Allmans with the keys to the venue.
"The first time we played The Beacon in 1989, we never imagined that more than 20 years later we’d still be playing the same theater and reaching our 200th show," said Gregg Allman "I don’t know whether the fans feed off of us or we feed off the fans, but something incredible happens when we come together with our fans at The Beacon. There’s a vibe, an energy in the room that only happens here. Some of our greatest moments have occurred on The Beacon stage and we look forward to creating many more in the years to come."
In 2009, the band celebrated their 40th anniversary at The Beacon with a 15-night run at the legendary venue. The shows were dedicated to Duane Allman and attracted numerous special guests including Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Trey Anastasio, Paige McConnell, Billy Gibbons, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. The Allmans have been performing their multi-night 'Beacon Run' since 1989, taking a hiatus in 2008, while Gregg grappled with illness and in 2010 when the run was relocated uptown, to general dismay. The band has sold out the 2900-seat Beacon at least 188 times since 1989. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers