Lynyrd Skynyrd have extended their farewell tour by adding dozens of new summer dates. The group announced its Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour last year, and will resume it this year with a set at the Stagecoach festival. Cody Jinks, Hank Williams, Jr. and Bad Company will each appear with them on select dates. Tickets will go on sale on 8 February at 10 a.m. local time.
“It takes a long time to finish a farewell tour when you’re like us, because we’ve played everywhere,” guitarist Gary Rossington told Dan Rather in an interview last year. “I keep joking it’d take ten years to do the farewell tour.”
Rossington, at this point, is the band’s only survivor. The tour’s line-up also features vocalist Johnny Van Zant (brother of the group’s late founding singer, Ronnie Van Zant) and guitarist Rickey Medlocke, who played mandolin and other instruments in the group in the early Seventies before rejoining to play guitar in the mid Nineties, among others.
The group originally called it quits after an October 1977 plane crash killed Ronnie, guitarist-vocalist Steve Gaines, backing vocalist Cassie Gaines and members of the group’s crew. They regrouped in 1987 and have put out nine full-lengths, including a Christmas album, in the interim.
Lynyrd Skynyrd play the following newly-announced US dates on their farewell tour.
May 10 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
May 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
May 18 – Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
May 24 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
May 31 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 1 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
July 13 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
July 26 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
July 27 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
August 9 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
August 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
August 17 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
August 23 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance
August 30 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
August 31 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
September 13 – Southaven, MS @ Bank Plus Amphitheater
September 14 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
September 21 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green
September 27 – Jackson, MS @ Brandon Amphitheater
September 28 – Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf Amphitheater.
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