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KFIX Rock News: Allman Brothers To Stop Touring At Year’s End

allmansin3It looks like 2014 will mark the end of an era for The Allman Brothers Band.

Following the recent announcement that guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks planned to exit the group at the end of the year, frontman Gregg Allman tells Relix magazine that the band will cease touring altogether at that time.

“This is it — this is the end of it,” the singer/keyboardist reveals in a new interview that will appear in the magazine’s next issue.

“Forty-five years is enough and I want to do something else, anyway,” Allman explains.  “Everyone has their own real good [respective] bands.”

As for whether he thinks The Allman Brothers Band will ever perform together again after 2014, Gregg declares, “Who’s to say?  We may get together every five years and just do one play at a time.”

Allman recently told Rolling Stone that he has two solo albums in the works.  One of them, titled All Compositions By, is a project Gregg says he’s been putting together for more than 30 years.

The other record is collaboration with producer T Bone Burnett – who worked Allman’s acclaimed 2011 album Low Country Blues – that will include covers of obscure blues songs.

Next up for The Allman Brothers Band is theur annual residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, which begins on March 7.

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