Allman Betts Band: First Song From Debut LP

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Devon Allman (L) and Duane Betts

The sons of Gregg Allman (Devon Allman) and Dickey Betts (Duane Betts) , who have joined forces to form the Allman Betts Band, have a busy 2019 calendar to support their debut album, Down to the River, due June 28 via BMG. On May 17, they released the first single, “All Night.” Listen to it below.

The album is available for pre-order here.

In a May 6 announcement, the band revealed that they would be opening for classic rock legend John Fogerty on several dates of his 50th anniversary tour. (See the itinerary below.)

“Anytime you get to play with your heroes it’s a dream come true, but John Fogerty, that’s pretty special. We are beyond honored to share the stage with him on these upcoming dates,” says Betts. “As a longtime fan of CCR, I’m so amped up to do some shows with one of the best voices in rock music.” adds Allman.

Listen to “All Night”

The tour includes many festivals and will feature new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band. The new album, originally slated to be released in the spring, was produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley).

The new ABB includes Devon, Duane, Berry Duane Oakley (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), slide guitar virtuoso Johnny Stachela, keyboardist John Ginty, and DAP percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.

Peter Levin (Gregg Allman’s Hammond B3 player) and Chuck Leavell (former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and current Rolling Stones keyboardist) also appear on the record.

The band’s first performance on March 26 was 50 years, to the date, after The Allman Brothers Band first jammed in Jacksonville, Florida.

Watch a teaser clip for the Down to the River tour

In a March 11 announcement, Allman said: “It’s a new band and new transition for us to go from being brothers to being band mates. We have natural organic chemistry that exists concurrently alongside our legacy and roots. This band stands on its own abilities. I’m so stoked to crank the amps and bring the music to the people.”

Betts added: “It means so much to us to be able to put this record out and play these songs live for the people. We’ve put in a lot of hard work and this is just the next natural step in what hopefully will be a long journey.”

Related: Dickey Betts is recovering from brain surgery

Watch the Allman Betts Band perform the title cut from the upcoming album on April 3

The Allman Betts Band 2019 Tour (Tickets are herehere, here and here.)

May 17 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
May 18 – Dana Point, CA – Doheny Blues Festival
May 19 – Chandler, AZ – Chandler Center for the Perf. Arts
Jun 08 – Garberville, CA – Redwood Run
Jun 14 – Lowell, MA – Lowell Summer Music Series
Jun 15 – Utica, NY – Stanley Theatre
Jun 16 – Bethel, NY – Mountain Jam
Jun 18 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
Jun 19 – Three Oaks, MI – Acorn Theater
Jun 20 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre Ballroom
Jun 21 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
Jun 22 – Kokomo, IN – Foster Park
Jun 23 – McMinnville, TN – Cumberland Caverns
Jun 25 – Bristol, TN – Paramount Theater
Jun 26 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester PAC
Jun 27 – State College, PA – State Theatre
Jun 28 – Rochester, NY – Rochester Int’l Jazz Festival
Jun 29 – New Martinsville, WV – Back Home Festival
Jun 30 – Winter Park, CO – Blues From the Top
Jul 02 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
Jul 05 – Westhampton Beach, NY – Westhampton Beach PAC
Jul 06 – East Hampton, NY – John Drew Theater
Jul 07 – Norwalk, CT – Wall Street Theater
Jul 08 – Ocean City, NJ – NJ Music Pier
Jul 14 – Suwalki, Poland – Suwalki Blues Festival
Jul 16 – Munich, Germany – Backstage Hall
Jul 17 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Jul 20 – Maidstone, UK – Ramblin’ Man Fair
Jul 23 – Cologne, GER – Kantine
Jul 24 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Jul 26 – Scranton, PA – Peace Music Festival
Jul 28 – Herzberg, Germany – Herzberg Festival
Jul 29 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
Jul 30 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
Jul 31 – Nurnberg, Germany – Hirsch
Aug 09 – Providence, RI – Bold Point Park*
Aug 10 – Duluth, MN – Bayfront Blues Festival
Aug 11 – Portland, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion*
Aug 13 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
Aug 15 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall*
Aug 24 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’ Festival
Aug 29 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
Aug 30 – Fort Wayne, IN – Sweetwater Perf. Pavilion
Sep 01 – Lakeville, PA – Cove Haven Southern Rock Festival
Sept 5-8 Las Vegas, NV – Big Blues Bender
Sep 13 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center
Sep 14 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues & Brews Fest
Oct 19 – New Orleans, LA – Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
Nov 01 – Auburn AL – Woltosz Theatre

* with John Fogerty

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  1. Chris
    #1 Chris 12 March, 2019, 04:43

    Please come to Santa Cruz, Ca.

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  2. Susan
    #2 Susan 20 April, 2019, 09:04

    PLEASE COME TO THE ATL

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  3. Slick
    #3 Slick 20 April, 2019, 10:48

    Hell, come on back home to Sarasota County for a little bit!

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  4. Pattyb
    #4 Pattyb 20 April, 2019, 13:04

    Would love a West Palm Beach Florida stop or Hard Rock in Hollywood !!

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