Photo by Jeff Ufberg

Though he never actually retired from touring—as he claimed a few years ago—Dickey Betts has limited his nights on the road recently. But the guitarist will tour in 2012. Dickey Betts & Great Southern will pay select dates in March, April and June, with the possibility that additional shows will be added in the coming months. In the final few months of 2011, Betts performed with both onetime Great Southern/Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler and Gregg Allman’s son Devon.

In other news, Betts has confirmed that he will attend the 2012 Grammy Awards, where the Allman Brothers Band will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. A note on the guitarist’s Facebook page says, “We are very proud and excited to announce that the Allman Brothers Band was been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented to the band at the 2012 Grammy Awards, taking place on Sunday, February 12. Dickey Betts will be on hand to accept the award along with the other members of the band. This will be an exciting and historic moment that you do not want to miss!” There is no word yet as to whether Betts will perform with his former band.

Here’s a look at Dickey Betts & Great Southern’s upcoming shows

March 9 Jackson, CA—Jackson Rancheria Casino &
March 10 Las Vegas, NV—Canner Y Casino
April 25 New Brunswick, NJ—State Theatre
April 26 Ridgefield, CT—Ridgefield Playhouse
April 28 New York, NY—Concert Hall
June 7 Bethlehem, PA—Musikfest Café