Monday, April 21, 2014

Gregg Allman cuts Australian tour short due to wrist injury

A wrist injury suffered by Gregg Allman prior to the start of his current solo tour of Australia has worsened during the trek and the rocker has been forced to cancel the final two dates as he returns Stateside to seek medical treatment for the issue.

Jambase reports Gregg is unable to perform his planned April 21st show at Sydney's Enmore Theatre and April 23 concert at Melbourne's The Forum due to the situation.

Promoter Bluesfest Touring issued an official statement regarding the status of the shows, as follows:

“Bluesfest Touring regret to inform that Gregg Allman will not be able to perform his Sydney show at the Enmore Theatre on Monday 21st April or his Melbourne show at The Forum on Wednesday 23rd April due to a severe wrist injury worsening since his arrival to Australia. Gregg Allman broke his wrist not long before the tour commenced and since, his injury has unexpectedly worsened leaving him in severe pain and unable to perform. Gregg will be returning to the US immediately to seek medical treatment.

Gov’t Mule, fronted by the visionary singer-guitarist Warren Haynes who has been the six- string mainstay and a vocalist for the Allman Brothers Band and Devon Allman, Gregg Allman’s son who has appeared in his father’s band as well as the Allman Brothers Band will be performing an extended set each.

Ticket purchasers will be able to receive a full refund if they choose not to attend the show but these will only be available until midnight day of the performance. With any questions regarding ticketing please go to the original place of purchase.

We apologize to Gregg Allman fans who were looking forward to his appearance. We wish Gregg Allman a fast recovery and look forward to his return to Australia.”

The Australia tour news is the second health issue the rocker has dealt with this year: last month, a bout of bronchitis forced Gregg to miss two shows during The Allman Brothers Band's residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre, and the final
four dates were eventually postponed.

“All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman”, a new live package culled from a tribute concert to the singer, will be released on May 6.

The one-DVD, two-CD live set features a variety of artists paying tribute to the Allman Brothers legend, including performances by Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Devon Allman, Robert Randolph, Jimmy Hall, Sam Moore, Keb’ Mo’, Brantley Gilbert, Jess Franklin, Dr. John, Pat Monahan, John Hiatt, Jaimoe, Taj Mahal, Widespread Panic, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Eric Church, Jackson Browne, Zac Brown, and The Allman Brothers Band with musical direction by Don Was.

See also:

VIDEO: Eric Church covers Allman Brothers classic at Gregg Allman tribute
Gregg Allman says Allman Brothers not breaking up
Allman Brothers to release 40th anniversary live DVD
Gregg Allman previews new live package
Search The Allman Brothers at hennemusic