THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND RETURN TO THE BEACON THEATRE FOR “THE BEACON RUN”
“No band is as closely associated with one single venue as the Allman Brothers have been with The Beacon Theatre,” said Jay Marciano, president, Madison Square Garden Entertainment. “The Beacon is their home. For more than 40 years, The Allman Brothers Band has epitomized the best in rock n’roll. They are undoubtedly one of the greatest live performers of our day and have the most loyal and devoted fans around. When they take the stage at The Beacon, something electrifying happens that is experienced by both the band and their fans. We are thrilled for their return and look forward to eight extraordinary nights of music.”
“We are thrilled to return to The Beacon,” said Gregg Allman. “It’s our New York home and truly where we belong. We have the most dedicated and loyal fans and know that they will be happy to have us back home.”
“It will be great to see the band back where they belong,” said Kevin Morrow, president, New York Live Nation.
The Allman Brothers Band are musical pioneers that have forever defined the genre of jazz-influenced, free-form rock since 1969. The band’s first concert at the Beacon Theatre was held in 1989 and since that time it has been a long-standing tradition and annual rite of Spring for their loyal fans to attend the ‘The Beacon Run.’
In 2009, The Allman Brothers Band celebrated their 40th anniversary at The Beacon with a 15-night run at the legendary venue. The shows were dedicated to Duane Allman and attracted special guests including Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Trey Anastasio, Billy Gibbons, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. The run’s final performance marked the Allman Brothers 188th show at The Beacon, holding the record for most performances by a band or artist at the iconic venue.
Tickets to The Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon Theatre will go on-sale Saturday, December 4 at 11:00AM for the following eight performances: March 10, March 11, March, 12, March 14, March 15, March 17, March 18, and March 19, 2011. Tickets are available at TicketMaster.com, select Ticketmaster locations and Charge By Phone at charge 1-866-858-0008. Tickets also available at the Beacon Theatre box office starting Monday, December 6th.
MSG Entertainment (MSGE)
MSG Entertainment (MSGE), the live entertainment arm of Madison Square Garden, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSG), is a worldwide entertainment company recognized for its signature combination of event production and entertainment marketing. In addition to the nearly 900 entertainment concerts and events that take place each year at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, The Beacon Theatre and The Chicago Theatre, MSGE has an exclusive co-booking agreement with Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center/ Wang Theatre. MSG Entertainment's live events include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which includes the national arena tour and the theatrical tour and has played to more than 69 million in 63 different cities across North America. Additionally, MSGE has an ongoing partnership with Cirque du Soleil to create new content and productions for its venues. Wintuk, which premiered in 2007, was built exclusively for The Theater at Madison Square Garden and runs every holiday season. More than five million people attend MSG Entertainment branded events annually including concerts, special events, and family attractions.
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Live Nation – Jim Steen /email@example.com/917-421-5106