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Gregg Allman cancels rest of 2016 tour, including NYC shows

Gregg Allman performs at The Fox Theatre on

Gregg Allman performs at The Fox Theatre on Nov. 12, 2014, in Atlanta. He has rescheduled his City Winery shows in Manhattan for July. Credit: Getty Images / Mike Coppola

Gregg Allman has postponed the rest of his 2016 shows, including his 10-night residency at City Winery in Manhattan this month, due to a vocal cord injury.

“This is the hardest thing I’ve had to do in a long, long, time,” Allman said in a statement. “I’ve been on the road for 45 years because I live to play music with my friends for my fans. As much as I hate it, it’s time for me to take some real time off to heal.”

Initially, Allman was expected to rejoin his band at City Winery on Wednesday night, after they performed the first two nights of his residency without him.

However, Allman decided that he still couldn’t perform up to his standards. “Not making a show is a really hard decision for me because I want to play so bad, but it’s also hard on my partners and fans who make plans to be with me,” Allman said. “Good enough isn’t working for us all.”

City Winery says the shows have been rescheduled for July 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16 and 17, and ticket holders can transfer their current tickets to a new night or they can receive a full refund. Allman’s band will perform Wednesday and Thursday nights at City Winery without him.

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