Lynyrd Skynyrd Expand Farewell Tour, With Guests

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After a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums, Southern Rock icons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, have embarked on its final Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM.

And on June 5, the band added more than 20 additional dates. (See below marked *.)

The first leg of the southern rockers’ career-concluding tour, produced by Live Nation, kicked off May 4. The tour will cross the country throughout the summer and now well into December, on Fridays and Saturdays.

The dates mark the band’s return to the stage following a “medical emergency” which forced the cancellation of several concerts last November.

Tickets for the farewell tour, originally announced Jan. 25, are available here and here.

Gary Rossington, original and founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, said: “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.”

Lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant added: “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.”

Related: The Lynyrd Skynyrd 1977 plane crash and its aftermath

Besides Bad Company, the band will be joined on stage by numerous friends throughout the tour, including (but not limited to): Marshall Tucker Band, .38 Special, Cheap Trick, Blackberry Smoke, Outlaws, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band and Blackfoot (see below).

Watch Skynyrd perform “Sweet Home Alabama” on May 19, 2018 in Chula Vista, Calif.

The tour derives its name from their new song, ‘The Last of the Street Survivors’ and the band’s fifth studio album Street Survivors that is certified multi-platinum by the RIAA and includes the platinum-certified single, “What’s Your Name.”

The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour marks a big moment for the three generation of fans, as the band has been consistently touring since it took a decade off in 1977. The iconic group is widely known for their live performances that usually include their beloved, elongated version of “Free Bird,” most often played at the end of their set, and their live albums including their multi-platinum certified One More from the Road.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are best known for their classic rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” and signature song, “Free Bird.” Other top hits include “Simple Man,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Call Me The Breeze” and “You Got that Right.”

Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

Jun 22 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (with Peter Wolf, Atlanta Rhythm Section)
Jun 23 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre (with Peter Wolf, Atlanta Rhythm Section)
Jun 29 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park (with Cheap Trick, .38 Special)
Jun 30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion (with Hank Williams Jr., .38 Special)
Jul 06 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (with Cheap Trick, .38 Special, Foghat)
Jul 07 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (with .38 Special, Foghat, Atlanta Rhythm Section)
Jul 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater (with Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band)
Jul 14 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre (with Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band)
Jul 20 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center (with Marshall Tucker Band, .38 Special)
Jul 21 – Bethel NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (with Marshall Tucker Band, .38 Special)
Jul 27 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center (with Marshall Tucker Band, Blackberry Smoke)
Jul 28 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium (with Blackberry Smoke)
Aug 03 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (with Hank Williams Jr., .38 Special)
Aug 04 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (with Marshall Tucker Band, .38 Special)
Aug 06 – Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip*
Aug 10 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre+ (with Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band)
Aug 11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage (with .38 Special)
Aug 17 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center (with Hank Williams Jr., .38 Special)
Aug 18 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (with Hank Williams Jr., .38 Special)
Aug 24 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheatre (with Hank Williams, Jr., Marshall Tucker Band, .38 Special)
Aug 25 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion (with Hank Williams, Jr., Marshall Tucker Band, .38 Special)
Aug 31 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sep 01 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre (with Hank Williams Jr., Marshall Tucker Band, Blackberry Smoke)
Sep 02 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field (with Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Kid Rock, Blackberry Smoke)*
Sep 22 – Las Vegas, NV – IHeartRadio Music Festival*
Sep 28 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Amp (with Marshall Tucker Band)*
Sep 29 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena (with Marshall Tucker Band)*
Oct 05 – Saint Paul, MN – XCEL Energy Center (with Jamey Johnson)*
Oct 06 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena (with Jamey Johnson)*
Oct 12 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center (with Marshall Tucker Band)*
Oct 13 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center (with Marshall Tucker Band)*
Oct 19 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center (with Marshall Tucker Band)*
Oct 20 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center (with Marshall Tucker Band)*
Oct 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena (with Bad Company*
Oct 27 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center (with Marshall Tucker Band)*
Nov 02 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center (with Marshall Tucker Band, Jamey Johnson)*
Nov 03 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center (with Marshall Tucker Band)*
Nov 09 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena (with Jamey Johnson)*
Nov 10 – Louisville, KY – KFC YUM! Center (with Marshall Tucker Band, Jamey Johnson)*
Nov 16 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena (with Marshall Tucker Band)*
Nov 17 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena (with Marshall Tucker Band)*
Nov 30 – Wilkes-Barre Township, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena (with Marshall Tucker Band)*
Dec 01 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall (with Marshall Tucker Band)*
Dec 07 – Baton Rouge, LA – Raising Cane’s River Center*
Dec 08 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum*


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  1. Scootin'
    #1 Scootin' 6 June, 2018, 10:09

    Catch them at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Aug. 6, along with Foreigner, John Kay & Steppenwolf, Marshall Tucker, Kid Rock, Lita Ford and a lot more!

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  2. JAMES
    #2 JAMES 23 June, 2018, 12:40

    Saw Lynyrd Skynyrd last night PNC Bank Arts Center Homdel NJ.
    They played in no particular order :
    Workin for the MCA, Skynyrd Nation, Traveling Man, Dont Ask Me No Questions, Saturday Night Special,, Ballad of Curtis Lowe, Whiskey Rock n Roller, Whats Your Name, Gimmie Three Steps, Call Me The Breeze, That Smell, I Know A Little, Tuesdays Gone, Simple Man, Sweet Home Alabama, Freebird
    Did not play but usually have in the past :
    Swamp Music
    Gimmie Back My Bullets
    Needdle and the Spoon
    You Got That Right
    And just like that Skynyrd is gone.
    Farwell tour is under way
    They got together in 1987 with Johnny Van Zandt and have played the Arts Center there I think all 32 seasons.
    I must have seen them live like 15 times there.
    Johnny kept mentioning last night how he was thinking about all the times they played there.
    The show was basically sold out. I did not see an empty seat by the time they came on to play at 9:20
    The lawn was packed too. Even in the ligiht cold rain.
    They added a 2nd leg to the tour so they are touring from now into December.
    Maybe I have seen them too many times, but something was off last night.
    Johnny kept chastising the audience for not being loud enough.
    He said it worries him.
    I say this to Johnny
    1) Your ears are shot from decades of loud rock music
    2) Most of the die hard fans are not in their 20’s and 30′ anymore, we are in our 50’s and 60’s.

    We cant yell as loud or clap as loud anymore.
    We still appreciate the music.
    This is the first time I have seen them since the death of original piano player from the 70’s Billy Powell.
    Also missed Leon Wilkerson, the original bass player from the 70’s, who died about 10 years ago.
    Those 2 I think make the difference.
    Now onto Gary Rossington, the founder of Skynyrd at age 13, plays lead guitar, rhythm guitar, slide guitar.
    Gary played well last night.
    There were awkward moments, maybe 2 or 3 short moments, when the songs just stopped and you knew it was Gary’s turn.
    Something is going on.
    God I hope it is not alzheimer’s desease like Glen Campbell had.
    I hope this is not why this is the farewell tour.
    Overall not one of their best shows.
    Like i said Billy and Leon make a huge difference.
    I have seen real kick a– Skynyrd shows and last night was not one of them.
    But it was still worth going to see
    As it will be the last time to see them.
    Opening acts were
    1)some unknown band i didnt see
    2) Atlanta Rhythm Section
    3) The front man of the old J Geils Band and his new band
    The 2nd leg of the farewell tour is supposed to have Marshall Tucker and Bad Company as the opening acts.
    Much better acts than the opening acts last night.

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  3. Dr. T, Internal Medicine
    #3 Dr. T, Internal Medicine 2 July, 2018, 23:27

    Best concert ever! 6/30/18 Charlotte’s PNC. From 38 special, to Hank, Jr, to Lynyrd Skynyrd! Met the band before the show! Wonderful time even though Satan would have found the weather too warm!

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  4. LoriT
    #4 LoriT 10 November, 2018, 16:50

    I’m planning on seeing the band play this Friday in Baltimore with Marshall Tucker band. Anyone know if there will be any other opening bands? We may get there late and don’t want to miss either LS or MTB. I’m assuming MTB plays first??? Thx!

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