Allman back on the tour circuit that winds through the Palms

Since you can’t hold your breath for the movie, you might as well see the man on stage where he belongs.

Seems that all we’ve heard about Gregg Allman lately is related to the February death of a camera assistant on the set of his movie biography, “Midnight Rider.”

Allman is an executive producer of the film based on his book “My Cross to Bear.” He urged the director not to continue the project out of respect to the victim, Sarah Jones, who was struck by a train.

The movie is now bogged down in litigation, but Allman is back on the road. Solo dates, including Saturday’s return to the Palms, lead up to Allman Brothers Band shows which could be among his last with guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, who are leaving the band.

The solo-billed shows are “totally different, totally. Well, not totally,” Allman said last year. “Probably a little more blues than the Brothers play. But it’s fun. They balance out nicely.”

Now 66, Allman said last year that his recent years of sobriety gave him new creative energy despite other health problems. “I just take it day by day,” he said. “Nobody likes to wrinkle all up and everything, but that’s kind of part of it.”

There will at least be one other Allman Brother Band member in the house. The opening act is drummer Jamoe Johanson’s side project, Jamoe’s Jasssz Band.

Contact reporter Mike Weatherford at mweatherford@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0288.


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