Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Lynyrd Skynyrd cancel show as guitarist seeks medical attention

Lynyrd Skynyrd have cancelled a July 19 appearance at Artpark in Lewiston, NY as guitarist Gary Rossington seeks medical attention following a health scare.

“We hope to reschedule the show in the near future,” said the band. “Founding member and guitar player Gary Rossington is seeking doctor's evaluation in Atlanta after experiencing some chest pains.

“Lynyrd Skynyrd will resume their tour once Gary is cleared by medical professionals. We will advise as soon as we have additional information.”

Rossington suffered a heart attack last October that saw the group cancel the final pair of 2015 dates while he recuperated.

The guitarist is the sole original founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, whose roots date back to 1964 in Jacksonville, FL.

Rossington was one of six band members who survived the October 20, 1977, plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi, that claimed the lives of Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines and three others. Rossington broke both arms, both legs, both wrists, both ankles and his pelvis in the incident.

Lynyrd Skynyrd are next scheduled to perform at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA on July 21, with tour dates confirmed into October; some of the upcoming US shows feature a double bill with Peter Frampton.

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