Created: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:40:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:57:51 EST
After selling out his December appearance in Macon in just a few hours, Gregg Allman has added a January show second show at the Grand Opera House this winter.
On Jan. 14, 2014, Allman will be returning to where it all began. As a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and in his own storied solo career, Allman has long been a gifted natural interpreter of the blues, his soulful and distinctive voice is one of the defining sounds in the history of American music.
The January concert will be at 8 p.m. at the Grand Opera House on Mulberry Street. Tickets will be priced at $49.50, $64.50 and $74.50 and will go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 am. Tickets will be available online at http://tickets.mercer.edu, by phone at 478-301-5470, at the Grand Opera House box office or at the Mercer University Center Ticket Office.
The legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has long been putting his own stamp on songs by some of the blues giants whose work has long informed his own, from Muddy Waters and BB King to Buddy Guy and Magic Sam. Allmans solo career is a heart felt reflection of a remarkable body of work, rich with passion, verve, and the unerring confidence of a true survivor.
Like any genuine bluesman, Allman’s own life has been colored by myriad triumphs and too many tragedies. Gregg, who had long battled chronic Hepatitis C, had a liver transplant in 2010. This tour will be his first since coming back from that surgery.