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Allman Bros to Quit Touring at Year's End

by Mark Cartwright

Since Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced they were leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of 2014, this isn't a surprise, but it is still kind of sad.  Greg Allman admitted in a recent interview that the band would indeed quit touring at the end of this year.  45 years is a long time to do anything, and when you think of how harsh life on the road is - especially when you consider the early years of the Allman Brothers Band - it's a remarkable run.  I have never seen them live, so if they get close this year, I'm hitting the highway to catch them before it's over.

photo By Carl Lender [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons