Friday, June 21, 2024

With COVID Way Up in Tennessee, Allman Bros. Revival Band Plan Live Show at Nashville’s Ryman Theater Because Why Not?


The original Allman Brothers are dead, so now their heirs want to see if they can hasten their own end. And their fans.

The Allman Bros. Revival Band, successors to Duane, Greg, et al, are going to have a concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on December 11th. It will be live, in the famed theater, with more than a couple hundred fans not to mention the band, crew, theater employees, and so on.

This seems like a good idea, right? Because COVID-19 infections and deaths are way up in Tennessee. But hey, it would have been Greg Allman’s birthday, who cares? Let’s have a party.

Luckily, the band is promising a four hour show. That way, the audience can really stew in some germs. (And you can imagine with a cloud of marijuana clogging up the ventilation systems, this should be fun!)

Guess what? I’m not going. I’m glad I didn’t get sick last March at the big Allman Revival show at Madison Square Garden. In retrospect, I was very lucky and so was everyone else.

You know what? Stay home. Play the records. Wait til next year. Or we could wind up with Greg and Duane.

Take a look at the COVID chart for Tennessee, followed by the seating chart for the show:



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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