Gregg Allman cancels Clearwater Jazz Holiday concert due to illness
Southern rock legend Gregg Allman has announced that he's canceling most of his upcoming tour dates -- including an Oct. 16 headlining slot at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday -- due to "serious health issues."
"I want to thank my fans and friends for supporting me while I rest up and focus on getting better and back on the road as soon as I can," Allman said in a statement on his website. "I've been working hard with my band, my pride and joy, to play our music for everyone. We'll see y'all in October."
According to his website, the Allman Brothers Band singer is undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic, but whatever ailment he's going through might not be as bad as it sounds -- he plans to return to the road in Atlanta on Oct. 29, and has a 10-night stand at New York's City Winery in November. He's also on the bill for Joe Bonamassa's Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea III cruise, which departs from Tampa in February.
Allman has endured a handful of health issues over the years, including a 2010 liver transplant that led to the cancellation of numerous shows.
He was to perform with Houndmouth, the Lone Bellow and others on the closing night of the 2016 Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Other acts on this year's bill include Daryl Hall, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue and Kool and the Gang.
When informed of Allman's announcement, a festival spokesman declined immediate comment. We'll keep you posted on any updates.
-- Jay Cridlin