The (Allman) Brothers teasing 50th anniversary return?
The Allman Brothers Band played their final show at NYC's Beacon Theatre in 2014, and three years later, two of the three original members from the band's final lineup -- Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman -- sadly passed away. It appears that the band -- who formed in 1969 -- is planning to return for some kind of 50th anniversary celebration, though without any living Allmans, they appear to just be going by "The Brothers." No word on what exactly this is or who will be taking part in it, but Live Nation NYC tweeted the above photo with the hashtag #TheBrothers50, revealing something is going down in March 2020.
The only surviving original member from the band's original lineup is drummer Jaimoe Johanson. That final lineup also included Butch Trucks' nephew Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge (now of Dead & Company), Warren Hayes (Gov't Mule, Phil Lesh and Friends, etc), and Marc Quiñones. The only other surviving member of the band's original lineup, Dickey Betts, parted ways with the band in 2000. Derek Trucks told Rolling Stone in 2014 that there was talk of Dickey joining the band at their final show, but it never panned out. Stay tuned to find out more.
Watch video from the Allman Brothers' final show: