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Allman Brothers Band’s Last Hoorah


Allman Brothers Band fans better check out the band on tour this year -- they may not get another chance.

Gregg Allman tells Relix magazine that in the wake of the announced departure of guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks at the end of the year, the Allmans will cease touring.

"This is it -- this is the end of it," Allman says. "Forty-five years is enough, and I want to do something else anyway. Everyone has their own real good perspective bands."

Allman, in fact, is busy with a solo career and is involved with the film Midnight Rider, an adaptation of his memoir Not My Cross to Bear.

Haynes is leading Gov't Mule, among other projects, and Trucks has a band with his wife, Susan Tedeschi.

Allman isn't ruling out some future reunions, however, telling Relix, "Who's to say? We may get together every five years and just do one play at a time."

The Allmans will play 14 March Madness shows starting March 7 at New York's Beacon Theatre, as well as two nights at the Wanee Festival April 11-12 in Live Oak, Fla.

The group's Peach Music Festival takes place August 16-17 in Moosic, Pa., and more summer dates are expected to be announced soon.