Friday, October 24, 2008

Healthy Allman Ready To Tackle Solo Tour

His medical woes behind him for now, according to Live Daily, Gregg Allman will head out on the road in late December for his long-delayed first solo dates of the year.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who recently finished up a pair of tour runs with The Allman Brothers Band will kick off his solo schedule Dec. 27 in Westbury, NY. The 10-city outing will spill over into next year, with highlights including a two-night (Jan. 2-3) stretch in New York City.

Allman was forced to cancel shows with The Allman Brothers Band earlier this year due to the debilitating effects of the 24-week interferon treatment he received to combat Hepatitis C.

"I feel great," said Allman, who has been pronounced free of the disease by his doctors, in a press statement. "We did about 20 shows this summer and we were really hitting it." The singer will be backed on the tour by a band featuring Bruce Katz (keyboard), Jerry Jemmott (bass), Steve Potts (drums), Mark McGee (guitar), Jay Collins (sax) and Floyd Miles (percussion).

The singer/songwriter/keyboardist/guitarist was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 as part of The Allman Brothers Band and received a lifetime achievement award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame last year.

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