Allman Brothers Tickets
The Allman Brothers band was at the forefront of the sound, blending blues, country music and rock together. It came to be known as Southern rock and was a famous force in the 1970s and 1980s. They were always well appreciated for their musicianship and have won plentiful awards and accolades. Despite lineup changes caused by tragedies, conflict and drug abuse, the band continues today and Allman Brothers tickets are much sought after.
The original band members hailed form Macon, Georgia and formed in 1969. Brothers Duane and Gregg Allman and four friends put the band together, influencing a whole generation of Southern musicians. Their recording success was matched by their growing reputation as a live band. The band has broken up and reformed over the years and the current line up is embarking on a tour across several states in America. Their reputation for putting on a great show still stands and Allman Brothers tickets sell as quickly as they ever did.
The concert dates during Summer of 2007 include venues in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York State, North Carolina, Virginia and Minnesota. Fans from the early days will mingle with younger people who have discovered their music. Older fans may have fond memories of classic gigs from the past such as the 1971 appearance at the famous Fillmore East. This was the place for bands to be seen in that era and a live album was recorded from the performance. These Allman Brothers tickets were like gold dust as the band was the last to play before the venue was closed.
Another famous gig was at the outdoor festival at Watkins Glen in New York State in 1973. The band were at the peak of their powers and their joint appearance with good friends, the Grateful Dead, drew an attendance of 600,000 people. On New Year's Eve of that year, fans got the chance to hear the Allman's in concert on national radio. The broadcast came from the Cow Palace in San Francisco and the band jammed with Boz Scaggs and with Jerry Garcia from Grateful Dead.
Two original members died in separate motorcycle accidents. Duane Allman was killed in 1971 and bassist, Berry Oakley was killed a year later. Lamar Williams died in 1983 from lung cancer and Allen Woody died in 2000, cause of death was undisclosed. Despite the troubled times, Allman Brothers tickets remain hot property, particularly for the 20th Anniversary Tour in 1990. It is remarkable that the band has revived, given the difficult history.