Beacon Theater, 3/11/05 – photo by Rich Forbes

With Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel set to occupy New York City’s Beacon Theatre from February 25 through May 30, the Allman Brothers Band has been forced to find a new home for its annual March run. As a result, the group will head 100 blocks uptown for a series of shows at the United Palace Theatre. The ABB has confirmed 8 dates, with the first show slated for March 11. In addition, the group will appear at the venue on March 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday January 15 at 10:00 AM.