We’re beyond excited to see Gregg Allman return to the stage this weekend, as the legendary Allman Brothers founder will make his first on-stage appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre after being forced to postpone a series of tour dates. With just a few days to go until Allman’s performance on September 25th, he sat down with Westword to talk about what had happened.

In the interview, Allman reveals that a serious bout of pneumonia was what sidelined him on tour. “Right in the middle of the thing I got pneumonia,” says Allman. “Yeah, that was a drag. I was almost to the end of a tour. I had to two more to go, and damn, it just set in. I had to postpone two of the gigs, but we’ll go back and make them up, for sure.”

With a fresh, clean bill of health, Allman will be headlining his own Laid Back Festival this Sunday the 25th. The festival will also feature sets from ZZ Top, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Richie Furay Band, Lucie Silvas, Levon, and People’s Blues of Richmond. Laid Back features up and coming artists, because, as Allman says, “On the way up, somebody gave me a shot at it, and so I’m trying to return the favor.”

We’re glad that Gregg Allman is feeling better and we can’t wait for him to return to the stage!