Allman Brothers Band Call 2012 'Year of the Peach,' Announce Annual Beacon Theatre Shows

The Allman Brothers Band are honoring the 40th anniversary of the Eat a Peach album by hailing 2012 as “The Year of the Peach.”

They'll kick off the year when they receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award February 11 during Grammy Week in Los Angeles; the group will be mentioned on February 12 national TV broadcast.

“It’s shaping up to be a great year,” says Butch Trucks, who co-founded the band in 1969 with Gregg Allman, drummer Jaimoe, guitarist Duane Allman, bassist Berry Oakley and guitarist Dickey Betts. “We just wanted to make music that was honest and play it for friends, which is pretty much what we’ve done. It’s an honor to be able to be recognized like this.”

Up next, the band will launch their annual residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, where they will perform 10 shows beginning March 9 (See full itinerary below). Tickets for those shows go on sale January 6. The Allman Brothers Band have performed more than 200 sold-out Beacon Shows since they began the March tradition in 1989.

Confirmed New York City Beacon Theatre dates:

  • Fri3/9
  • Sat3/10
  • Tues3/13
  • Weds3/14
  • Fri3/16
  • Sat3/17
  • Tues3/20
  • Weds3/21
  • Sat3/24
  • Sun3/25

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.