The Allman Brothers will celebrate its 50tth anniversary in March.
The band will mark the anniversary with a musical celebration March 10 at Madison Square Garden. Pre-sales for the once-in-a-lifetime event start Jan. 7. Public sales start Jan. 10 through Ticketmaster.
Produced by LiveNation, the Allman Brothers’ anniversary concert will unite Jaimo, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quinones, Duane Trucks and Reese Wynans with special guest Chuck Leavell. The concert will mark the first time in more than five years that the musicians have performed live together.
Haynes made note of that span of time having passed in a recent interview.
“Hard to believe it’s been five years since our final show at the Beacon,” he said. “We had all talked about doing a final show at Madison Square Garden, which never came to fruition. What a great way to honor 50 years of great music and fulfill that wish at the same time.”
Burbridge echoed Haynes’ comments with his own statement.
“I’m so glad to get the chance to pay tribute to 50 years of the enduring music of The Allman Brothers Band,” he said. “I’m blessed to have been part of their story. It’s gonna be a night to remember.”
Derek Trucks expanded on the comments made by his fellow musicians with his own statement.
“From the Fillmore East to the Beacon, NYC has always been a spiritual home for the Allman Brothers,” he said. “So it only feels natural to honor uncle Butch, Gregg, Berry, Duane and all the other brothers and sisters we have lost along the way here at MSG. I’m excited to get to play these songs with Jaimoe and the Brothers one last time to celebrate 50 years of this music.”
Portions of the proceeds from the upcoming concert will benefit The Big House in Macon, GA. which is the band’s official museum. The facility previously was the band’s home from 1970-73.
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