Gregg Allman Cancels Tour Dates and Recuperates His Way

He refuses to cancel his August 10 date at the 71st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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I guess good works are tiring. After getting a liver transplant last summer, Gregg Allman only took off the minimum amount of time. Less than five months after his operation, he was out promoting Low County Blues, and touring around the country.

But after signing on as the spokesperson for the “Tune in to Hep-C” campaign along with Natalie Cole, and then hosting a benefit at New York’s Beacon Theatre with the Allman Brothers, Cole, Phil Lesh, David Crosby, and Graham Nash—all liver transplant recipients except Nash—and special guest Billy Gibbons on July 27 and raking in a quarter of a million dollars, Gregg Allman was forced to cancel his end-of-summer concert dates on doctor’s orders.

Allman tour dates from August 26 through September 15 have all been scrapped. This comes on the heels of scotching four dates at the end of his European tour last June after the musician contracted an upper respiratory infection and had to return home to the States.

While it’s not considered serious, Allman will check into a hospital for a few days to accelerate treatment, followed by four to six weeks of bed rest at his Savannah, Georgia home. But he won't go into the hospital right away. The life-long Harley owner will join Lynyrd Skynyrd on Wednesday, August 10 at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD. 

In other Allman news, the singer has been working with his niece Galadrielle Allman to help launch a website tribute to his brother Duane who died after a motorcycle accident 30 years ago. According to Gregg Allman's site, “Galadrielle's vision is rather to have a respectful, low key but loving spot on the web where fans, friends and family can spend a little time and share a smile or loving thought. We have a site up and running and welcome your feedback as well as Duane stories, photos and memorabilia to add to the site which will build over time. Please visit www.duaneallman.com and email webmaster at duaneallman.com."

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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