Thursday, January 25, 2018

Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour

45 years after the release of their debut album, Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced dates for their farewell tour.

"It's hard to imagine, after all these years, the band that Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins and myself started back in Jacksonville would resonate for this long and to so many generations of fans,” says guitarist and sole remaining original member Gary Rossington. “I’m certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many."

The Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour is named after the Florida group’s 1977 album, “Street Survivors.”

Just days after the its release, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s chartered airplane crashed near Gillsburg, MS en route to a show in Baton Rouge, LA, killing the pilot, co-pilot, the group's assistant road-manager and three band members – frontman Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines.

"We’ve been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans,” adds vocalist Johnny Van Zant. “It’s been a true honor to try and fill in my brother’s footsteps for the past 31 years, keeping the music and his spirit alive."

Lynyrd Skynryd will be joined by a variety of guests at various stops on the 4-month run, including Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot.

The farewell run will begin in West Palm Beach, FL on May 4, with shows scheduled to wrap up in Atlanta, GA on September 1.

A Citi cardmembers presale for US dates runs from Tuesday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 1 at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass program, with general public seats available starting Friday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

With more than 30 million albums sold over the course of their career, Lynyrd Skynyrd were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006.

Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour

North America 2018

May 04 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
May 05 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 11 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
May 12 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 19 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
May 25 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
May 26 – San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Amphitheater
Jun 22 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Jun 23 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
Jun 29 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Jun 30 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jul 06 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Jul 07 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Jul 13 – Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Jul 14 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
Jul 20 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jul 21 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jul 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 28 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
Aug 03 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug 04 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug 10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Aug 17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug 24 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre
Aug 25 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
Aug 31 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sep 01 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

See also:

Lynyrd Skynyrd cancel final 2017 dates over medical emergency
Lynyrd Skynyrd cancel Tallahassee show due to medical emergency
Lynyrd Skynyrd 1977 plane crash biopic blocked by courts
Lynyrd Skynyrd cancel shows as guitarist undergoes heart surgery
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