Allman Brothers Band co-founder Dickey Betts has just tagged a few new tour dates onto his itinerary -- including a "homecoming" concert this November at Clearwater, Florida's Ruth Eckerd Hall. Best Classic Bands reported Betts, who called off his retirement due to boredom, has added three new fall dates to his schedule -- as well as a slot on the 2019 Southern Rock Cruise, which sets sail next January from Port Tampa Bay, Florida.

Betts, who was forced out of the Allmans band in 2000, is best remembered for his timeless contributions including "Blue Sky," "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed," "Ramblin' Man," and the instrumental "Jessica." We asked Dickey Betts if he feels he's the keeper of the Allman Brothers Band flame: "People are making me feel that way. I, I never felt that way, but when you get out there and you talk to the fans -- I don't just go in and then disappear like Batman. Y'know, I go in, I talk to a lot of people and to see how the show's are selling out. Fans are telling me how much interest there is, that I am the guy now that can produce this music, 'cause I wrote half of it, y'know?" :

August 28 - Syracuse, NY - New York State Fair
August 30 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Oakdale Theatre
August 31 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
October 20 - Boca Raton, FL - "Florida Jam" at Sunset Cove Amphitheater
November 1 - Augusta, GA - Bell Auditorium
November 3 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheater
November 5 - Clearwater, FL - "Dickey Betts Band Homecoming Concert" at Ruth Eckerd Hall
January 6 - Port Tampa Bay, FL - "Southern Rock Cruise 2019"

AUDIO: DICKEY BETTS ON KEEPING THE ALLMANS FLAME ALIVE