Gregg Allman cancels 2017 tour

Gregg Allman at the Laid Back Festival at Lakewood Amphitheatre in October 2016.
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BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Gregg Allman has canceled his 2017 tour dates for an undisclosed reason.

While the Allman Brothers Band founder did not have any Atlanta dates on the books, he was slated to play in Macon and Savannah in June.

The venues received a statement that Allman “looks forward to returning to the road in the future.”

Allman’s spokesperson did not have any additional information about the reason behind the cancellations.

Last summer, Allman, 69, canceled a series of dates due to a serious bout with pneumonia that required hospitalization.

In an interview with the AJC and 97.1 The River in October to preview his Laid Back Festival concert appearance at Lakewood Amphitheatre, Allman acknowledged that the illness was a setback, but, “it’s over now and I feel 100 percent better.”

Allman has been working on “Southern Blood,” his new album produced by Don Was, that is expected to be released soon.

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