Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd are saying goodbye with a farewell tour this summer.

The “Free Bird” band announced on Thursday that Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour will kick off May 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida and conclude Sept. 1 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hall of Famers will be joined on the road by special guests like Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marhsall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackerry Smoke and Blackfoot.

Since forming in the ’60s, the Southern rockers have created a catalog of over 60 albums and withstood the deaths of lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines, and members of their road crew in a tragic 1977 plane crash.

Johnny Van Zant, who joined the band after his brother’s death, said of the new tour: “We’ve been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans. 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.” Said founding member and lead guitarist Garry Rossington: “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. I’m certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many.”

More information on the tour can be found on the band’s website. See the tour dates below.

May 4 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida
May 5 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Florida
May 11 – Starplex Pavilion, Dallas, Texas
May 12 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman, Houston, Texas
May 18 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona
May 19 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, California
May 25 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California
May 26 – Glen Helen Amphitheater, San Bernadino, California
June 22 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
June 23 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, New York
June 29 – Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh, North Carolina
June 30 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina
July 6 – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Virginia
July 7 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Virginia
July 13 – Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien, New York
July 14 – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut
July 20 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts*
July 21 – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
July 27 – Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, Ohio
July 28 – Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania
August 3 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Illinois
August 4 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana
August 10 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, Michigan+
Saturday, August 11 – Budweiser Stage, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
August 17 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
August 18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, Missouri
August 24 – Lakeview Amphitheatre, Syracuse, New York
August 25 – KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
August 31 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL
September 1 – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Georgia