LYNYRD SKYNYRD ANNOUNCES REMAINING 2018 DATES FOR LAST OF THE STREET SURVIVORS FAREWELL TOUR
SET TO PERFORM AT RAISING CANE’S RIVER CENTER IN BATON ROUGE Friday, December 7, 2018
First Year of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ Two-Year Farewell Tour
Tops Out at 50+ Stops Across the US and Canada
Bad Company, Jamey Johnson, Marshall Tucker Band and More to
Join Second Leg of 2018 Dates
Tickets On Sale to General Public Starting Friday, June 15 at LiveNation.com
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 5, 2018) – Earlier this year Southern Rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd announced that after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding two-year farewell tour will have logged over 50 stops by the end of 2018.
The first leg of dates this year kicked off Friday, May 4 in West Palm Beach, FL at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre. The South Florida Insider said of opening night, “…this was a kick ass rock concert that delivered all the energy, feel, and attitude that you’d ever want and/or need from a rock band. It was lit!”
Tickets for the second leg of 2018 shows go on sale to the general public starting Friday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. The farewell tour will continue to take the band across the country through the remainder of this year and all of next year, giving fans one last unforgettable night of classic American Rock-and-Roll. 2019 tour dates will be announced soon.
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“This farewell tour has already been the perfect end to an incredible run and we are not even halfway through the tour yet! There is still lots of road to go and lots of fans to see one last time,” said Gary Rossington, original and founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Lead vocalist, Johnny Van Zant added, “we are having a blast! Every crowd so far has been incredible. The energy and excitement they have been giving us has been like fuel on a fire. We can’t wait to get out there each night and burn it up!”
“As the presenting sponsor, Visit Baton Rouge is very excited to be expanding the entertainment options in the capital city with talent such as Lynyrd Skynyrd. The weekend of December 7 will see Baton Rouge hosting numerous events including the Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell concert which kicks off on Friday. We hope all concert goers will take this opportunity to extend their stay in Baton Rouge for the entire weekend.” – Paul Arrigo, Visit Baton Rouge President & CEO.
For more details on events in Baton Rouge visit: https://www.visitbatonrouge.com.
It was also announced today that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will perform on Saturday, Sept. 22 at this year’s two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. The band join a star-studded lineup at T-Mobile Arena that includes Justin Timberlake, Jack White, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Jason Aldean, Sam Smith, Luke Bryan and more. Fans can visit iHeartRadio.com/Tickets to purchase tickets. For those unable to attend, the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival will be broadcast live on iHeartMedia Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) stations across the country that weekend including the iconic Z100 in New York, KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, Y100 in Miami, KISS FM in Dallas, Chicago and Boston, as well as many more. The CW Network will exclusively live stream the mega-concert via CWTV.com and The CW App and broadcast the two-day, televised special on October 7 and October 8.
Numerous friends including but not limited to: Hank Williams Jr, Bad Company, ZZ Top, Kid Rock, Charlie Daniels Band, Cheap Trick, Jamey Johnson Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot, will continue as special guests on the farewell tour. 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 generations of fans, as Lynyrd Skynyrd has been touring consistently since the 90s. The band, that USA Today called the “whiskey-soaked genre’s most popular and influential crew,” is ready to rock one last time. The farewell tour will take original member Rossington joined by Van Zant, Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington, Carol Chase and special guest Jim Horn across the country over the next two years.
The Southern Rockers are best known for the RIAA Platinum-certified “Sweet Home Alabama” and self-proclaimed signature song, “Free Bird,” that Rolling Stone said was “easily the most requested live song in existence.” With everlasting hits such as “Simple Man,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Call Me The Breeze,” “You Got that Right,” and more, it is easy to see why Rolling Stone named Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time.
Stay tuned for future announcements and specific tour line-ups in your markets.
Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour
Just Announced 2018 Second Leg Dates
Saturday, September 22 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV+*
Friday, September 28 – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, AR*
Saturday, September 29 – Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS*
Friday, October 05 – Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN*
Saturday, October 06 – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE*
Friday, October 12 – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, SD*
Saturday, October 13 – US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, IA*
Friday, October 19 – Resch Center, Green Bay, WI*
Saturday, October 20 – Huntington Center, Toledo, OH*
Friday, October 26 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN*
Saturday, October 27 – The Ford Center, Evansvill, IN*
Friday, November 02 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO*
Saturday, November 03 – Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL*
Friday, November 09 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI*
Saturday, November 10 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY*
Friday, November 16 – Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MD*
Saturday, November 17 – Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WV*
Friday, November 30 – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA*
Saturday, December 01 – Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ*
Friday, December 07 – Raising Cane’s River Center, Baton Rouge, LA*
Saturday, December 08 – Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS*
Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM
Upcoming Previously Announced 2018 Dates
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
Sunday, September 2 – EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida*
+Part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival
*Not presented by SiriusXM
VIP Packages will be available for all dates. Details available at lynyrdskynyrd.com
About Lynyrd Skynyrd
Original members Ronnie Van Zant, Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, and Larry Junstrom formed the band in 1964, originally known as My Backyard, the band changed to its famous name in the early 1970s, and became popular in the Jacksonville, FL area, where the original members were from. They signed with Sounds of the South Records in 1972, and released their self-titled disc the following year. The album that featured “Free Bird,” arguably the most-recognized single in the Southern Rock genre, has sold more than 2 million units since its release. Later down the road the band recorded iconic tracks “Sweet Home Alabama” and “What’s Your Name.”
The band’s story took a tragic turn in October 1977 when a plane crash took the lives of Van Zant, Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines, and several of their road crew. The band took a decade-long hiatus before reuniting for a tour and live album, Southern by the Grace of God. Since then, the band has toured and recorded extensively, with their most recent release being Last Of A Dyin’ Breed. The band’s current line-up includes original member Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
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