Last year’s nine nights grossed more than $1.5 million and was, needless to say, completely sold out. Their 2000 stint was an impressive 13-night run, grossing almost $2.3 million. The tradition began in 1994 and became an annual event in ‘96. The blues-rock icons have played as many as 18 consecutive gigs at the theatre.

Those who procrastinate and miss out on tickets, or who plain can’t make it, can still enjoy the Beacon experience: the band released a live CD of past shows called Peakin’ At The Beacon in 2000.

ABB have a new album in the wings for release this year and have received a Grammy nod for best rock instrumental performance for last year’s “High Falls.”