They are about to set out on their last ever tour.
Yet another musical act has announced that they will be embarking on a farewell tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd unveiling details of their forthcoming Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM. The tour will include support from Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company and more.
Lynryd Skynyrd at Louder Than Life festival
They've been around for over 40 years and have released more than 60 albums, but the rock and roll heroes have finally reached the end of the road. They're ready to go out in style, however, with a North American tour spanning four months.
'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', original member Gary Rossington said in a statement. 'I'm certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many.'
'We've been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans', added frontman 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.'
The shows are set to begin with a stop at West Palm Beach's Coral Sky Amphitheatre on May 4th, concluding at Atlanta's Cellairis Amphitheatre on September 1st. There will also be a number of special guests including the likes of Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot.
Lynyrd Skynyrd released their last album, 'Last of a Dyin' Breed' in 2012, and their tour name is split between that and their 1977 hit record 'Street Survivors'.
Since their 1977 hiatus came to an end in 1987, the band have barely stopped touring, which makes it all the more shocking and saddening that they are finally hanging up their guitars. We can expect astounding final live renditions of 'Sweet Home Alabama' and their signature song 'Free Bird'.
Tickets go on sale on February 2nd 2018.
Friday, May 4 - Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida
Saturday, May 5 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Florida
Friday, May 11 - Starplex Pavilion, Dallas, Texas
Saturday, May 12 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman, Houston, Texas
Friday, May 18 - Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, May 19 - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, California
Friday, May 25 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California
Saturday, May 26 - Glen Helen Amphitheater, San Bernadino, California
Friday, June 22 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
Saturday, June 23 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, New York
Friday, June 29 - Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh, North Carolina
Saturday, June 30 - PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina
Friday, July 6 - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Saturday, July 7 - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Virginia
Friday, July 13 - Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien, New York
Saturday, July 14 - Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut
Friday, July 20 - Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts*
Saturday, July 21 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Friday, July 27 - Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Saturday, July 28 - Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Friday, August 3 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Illinois
Saturday, August 4 - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana
Friday, August 10 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, Michigan+
Saturday, August 11 - Budweiser Stage, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Friday, August 17 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Saturday, August 18 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, Missouri
Friday, August 24 - Lakeview Amphitheatre, Syracuse, New York
Saturday, August 25 - KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Friday, August 31 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL
Saturday, September 1 - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Georgia
*on sale at 11:00am local time
+on sale Saturday, February 3 at 10:00 am local time