Gregg Allman has abruptly canceled all of his scheduled 2017 concerts, which included June gigs in Tennessee and Mississippi and a string of ten July shows at New York’s City Winery, which had been rescheduled from November. Although health reasons are suspected, there was no official explanation given, just a note on his website that says, “It has been determined that Gregg will not be touring in 2017.”
Allman had a troubled touring year in 2016 also. Several shows were canceled last summer when he was reportedly battling pneumonia. He returned in September and October, playing short sets at selected dates of his Laid Back festivals, including in Atlanta. But then his ten-show run at New York’s City Winery was postponed, citing a vocal cord bruise. “As much as I hate it, it’s time for me to take some real time off to heal,” Allman said in a statement at the time. Apparently that will now include all of this year.
In related news, Allman has been putting the finishing touches on a new album titled Southern Blood, produced by Don Was. Rounder Records has given no scheduled release date.