The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND annual residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre just got a little longer, with five additional shows (March 21, 22, 24, 25 & 26) now added to the eight previously announced (March 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18 & 19) performances. Tickets for the added dates go on sale to the general public Saturday, January 8th at 10am. Tickets for the initial shows went on sale December 4.
The legendary rock & roll band–GREGG ALLMAN (vocals and keyboards), BUTCH TRUCKS (drums and tympani), JAIMOE (drums), WARREN HAYNES (vocals, lead and slide guitar), DEREK TRUCKS (slide and lead guitar), OTEIL BURBRIDGE (bass) and MARC QUINONES (congas and percussion)–has performed multi-night residencies in New York City since 1989, and this year’s run will bring the total number of career performances at The Beacon Theatre to 200. For the 2011 shows, the group expects to welcome special guest musicians and will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of At Fillmore East, their iconic live album. Cited by Rolling Stone magazine as #49 of the 500 Greatest Albums of all Time, At Fillmore East was recorded March 12-13, 1971 and was chosen by the Library of Congress to be included in the National Recording Registry.