Gregg Allman Says Allman Brothers Band Done After 2014

Who would’ve thought coming into the New Year that The Allman Brothers Band would be entering their final year as a touring entity? Following the surprising news that guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes will leave the band at the end of 2014, comes Gregg Allman’s revelation that the group isn’t looking to replace the axe-men.

Gregg has told Relix Magazine that this year is it for the 45-year-old act. “This is it—this is the end of it,” Allman told Relix in a soon-to-be-published interview. The founding member of the group goes on to say, “45 years is enough and I want to do something else, anyway. Everyone has their own real good perspective bands.” Of course Gregg also told Rolling Stone late last year that Oteil Burbridge was leaving the group and that turned out to be false, so take Allman’s words with a grain of salt. There’s 11 months before the end of 2014. Allman even leaves the door open for a future reunion by telling Relix, “We may get together every five years and just do one play at a time.”

The Allman Brothers Band currently have 19 gigs on the books between their upcoming Beacon run and headlining appearances at Wanee, the Peach Music Fest and Lockn’. Derek and Warren are expected to devote time to their main projects, the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Gov’t Mule respectively.

[via Relix]