Dickey Betts Says Boring Retirement Drove Him To Comeback

Allman Brothers Band co-founder Dickey Betts revealed that he hit the road again due to retirement boring him to tears. Betts, who kicks off his summer dates on July 15th in Patchogue, New York, admitted to us that taking things easy left him with little excitement: [“I just figured I wanted to go fishin’, and play golf, and just mess around and so, four years ago I just decided I would retire. Well, I got bored as hell sittin’ ’round here, and I did this Rolling Stone interview just to be friendly; I wasn’t really workin’ on a career or nothin’, and when it came out the promoters started callin’ me, offering me good money to go out and play again. And I was bored and they wanted me back so I ended up taking on about 12, 14 cities.”] SOUNDCUE (:33 OC. . . 12, 14 cities)

  • Dickey Betts tour dates (subject to change):
    July 15 – Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music Festival
    July 18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre (with Marshall Tucker Band, Devon Allman with Duane Betts)
    July 19 – Scranton, PA – Peace Music Festival
    July 20 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
    July 21 – Staten Island, NY – St. George Theatre
    August 28 – Syracuse, NY – New York State Fair    
    August 30 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
    August 31 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
    October 20 – Boca Raton, FL – “Florida Jam” at Sunset Cove Amphitheater