The members of the Allman Brothers Band will be ramblin’ men once again. The Southern rock veterans have announced the first three dates of a late-year tour — November 18, 19 and 20 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA.
Public ticket sales for the Boston concerts begin tomorrow, August 12. Face values for each night’s tickets range from $65 to $150, according to Ticketmaster.com listings, and orders will be limited to four tickets.
The intimate performances, billed as “An Evening with the Allman Brothers,” will be part of a larger tour of East Coast theaters, according to the band’s official Web site. However, no other concert dates have been announced at this time.
The shows will be the band’s first since founding member Gregg Allman received a liver transplant on June 23. Allman was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2007. His past struggles with the disease have occasionally interrupted his band’s touring plans, including the cancellation of the Allman Brothers’ annual Beacon Theatre residency in 2008.
The sudden availability of a donor for Allman’s transplant also forced the Allman Brothers to cancel their appearance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival on June 26. The one-day music event had a strong debut on TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings.
The late-year Boston engagement actually falls around the time that Allman’s doctors projected he’d be able to return to the road. In a June 25 update on the band’s site, it was noted that Allman was walking around a little and that he “could be well enough to be back touring by November.”
In a statement this week about the upcoming Orpheum dates, Allman was quoted: “I’m ready. I’ve been itching to play since I got the operation and am glad to be back. Can’t thank everyone enough for their help and support.”
The Allman Brothers Band itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|November 18 – 20||Boston, MA||Orpheum Theatre|