Rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd announces 21 additional dates as part of their ongoing "Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour."
Lynyrd Skynyrd Announces New Dates And Venues
On Tuesday, June 5, the Southern band unveiled the next part of the epic North American trek which was announced in January and kicked off on May 4.
"This farewell tour has already been the perfect end to an incredible run and we are not even halfway through the tour yet," said Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist. "There is still lots of road to go and lots of fans to see one last time."
The next leg of the tour begins on Sept. 22 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival. The band will then travel across the country to perform in venues in Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, and more.
The news might come as a surprise to fans who acquired a ticket at the band's concert in EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The tour stop slated to take place on Sept. 2 was originally billed as the band's last ever concert.
Tickets to upcoming live performances will be available starting June 15, Friday, at 10 a.m. via the band's official website. Presale begins on June 12, Tuesday.
New dates announced for the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour! Pre-sales begins Tuesday, June 12th and tickets go on sale to the public on Friday June 15th at https://t.co/aA2zPy9OV6. pic.twitter.com/dazYYIoKHC — Lynyrd Skynyrd (@Skynyrd) June 5, 2018
Lynyrd Skynyrd Announces Final Tour
After four successful decades of making music, the Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd announced that they are finally retiring from touring live. They tapped musician friends such as Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels Band, 38 Specials, Blackberry Smoke, Blackfoot, and Kid Rock to perform as part of the farewell tour.
"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," said Rossington, the remaining original member of the band. "I'm certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many."
"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," added Johnny Van Zant, who replaced late Ronnie Van Zant as the band's vocalist.
The "Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour" is presented by Live Nation. Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform next at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel New Jersey on June 22, Friday.