As part of his highly anticipated comeback tour, Dickey Betts returned to the New York’s Beacon Theatre on Wednesday night.
And while Betts and his Great Southern band opened a show the Beacon in 2006 for Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Betts sat
in with Tedeschi Trucks Band at the venue in 2013, July 18 was his first true fill headlining show at storied ABB venue since he parted ways with the group in 2000.
Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts opened the night, and they nodded to the headliner with a cover of the ABB’s “Dreams.”
Longtime Allman Brothers Band associates Marshall Tucker Band followed, playing their big hits “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See” and “Take the Highway.”
Betts’ set started late due to technical problems, but once a keyboard issue was sorted, the rock legend and his band dove into classics like” Hot ‘Lanta,” “Statesboro Blues,” Great Southern’s “Nothing You Can Do,” “Midnight Rider,”
“Blue Sky,” “Seven Turns,” “Whipping Post” and “Jessica,” among others. Devon Allman also sat in on his father’s signature number, “Midnight Rider”
“What a great evening of music last night at The Beacon Theatre,” Betts’ team wrote on his official Instagram page. “It was a special night for Dickey seeing so many familiar faces and playing some sweet Southern music.”