Photo by Dino Perrucci

Last evening Gregg Allman departed the stage during the Allman Brothers Band’s penultimate Beacon show of 2012 late in the second set and did not return. A note on the Allman’s homepage explained, “Gregg Allman has bulging discs in his back that are normally under control. Last night, he had a painful flare up 30 minutes before the end of the second set at the Beacon, which forced him to leave the stage.” Now the word is that he is not feeling well enough to perform tonight and will miss the band’s closing night. Warren Haynes confirmed Allman’s absence at the start of this evening’s show. Gregg Allman and Friends keyboardist Bruce Katz will fill in on organ while Haynes will supply lead vocals.