Guitarists Devon Allman and Duane Betts have announced they are joining forces to form The Allman Betts Band, which will release its debut album in spring 2019.
Allman and Betts—the sons of Allman Brothers Band co-founders Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts, respectively—will also head out on tour with the new group, which features another Allman Brothers Band offspring, Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original ABB bassist Berry Oakley), along with slide guitarist Johnny Stachela and percussionists R. Scott Bryan and John Lum. In addition, former Gregg Allman Band keyboardist Peter Levin and former Allman Brothers keyboardist Chuck Leavell will make guest appearances on the album.
The Allman Betts Band inaugural tour will kick off March 28 in Connecticut and move around the East Coast. See the full announced schedule below. Allman and Betts also have a slate of fall and winter tour dates with the Devon Allman Project coming up.
The Allman Betts Band Tour Dates
March 28 Torrington, CT – Warner Theatre
March 29 Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey PAC
March 30 Plattsburgh, NY – The Strand Theater
April 4 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
April 5 Stowe, VT – Spruce Peak PAC
April 6 Staten Island, NY – St. George Theatre
April 11 Homer, NY – Center for the Arts
April 12 Newton, NJ – Newton Theater
April 13 Beverly, MA – Cabot Theater
June 29 New Martinsville, WV – Back Home Festival
September 1 Lakeville, PA – Cove Haven Southern Rock Festival