Friday, December 2, 2016

Lynyrd Skynyrd cancel Las Vegas shows due to family emergency

Lynyrd Skynyrd have cancelled a pair of dates in Las Vegas this weekend due to a family emergency affecting singer Johnny Van Zant.

“Lynyrd Skynyrd’s performances on December 2nd and 3rd at The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas have been cancelled,” announced the band via their social media sites. “Johnny Van Zant has a family emergency of the greatest degree. Lynyrd Skynyrd looks forward to returning to The Golden Nugget in 2017. Please contact The Golden Nugget box office for refunds.”

No details regarding Van Zant’s personal situation have been made public at this time.

The singer contracted bronchitis in July while on the road this past summer, although his illness did not affect the group’s schedule.

In August, Skynyrd shut down the tour for two weeks after guitarist Gary Rossington underwent heart surgery; the band cancelled some late 2015 shows, as well, when Rossington suffered a heart attack last October.

Lynyrd Skynyrd are scheduled to return to live action in February of 2017.

The group’s latest studio release is 2012’s “Last Of A Dyin’ Breed.”

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