Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Farewell Tour Includes Country Legends
Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced their farewell tour, and the dates will include special appearances from several country music legends.
The groundbreaking southern rock band will hit the road for their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour on Friday, May 4, in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre. The tour runs through Sept. 1, when it wraps in Atlanta at the Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. Kid Rock, Hank Williams, Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot are among the artists who will perform as special guests during the tour, which takes its name from Skynyrd's new song, "The Last of the Street Survivors," as well as the band’s classic fifth studio album, Street Survivors.
Lynyrd Skynyrd have had a profound impact not only on rock music, but on several generations of country musicians over the decades with songs including "Free Bird," “Simple Man,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Call Me the Breeze," "Sweet Home Alabama" and more.
"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," says Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist and founding member Gary Rossington.
"We’ve been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans," lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant adds. "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." Van Zant replaced his brother, original Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant, in 1987 when Skynyrd resumed touring after the 1977 plane crash that killed Van Zant and several other band members.
Tickets for the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, Feb. 2, at 10AM local time at LiveNation.com. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 10AM local time until Thursday, Feb. 1, at 10PM local time through Citi's Private Pass program.
VIP packages will also be available for all dates. Details available at Lynyrd Skynyrd's official website.
Lynyrd Skynyrd's 2018 Last of the Steet Survivors Farewell Tour Dates
May 4 – West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
May 5 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 11 – Dallas, Texas @ Starplex Pavilion
May 12 – Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 18 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 19 – Chula Vista, Calif. @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
May 25 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
May 26 – San Bernadino, Calif. @ Glen Helen Amphitheater
June 22 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 23 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
June 29 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
June 30 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 6 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 7 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live,
July 13 – Darien, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 14 – Hartford, Conn. @ Xfinity Theatre
July 20 – Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center*
July 21 – Bethel, N.Y. @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 27 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center
July 28 – Hershey, Pa. @ Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 3 – Tinley Park, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 4 – Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 10 – Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre+
Aug. 11 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Budweiser Stage
Aug. 17 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center,
Aug. 18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, Missouri
Aug. 24 – Syracuse, N.Y. @Lakeview Amphitheatre,
Aug. 25 – Burgettstown, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 31 – Pelham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sept. 1 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
*on sale at 11AM local time
+on sale Saturday, February 3 at 10AM local time
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