Devon Allman, Duane Betts Team Up for 2018 Tour
Devon Allman and Duane Betts have confirmed the first wave of their 2018 world tour dates. The list includes appearances across the U.S. from January to July, and the sons of Allman Brothers Band members Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts committed to revealing more shows “every two weeks.” See the current list in full below.
“It’s been a tough year,” Allman said in an interview with Live For Music in November. “I lost my mom and my dad within four and a half months of each other, so I canceled a whole year of touring except for a couple of dates here and there in the late fall. I’ve been using the time to rally around my family and write new music. I started a whole new six-piece band and I’m writing that record that I’m going to record in the next month or two. I went out and did some promo for my dad’s final record – at the end of the day, I felt bad he wasn’t here to promote it, so I went and did some appearances for that. It’s been a year of taking stock of things and healing.”
He said of his connection with Betts: “I mean, Duane and I have known each other since ’89, because we were kids on tour with The Allman Brothers. Now, in our adult life, we end up at the same festivals or run into each other in England. As these relationships get deeper, you start realizing you don’t have all the time in the world. I mean, we aren’t 20, but we aren’t 60 either—we’re right in the middle.
“We always talked about doing something together, so I said we needed to pull the trigger. I thought it would make people happy to see an Allman and a Betts onstage together making music. We had talked about it over the last five years pretty intensely, but the timing had to be right… This year, a couple offers came my way, and I immediately thought of Duane. We hung out and we said, ‘Let’s just go do the whole world.’ I just thought it was a really good idea and the timing was right - and, sure enough, so do venues, festivals, and promoters. It’s going to be a really great year.”
Tickets for the confirmed shows are available via Allman’s website.
Devon Allman & Duane Betts World Tour Dates 2018 - First Wave
Jan 24 – City Winery, New York, NY
Jan 27 – Florida Jazz & Blues Jam, Boca Raton, FL
Feb 15 – Rock Legends Cruise 6, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb 16 – Rock Legends Cruise 6, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb 17 – Rock Legends Cruise 6. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb 18 – Rock Legends Cruise 6, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb 19 – Rock Legends Cruise 6, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Apr 18 – The Wilbur, Boston, MA
Apr 19 – Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
Apr 20 – WB PAC, Westhampton Beach, NY
Apr 21 – Flying Monkey Performance Center, Plymouth, NH
Apr 22 – Center for the Arts, Homer, NY
May 04 – Tipitinas, New Orleans, LA
May 26 – Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, Simi Valley, CA
Jun 09 – Greeley Blues Jam, Greeley, CO
Jul 21 – The Peach Music Festival, Scranton, PA