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CruCon Cruise Outlet Main StageTHE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
SECOND STAGE: ANDROMEDA TAXI (4:00 PM)
Extra InformationParking Opens: 3:00 PM
Doors Open: 4:00 PM
Audio Recording: No
Video Recording: No
Flash Photography: No
Food & Drink: No
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General Public Onsale: Friday, April 10th, 2009 11:00 AM
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|Reserved Seating (Covered Pavilion)||$59.00||$9.00||$68.00|
|Skyy Vodka Club Seating (Covered Including Cocktail Service)||$74.00||$10.25||$84.25|
|Upper Reserved (Uncovered Bench Seating -- No Seat Backs)||$45.00||$7.50||$52.50|
|Lawn Seating (Uncovered-General Admission)||$35.00||$6.50||$41.50|
|Lawn Party Pack (Lawn Admission + T-Shirt + Koozie)||$50.00||$8.25||$58.25|
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
The Allman Brothers Band comes to the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion on the heels of their annual residency at New York City's Beacon Theatre. The Beacon shows have become a rite of passage for fans since 1989. This year, rock's greatest touring act celebrated its 40th Anniversary with an impressive list of legendary musical guests.
Beginning March 9, 2009, every night at the Beacon was a unique experience for the band and the audience. Set lists changed dramatically from night to night as did the list of musical luminaries who jammed with the ABB. In past years, the band has played from 90 to 100 different songs over the course of the entire Beacon run. This year's set lists and roster of guest artists was the most special yet.
The Allman Brothers Band's shows at the Beacon sold out quickly and made rock music history. Here's a list of performers that joined the ABB during their historic Beacon Theatre run:
The Spirits of Mr. Howard DUANE "SkyDog" Allman & Mr. Raymond BERRY Oakley III, Thom Doucette, Bob Margolin, Sonny Landreth, John Popper, Steve Smith, Ron Holloway, Jerry Jemmotte, Jimmy Smith, Bernard Purdie, Mike Mattison, John Bell, Jimmy Herring, Asbury Juke Horns, Southside Johnny, Susan Tedeschi, Bruce Hornsby, Danny Louis, Eric Clapton, Danny Louis.....& oh yeah, Eric Clapton was there, Scott Boyer, Tommy Talton, Brian Mitchell, Sheryl Crow, John Hammond, Bonnie & Bekka Bramlett, Bruce Katz, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Robert Randolph, Adam Nussbaum, Stanley Clarke, Bruce Willis, Boz Scaggs, Buddy Guy, Trey Anastasio, Johnny Winter, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Taj Mahal, Levon Helm, Teresa Williams, Larry Campbell, Brian Mitchell, Dedication to Duane.
The Allman Brothers Band is hittin’ the road again with special guest Widespread Panic and will be performing at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion on August 24th.
“If I was to pass anything on to other bands, it would be find people you like and trust them” says John Bell (JB). If you’re gonna listen to anyone, it might as well be JB. As lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Widespread Panic he knows what it takes to make a band work. What started as a few friends picking guitars at the University of Georgia has evolved into one of the most successful rock bands in the world. In their 22 years together they’ve sold over 3 million albums and are consistently one of Pollstar’s Top 50 grossing live acts. No relationship that lasts this long is easy, but the path Widespread Panic has traversed has been marked with challenges; none more difficult than the 2002 loss of co-founder and lead guitarist Michael Houser to pancreatic cancer. Great bands overcome tragedy by bonding together and using it to grow. And that's just what Widespread Panic has done.
Although the years following Houser’s death were trying, the arrival of guitarist Jimmy Herring in late 2006 signaled the dawn of a new era. It wouldn’t happen overnight, with hundreds of songs in rotation and a completely different show every evening it couldn’t, but as we enter 2008 Herring has mastered the band’s vast repertoire and is pushing Panic to new creative heights. While Herring’s unique vocabulary allows the band to explore fresh possibilities, the euphoric feeling of adventure he has instilled reminds bassist Dave Schools of what has always made Panic so special. “It’s like a stagecoach with a pair of horses that are crazy out of control running down a mountainside,” says Schools, “and somehow, the wheels don’t fall off.”
In many ways Free Somehow, Panic’s tenth full-length album, is a new chapter for Widespread Panic. It’s their studio debut with Herring. They’ve cemented their relationship with producer Terry Manning, entered new areas of songwriting and gained a fresh sense of inspiration on stage. “What I’m witnessing now is a really nice feeling of harmony within the group,” says JB. "When you feel that everybody plays a little harder.” They’ve broken free of their past, free of their own expectations, free of themselves. The pieces have fallen into place and Widespread Panic is free somehow.