Gregg Allman Unable To Finish Australian Tour
By Scott Bernstein Apr 21, 2014 • 11:30 am PDT
The shows will continue with opening acts Gov’t Mule and Devon Allman now set to perform extended sets each night. Ticket holders are being given the option to exchange their tickets for a full refund.
Bluesfest Touring has issued a statement about the situation:
Bluesfest Touring regret to inform that Gregg Allman will not be able to perform his Sydney show at the Enmore Theatre on Monday 21st April or his Melbourne show at The Forum on Wednesday 23rd April due to a severe wrist injury worsening since his arrival to Australia. Gregg Allman broke his wrist not long before the tour commenced and since, his injury has unexpectedly worsened leaving him in severe pain and unable to perform. Gregg will be returning to the US immediately to seek medical treatment.
Gov’t Mule, fronted by the visionary singer-guitarist Warren Haynes who has been the six-string mainstay and a vocalist for the Allman Brothers Band and Devon Allman, Gregg Allman’s son who has appeared in his father’s band as well as the Allman Brothers Band will be performing an extended set each.
Ticket purchasers will be able to receive a full refund if they choose not to attend the show but these will only be available until midnight day of the performance. With any questions regarding ticketing please go to the original place of purchase.
We apologise to Gregg Allman fans who were looking forward to his appearance. We wish Gregg Allman a fast recovery and look forward to his return to Australia.
Gregg’s latest health issue comes just weeks after the Allman Brothers Band were forced to cut this year’s Beacon Residency short due to Allman’s bout with bronchitis. There’s still no word about when the final four Beacon shows, which were postponed, will take place.