Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Gregg Allman issues health status update

Gregg Allman is sharing an update on his health status after he cancelled 28 tour dates last month and checked into the Mayo Clinic to address some “serious health issues.”

Allman has been given a clean bill of health from his doctors and has received clearance to return to the live concert stage.

The rocker will next play at his own Laid Back Festival at the Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado on September 25, where he will perform an acoustic set with his lead guitarist and music director Scott Sharrard before headliners ZZ Top.

“I just can’t wait to get back out there,” says Allman. “I’ve gotten so stir crazy these last few weeks. I feel best when I’m traveling and playing. That’s what keeps me going, and there’s no better place to start than Red Rocks.”

Allman’s performance at Laid Back Red Rocks will be his only show of summer 2016. After that, he’ll appear at Laid Back Atlanta on October 29 and the 10 rare and intimate club dates for his annual residency at City Winery in New York beginning November 6.

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.

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