Allman cancels rest of tour, including Bangor show, citing health problems

Posted Aug. 08, 2011, at 11:02 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 08, 2011, at 7:21 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Rocker Gregg Allman has canceled the remainder of his August and September North American tour dates due to an upper respiratory infection, included a concert on the Bangor Waterfront on Sept. 3 with blues legend B.B. King.

The Waterfront Concert Series confirmed Allman’s cancellation later in the morning on Monday.

Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray said he was working to speedily find a replacement for Allman, and hoped that an announcement regarding a new artist to share the bill with King would be made within the next 48 hours.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported Allman had canceled his appearance at the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, set for Sept. 13-17 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. According to The Associated Press, Allman has been ordered by a doctor to undergo several days of hospitalization and four to six weeks of bed rest. Allman underwent a liver transplant last year, after being diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2007.

The AP also reported that his band, The Bridge, will break up at the end of the year due to financial difficulties.