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Gregg Allman cancels tour for medical reasons

- Associated Press - Monday, August 8, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA. (AP) - Rock legend Gregg Allman has canceled his tour from Aug. 26 to Sept. 15 for health reasons.

The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown, Pa., reports ( http://bit.ly/mSlPM7) Allman's performance on Saturday at the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival may have been one of the last chances for fans in the region to see Allman.

The newspaper says Jambands.com reports that the 64-year-old Allman will require several days of hospitalization and four to six weeks of bed rest. Allman suffers from an upper respiratory condition.

Festival marketing manager Shelley Johansson says, "It just makes me more grateful that he was here and put on such a wonderful performance."

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