Gregg Allman cancels tour for medical reasons

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Posted: Aug 08, 2011 1:55 AM
Gregg Allman cancels tour for medical reasons

Rock legend Gregg Allman has canceled his tour from Aug. 26 to Sept. 15 for health reasons.

The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown, Pa., reports ( http://bit.ly/mSlPM7) that Allman's performance on Saturday at the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival may have been one of the last chances for fans in the region to see Allman and his band, The Bridge.

The newspaper says Jambands.com reports that the 64-year-old Allman will require several days of hospitalization and four to six weeks of bed rest. Allman suffers from an upper respiratory condition. The paper also says The Bridge is breaking up at the end of the year because of financial difficulties.

Festival marketing manager Shelley Johansson says, "It just makes me more grateful that he was here and put on such a wonderful performance."

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Information from: The Tribune-Democrat, http://www.tribune-democrat.com