Gregg Allman, Co-Founder of Allman Brothers, Fighting Hepatitis C
Gregg Allman has hepatitis C
March 28, 2008
The Allman Brothers Band won’t be peakin’ at the Beacon for a while.
The rock band’s annual spring run of concerts at New York City’s Beacon Theatre has been postponed while co-founder Gregg Allman undergoes treatments for hepatitis C. The band also canceled their upcoming performances at the Wanee Festival, which they host every year in Live Oak.
“I’m getting better but I’m still tired,” Allman said in a press release from Woody Graber, a public relations consultant for concert promoter Live Nation FL. “I need to be at 110% to do the shows the way we do them.”
The Allman Brothers trace their roots to Daytona Beach, where Gregg and his late brother Duane first formed early incarnations of the band.
The Beacon dates, originally set for May 5-24, will be rescheduled. The Wanee Festival will go on as scheduled on April 11-12.