Allman Brothers Alums & More Announce The Brothers Concert At Madison Square Garden
UPDATE: Co-founding member Dickey Betts was asked to participate but passed as per Rolling Stone. Dickey “had prior commitments that prevented him from attending,” according to the guitarist’s manager, David Spero.
The Allman Brothers Band‘s 50th anniversary will be celebrated at Madison Square Garden in New York City with a performance by The Brothers on March 10, 2020. The Brothers consists of founding ABB member drummer Jaimoe as well as longtime Allmans members guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, bassist Oteil Burbridge and percussionist Marc Quinones with Widespread Panic drummer Duane Trucks and legendary keyboardist Reese Wynans. Former ABB keyboardist Chuck Leavell is listed as a special guest and is expected to play a few songs with The Brothers.
The band features all of the surviving members of the final ABB lineup, which brought the band’s famed career to an end on October 28, 2014 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Wynans was a member of Second Coming, a band that pre-dated the formation of The Allman Brothers Band by just months and included Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe. Essentially, Reese was replaced by Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band was formed. March is a special time for the ABB who would host their annual run at the Beacon that month. The Allman Brothers Band played their first show on March 26, 1969 and went on to embark on a Hall Of Fame-worthy career.
“I can’t wait to play again with my Brothers,” said Jaimoe in a statement. “From the Fillmore East to the Beacon, NYC has always been a spiritual home for the Allman Brothers. 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,” added Derek.
“Hard to believe it’s been five years since our final show at the Beacon. 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 music and fulfill that wish at the same time,” explained Haynes.
“I was fortunate enough to be a part of the Allman Brothers Band’s history for 23 of the 50 years we are about to celebrate. Thank you Butch, Gregg, Jaimoe, Dickey as well as Duane and Berry for giving us the opportunity to play this amazing music for all of our diehard, loyal fans,” noted Quinones. “I’m so glad to get the chance to pay tribute to 50 years of the enduring music of the Allman Brothers Band. I’m blessed to have been a part of their story. It’s gonna be a night to remember,” added Burbridge.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on January 10 via Ticketmaster (note: the link isn’t live yet).