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Rocker Gregg Allman Cancels All Tour Dates For 2017

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    Rocker Gregg Allman Cancels All Tour Dates For 2017
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    Gregg Allman has canceled all of his scheduled tour dates for the year.

    Gregg Allman has canceled all of his scheduled tour dates for the year.

    The 69-year-old rocker posted Monday on his website that "it has been determined that Gregg will not be touring in 2017." In November, Allman said he was taking several months off from touring so he can "focus on his health," but still had plans to tour.

    The new statement said that fans who bought tickets for concerts in June should "contact the ticket outlet from where you purchased the tickets for a refund."

    More details about why Allman has canceled all of his 2017 shows were not available. He has faced multiple health issues, including contracting hepatitis C and having a 2010 liver transplant.

    According to Rolling Stones health issues in recent years have prevented Allman from touring at full capacity.

    In August 2016, Allman revealed that unspecified "serious health issues" would force him to cancel 28 appearances including some festival gigs.

    He returned to the stage in late October for a pair of shows at his own Laid Back Festival in Atlanta, but his winter tour, which included New Year's gigs in Savannah, was postponed due to a vocal injury that required several months of recovery.

    Born December 8th, 1947 in Nashville, TN, a little more than a year after his older brother Duane, Allman was raised by single mother as the family moved to Daytona Beach in 1959.

    According to Greggallman.com Allman was a successful 2010 liver transplant recipient. He also accrued a remarkable list of honors over his five decade career, including the ABB’s 1995 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards as well as his own 2006 induction to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.