Just a little over five years ago, on October 28th, 2014, the Allman Brothers Band played their final concert. The line-up of Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge and Marc Quinones performed before a sell-out crowd at New York’s Beacon Theatre, where the band had played multiple runs over the course of nearly thirty years.
Sadly, following the group’s end, there was loss. Drummer Butch Trucks committed suicide in January 2017, while Allman succumbed to cancer later that same year. Meanwhile, Derek Trucks and his wife Susan Tedeschi’s Tedeschi Trucks Band became a hugely popular live act, Warren Haynes continued with his “other” band, Gov’t Mule, while Oteil Burbridge joined up with John Mayer and former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzman, and Mickey Hart in Dead and Company.
However, the legacy of the Allman Brothers Band has loomed large over all the former members and in March, to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary, the survivors are joining together as The Brothers for ‘The Brothers: Celebrating 50 Years of the Allman Brothers Band’. Accompanying them will be drummer Duane Trucks of Widespread Panic, keyboardist Reese Wynans and former Allman Brother, pianist Chuck Leavell.
“Hard to believe it’s been five years since our final show at the Beacon. We had all talked about doing a final show at Madison Square Garden which never came to fruition. What a great way to honour 50 years of music and fulfill that wish at the same time,” Warren Haynes said in a press statement.
“I’m so glad to get the chance to pay tribute to 50 years of the enduring music of the Allman Brothers Band. I’m blessed to have been a part of their story. It’s gonna be a night to remember,” Burbridge added.
The Allman Brothers Band can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Jam On, including live tracks from throughout their entire career, SiriusXM Classic Vinyl, and SiriusXM 70s on 7. Tickets for The Brothers – Celebrating 50 Years of the Allman Brothers Band go on sale this week.