Last weekend the Allman Brothers Band headlined the Wanee Festival and in his review, HT contributor Rex Thomson couldn’t help but notice that founding member Gregg Allman did not look well. Allman was set to head off soon on a publicity tour behind his new autobiography that was to include visits to the Colbert Report and Piers Morgan Tonight, however the publicity tour has been postponed due to another health issue.
According to Rolling Stone, Allman “will undergo diagnostic cardiac testing tomorrow at the Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonsville, Florida to determine whether he needs additional care stemming from his recent hernia operation.” In a statement, the rocker mentioned that ”as soon as doctors give me the thumbs up to go back on the road, I will be heading out onto my book tour and I can’t wait to meet all of my fans.”
Gregg has until late July to re-cooperate before The Allman Brothers Band have shows scheduled. In addition to a headlining their own Peach Festival and the All Good Festival, there are a pair of listings for Boston ABB performances on Ticketmaster which haven’t officially been added to the band’s schedule. Here’s hoping Gregg regains his health and that the road goes on forever for Allman.