In 1969 brothers Duane and Gregg Allman formed the Allman Brothers Band after a few failed attempts at forming a successful band. But only a few short years later, in 1971, Duane died after a motorcycle accident.
The following year it was Berry Oakley who died only three blocks from where Duane had his accident; it was also a motorcycle accident.
In 2017, tragedy again struck the remaining members of The Allman Brothers Band when Butch Trucks died by his own hand followed by band leader Gregg Allman four months later as a result of cancer.
But the remaining band members have decided to gather one final time for a once in a lifetime concert at Madison Square Garden on March 10.
The concert is a celebration marking 50 years of The Allman Brothers Band.
Surviving band members Jaimoe Johanson, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, and Marc Quinones are joining Duane Trucks and ReeseWynans and special guest Chuck Leavell as The Brothers for the one time event.
It has been six years since The Allman Brothers have performed together on stage.
Warren Haynes noted that the band had talked about giving a final show at The Garden but that it never came to be…but now they will.
Tickets go on sale January 10.