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

By Emily Burnham, BDN Staff
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Gregg Allman performs Aug. 7 in downtown Johnstown, Pa. Allman has canceled his concert tour from Aug. 26 to Sept. 15 for medical reasons. (AP Photo/Dave Lloyd/The Tribune-Democrat)

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.


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