Gregg Allman passes heart tests, ready for book tour and summer concerts

Gregg Allman arrives for the 54th Annual Grammy Special Merit Awards at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on Feb. 11, 2012, in Los Angeles.

(CBS/AP) Gregg Allman is in the clear and ready to rock.

He will start his book tour next week after passing heart tests at The Mayo Clinic. He also booked some summer tour dates with the Allman Brothers Band.

Read more: Gregg Allman delays book tour for heart tests

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member had delayed the book tour after experiencing arrhythmia following recent hernia surgery related to his 2010 liver transplant. Publicists say Allman underwent tests at the Jacksonville, Fla., clinic last Friday and was cleared.

His new memoir, "My Cross to Bear," came out Tuesday. In it, he chronicles the band's rise to fame, his own personal struggles with drugs and women and his brother Duane's death.

The 62-year-old keyboard player and singer will start the tour May 8 in Atlanta. Stops include Nashville, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

Allman will link up with the Allman Brothers Band this summer to celebrate the "Year of the Peach" with a series of concerts. "Year Of The Peach" marks the 40th anniversary of the group's 1972 live album, "Eat a Peach." The band just confirmed six co-headlining dates with Santana, as well as one-off festival dates, the Peach Festival in Scranton, Pa. and dates with moe. and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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