Allmans Back on the Road


Ousted Dickey Betts tours, records on own
Posted Apr 20, 2001 at 12:00am
With their lengthy annual run at New York City's Beacon Theater come and gone, the Allman Brothers Band will get back to business as a travelling band. The Gregg Allman-led group set the first ten dates for a summer tour that will launch June 15th in Pelham, Alabama.

For the second year, the band will be without "brother" Dickey Betts, after dismissing the guitarist before their 2000 tour. Betts, meanwhile, has used the time to log hours with his new ensemble, the Dickey Betts Band, which did some recording earlier this year. Following a May 6th gig at the River Stages in Nashville, Betts and Co. will begin a sixteen-date tour as part of the Charlie Daniels Band Volunteer Jam, which will also include .38 Special.

Allman Brothers Band tour dates:

6/15: Pelham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheater
6/16: Antioch, TN, AmSouth Amphitheater
6/17: Louisville, Louisville Motor Speedway
6/19: Poughkeepsie, NY, Mid-Hudson Civic Center
6/21: Camden, NJ, Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
6/22: Mansfield, MA, Tweeter Center for Performing Arts
6/23: Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/24: Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/1: Atlanta, HiFi Buys Amphitheater
8/10: Sturgis, SD, Buffalo Chip Campground

Charlie Daniels Band Volunteer Jam tour dates:

5/11: Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
5/12: Burgettstown, PA, Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake
5/13: Cleveland, Nautica Stage
5/18: Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center
5/19: Columbus, OH, Polaris Amphitheater
5/20: Cincinnati, Riverbend Music Center
5/25: Jacksonville, FL, Metropolitan Park
5/26: Raleigh, NC, Alltel Pavilion
5/27: Atlanta, Chastain Park Amphitheater
6/1: Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
6/2: Maryland Heights, MO, Riverport Amphitheater
6/3: Bonner Springs, KS, Sandstone Amphitheater
6/7: Westbury, NY, Westbury Music Fair
6/8: Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
6/9: Manchester, NH, Singer Family Park
6/10: Hartford, CT, Meadows Music

Written by ANDREW DANSBY
for RollingStone.com News

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