Dickey Betts postpones Aug. 25 show
BEAVER CREEK – Former Allman Brothers front man Dickey Betts and his band Great Southern have postponed their scheduled Aug. 25 Vilar Center appearance for a date in late March 2007. Betts will be returning to the studio this fall, and has pushed back the end of his summer tour as a result. However, a confirmation of a rescheduled date for the last few days of March is expected shortly.
Betts’ signature sound and colorful personality fueled a decades-long career with the Allman Brothers Band that survived the death of two members, several breakups and reunions. Betts penned many of the Allman Brothers’ greatest hits including “Jessica,” “Ramblin’ Man,” “Blue Sky” and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.” Betts now tours extensively with his band, Great Southern, to sold-out venues and rave reviews. Playing a repertory of both new songs and Allman Brothers’ classics, the band always brings the crowd to its feet.Ticket holders for the cancelled Aug. 25 show can visit the box office for a full refund or an exchange for late March appearance. Original seating will be honored.
Other performers heading to the Vilar this winter are multi-Grammy-winning Celtic rock icons The Chieftains on Jan. 14, followed by the Grammy-award winning piano stylings of jazz great George Winston on Jan. 30. Legendary contemporary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, joined by jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, hit the stage March 18, while the troupe that popularized street dance, STOMP, bring their uniquely syncopated, toe tapping performance to the Beaver Creek stage April 3 and 4. The entire winter season will be announced later this month, and tickets will go on sale November 2006. For more information, call the Vilar Center Box Office at 845-TIXS (8497). The Vilar Center for the Arts is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation.
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