Rounder Records and select Harley-Davison locations are uniting for THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY, a very special event commemorating the final album from the legendary Gregg Allman. Southern Blood arrives everywhere on Friday, September 8th.
Southern Blood is available for pre-order now at digital music retailers and the Gregg Allman Official Store. A wide array of limited editions and special bundles are on offer, including digital download, Standard and Deluxe CD/DVD, and limited edition heavyweight vinyl and vinyl test presses. For complete pre-order details, please visit the Gregg Allman Official Store, with exclusive pre-order bundles available here.
Southern Blood includes the new original song, My Only True Friend, written by Allman with Gregg Allman Band guitarist/musical director Scott Sharrard. The track – available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services – premiered earlier this summer exclusively via NPR Music, which raved, “From its stately introduction through a wrenching guitar solo at the close, the track exudes a surefooted classic-rock grandeur we don’t hear much anymore. Yet Allman keeps it on an intimate scale…Allman sings like he’s confiding to a friend, distilling hours of stock-taking and introspection. He’s plainspoken, like always, and his casual air adds disarming resonance to what is clearly a farewell statement.”
THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY will take place Friday, September 8th at select Harley-Davidson locations across North America. Fans can register for their local rally via the Gregg Allman Official Store; a portion of the $20 registration benefits the Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship at Syracuse University, with all registrations also receiving a digital download of Southern Blood. See below for a list of cities participating.
Well known as an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast, Allman and his groundbreaking music will be celebrated at THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY events, including release day premiere plays of Southern Blood, as well as a wide range of local artists performing songs from the Allman canon. As if that weren’t enough, every rally will feature an exclusive raffle, with giveaways including CDs, DVDs, and vinyl LPs – among them, a limited edition 10” vinyl picture disc featuring three live performances from 2014’s All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman tribute concert event.
Select locations will see partnerships with local breweries while others will display classic Harley-Davison motorcycles from Allman’s own fabled collection. Fans attending THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY will be invited to share their photos, videos, and memories using the hashtag #MidnightRidersRally; all submissions will then be displayed on www.greggallman.com.
THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY – Friday, September 8th
@ Harley-Davidson Locations Across North America Including:
New Orleans, LA
Santa Fe, NM
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Ft Myers, FL
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
If you are interested in hosting a rally in your city, please contact
Adam Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org