Allman Brothers Band To Stop Touring?

It’s hard to imagine a concert world without The Allman Brothers Band.  But recent remarks by Gregg Allman indicate we may have to face that eventuality sooner rather than later.

While speaking with Relix magazine, Allman said the band would cease touring on a regular basis after this year.

“This is it – this is the end of it,” Allman told Relix.  “45 years is enough and I want to do something else, anyway.  Everyone has their own real good respective bands.”

Allman also told the magazine that the band might “get together every five years and just do one play at a time.”

In response to questions about the interview, the band released a statement that doesn’t actually confirm what Allman said.  But, on the other hand, it doesn’t deny his words, either.

From The Allman Brothers Band:

“Our focus right now is the Beacon shows and having a great 2014 playing music for fans.”

The “Beacon” reference is to The Allman Brothers’ annual residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre where the band will play 14 nights in March.  At this time all other shows on the Brothers’ calendar are festival gigs with the band hosting the in Live Oak, Fla., April 11-12; playing the Allman-founded in Moosic, Pa., Aug. 16-17; and stopping at in Arrington, Va., Sept. 7.