Venue: The Pearl
4321 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: January 12, 2013
Show Times: 8pm
Age Restriction: 6
$48.65 & $90.60
Gregg Allman is still rockin' through the ages. It's been more than four decades since the multi-instrumentalist blues rocker made his greatest contribution to rock music as the lead singer, organist and songwriter for the Allman Brothers Band. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
Allman helped found the group in 1969. The band hit it big in 1971 with the release of their album "At Fillmore East." The album featured extended versions of their songs "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Whipping Post." Many critics regard it as one of the best live albums ever made. The band suffered a major setback in 1971 when band leader Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident at the age of 24. The sudden change in lineup prompted Gregg to pursue a solo career. He recorded his first solo album, "Laid Back," in 1973 during a break in the band's schedule.The band continued to perform and released the album "Eat a Peach" in 1972. That same year, the group suffered another setback when bass guitarist Berry Oakley died in a motorcycle accident, also at the age of 24. The group re-formed with another new member and went on to release "Brothers and Sister" the following year.
When the Allman Brothers called it quits in 1977, Allman returned to his solo career and released "Playin' Up a Storm." Featuring reworked versions of some of the band's songs, the album was a hit with fans and music critics. Allman also recorded a duet album with his former wife, Cher, called "Allman and Woman: Two the Hard Way," but rejoined the re-formed Allman Brothers in 1978.
In 1986, Allman again ventured out on his own, returning to his solo career after a nearly 10-year hiatus. "I'm No Angel" reached the Top 30 thanks to the radio success of its title track. It was quickly followed by 1988's "Just Before the Bullets Fly."
With the release of their retrospective box set, "Dreams," in 1989, the Allman Brothers re-grouped yet again, and again Gregg Allman put his solo career on hold until the release of his album "Searching for Simplicity" in 1997.In 2011, 14 years after "Searching for Simplicity," Allman released "Low Country Blues." A year later, he and his band mates of the Allman Brothers Band were honored with the special Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.