Monday, August 27, 2012

Lynyrd Skynyrd cancels Republican National Convention concert

Lynyrd Skynyrd cancelled their scheduled appearance at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on Sunday due to weather conditions related to Tropical Storm Isaac.

The band was to perform outside the event as part of the fundraising event Citizens Helping Heroes.

"With the weather conditions unknown and for the safety of our fans and friends, it is best to cancel the show and not put anyone in harm's way," said Skynyrd lead singer Johnny Van Zant on Sunday.

The group issued the following statement on Monday:

Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Wounded Warrior Project, Citizens Helping Heroes and the RNC cancelled events on Sunday and Monday due to the presence of Hurricane Isaac. Therefore, Lynyrd Skynyrd was unable to perform due to inclement weather and safety concerns.”

Skynyrd are out promoting their new album, “Last of a Dyin’ Breed,” which was released last week.

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