Allman Brothers Band to release 50th anniversary concert from Madison Square Garden

The 50th anniversary celebration of The Allman Brothers Band at Madison Square Garden in 2020 will come to CD, DVD and Blu-Ray in July 2021.
The 50th anniversary celebration of The Allman Brothers Band at Madison Square Garden in 2020 will come to CD, DVD and Blu-Ray in July 2021.

On March 10, 2020, two days before New York City essentially shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Allman Brothers Band continued with their scheduled 50th anniversary performance at Madison Square Garden.

Personally, the show marked the last time I covered a concert in an arena in almost 15 months and when I talked with Chuck Leavell – a special guest at the concert – from our respective hotel rooms the morning after the show, he expressed relief that the concert took place and skepticism that the planned 2020 Rolling Stones tour (he’s the band’s keyboardist and musical director) would commence as planned. He was right about both.

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Whether you experienced The Brothers – as they’ve now dubbed themselves – live at The Garden that night or not, the full concert can be experienced July 23 with “The Brothers/March 10, 2020/Madison Square Garden/New York, NY.”

The set will be released as four CDs, three DVDs and two Blu-Rays and, according to Rolling Stone, will also stream on Nugs.net and Coda, the streaming service for Amazon Prime.

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Joining Leavell onstage during the epic event were guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Hayes (who also handled most lead vocals; Leavell took over for “Blue Sky”), drummer Jaimoe, bassist Oteil Burbridge, percussionist Marc Quinones, drummer Duane Trucks and keyboardist Reese Wynans.

The band is previewing the upcoming release with a live video of “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’.” Here is the rundown of the show:

First Set:

Don’t Want You No More

It’s Not My Cross To Bear

Statesboro Blues

Revival

Trouble No More

Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’

Black Hearted Woman

Dreams

Hot ‘Lanta

Come And Go Blues

Soulshine

Stand Back

Jessica

Second Set

Mountain Jam

Blue Sky

Desdemona

Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More

Every Hungry Woman

Melissa

In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

No One To Run With

One Way Out

Jaimoe & Warren Greetings

Midnight Rider

Whipping Post

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