Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 10/28/14 Allman Brothers Band Set For Final Show Tonight
(The Six O'Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
Tonight marks what is sure to amount as a historic night in Rock 'n' Roll. Legendary blues-rock band The Allman Brothers Band will officially end their touring days with one final show tonight at New York's Beacon Theatre. It will mark the end of nearly five decades of live rock greatness. Gregg Allman missed some shows due to illness earlier this year. And, integral band members Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes both announced their impending retirements from the band earlier this year. Fans of the band can hold on to some hope that they may reunite in studio for more work, as suggested by drummer and founding member Butch Trucks. However, in a recent interview with ABC News, Haynes strongly downplayed that possibility.
Despite the band's resistance to have any special guests apart of their farewell residency at The Beacon, they did pay tribute to fallen comrade Jack Bruce during Sunday's show. Fans unable to attend tonight's finale will have multiple opportunities to stream the show on SiriusXM's "Classic Vinyl" channel.
Tonight, we'll do our part to pay homage to and honor this great band that has overcome tragedy and adversity throughout its existence. Tonight's Six O'Clock Triple Shot will feature three live classics. Tune in for "Statesboro Blues", "Blue Sky", and "Midnight Rider" only on 94.9 WMMQ!