Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Allman Brothers Band to split after 45 years

Gregg Allman has revealed that the Allman Brothers Band will stop touring at the end of the year after marking their 45th anniversary in 2014.

“This is it — this is the end of it,” Gregg tells Relix. “45 years is enough and I want to do something else, anyway. Everyone has their own real good respective bands.”

Gregg’s comments come on the heels of a joint announcement earlier this month by guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks that they’ll be leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of the year.

"For 25 years and 15 years respectively, we've had the honor and pleasure of playing, living, learning, and traveling with the Allman Brothers Band, one of the truly legendary rock and roll bands," the two wrote. "We will be forever grateful for the opportunity and the experience, and for the love, enthusiasm, and support of the incredible fans. We are both preparing to dig even deeper into our various creative and musical endeavors and, as a result, 2014 will be our final year as part of the band."

Read full statements by both guitarists here.

Gregg isn’t ruling out future reunions by the band.

“Whose to say?,” adds the keyboardist. “We may get together every five years and just do one play at a time.”

The group will launch their final residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on March 7; they’ll play 14 dates at the venue before hosting their 10th annual Wanee Music Festival in Florida in April.

See also:

Allman Brothers add more Beacon Theatre dates
VIDEO: Gregg Allman honored with tribute concert
Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks leaving Allman Brothers Band
AUDIO: Allman Brothers preview archival Beacon Theater release
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