The Allman Brothers Band has announced the final six shows by the current incarnation of the group, which, at 14 years, is the longest-running lineup in its 45-year history.
The shows will take place October 21, 22, 24, 25, 27 and 28 at New York's Beacon Theater; the first four are make-ups for the group's shortened March Madness run this year, while the latter pair are newly added shows. Guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced earlier this year they'd be leaving the group at the end of 2014, and there's been conflicting comments since about whether or not the band will continue at all.
Trucks tells us that he, too, is in the dark about what's ahead:
"Originally I came to them awhile back saying that...I wanted to be home more and spend all my musical focus on other things. The idea was, 'Well, let's go out strong and we'll end it together at 45. That's kinda the way I've been looking at it the last two or three years. That's been the idea for some time. I think now that that date's approaching and it's becoming a reality for the other guys in the band, I don't know exactly how it's gonna go down...But who knows; I would never count that band out."
The Allmans will also be playing Sunday (June 8) at the Mountain Jam festival in Hunter, N.Y., and the Lockn' Festival on September 7 in Arrington, Va., as well as hosting its third Peach Festival on August 14-17 in Pennsylvania.