A successful reunion show this past March rekindled a fire that hadn’t been present since the mid 90s, when Coloradans John Magnie and Steve Amedee rejoined Tommy Malone and Johnny Ray Allen, as the original founding members of the subdudes. This weekend, fans where heartbroken to learn that Johnny Ray Allen passed away on Friday morning at his home in New Orleans. No cause of death was listed. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday, August 11.
I spoke with John Magnie Monday night and he confirmed that the remaining members of the band will perform at upcoming shows in Colorado, including Bohemian Nights at New West Fest. Former tour manager and bassist/vocalist Tim Cook will rejoin the band for their in-state appearances. Only their scheduled Thursday night appearance in Fruita was canceled.
Friday 08-15 Louisville, Colo. Louisville Downtown Street Faire
Saturday 08-16 Fort Collins, Colo. Bohemian Nights at New West Fest
Sunday 08-17 Arvada, Co. Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities