Dickey Betts to play The Beacon Theatre. Tickets On sale Today
The Dickey Betts Band has added a few Northeast dates to the highly anticipated comeback tour. Dickey Betts, the former Allman Brothers Band guitarist has officially confirmed his stops at Ridgefield, CT’s Ridgefield Playhouse on July 20 and Staten Island, NY’s St. George Theatre on July 21 as well as his return to New York’s Beacon Theatre on July 18.
Betts regularly played the Beacon from 1989 through 2000 when he parted ways with the Allman Brothers. He returned for the first time in 2006 on a bill with Kenny Wayne Sheppard and, most recently, in 2013 when he sat in with Tedeschi Trucks Band at the historic venue.
The legendary guitarist, singer and guitarist who became a star as a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band returns to touring May 17 with a sold-out show at the Macon City Auditorium. The Dickey Betts Band has confirmed a lone Florida date at Sunset Cove in Boca Raton.
The new Dickey Betts Band lineup is Dickey Betts (guitar and vocals), Dickey’s son Duane Betts (guitar), Frankie Lombardi (drums), Mike Kach (keyboards and vocals), Pedro Arevalo (bass), Damon Fowler (guitar and vocals) and Steve Camilleri (drums).
The Devon Allman Project featuring Duane Betts will also be on these shows. Devon is the acclaimed singer-guitarist son of lead vocalist, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Gregg Allman and nephew of guitar great and bandleader Duane Allman.
Gregg Allman, who died last May, and Duane were original Allman Brothers Band members along with Betts, bassist/singer Berry Oakley, and drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe. Of that original lineup, only Betts and Jaimoe are alive.
Betts’ team has also confirmed that “there most likely won’t be any dates west of the Mississippi River, so West Coast fans will want to plan accordingly.”
Here’s a look at Betts’ upcoming dates
May 17 Macon, GA—Macon City Auditorium
May 19 Boca Raton, FL—Sunset Cove Amphitheater
July 15 Patchogue, NY—The Great South Bay Music Festival
July 18 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
July 20 Ridgefield, CT—Ridgefield Playhouse
July 21 Staten Island, NY—St. George Theater
July 22 Scranton, PA—Peach Fest