2014 has not been kind to Gregg Allman. The co-founding member of The Allman
Brothers Band already has battled bronchitis and a wrist injury, both of which led to the
postponement/cancellation of shows earlier this year. The second half of the year doesn't seem to be looking
much better for the keyboardist/vocalist, who - according to The Oregonian - checked himself into a hospital
There's been no details released about what's currently ailing Gregg, but our first hint
of trouble came yesterday when Allman officially postponed his Tuesday night show in Boise, ID. While there's no
word on Allman's official website and Facebook at press time about the status of the rest
of the solo shows he had planned for this week/weekend, each of the venues Gregg was set
to play have announced that Gregg has cancelled. A performance that was supposed to take
place in Seattle tonight has been cancelled outright, while a July 5th Gregg Allman show in
Spokane, WA has been postponed.
This Sunday Gregg was supposed to make a headlining appearance at the Waterfront Blues
Festival in Portland, OR. The festival's artistic director, Peter Dammann, held a press
conference yesterday, where he revealed Gregg had cancelled. According to The Oregonian,
after Dammann heard that Allman had cancelled last night's show, he reached out to the
singer's agent. "This morning I called up his agent and said, 'What's going on?' They
said, 'We're evaluating, we'll get back to you.' A couple hours later, I got a note from
management that said, 'We're canceling the whole tour.' They didn't give us any specifics
on what's happening with Gregg," Dammann said.
We hope Gregg gets well soon and is able to put this barrage of health issues behind him.
Allman has a number of solo gigs scheduled this summer and also is set to play the Peach
Music Festival and Lockn' with The Allman Brothers Band, before the group brings their 45-year tenure to a close with a run of shows at the Beacon Theatre in October.