Saturday, August 6, 2016

Gregg Allman cancels tour after being hospitalized with serious health issues

Gregg Allman has cancelled 28 tour dates after being hospitalized for “serious health issues” at the Mayo Clinic.

The cancellations start with Allman’s appearance at Scranton, PA’s Peach Music Festival on August 12 and run through the Clearwater, FL Jazz Festival on October 16.

“I want to thank my fans and friends for supporting me while I rest up and focus on getting better and back on the road as soon as I can,” says Allman. “I’ve been working hard with my band, my pride and joy, to play our music for everyone. We’ll see y’all in October.”

Allman’s first date back is scheduled to be a performance at his very own Laid Back Festival at the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, on October 29.

“All concert dates beyond that are currently confirmed to take place,” read an official statement from the rocker’s camp.

Allman has battled through a series of health issues in recent years: in 2007, he contracted Hepatitis C, underwent a life-saving liver transplant in 2010, cancelled live performances in 2011 due to an upper respiratory condition that resulted in lung surgery, and entered rehab in 2012.

The Allman Brothers Band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

After 45 years together, the group performed its final show on October 28, 2014 at the Beacon Theater in New York City.

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