Updated: Apr 23, 2019
On Wednesday March 27th, 50 years to the day of the formation of The Allman Brothers Band, The Allman Betts Band made their debut at Brooklyn Bowl in New York. And they certainly did not disappoint. The group consists of Devon Allman, Duane Betts and Berry Oakley Jr., (you can probably figure out who their Father's are), guitarist Johnny Stachela, drummers Jon Lum and R. Scott Bryan and keyboardist John Ginty. This is definitely not a cover band if that's what you are thinking. Devon and Duane have been playing together for over 30 years and both have solo albums, and the other members of the band are obviously top notch musicians. If you are an Allman Brothers superfan like me, you will absolutely enjoy the show.
The setlist was a perfect mix of new music from the band's debut album Down To The River, solo cuts from both Devon and Duan's solo albums and of course, a few Allman Brothers classics like Elizabeth Reed, Blue Sky and Dreams. There was even a cover of Prince's Purple Rain featuring country singer and Brooklyn born Jessica Lynn.
The new album comes out June 28th and the tour continues through September including many festival dates. Since the debut show in Brooklyn, they have been selling out venues so I suggest you get tickets now before it's too late. Below is the full 2019 tour schedule.
March 27 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl March 28 — Torrington, CT @ Warner Theatre March 29 — Plymouth, NH @ Flying Monkey PAC March 30 — Plattsburgh, NY @ Strand Theater March 31 — Hopewell, NJ @ Hopewell Theater April 2 — Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage April 3 — Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage April 4 — Huntington, NY @ The Paramount April 5 — Stowe, VT @ Spruce Peak PAC April 6 — Staten Island, NY @ St. George Theatre April 9 — Norfolk, VA @ The Norva April 10 — Warrendale, PA @ Jergel’s Rhythm Grille April 11 — Homer, NY @ Center for the Arts April 12 — Newton, NJ @ Newton Theater April 13 — Beverly, MA @ Cabot Theater April 14 — Plymouth, MA @ Plymouth Memorial Hall April 25 — Meridian, MS @ Riley Performing Arts Center April 26 — New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues April 27 — Little Rock, AR @ Pulaski Community College PAC April 29 — Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads April 30 — Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theater May 1 — Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater May 3 — Memphis, TN @ Graceland Soundstage May 4 — St. Louis, MO @ Atomic Cowboy Pavilion May 6 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theater May 8 — Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater May 9 — Salina, KS @ Stiefel Theatre May 10 — Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater May 11 — Houston, TX @ Heights Theater May 12 — Austin, TX @ Mohawk May 14 — Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Theater May 15 — Albuquerque, NM @ National Hispanic Cultural Center May 16 — Tucson, AZ @ Fox Theater May 17 — Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater May 19 — Chandler, AZ @ Chandler Center for the Performing Arts June 8 — Garberville, CA @ Redwood Run June 15 — Utica, NY @ Stanley Theatre June 18 — Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage June 22 — Kokomo, IN @ Foster Park June 23 — McMinnville, TN @ Cumberland Caverns June 25 — Bristol, TN @ Paramount Theater June 26 — Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester PAC June 27 — State College, PA @ State Theatre July 8 — Ocean City, NJ @ NJ Music Pier July 23 — Cologne, GER @ Kantine July 24 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso August 11 — Fargo, ND The Hall @ Fargo Brewing Co. August 29 — St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theater August 30 — Fort Wayne, IN @ Sweetwater Performance Pavilion September 1 — Lakeville, PA @ Cove Ent Resorts September 13 — Colo Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center November 1 — Auburn, AL @ Jay and Susie Gouge Performing Arts Center Festival Dates: April 7 — Reading, PA @ Berks Jazz Fest May 18 — Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Blues Festival June 13-16 — Bethel, NY @ Mountain Jam June 29 — New Marchtinsville, WV @ Back Home Festival July 20 — Maidstone, UK @ Ramblin’ Man Fair July 25-28 — Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival July 25-28 — Breitenbach, GER @ Burg Herzberg festival August 10 — Duluth, MN @ Bayfront Blues Festival August 22-25 — Arrington, VA @ LOCKN’ Festival September 5-8 — Las Vegas, NV @ Big Blues Bender