Only two days after he canceled two concerts at New York’s City Winery to allow a bruised vocal cord to heal, Gregg Allman has not only postponed the entire 10-night stand, but the rest of his performing schedule for 2016.
This is the hardest thing I’ve had to do in a long, long, time,” he said in a statement posted on City Winery’s website. “I’ve been on the road for 45 years because I live to play music with my friends for my fans. As much as I hate it, it’s time for me to take some real time off to heal.”
In order to make it up to fans who had purchased tickets for the first two nights, Allman’s band played those dates for free. City Winery is now saying that the dates with Allman will be made up in July 2017. Over the past few years, his health issues, including a bout with pneumonia this past summer, have forced him to cancel many concerts. For a guy who made his name on the road, the decision to not perform doesn’t come easy.