The remnants of The Allman Brothers Band will release their 50th anniversary show from March 10th, 2020 at New York's Madison Square Garden. The announcement comes on the fourth anniversary of the death of founding member Gregg Allman-- May 27th, 2017 -- from liver cancer. He was 69.
The band's last line-up of founding member and drummer Jaimoe, guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks (nephew of the band's other founding drummer, the late Butch Trucks), bassis tOteil Burbridge, and percussionist Marc Quinones, were joined by the band's onetime band keyboardist Chuck Leavell, along with Derek's brother Duane Trucks on drums, and from Double Trouble, keyboardist Reese Wynans.
Haynes handled the bulk of the singing during the two set / three-hour show, which featured “Midnight Rider,” “It’s Not My Cross to Bear,” “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’,” “Revival,” “Soulshine” and “No One to Run With.” Leavell sang “Blue Sky” in place of former guitarist and founding member Dickey Betts, who wasn't well enough to perform.
The anniversary show titled The Brothers will be released on four CDs, three DVDs, or two Blu-Rays on July 23rd. It will also be be streamed on Nugs and Amazon Prime’s streaming service, Coda.
Forty-five years ago tomorrow, Friday, May 28th, The Allman Brothers announce they're breaking up after Gregg Allman testifies in court against the band's road manager in a major drug case. The band reforms in 1978.