The surviving members of the legendary Allman Brothers Band have announced a star-studded 50th anniversary show at Madison Square Garden on 10 March 2020.
The Brothers consist of founding member drummer Jaimoe as well as longtime guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, bassist Oteil Burbridge and percussionist Marc Quinones with Widespread Panic drummer Duane Trucks and legendary keyboardist Reese Wynans. Also joining them as a special guest is former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist, Chuck Leavell. Leavell joined the Brothers in 1972 following Duane Allman’s passing and played with the group until a hiatus in 1976; he’s been with the Rolling Stones since 1981.
The Brothers – Celebrating 50 Years of the music of The Allman Brothers Band will perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City for one night only March 10, 2020. Ticket presales begin on January 7, with public on sale on January 10 via Ticketmaster: https://t.co/tKKG1YBpe1 pic.twitter.com/ILj7VQxM8x
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Ticket pre-sales begin on 7 January, with public on sale on 10 January 10 via Ticketmaster. This one-night only show, produced by Live Nation, celebrates the band’s iconic career and marks the first time in more than five years that these legendary players will be together on stage and the first time since the passing of founding members Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks.
“From the Fillmore East to the Beacon, NYC has always been a spiritual home for the Allman Brothers,” said Trucks in a statement. “So it only feels natural to honour 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.”
Longtime guitarist Warren Haynes shared his enthusiasm, adding “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 honour 50 years of music and fulfil that wish at the same time.”
The pioneering Southern rock outfit first formed in 1969 and became one of the most revered live bands in music history. Hailed for their live improvisation and marathon performances, the group released the At Fillmore East album in 1971, and it’s considered one of the best live albums ever.
The 2003 iteration of The Allman Brothers Band featuring members Gregg Allman, Jaimoe and Butch Trucks plus Warren Haynes, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge and Derek Trucks-would prove to be the longest-running line-up before the group played their last live performance 28 October 2014, at New York’s Beacon Theatre.
“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,” said Marc Quinones. “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.”
A portion of the concert proceeds will benefit The Big House in Macon, Georgia which was the band’s home from 1970-1973 and now serves as their official museum.
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