Post by BonnarooDetective on Feb 3, 2009 22:51:39 GMT -5
So . . .
Last year the Allman Brothers Band were scheduled for a run of shows at New York's Beacon Theatre and Bonnaroo. They canceled the NY shows, then a few weeks later, canceled their Bonnaroo show.
Since then, ABB have rescheduled their run of shows in NY. But they were not part of Bonnaroo's initial line-up.
But . . . As many of you know, Warren Haynes is a member of ABB. Warren Haynes is also a member of Gov't Mule. Coincidence? I think not.
This Gov't Mule show appears to be a one-off. From what I can tell, they have no other tour dates planned (at least for now). So, why would Bonnaroo get Gov't Mule for a one-off show? Could it be because Warren is already scheduled to be on the farm with ABB?
I'm sure some of you are thinking that ABB are too big to be an addition. But previous years have had big additions (ie Oysterhead). It could be the case that they are withholding the ABB announcement in order to give them an opportunity to sell out their current tour dates.
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I think that ABB has got to be one of the big additions. I thought they would would be on the original lineup for sure because they cancelled last year, but since thats not the case im looking for them to be added late
I'd say bet on the Allman's being there and I'm saying this with 95% confidence. Over the summer I saw the Allman Brothers and had a unique view point for the show. A friend of mine is family friends with founding member and drummer Butch Trucks so we got to watch the show from the stage and meet the band after. I mentioned to Butch that I was disappointed I didn't get to see ABB at Roo last year and he said "Yeah, we were all bummed about that, we felt pretty bad. We'll definitely be back next year on the 40th anniversary run."
I expected them to be anounced with the initial lineup, but since they weren't I'm pretty sure they will be added soon. I say I'm only 95% confident though because Butch doesn't have much say in the tour planning, Greg has final say in the end. Also, I asked Butch what the setlist would be that night and he showed it to me, by the time the show started a half hour later the setlist had been completely changed so it seems that there's a lot of impulsiveness.
Another inside scoop: Eric Clapton will be playing with the band at one of the Beacon shows, and Aretha Franklin and BB King may be stopping by.
Post by Fishing Maniac on Feb 4, 2009 13:32:44 GMT -5
I hope ABB is added. I've seen them twenty something times since '89. Love them. haven't seen them in a few years as tic prices have been too high for Beacon shows and Jones Beach sux donkey P-nissss. (I live in NY.)
Would love to see the Dead added not sure if there is room for them with all the big names but would love themn there. Would probably just add feul to the conflict fire but aaaah what the hay to be able to see Phish and the Dead at 'roo would be epic. Allmans I expected after cancelling last year but for me its no big deal. I've seen the Allmans like 25 times over the last 25 years and although I still like them its not overly necessary to see them again.