Bronchitis Forces Gregg Allman to Miss Two Allman Brothers Band’s Beacon Theatre Concerts
A case of bronchitis has forced Gregg Allman to sit out at least two of The Allman Brothers Band’s 2014 concerts at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Gregg was a no-show this past Friday and Saturday, but the group is hopeful that he’ll be well enough to take the stage by the Allmans’ next scheduled date at the venue this Tuesday night.
A message on the Allman Brothers Band’s Facebook page posted Sunday reads, “No guarantees but Gregg is improving and hopes to return to the stage for the last four Beacon shows.” The other remaining Beacon dates are scheduled for this Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
A note posted on the Allmans’ Facebook page this past Saturday revealed that Gregg had missed the previous night’s show because of bronchitis, and asked fans to “send your healing vibes his way!” Later that same day, another message was posted explaining that “due to illness,” the singer once again would be “unable to perform.” The note added, “All remaining shows will go on as scheduled.”
The Allman Brothers Band is celebrating its 45th anniversary at this year’s Beacon Theatre residency. The run of shows may also prove to be the Southern rockers’ last at the theater, since some members have suggested that the band intends to retire from the road after guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks make their planned exits from the group at the end of the year.