There’s more bad news for Gregg Allman fans today.
After canceling the bulk of his fall 2016 schedule due to unspecified health concerns, Allman has now scrapped all of his live plans for this year.
A statement on Allman’s official web site says that “It has been determined that Gregg will not be touring in 2017. “For those of you who purchased tickets for shows in June, contact the ticket outlet from where you purchased the tickets for a refund.”
No explanation has been given for the cancellations. Allman canceled other shows last August due to pneumonia, and he called cancelling shows “the hardest thing I’ve had to do in a long, long time. I’ve been on the road for 45 years because I live to play music with my friends for my fans. As much as I hate it, it’s time for me to take some real time off to heal.”
Allman was due to perform June 13 in Athens, Ga., and had a 10-date residency scheduled for July at New York’s City Winery.
Allman is working on a new studio album, “Southern Blood,” with producer Don Was but has not announced a release date.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen