The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND have announced initial plans for their 45th anniversary in 2014, including the annual string of concerts at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, with 14 shows kicking off March 7. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and live music stalwarts have performed at the 2800-seat Beacon over 220 times since they began the tradition in 1989.
The group formed in Florida in 1969 before moving to Macon, GA and became one of the biggest American rock bands in the world, famous for their musical prowess and legendary live concerts. “It’s always good to get back on stage with the Brothers,” says ABB co-founder GREGG ALLMAN. “Man, beyond the Brothers, that Beacon audience is like our family. You can look into their eyes—they’re right on top of you…there’s no other room like it.” All 11 of their 2013 Beacon Theatre shows sold out.
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND first began performing their annual multi-night engagements at the Beacon in 1989, with few exceptions, and have now performed there 222 times so far. The 2014 shows will mark their only metropolitan NYC-area performances.