Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Allman Brothers Heading Up to Washington Heights

After 20 years of playing the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side, the Allman Brothers will be doing their annual multi-night stand in New York City at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights this year, according to the New York Times.
“Cirque du Soleil came and bought it out from under us,” Gregg Allman, the band’s singer and keyboard player, said in a telephone interview.

“It’s a drag,” Mr. Allman added. “But one monkey don’t stop no show.”


The band is also looking into other ways that it could make the Washington Heights neighborhood more familiar to its itinerant followers, who might not have spent much time there. Mr. Allman said he and his colleagues might rent a bar there during the residency that would offer “a safe, safe place to get loaded or talk to the pretty women — do the things that us guys do.”

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