Allman Brothers Setup 2013 New York Residency Dates at Beacon Theatre in March
The legendary group led by Gregg Allman will take over the theater March 1-2, March 5-6, March 8-9, March 12-13 and March 15-16.
“Yes, it’s that time,” Gregg Allman said, according to Pollstar. “The Beacon run is always magical. The room sounds great, lots of familiar faces and the band really stretches out. After Macon, New York is really our second home. There’s just something about it, and our fans know it.”
The Beacon Theatre residency has become a tradition for the band since 1989. The only year since that the group hasn’t played the venue was in 2010 when Cirque du Soleil held a production at the theater.
“Cirque du Soleil came and bought it out from under us,” Allman said at the time. “It’s a drag.”
Certainly it was, but fortunately for Allman Brothers fans, the band has been back every year since. And the group always bring an impressive array of guest stars. While no official announcement has yet been made concerning who will appear this year, past guests have included Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Billy Gibbons, Widespread Panic, Johnny Winter, Taj Mahal and Jimmy Herring.
Another past special guest is Eric Clapton, and the Allman Brothers are already set to perform at the guitarist’s Crossroads benefit shows at Madison Square Garden April 12-13, so it could stand to reason that Clapton may show up to return the favor.
The only other dates the Allman Brothers Band currently has on its tour itinerary are two appearances at the WANEE Festival in Live Oak, Fla. April 19-20. The band has put the jam band festival together every year since 2005, and though early bird tickets have already sold out, the remainder of this year’s lineup has yet to be announced.