Allmans Set For Return To Beacon


NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Allman Brothers are set for their annual stand at New York City's Beacon Theatre for a 13-date stand from March 10-26.

With the exception of a cancellation in 2008 due to Gregg Allman recovering from treatment for Hepatitis C and then the ill-fated move uptown last year to United Palace Theater, the Allmans have done a residency at the Beacon every March for the past two decades. The 2010 residency was moved because the Beacon was booked to host Cirque de Soleil's inauspicious "Banana Shpeel" which closed after a 6-week run.

"Our apologies for last year," said MSG spokesman James Dolan in reference to the move during a press conference. "That won't happen again."

"Last March was a glamorous place and all that, but the location of it was — well, we won't go into that," Gregg Allman noted at the same press conference. "Somebody told me the cab ride cost more than the ticket."

If you can't make the trip the the Big Apple, the Allmans are also set to host this year's three-day Wanee Festival in Live Oaks, Florida from April 14-16.

This year’s headliners include Widespread Panic, along with first timers Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy and The Steve Miller Band. Other guests include Warren Haynes Band, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Ween, Stephen Marley, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Mike Gordon, Hot Tuna, 7 Walkers Feat. Bill Kreutzmann, Galactic , Taj Mahal, North Mississippi Allstars, Keller Williams, John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours, The Radiators, Wanda Jackson, Rusted Root, Oteil Burbridge and The Lee Boys,Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Gigantic, Melvin Seals & JGB, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, New Deal, Lotus, Tea Leaf Green, DJ Logic, Toubob Krewe, Devon Allman's Honeytribe, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Guitar Shorty, Dangermuffin, Honey Island Swamp Band, Kevin Hammond, Death on Two Wheels, The Yeti Trio, Jacob Jeffries Band and Griffin Anthony. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers