Monday, August 8, 2011

Gregg Allman cancels tour dates for medical reasons

Rock legend Gregg Allman is canceling some of his late summer tour dates due to doctor’s orders.

Allman is canceling shows from August 26 through September 15; some of these dates will be rescheduled for later in the year.

This isn’t the first time this year Gregg has been under the weather: Allman had to cancel four dates at the end of his four week European tour in June due to an upper respiratory condition. His doctor hoped that with rest, he'd get better, but unfortunately the issue has persisted.

Treatment is going to involve several days of hospitalization and 4 - 6 weeks of bed rest at home. Allman continues to recover from his successful 2010 liver transplant and expects to return to touring in support of his highly acclaimed "Low Country Blues" album in the late fall.

On the eve of World Hepatitis Day, Allman, a spokesperson for the Tune in to Hep-C campaign, hosted a benefit at the Beacon Theatre on July 27. The event starred The Allman Brothers Band and featured fellow spokesperson Natalie Cole, as well as special guests Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), David Crosby and Graham Nash. They all performed on the finale joined by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, for a rousing rendition of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," as the entire show was simulcast on Sirius/XM Radio. The event raised over a quarter million dollars to support the American Liver Foundation and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable.

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