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UPDATED: Gregg Allman Band to play Sailor Circus Arena in Sarasota

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Gregg Allamn AP 2013 Crossroads

Musician Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers band performs at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 at Madison Square Garden on Friday April 12, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for Hard Rock International/AP Images)

UPDATED 8/29: Gregg Allman Band tickets, which are $35, $45 and $100, go on sale Sept. 6 for his Jan. 8 performance at the Sailor Circus Arena. The Gregg Billings Band and an act to be announced later will open the show. Tickets can be purchased at the Sailor Circus Arena Box Office, 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota; 355-9805; http://circussarasota.org/buy-tickets.

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Allman Brothers Band leader and former Sarasota-Bradenton area resident Gregg Allman will be performing with his all-star group Jan. 8 at the Sailor Circus Arena. Ticket prices are $35, $45 and $100. Tickets go on sale Sept. 6. There will also be an upcoming announcement regarding the two acts that will open the show.

Gregg Allman  at the Sarasota Blues Fest in 1998

Gregg Allman performing at the Sarasota Blues Festival in 1998. PHOTO PROVIDED BY BARBARA STRAUSS

While famous for his chief role as singer, keyboardist and guitarist of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman launched his successful solo career in 1973 with the classic album "Laid Back."

He had a huge hit with the title track to the 1986 album "I'm No Angel" and after reviving the Allman Brothers Band in the 1990s-2000s, earned a Grammy nomination for his latest solo album "Low Country Blues," which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 pop chart in 2011.

Gregg Allman book AP 2012

Gregg Allman signs copies of his autobiography "My Cross to Bear" on May 10, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Barbara Strauss is promoting the Jan. 8 Allman concert at the Sailor Circus Arena at 2075 Bahia Vista Street. During her long, outstanding run as the executive producer of the Sarasota Blues Festival, Strauss arranged for Allman to headline the event in 1994, 1998, 2000 and 2006. Gregg's final Sarasota Blues Festival performanceĀ  included, among many other highlights, an emotive duet with his son Devon Allman during "Midnight Rider."

Here's the Gregg Allman Band performing Gregg's song "Dreams," originally recorded with the Allman Brothers Band, featuring a guest, guitar solo appearance by Devon Allman. The clip comes from a show earlier this year:



Wade_Tatangelo_by_Mike_Lang_HT_06212013 Wade Tatangelo has been an entertainment reporter, columnist and reviewer for more than a decade at publications nationwide. He is a Hershey, Pa., native who grew up in Tampa and graduated from the University of South Florida. Wade joined the Herald-Tribune in 2013. He can be reached by email or call (941) 361-4955.
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