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Remaining Allman Brothers Band Members To Reunite In New York City In Celebration Of 50th Anniversary
GRAMMY-winning classic rockers the Allman Brothers Band bid farewell to touring in 2014, but in celebration of their 50th anniversary will reunite in March for a performance in New York City.
The band's show slated for March 10 at Madison Square Garden will feature surviving members Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge and Marc Quinones along with Duane Trucks and Reese Wynans. Musician Chuck Leavell, who has played with the band and the likes of the Rolling Stones, will have a special guest performance.
Although the band, who have since the break up moved on to other projects, had their actual anniversary in the Spring of 2019, Haynes told Rolling Stone the concert will be a way to honor the members who have died. Frontman Gregg Allman died in 2017. Members Duane Allman, Butch Trucks and Berry Oakley have also passed away since the formation of the band in the late '60s.
"It’s a way of honoring 50 years of the band and honoring Duane, Gregg, Berry and Butch and the music they created," Haynes told Rolling Stone. "That music deserves a 50th anniversary celebration. Most rock bands never thought they’d even see their 50th anniversary. And, of course, this one didn’t. So in a way, this brings some sort of closure."
Their last performance was at New York City's Beacon Theatre, before Gregg Allman's death. Haynes told Rolling Stone the band is still deciding who will sing Allman's parts.
"It’s going to be extremely emotional, and hopefully in a similar way to the last Beacon show," Haynes said. "Hopefully we can conjure up some wonderful music to match the significance of the moment."
The Allman Brothers received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Presale show tickets on sale Jan. 7. General ticket sales begin Jan. 10.