Guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks Announce Departure from the Allman Brothers Band
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.08.2014
They’ll be focusing on other projects…
The Allman Brothers Band announced in an official press release that band members Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are planning to depart from the group at the end of 2014.
The departure of the two guitarists was announced earlier today. Haynes and Trucks planning on honoring the band's commitments through the rest of the year, the 45th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band, before focusing on other projects.
Haynes and Trucks said in the release: "For 25 years and 15 years respectively, we've had the honor and pleasure of playing, living, learning, and traveling with the Allman Brothers Band, one of the truly legendary rock and roll bands. We will be forever grateful for the opportunity and the experience, and for the love, enthusiasm and support of the incredible fans. We are both preparing to dig even deeper into our various creative and musical endeavors and, as a result, 2014 will be our final year as part of the band."
Haynes also added that his time in the band has been "an amazing experience." He continued that he looks forward to "maintaining a vigorous schedule which will include many more years of touring and recording with Gov't Mule in addition to my solo projects and to enjoying more family time as well."
The band is currently set for a January 10 show at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia to honor the late guitarist Gregg Allman. After that, they are set for a 10-night residency at the Beacon Theater in New York City between March 7-22.