BETHEL, NY (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Southern rock legends, The Allman Brothers Band made their triumphant return to the road with record-breaking walk-up ticket sales at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Tuesday, August 12th.
Gregg Allman and the band took the stage for the first time since late 2007 and delivered an incredible two hour performance for the over 9,000 fans in attendance. Allman showed no signs of his difficult and painful battle with Hepatitis C which caused the band to postpone their tour late last year.
Group co-founder, keyboardist and singer, Gregg Allman proved he has completely recovered from his treatment for Hepatitis C, fighting through two months of debilitating Interferon treatment and emerging as strong as ever. As evidenced by their performance at Bethel Woods, he has made a complete recovery and is now disease-free.
Eager fans lined up in droves at the Bethel Woods ticket windows to catch the band’s return to the road with over 2,063 tickets sold that evening, breaking the previous box office record of 1,339 set by the Steve Miller Band. Those fans were treated to a performance by the band that many agreed was the best they’d seen in years.
The night marked a milestone at Bethel Woods, with Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir returning to play at the site of the legendary Woodstock festival, nearly 39 years to the day that the Grateful Dead performed in the rain before nearly half a million in 1969. Weir, who played guitar for the legendary jam band, opened the show with his band RatDog. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers