The Allman Brothers’ annual residency at the Beacon Theater in New York will have to go on at another time. According to sources from the band and the theater, the last few days of the band’s Beacon residency will be postponed while singer Gregg Allman recovers from a bout of bronchitis.
Previously, Allmans manager Michael Lehmann told Billboard that Allman was expected to recover relatively quickly from the illness and return to the stage for the last few days of the residency. Now, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
This year’s residency was a special one for the band as it marked the last time that guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks would be performing with the Allmans at the Beacon. Allman himself recently told Relix Magazine that the band would cease touring at the end of this year, but nothing has been discussed as to whether the Beacon residency, a tradition that has gone on for decades, will continue.