Wrist Injury Forces Gregg Allman to Miss Two Scheduled Australian Concerts
-- Health issues continue to plague Gregg Allman. The 66-year-old rocker has had to pull out of the last two dates of his brief Australian tour because he's been hampered by a wrist injury he suffered shortly before heading Down Under. The affected concerts were a show this past Monday in Sydney and a performance that's scheduled for Wednesday in Melbourne.
Neither event was canceled; instead, opening acts Gov't Mule and Devon Allman, Gregg's son, are playing longer sets at each show. The events' promoters, Bluesfest Touring, have issued a statement explaining, "Gregg Allman broke his wrist not long before the tour commenced and since, his injury has unexpectedly worsened leaving him in severe pain and unable to perform. Gregg will be returning to the US immediately to seek medical treatment."
Ticket holders for the Melbourne gig have the choice of getting a full refund or attending the concert and receiving a partial refund.
Jambands.com reports that Gregg's injury rendered him unable to play organ at the finale of The Allman Brothers Band's performance at its 2014 Wanee Festival on April 12. Prior to that, the singer was sidelined by a case of bronchitis that led The Allman Brothers to postpone the last four shows of their March residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Gregg is slated to launch a series of U.S. solo shows on May 3 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. He recently added seven dates to his schedule.
Here's the complete list of Allman's stateside solo concerts:
5/3 -- New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre
5/17 -- Dana Point, CA, Doheny Blues Festival*
5/18 -- San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay*
5/21 -- Napa, CA, Uptown Theatre Napa
5/22 -- Napa, CA, Uptown Theatre Napa
5/24 -- Aptos, CA, Santa Cruz Blues Festival
5/25 -- Avila Beach, CA, Avila Beach Resort
5/28 -- Santa Rosa Beach, FL, The Green at Gulf Place
6/20 -- Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Resort & Casino
6/21 -- Las Vegas, NV, Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
6/24 -- Aspen, CO, Belly Up
6/25 -- Aspen, CO, Belly Up
6/27 -- Porterville, CA, Eagle Mountain Casino*
6/28 -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort
7/1 -- Boise, ID, Morrison Center at Boise State U.
7/2 -- Seattle, WA, Woodland Park Zoo*
7/5 -- Spokane, WA, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
7/6 -- Portland, OR, Tom McCall Waterfront Park
8/5 -- Annapolis, MD, Ram's Head*
8/6 -- Annapolis, MD, Ram's Head*
8/8 -- Hyannis, MA, Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/9 -- Lowell, MA, Boarding House Park*
* = newly-added date
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