Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour

Over the course of the 30-date outing, they'll share the stage with Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, and more


    First Slayer, then Elton John, and now Lynyrd Skynyrd. The veteran southern rock band is the latest act to announce a farewell tour.

    The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour is scheduled to kick off May 4th and spans 30 dates in all. Over the course of the outing, they’ll share the stage with a number of special guests, including Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke, and Blackfoot.

    “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,” said Gary Rossington, original and founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, in a statement. 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.”


    In 1977, at the peak of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s success, frontman Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gains, and backing vocalist Cassie Gaines were killed in a plane crash. A decade late, the surviving members of the band reunited with Van Zant’s younger brother, Johnny, taking over as the new lead singer.

    Tickets for the farewell tour go on sale Friday, February 2nd. You can also grab them here.

    Lynyrd Skynyrd 2018 Tour Dates:
    05/04 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
    05/05 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
    05/11 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
    05/12 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    05/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
    05/19 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
    05/25 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
    05/26 – San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Amphitheater
    06/22 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Cente
    06/23 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
    06/29 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
    06/30 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
    07/06 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
    07/07 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
    07/13 – Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
    07/14 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
    07/20 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
    07/21 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
    07/27 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
    07/28 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
    08/03 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    08/04 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
    08/10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
    08/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
    08/17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
    08/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    08/24 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre
    08/25 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
    08/31 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
    09/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood