UPDATED 12:10 p.m. Tuesday to include special guest JD Simo added by Stiefel Theatre.
The Allman Betts Band is coming to the Stiefel Theatre in May.
After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts have joined forces to form The Allman Betts Band.
Joining the band will be special guest JD Simo.
Jane Gates, executive director of the Stiefel Theatre, announced Tuesday morning that the Allman Betts Band is scheduled to perform in the Stiefel Theatre at 8 p.m. on May 9.
Tickets for the concert start at $32 and will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office of the Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe or by calling 785-827-1998.
The band will kick off 2019 with a new Allman Betts Band album and a worldwide tour that will feature new music, songs from their solo projects, and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band. The new album, which is slated to be released in the spring of 2019, will be produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine, and Elvis Presley).
The band will include Devon, Duane, Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), slide guitar virtuoso, John Stachela and DAP percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.
Peter Levin (Gregg Allman’s Hammond B3 player) and Chuck Leavell will both appear on the record.
The Allman Betts Band is scheduled to launch a world tour in March and perform throughout 2019 at festivals, theaters, and historic venues.
About JD Simo
Rock, traditional blues, folk, soul, free form jazz, and the never-ceasing desire to improvise form this mind-bending kaleidoscope of sound, energy, and vibe. NPR said, “Nashville blues trio SIMO sounds as if it comes to us straight from 1968.” And Rolling Stone lauded, “J.D. Simo spins soulful psychedelic blues rock with an improvisational bent reminiscent of the Grateful Dead and Stevie Ray Vaughan.” With his band, SIMO, JD, and cohorts have gained a solid fan following from touring and opening for bands such as Blackberry Smoke, The Gregg Allman Band, Warren Haynes, Tommy Emmanuel, and others. They have played Bonnaroo, Warren Hayne’s Christmas Jam, Mountain Jam, and JD recently joined Phil Lesh & Friends for a night dubbed “Dead Blues” at Terrapin Station.