Today, founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts announced that he has postponed his next three tour dates—August 28th at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY; August 30th in Wallingford, CT; and August 31st in Hampton Beach, NH—due to health concerns.
As a press release on the guitarist’s website notes, Betts “had recently experienced what his doctors called a ‘mild stroke.’ Yesterday, after describing to his physicians certain post-stroke repercussions, he was strongly advised to give himself more time to recuperate.” The release also notes that doctors assured Betts that he should be 100% recovered after three to five more weeks of recuperation.
“Dickey really regrets that he can’t be there for his fans,” says Betts’ manager, David Spero, “but he has to take care of his health first.” Betts is hoping to work with promoters to reschedule the theater dates in Wallingford, CT, and in Hampton Beach, NH.
Joining Dickey Betts on the road for his remaining upcoming dates are his son, Duane Betts, and Damon Fowler on guitar, Pedro Arevalo on bass guitar, Frankie Lombardi and Steve Camilleri on drums, and Mike Kach on keyboards.
The news of these date cancellations comes on the heels of Betts’ announcement of three additional tour dates last week. According to the release, Betts should be ready to rock once again by the time the recently announced run of dates begins on November 1st at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA.
We wish Dickey Betts a speedy recovery! For a full list of Betts’ upcoming tour dates, or to grab your tickets now, head to his website here.
Dickey Betts Upcoming Tour Dates:
Nov. 1 – Bell Auditorium – Augusta, GA
Nov. 3 – Pompano Beach Amphitheater – Pompano Beach, FL
Nov. 5 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL
Jan. 6 – Southern Rock Cruise – Tampa Bay, FL