The Allman Betts Band will release its debut album on March 11th, titled, Down To The River, with the band playing its first official show on March 27th — 50 years and one day after the Allman Brothers Band first played together in Jacksonville, Florida. The band, which is led by the late-Gregg Allman's son Devon, Dicky Betts' son Duane, and Berry Oakley's son Berry Duane Oakley, have rolled out well over 60 dates stretching from later this month through September.

Best Classic Bands reported, “The tour includes many festivals and will feature new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band.”

In the announcement for the album and tour, Devon Allman said: “It’s a new band and new transition for us to go from being brothers to being band mates. We have natural organic chemistry that exists concurrently alongside our legacy and roots. This band stands on its own abilities. I’m so stoked to crank the amps and bring the music to the people.”

Duane Betts added: “It means so much to us to be able to put this record out and play these songs live for the people. We’ve put in a lot of hard work and this is just the next natural step in what hopefully will be a long journey.”

Duane Betts admitted to us that obviously the band's lineage is going to attract a lot of attention and curiosity — but at the end of the day, he and Devon Allman want to be judged for the music they create: “Y'know, when you put those two names together there's an interest — we're not afraid of that. We don't not want them to be interested, but we just want to make great music, we're not, like, trying to cash in on our names. We wanna make quality art, great music, and that's the. . . That's the deal, y'know? We just wanna make music that stands the test of time, y'know?”

JUST ANNOUNCED: The Allman Betts Band tour dates (subject to change):

March 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl March 28 – Torrington, CT – Warner Theatre March 29 – Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey PAC March 30 – Plattsburgh, NY – The Strand Theater March 31 – Hopewell, NJ – Hopewell Theatre April 2, 3 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage April 4 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount April 5 – Stowe, VT – Spruce Peak PAC April 6 – Staten Island, NY – St. George Theatre April 7 – Reading, PA – Berks Jazz Fest April 9 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva April 10 – Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille April 11 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts April 12 – Newton, NJ – Newton Theater April 13 – Beverly, MA – Cabot Theater April 14 – Plymouth, MA – Plymouth Memorial Hall April 25 – Meridian, MS – Riley PAC April 26 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues April 27 – Little Rock, AR – Pulaski Community College PAC April 29 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads April 30 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theater May 1 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater May 3 – Memphis, TN – Graceland Soundstage May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Atomic Cowboy Pavilion May 6 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theater May 8 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater May 9 – Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre May 10 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater May 11 – Houston, TX – Heights Theater May 12 – Austin, TX – Mohawk May 14 – Lubbock, TX – Cactus Theater May 15 – Albuquerque, NM – National Hispanic Cultural Center May 16 – Tucson, AZ – Fox Theater May 17 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater May 18 – Dana Point, CA – Doheny Blues Festival May 19 – Chandler, AZ – Chandler Center for the Performing Arts June 8 – Garberville, CA – Redwood Run June 13, 14 – Bethel, NY – Mountain Jam June 15 – Utica, CA – Stanley Theatre June 18 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage June 22 – Kokomo, IN – Foster Park June 23 – McMinnville, TN – Cumberland Caverns June 25 – Bristol, TN – Paramount Theater June 26 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester PAC June 27 – State College, PA – State Theatre June 29 – New Martinsville, WV – Back Home Festival July 08 – Ocean City, NJ – NJ Music Pier July 20 – Maidstone, England – Ramblin’ Man Fair July 23 – Cologne, Germany – Kantine July 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso July 25, 26, 27, 28 – Scranton, PA – Peace Music Festival (performance date TBA) August 10 – Duluth, MN – Bayfront Blues Festival August 11 – Fargo, ND – The Hall at Fargo Brewing Co August 22, 23, 24, 25 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’ Festival August 29 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater August 30 – Fort Wayne, IN – Sweetwater Performance Pavilion September 1 – Lakeville, PA – Cove Haven Southern Rock Festival September 5, 6, 7, 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Big Blues Bender September 13 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center November 1 – Auburn, AL – Jay and Susie Gouge PAC

Source: Pulse of Radio