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The Allman Betts Band Kicks Off King Crawler Tour with Electrifying Charleston Show

On May 16, 2024, The Allman Betts Band ignited the stage in Charleston, South Carolina, marking the triumphant start of their King Crawler Tour. This highly anticipated tour is the band's first in three years, and the opening show proved that the wait was well worth it. The evening was a celebration of music, legacy, and new beginnings, punctuated by heartfelt tributes and high-energy performances.



The concert showcased a seamless blend of The Allman Betts Band's original compositions and timeless Allman Brothers classics, delivering a setlist that resonated deeply with the enthusiastic crowd. The band's return to stage was met with roaring applause and palpable excitement, as fans relished the opportunity to experience their unique fusion of blues, Americana, and southern soul live once again.


A significant highlight of the evening was the official introduction of Alex Orbison, the song of legendary Rob Orbison, as the band's new drummer and percussionist. Orbison steps into the role following the passing of founding member R. Scott Bryan in December 2023. His addition brings a new dynamic to the band while honoring the legacy of Bryan's exceptional talent and spirit.


“Having played alongside R. Scott Bryan for years in the Allman Betts Family Revival, I got to know his spirit and style, which was so special,” Orbison shared. “It's an honor to take over his seat and bring that spirit into the band. It's also a challenge because, let's face it, the guy was a wizard at what he did!”


The band members expressed their excitement and emotional connection to the tour. Devon Allman commented, "Effortless and great vibes to be back on tour with my brothers... The Allman Betts Band is really a home base for all of us, where we can celebrate our friendship, our history, our original music, and our father's music. It's a very special circle of cats. I know R. Scott's spirit is always with us, and he just loved Orbi so much, it's all pretty poetic."


Duane Betts echoed these sentiments, saying, "It feels great to have the Allman Betts Band back together for this tour. We have a very special bond, and it's always a blast when we get together on that stage. We will miss our brother R. Scott Bryan immensely but we are very grateful to have our long-time friend Alex Orbison with us."


Individually, Devon Allman and Duane Betts have built impressive careers as solo artists ad modern-day guitar heroes. Together, they lead The Allman Betts Band, a supergroup that crafts timeless rock & roll infused with their historic legacy. Over two critically acclaimed studio albums and countless live shows, the band has cemented its place in the music world, celebrated for its sharp songwriting, fiery fretwork, and brotherly camaraderie.


The King Crawler Tour promises to be a memorable journey, filled with sold-out shows and soul-stirring performances. With the addition of Alex Orbison, the band not only honors its past but also looks forward to a bright and dynamic future.


Upcoming Tour Dates

The Allman Betts Band's tour continues with the following dates:


King Crawler American Tour - The Allman Betts Band

  • May 17 @ Walhalla Performing Arts Center | Walhalla, SC - SOLD OUT

  • May 18 @ Helena Amphitheater Park | Helena, AL - SOLD OUT

  • May 19 @ Buckhead Theatre | Atlanta, GA

  • May 22 @ Westhampton Beach PAC | Westhampton, NY - SOLD OUT

  • May 23 @ Scottish Rite Auditorium | Collingswood, NJ

  • May 24 @ Count Basie CFA | Red Bank, NJ

  • May 25 @ Roanoke Festival in the Park | Roanoke, VA - SOLD OUT

  • May 26 @ St. Augustine Amphitheater | St. Augustine, FL*

  • May 27 @ Capitol Theatre | Clearwater, FL

  • May 29 @ Mercury Ballroom | Louisville, KY

  • May 30 @ The Fillmore | Detroit, MI - SOLD OUT

  • May 31 @ Arcada Theater | St. Charles, IL - SOLD OUT

  • June 1 @ Hoxeyville Music Festival | Wellston, MI

  • June 2 @ CEFCU Peoria Riverfront | Peoria, IL

  • June 4 @ Birchmere | Alexandria, VA - SOLD OUT

  • June 5 @ State Theatre | State College, PA

  • June 6 @ Music Hall | Tarrytown, NY

  • June 7 @ Colonial PAC | Keene, NH - SOLD OUT

  • June 8 @ Cabot Theater | Beverly, MA - SOLD OUT

  • June 9 @ Newton Theater | Newton, NJ - SOLD OUT


*w/ JJ Grey ^w/ JD Simo


For more news and updates, visit allmanbettsband.com.


The opening show in Charleston was a powerful testament to The Allman Betts Band's enduring talent and their commitment to carrying forward a rich musical heritage. The King Crawler Tour is set to be an epic journey their the heart of American roots music.

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