Gregg Allman loved motorcycles, so in celebration of the late Allman Brothers Band frontman’s final studio album, Southern Blood, a special event called “The Midnight Rider’s Rally” will be hosted by select Harley-Davidson franchises in North America on September 8.
The celebration, which coincides with Southern Blood‘s release, will feature premiere playbacks of the album, local musicians performing Allman’s songs, and giveaways of various CDs, DVDs and LPs by and related to the Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer. In addition, some locations will display Harley-Davidsons from Allman’s personal collection.
You can buy advance registration to attend a rally for $20 at the Gregg Allman Official Store. That also will earn you a free download of Southern Blood. Part of the registration fee will be donated to the Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship at Syracuse University.
Fans who attend the event are being invited to share photos, videos and memories of the celebration via social media using the hashtag #MidnightRidersRally. Any submissions will be posted on a special section of GreggAllman.com.
Southern Blood will be available in a variety of configurations, including a standard CD; a deluxe CD with two extra tracks and a bonus DVD; and a limited-edition colored-vinyl LP packaged with an exclusive lithograph.
The album features Allman performing songs by such artists as Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Willie Dixon, Tim Buckley, Little Feat‘s Lowell George, and Jackson Browne. Browne makes a guest appearance on Southern Blood‘s closing track, “Song for Adam,” which he wrote. Allman co-wrote one song, album opener “My Only True Friend,” in collaboration with Scott Sharrard, lead guitarist and musical director of his solo band.
Here are all of the confirmed locations where “The Midnight Rider’s Rally” will take place; additional locations will be announced soon:
Macon, GA, Harley-Davidson of Macon
Savannah, GA, Savannah Harley-Davidson
New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Harley-Davidson
Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe Harley-Davidson
Daytona, FL, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson
Pensacola, FL, Harley-Davidson of Pensacola
Fort Myers, FL, Six Bends Harley-Davidson
Naples, FL, Naples Harley-Davidson
Nashville, TN, Soulshine Pizza Factory
Knoxville, TN, Bootlegger Harley-Davidson
Asheville, NC, Harley-Davidson of Asheville
Birmingham, AL, Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson
Toronto, ON, Canada, Brown’s Harley-Davidson
Marina Del Rey, CA, Bartels’ Harley-Davidson
Woodstock, NY, Woodstock Harley-Davidson
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