Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Allman Brothers to release 40th anniversary live DVD

The Allman Brothers Band will release “40”, a new live package recorded on the 40th anniversary of the band’s first performance.

Due April 29, “40” features the legendary group captured in concert at New York’s Beacon Theatre on March 26, 2009.

The original group - Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe and Berry Oakley - first played together on March 26th, 1969 in Macon, GA, and quickly became one of the biggest rock acts in the world before the losses of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, and subsequent turmoil and break ups, before triumphantly returning for good in 1989 (eventually being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and being awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award).

The current band - founding members Gregg Allman (vocals and keyboards), Butch Trucks (drums and tympani) and Jaimoe (drums) plus longtime members Warren Haynes (vocals, lead and slide guitar), Derek Trucks (slide and lead guitar), Oteil Burbridge (bass) and Marc Quinones (congas and percussion) - decided to honor the original six by playing the group's first two albums – “The Allman Brothers Band” and “Idlewild South” - back to back, track by track.

This weekend, the Allman Brothers Band are set to return to the stage April 11th in Live Oak, FL at the 10th installment of their annual Wanee Festival.

In January, the Allman Brothers Band announced that they will cease touring at the end of the year as they close out their 45th anniversary.

See also:

Gregg Allman previews new live package
Gregg Allman issues health update
Allman Brothers postpone final four Beacon Theatre shows
Allman Brothers: Gregg Allman missing Beacon Theatre shows due to illness
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