Live Nation has confirmed the forthcoming 50th-anniversary celebration of The Allman Brothers Band set for this winter. Branded as, The Brothers, the one-night concert event will feature surviving members of the famous rock band along with special guests when it takes place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 10th, 2020.
The confirmation of the upcoming celebratory concert on Friday confirms the not-so-subtle mix of hints shared by Live Nation late last year.
The Brothers event will feature co-founding ABB drummer Jaimoe along with longtime band members guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, bassist Oteil Burbridge, percussionists Marc Quinones and Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), and keyboardist Reese Wynans. The band’s former keyboardist Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones) will also be included in the celebration as a special guest.
The Allman Brothers Band took their final bow at The Beacon Theatre in New York City on October 28th, 2014. By that point, the longest-tenured members of the band were Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, and Jaimoe. With both Allman and Trucks now floating down that never-ending road with Duane, Berry, and company, Jaimoe and Dickey Betts (who wasn’t included in Friday’s lineup announcement) are now the only surviving members of the original lineup.
The concept of a 50th-anniversary celebration surrounding the pioneering southern rock band seems fitting for the jam world in which they exist as pioneers. Similar to that of the Grateful Dead‘s Fare Thee Well performances in 2015, surviving members of the extended Allman Brothers family along with some newer faces will be a big hit for the band’s nation-wide legion of fans—many of whom still celebrate the everlasting spirit of the band at annual events like The Peach Music Festival.
Tickets for the March 10th event go on sale next Friday, January 10th at 10 a.m. EST. Stay tuned for presale info to be shared in the coming days.