Earlier this year, Devon Allman–son of Gregg Allman–announced The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts–son of Dickey Betts. The two toured extensively together throughout the year, and, today, have announced that they will join forces to form The Allman Betts Band. With the new band announcement comes the news of a new album and 2019 tour.
The Allman Betts Band will kick off 2019 with their debut album, along with a worldwide tour that will feature “new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band”. According to the press release, the new album is due out in Spring of 2019, and will be produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley).
The Allman Betts Band, which the press release refers to as “the new ABB”, will include Devon and Duane, along with Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), slide guitarist Johnny Stachela, and DAP percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.
The forthcoming record will feature Chuck Leavell (former ABB keyboardist and current musical director of the Rolling Stones) and Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band Hammond B3 player).
Before the launch of The ABB in 2019, you can find Devon and Duane on tour through late February 2019 as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts. Ticket links and information for those shows can be found here.
Devon Allman Project w/ Special Guest Duane Betts Dates
Nov 9, 2018 | Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Dec 2, 2018 | Phoenix, AZ @ Music Instrument Museum Theater
Dec 4, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Dec 6, 2018 | Hermosa Beach, CA @ Saint Rocke
Dec 7, 2018 | Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Dec 8, 2018 | San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (Allman Family Revival)
Dec 9, 2018 | Jackson, CA @ Jackson Rancheria
Dec 11, 2018 | Bend, OR @ Tower Theatre
Dec 12, 2018 | Boise, ID @ The Olympic
Dec 13, 2018 | Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Dec 14, 2018 | Jackson Hole, WY @ The Mangy Moose
Dec 15, 2018 | Vail, CO @ Vail Snow Days with Shakey Graves
Dec 16, 2018 | Greeley, CO @ Moxi Theater
Dec 26, 2018 | St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
Dec 27, 2018 | Nashville, TN @ Exit In
Dec 28, 2018 | New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas
Dec 29, 2018 | Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Dec 30, 2018 | Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
Dec 31, 2018 | Macon, GA @ Grand Opera House with special guest Berry Oakley Jr.
Jan 20-24, 2019 | Runaway Bay, Jamaica @ Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus with Gov’t Mule, Lukas Nelson & Ron Holloway
Jan 28, 2019 | Park City, UT @ The Cabin (Devon & Duane acoustic @ Sundance Festival)
Feb 14-18, 2019 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Rock Legends Cruise VI with Roger Daltrey and Buddy Guy
Feb 20, 2019 | Stuart, FL @ Lyric Theater
Feb 21, 2019 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
Feb 22, 2019 | Ocala, FL @ Reilly Arts Center
Feb 23, 2019 | Ormond Beach, FL @ The Pavilion at Destination Daytona
Feb 24, 2019 | Clearwater, FL @ Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival
Feb 25 – March 1, 2019 | Tampa, FL @ Keepin’ The Blues Alive w/ Joe Bonamassa and Kenny Wayne Shepherd
The Allman Betts Band Dates
Mar 28, 2019 | Torrington, CT @ Warner Theatre
Mar 29, 2019 | Plymouth, NH @ Flying Monkey PAC
Mar 30, 2019 | Plattsburgh, NY @ The Strand Theater
Apr 4, 2019 | Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Apr 5, 2019 | Stowe, VT @ Spruce Peak PAC
Apr 6, 2019 | Staten Island, NY @ St. George Theatre
Apr 11, 2019 | Homer, NY @ Center for the Arts
Apr 12, 2019 | Newton, NJ @ Newton Theater
Apr 13, 2019 | Beverly, MA @ Cabot Theater
Jun 29, 2019 | New Martinsville, WV @ Back Home Festival
Sep 1, 2019 | Lakeville, PA @ Cove Haven Southern Rock Festival