New York, NY 10023
8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014
Welcome the Allman Brothers Band for 10 nights at the Beacon Theatre!
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND have announced initial plans for their 45th anniversary in 2014, including the annual string of concerts at New York City’s Beacon Theatre kicking off March 7. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and live music stalwarts have performed at the 2800-seat Beacon over 220 times since they began the tradition in 1989.
In 2014, fans of the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND--now including founding members GREGG ALLMAN (vocals and keyboards), BUTCH TRUCKS (drums and tympani) and JAIMOE (drums) plus longtime members WARREN HAYNES (vocals, lead and slide guitar), DEREK TRUCKS (slide and lead guitar), OTEIL BURBRIDGE (bass) and MARC QUINONES (congas and percussion)--will also hear an array of live concert releases from throughout their storied career. In February, the group’s own Allman Brothers Band Recording Company will issue Boston Common 8/17/71, which was recorded 10 weeks before the death of co-founding guitarist DUANE ALLMAN. It is one of the few Duane Allman-era shows that no fan has heard or owns. In addition, on February 18 Epic/Legacy Recordings will release the two-CD set Play All Night: Live At The Beacon Theatre 1992 and a live DVD from 1991, Live At Great Woods.
On February 18, Epic/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment will release Play All Night: Live At The Beacon Theatre 1992, a new two-disc set showcasing The Allman Brothers Band’s very first time playing such an extended run at the Beacon. In 1989, The Allman Brothers Band reunited for a tour which saw the group first take the Beacon’s stage for a residency that’s now a tradition for both band and venue. In March 1992 the band would tape two of their 10 shows at the theatre and amazingly, little of the material from these electrifying shows has been available to fans--until now.
Also due out on February 18 (Epic/Legacy Recordings), the DVD release of Live At Great Woods. Filmed in September of 1991 before a crowd of nearly 20,000 adoring fans at the Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts in Massachusetts, this DVD release features--for the first time on the format--the original long-form video version of this concert, with no interviews edited into the main feature. This DVD reissue has been long requested by Allman Brothers Band fans.