Eric Clapton and Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon Theatre 2009?

Updated 4 November 2008: Interview with Gregg Allman (

Q: What are you planning for the 40-year anniversary shows?
A: We’re trying to get everybody we ever played with together. Have them all bring their whole band, different opening act every night. Got an e-mail into Clapton and he e-mailed back: “No matter how hard I have to bend, it would be an honour” — “honour” with a “u.” He’s a nice guy. He should bring [Steve] Winwood with him.

On 2 November 2008 Derek Trucks was interviewed before his concert with the Derek Trucks Band at University of Buffalo Center for the Arts. 2009 will mark the 40th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band. About their annual Beacon Theatre Run in 2009 Derek said the following:

One of the ideas is to have some of the musicians sit in with us that played with DUANE ALLMAN over the years, people that influenced him and people that he influenced. The band is reaching out to artists like ERIC CLAPTON, ARETHA FRANKLIN and BOZ SCAGGS, obviously scheduling will play a part in it but even if half the musicians can share in the event it should be pretty amazing.