The Allman Brothers Band’s 2010 March Madness run at the United Palace Theatre showed two things – the Beacon needs the Allmans and the Allmans need the Beacon. Though just a few miles north of the Beacon Theatre, the 2010 March Madness run lacked the energy and spirit of previous runs as well as last year’s 13 ABB performances at the Beacon. Meanwhile, the Beacon was shuttered for most of the start of 2010 due to the massive failure of Cirque Du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel. Thankfully, though unsurprisingly, the Allman Brothers Band will return to the Beacon Theatre this March for 10 shows, though there’s always the possibility more will be added.
Tickets for the 10 shows currently on the docket – scheduled for March 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 24 and 25 – go on sale this Friday, January 6 at 10AM EST through Ticketmaster. Face value for tickets to this year’s March Madness run range from $60.99 – $150.99. Billed as the “The Year of the Peach” in press materials, the Allmans plan to celebrate the 40th anniversary of legendary double-LP Eat A Peach’s release this year, starting with the Beacon shows.
In 2011 band members Derek Trucks, Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes each spent the year focusing on solo efforts, so it was a light year for the Allmans. Drummer Butch Trucks is already alluding to a bigger year for the ABB as he mentioned in the press release, “It’s shaping up to be a great year. We just wanted to make music that was honest and play it for friends, which is pretty much what we’ve done. It’s an honor to be able to be recognized like this.” The recognition Trucks is talking about will come from The Recording Academy, who will honor the band with a Lifetime Achievement Award during Grammy Week and on the Grammy telecast.