I always wished the re-formed Lynyrd Skynyrd would have turned their shows into southern rock revivals with Hughie Thomasson from the Outlaws (when he was still alive) and Rickey Medlocke from Blackfoot (who’s been in Skynyrd for years now) instead of just Skynyrd music. Too late now. Julie Devereaux
Next up on the “farewell” track: Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The legendary southern rock band announced they’ll be embarking on the “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour” this May.
In a statement, Gary Rossington 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.”
Skynyrd will be supported by multiple special guests on their farewell tour including Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, .38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot. Exact dates for these special guests will be announced at a later date.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 2. Complete ticket details can be found at LynyrdSkynyrd.com.
Lynyrd Skynyrd – 2018 Farewell Tour Dates
May 4 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla.
May 5 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Fla.
May 11 – Starplex Pavilion, Dallas, Texas
May 12 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman, Houston, Texas
May 18 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Ariz.
May 19 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif.
May 25 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif.
May 26 – Glen Helen Amphitheater, San Bernardino, Calif.
June 22 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J.
June 23 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, N.Y.
June 29 – Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh, N.C.
June 30 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.
July 6 – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Va
July 7 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va.
July 13 – Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien, N.Y.
July 14 – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Ct.
July 20 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Mass.
July 21 – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, N.Y.
July 27 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
July 28 – Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa.
Aug. 3 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill.
Aug. 4 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, Ind.
Aug. 10 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, Mich.
Aug. 11 – Budweiser Stage, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 17 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug. 18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 24 – Lakeview Amphitheatre, Syracuse, N.Y.
Aug. 25 – KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa.
Aug. 31 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, Ala.
Sept. 1 – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Ga.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.