Gregg Allman, Suffering Serious Illness, Cancels Dates


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Gregg Allman has cancelled 28 tour dates “due to serious health issues.” The Allman Brothers Band founder announced the cancellation this past Friday on his Facebook page.

“I want to thank my fans and friends for supporting me while I rest up and focus on getting better and back on the road as soon as I can,” Allman writes.

“I’ve been working hard with my band, my pride and joy, to play our music for everyone. We’ll see y’all in October.”

Allman hasn’t revealed the nature of his health issue. The announcement said he is currently under his doctor’s care at the Mayo Clinic.

All dates for Allman’s tour—including his August stint with ZZ Top and his September solo tour—have been cancelled up to October 29, when the keyboardist/guitarist plans to return for a scheduled performance at his own Laid Back Festival at the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia. “All dates after that are currently confirmed to take place,” according to Allman’s statement.

Allman was forced to cancel a solo tour in 2011 due to an upper respiratory condition that resulted from a liver transplant the year before. He was sidelined for six weeks before making his return to the stage.

The video below shows Allman and Jackson Browne performing the Allman Brothers Band hit “Melissa” in 2014. The clip comes from the concert film All My Friends—Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman.