Thread: When was first ABB beacon run?

leafsfan - 3/20/2019 at 05:59 PM

They we're some glory days even though I made it only once to NYC in 2007.

When and for how many dates was the original run?


ooogie - 3/20/2019 at 08:13 PM



From this N.Y. Times article printed in 2009 it seems it was 1989?

quote:
"Since 1989 the Allman band has played at the Beacon 175 times and Mr. Springer, 51, has been at every concert."

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/09/arts/music/09allman.html



CharlieO - 3/23/2019 at 04:25 AM

The first four ever Beacon shows took place in September of 1989.
However, you could say the first actual Beacon "run" and March Madness took place with ten shows starting on March 10, 1992.
The run was interrupted for the first time in 1995 when the band moved over to Radio City Music Hall for an uncomfortable mini run, and then subsequently by Gregg's health issues in 2008.
Their displacement to the United Place in 2010 was due to the booking of Cirque Du Soleil "Banana Shpeel" at the Beacon, a musical that despite locking up the theater actually never took place, leaving the venue vacant for the entire month of March.


plqmule - 3/23/2019 at 03:43 PM

^^^^

Also, there were no Beacon shows in 1990, 1991 & 1993.


jsdonnan - 3/24/2019 at 05:06 AM

1989 September 27.28.29.30
1992 March 10.11.13.14.15.17.18.20.21.22
1994 April 1.2.3.5.6.8.9.10
1996 March 1.2.3.5.6.8.9.10.12.13.15.16.17
1997 March 11.12.14.15.16.18.19.21.22.23.25.26
1998 March 3.4.6.7.8.10.11.13.14.15.17.18.20.21.22
1999 March 4.5.6.8.9.11.12.13.15.16.18.19.20.22.23.25.26.27.28
2000 March 9.10.11.13.14.16.17.18.20.21.23.24.25
2001 March 15.16.17.19.20.22.23.24.25
2002 March 14.15.16.18.19.21.22.23.24
2003 March 13.14.15.17.18.20.21.22.25.26.28.29.30
2004 March 18.19.20.22.23.25.26..27.28
2005 March 10.11.12.14.15.17.18.19.21.22
2006 March 9.10.11.13.14.16.17.18.20.21.23.24.25.26
2007 March 20.22.23.24.26.27.29.30.31 April 2.3.5.7.8
2009 March 9.10.12.13.14.16.17.19.20.21.23.24.26.27.28
2011 March 9.10.11.13.14.16.17.18.20.21.23.24.25.26
2012 March 9.10.11.13.14.16.17.18.20.21.23.24.25.26
2013 March 9.10.11.13.14.16.17.18.20.21.23.24.25.26
2014 March 7.8.11.12.14.15.18.19 October 21.22.24.25.27.28

243 shows / 20 years


mikesolo - 3/24/2019 at 06:01 PM

Great list. I only made it to 17 of the 20 Beacon years :-)

quote:
1989 September 27.28.29.30
1992 March 10.11.13.14.15.17.18.20.21.22
1994 April 1.2.3.5.6.8.9.10
1996 March 1.2.3.5.6.8.9.10.12.13.15.16.17
1997 March 11.12.14.15.16.18.19.21.22.23.25.26
1998 March 3.4.6.7.8.10.11.13.14.15.17.18.20.21.22
1999 March 4.5.6.8.9.11.12.13.15.16.18.19.20.22.23.25.26.27.28
2000 March 9.10.11.13.14.16.17.18.20.21.23.24.25
2001 March 15.16.17.19.20.22.23.24.25
2002 March 14.15.16.18.19.21.22.23.24
2003 March 13.14.15.17.18.20.21.22.25.26.28.29.30
2004 March 18.19.20.22.23.25.26..27.28
2005 March 10.11.12.14.15.17.18.19.21.22
2006 March 9.10.11.13.14.16.17.18.20.21.23.24.25.26
2007 March 20.22.23.24.26.27.29.30.31 April 2.3.5.7.8
2009 March 9.10.12.13.14.16.17.19.20.21.23.24.26.27.28
2011 March 9.10.11.13.14.16.17.18.20.21.23.24.25.26
2012 March 9.10.11.13.14.16.17.18.20.21.23.24.25.26
2013 March 9.10.11.13.14.16.17.18.20.21.23.24.25.26
2014 March 7.8.11.12.14.15.18.19 October 21.22.24.25.27.28

243 shows / 20 years



hotlantatim - 3/25/2019 at 03:00 PM

Yes. Great list. I believe I made it to 19 Beacon shows. I saw at least 1 every run between 1999-2009. In 2004, we did ABB Thursday, Van Morrison Saturday at the Apollo, and ABB Saturday. That was memorable.

A couple years I was a whirlwind in to NYC for a single night: 2000, 2001, 2009. The first year I was there all weekend but only went a single night.

I would have loved to have seen the ABB there 1992, 1994, but wasn't traveling to see shows at that point, just seeing their ATL summer shows.

The two shows I most regret missing are 3/21/05 shows (with significant Chuck that night) and the final show on 10/28/14.

The Brothers also played 7/27/11 as part of the Hep C fundraising concert, which included a very memorable Natalie Cole guest spot singing some of Whipping Post.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaBf6ZGD5ns


sully - 3/25/2019 at 08:20 PM

oh, the glory days of 1999 and 2000 when you could buy amazing seats at the presale and onsale. 3rd row center for $59 + smaller fees. some of the best times of my music life where there.


yankweed1 - 3/30/2019 at 11:13 PM

Started the run in March of 2003.....it ran straight thru to the end......always 2 shows... fly from ft Lauderdale. do the city thing for a few days .always a home coming great after shows pre parties.. organized Gabba events etc... always a fun time in the best city......miss that March Madness feeling.....


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