The Press Release:
The Allman Family Revival will be returning for its third year in celebration of Gregg Allman’s birthday, This year the show is expanding to 3 nation-wide performances. San Francisco at The Fillmore, Denver at the brand-new Mission Ballroom and NYC at The Beacon.
A portion of the proceeds will go to School of Rock, to help fund after school music programs that are picking up the slack for the alarming lack of in-school music programs declining nationwide.
THE ALLMAN FAMILY REVIVAL 2019:
DECEMBER 7 San Francisco @ The Fillmore
DECEMBER 8 Denver @ The Mission Ballroom
DECEMBER 28 NYC @ The Beacon Theater
The Allman Family Revival started as a celebration of music and life in honor of what would have been Gregg Allman’s 70th Birthday. It was a party at The Fillmore in San Francisco hosted by his son Devon Allman of The Allman Betts Band.
The first two years featured insane 4-hour long shows with epic jams and guests ranging from Robert Randolph, Luther and Cody Dickinson, Marcus King, Samantha Fish, Jimmy Hall, G. Love, Brooklyn Allman …and many, many more. All the feels were felt and this night has become a year end tradition and a fan favorite. People fly in from all over the world for this one.
After a warm up set The Allman Betts Band will invite guest stars onto the stage to sing a song they are famous for, and also a song from the Allman catalog. There will be a rotating cast of characters and some epic collaborations onstage culminating in a “all hands on deck” encore that proved to be a juggernaut at the first two Family Revival shows.
The Tour Dates:
Oct 18: Natchez, MS @ Great Mississippi Balloon Festival
Oct 19: New Orleans, LA @ Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest
Oct 20: 2019 Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
Oct 22: Walhalla, SC @ Walhalla Performing Arts
Oct 23: Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
Oct 24: Ponte Vedra, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Oct 25: Fort Pierce, FL @ Sunrise Theater
Oct 26: Punta Gorda, FL @ Big Orange Music Festival
Oct 27: Pembroke Pines, FL @ Charles F. Dodge City Center
Oct 28: Key West, FL @ Sunset Green
Oct 31: Augusta, GA @ The Miller Theater
Nov 1: Auburn, AL @ Woltosz Theatre
Nov 2: Tybee Island, GA @ Tybee Post Theater
Nov 3: Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Nov 4: Frankfort, KY @ Grand Theatre
Nov 6: Morgantown, WV @ Metropolitan Theatre
Nov 7: Blacksburg, VA @ Lyric Theatre
Nov 8: Richmond, VA @ The National
Nov 9: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theatre
Nov 10: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Nov 13: @ New York, NY Beacon (with Charlie Daniels Band)
Nov 14: Glenside, PA @ Keswick (with Charlie Daniels Band)
Nov 15: Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale (with Charlie Daniels Band)
Nov 16: Waterloo, NY @ The Vine at Del Lago (with Charlie Daniels Band)
Nov 17: Northampton, MA @ The Academy of Music
Dec 7: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (Allman Family Revival)
Dec 8: Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom (Allman Family Revival)
Dec 28: New York, NY Beacon (Allman Family Revival)
Dec 30: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
Feb 5, 2020: St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theater
Feb 6, 2020: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
Feb 7, 2020: Fort Wayne, IN @ Clyde Theatre
Feb 9, 2020: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Feb 13, 2020: Albany, NY @ Skyloft Music
Feb 14, 2020: Salisbury, MA @ Blue Ocean Music Hall
Feb 16, 2020: Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music hall
Feb 20, 2020: Greensboro, NC @ Carolina Theatre
Feb 21, 2020: Anniston, AL @ Anniston Performing Arts Center
Mar 6, 2020: Phoenix, AZ @ MIM
Apr 23, 2020: Cleveland, MS @ Bologna Performing Arts Center
May 14, 2020: Baton Rouge, LA @ Manship Theater
May 15, 2020: Lafayette, LA @ Acadiana Center (SOLD OUT)
The Story of The Allman Betts Band:
In December of 2017, Devon Allman was ready. After a year of mourning the losses of his mother and father, Allman was ready to make music again. He deeply appreciated all of the condolences and well-wishes, but, respectfully, it was time to forge ahead.
Allman organized a concert at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco to honor the music and memory of his father, founding Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and singer, Gregg Allman, and also to debut his new band, The Devon Allman Project. A proverbial star-studded affair- with guests such as G. Love and Robert Randolph- the marathon performance also marked the beginning of a partnership with Duane Betts, son of founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist and singer, Dickey Betts. It was time, in that historic venue, to pass the spirit to this next generation. It was time to take all the lessons of the past, all their collective experiences, and make something new.
Betts recently had turned solo after a touring stint with folk-rockers Dawes, and would serve as an opening artist on the Devon Allman Project 2018 world tour, as well as joining Allman each night for a musical tip of the hat to their respective fathers. The year-long trek was the first to pairAllman and Betts, and saw the two tally nearly 100 dates at theatres and festivals nationally and internationally, including a summer leg in Europe, and notable appearances at Colorado’s venerable Red Rocks amphitheater, the Peach Festival, Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus in Jamaica, and a return to The Fillmore for the second annual, sold-out Allman Family Revival.
2018 provided them a certifiable proof-of-concept: Performing a repertoire gleaned mostly from their respective solo careers, as well as a handful of Brothers gems, the Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts consistently drew audiences growing in size and enthusiasm with each successive leg.
Now, they were both determined to embrace a new challenge; to write and record new music that could someday join the classics; to wow new audiences; to form a new band. During off-days on the bus or in hotel rooms, Devon and Duane collaborated on new original material, inviting respected songwriter Stoll Vaughn for writing sessions on the road.
On the still-smoldering heels of the hugely successful Project world tour, Devon and Duane circled back to their roots for this ambitious next step. They called up their old friend Berry Duane Oakley, son of the Allman Brothers Band’s founding late bassist, Berry Oakley, and floated the idea of joining them. The trio’s musical friendship traces back to The Allman Brothers Band’s 20th anniversary summer tour in 1989 when the three first met, and often sat-in with the Rock-And-Roll Hall of Fame inductees; teenage descendants rightfully joining a rock-and-roll legacy.
As well, they recruited seasoned players from the Project ensemble: slide guitar sorcerer Johnny Stachela, drummer John Lum, and percussionist R Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow). In November of 2018, they announced the formation of The Allman Betts Band.
For a subsequent world tour, they recruited keyboardist John Ginty (Dixie Chicks, Robert Randolph) to The Allman Betts Band. The band’s first performance was March 26, 2019- 50 years, to the date, after The Allman Brothers Band first jammed in Jacksonville, Florida. This is TheAllman Betts Band.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Historically speaking, I’d only managed to see the legendary Allman Brothers Band twice, unless I am mistaken about it. The tickets for the famous Beacon Theatre residency shows were always sold out so quickly and I never looked into doing them as a member of the regional music press. That being said my background on the group formed by their sons is limited but I sure would be down to support it when the means allow me to do so. What about you readers? Does this special performance interest you at all or the as you can see lengthy tour that the group is undertaking. Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you again soon.
Official Website: http://www.allmanbettsband.com