Lynyrd Skynyrd Plot Farewell Tour

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  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Lynyrd Skynyrd Plot Farewell Tour

    Lynyrd Skynyrd will embark on their final tour this summer, tapping an array of guests to join them throughout the big sendoff including Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr. and Bad Company.

    The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour starts May 4th at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in Palm Beach, Florida and stretches throughout the summer with stops in Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Cleveland, Detroit, Toronto and St. Louis. The trek wraps September 1st at the Cellars Amphitehatre at Lakewood in Atlanta.

    Other special guests set to appear alongside Skynyrd during the trek include the Charlie Daniels Band, the Marshall Tucker Band. 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot.

    Tickets for the tour go on sale February 2nd at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation with two exceptions: Tickets for the July 20th show in Mansfield, Massachusetts go on sale at 11 a.m. local time, and tickets for the August 10th show in Detroit go on sale February 3rd at 10 a.m. local time. A pre-sale will be available for Citi cardholders starting January 30th at 10 a.m. local time through February 1st at 10 a.m. local time. Complete information is available on Skynyrd's website. Tour Dates

    Skynyrd's final tour comes 45 years after they released their 1973 debut,(Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd), which included Southern rock staples like "Gimme Three Steps," "Simple Man" and, of course, "Free Bird." The group would release four more albums before frontman Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines and more died in a 1977 plane crash.

    Lynyrd Skynyrd reunited in 1987 with Ronnie's brother, Johnny Van Zant, serving as lead singer. Over the past three decades, this version of the group has toured and recorded a handful of albums, their last, Last of a Dyin' Breed, arriving in 2012. Guitarist Gary Rossington is the only Skynyrd co-founder still playing with the band, though guitarist Rickey Medlocke was briefly part of the group in the early Seventies.

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour Dates
    May 4 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
    May 5 – 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
    June 22 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
    June 23 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
    June 29 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
    June 30 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
    July 6 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
    July 7 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
    July 13 – Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
    July 14 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
    July 20 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
    July 21 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
    July 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
    July 28 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
    August 3 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    August 4 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
    August 10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
    August 11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
    August 17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
    August 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    August 24 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre
    August 25 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
    August 31 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
    September 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
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  2. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Hmm, Skynyrd and Blackberry Smoke in Toronto. That would be worth the drive!
  3. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    That is a bad weekend for me since I am a festival organizer that weekend. Otherwise, I would meet you there. :thumbsup:
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  4. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I had thought that there was something for the families that they could never tour or record as LS unless at least half the band members were from the original lineup. What happened to that?
  5. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    from Wikipedia...
    "That the band chose to continue after the 1987 tribute tour caused legal problems for the survivors, as Judy Van Zant Jenness and Teresa Gaines Rapp (widows of Ronnie and Steve, respectively) sued the others for violating an agreement made shortly after the plane crash, stating that they would not "exploit" the Skynyrd name for profit. As part of the settlement, Jenness and Rapp collect nearly 30% of the band's touring revenues (representing the shares their husbands would have earned had they lived), and hold a proviso requiring any band touring as Lynyrd Skynyrd to include at least three members from the pre-crash era. However, continued lineup changes and natural attrition has led to a relaxation in recent years."

    So it seems anyone can get away with touring as Skynyrd...
  6. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
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  7. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
  8. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    Just one guy's opinion. What is sad are the handful of tribute bands who do Lynyrd Skynyrd so much better than the band officially known as Lynyrd Skynyrd today. Nothing personal, all the guys are good at what they do but the last couple times I saw them it was strictly phone home and get it over with.
    I wore out every LS 8 track and album I bought and went to so many LS shows I lost count, but there comes a time when it's best to just let it go and relish the memories.
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  9. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    they should have called it a day after the crash, just my opinion. Freebird left the building decades ago. As a certain Beatle once said....."let it be"
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  10. It's not the real skynyrd, but I saw this lineup 2 years ago, and man they sounded incredible. I'd go again in a heartbeat.
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  11. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    You got to make a living, at my age I don't begrudge anybody playing for whatever reason.
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  12. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    .....also one of the reasons bands like Steely Dan, Eagles etc. still tour after key members pass away is they don't get near the royalties they once received. Almost nobody buys music any more and what the streaming services pay is a joke.
  13. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I've no objection to anyone making a living, but I'd rather go see The Gary Rossington Band.
    It just seems more honest.
  14. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    The same reason Donald Fagan doesn't just go out solo, the band names bring in a lot more cash flow than individual band members.
  15. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    The same goes for Boston. Most average listeners do not know Tom Sholz by name but they know the name Boston.
  16. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive


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  17. Eli_Kyiv


    Apr 7, 2020
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Just saw their story in one of episode of Roadies TV show (2016, Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino). Highly recommended btw.