Allman Brothers Band co-founder Dickey Betts will return to the road, the guitarist confirmed in an announcement made on his 74th birthday, the Herald Tribune reports.
Betts’ longtime manager David Spero noted that the announcement serves as “a birthday present to himself,” as Betts will “go out and play a select group of dates.”
“Everywhere I go fans keep saying they want me to get out and play again,” Betts said. “I think the time is right.”
Betts will return to the road with The Dickey Betts Band featuring himself as well as his son Duane joining him. “We should know in a couple of weeks who will comprise the band,” Spero said.
Further information about the specific tour dates will be announced in the coming months.