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Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpones Farewell Tour Dates Due to Recent Heart Surgery for Gary Rossington

Due to illness Lynyrd Skynyrd must postpone shows for their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour this weekend. The Friday, Aug. 16, date at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 18, and the Saturday, Aug. 17, performance at Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA for Saturday, Oct. 19. Bad Company will remain as special guest, co-headliner for the rescheduled Las Vegas date on Oct. 18. Tickets purchased for the original August 16 and 17 dates will be honored for the rescheduled dates in October.

Guitarist and original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Rossington, had been experiencing fatigue and other symptoms related to a leaky heart valve. Rossington underwent a procedure on July 31 to repair the valve. To allow him proper time to recover the band must reschedule the upcoming tour dates. Rossington is expected to make a full recovery.

“We all appreciate the well wishes for Gary and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused,” said Johnny Van Zant the band’s lead vocalist. “But he can’t wait to come back and perform at 100% for the fans. We will see you all soon!”

Last year the Southern Rock icons 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 farewell tour logged over 50 stops by the end of 2018 and has continued throughout 2019 taking the band across the country and around the globe giving fans one last unforgettable night of classic American Rock-and-Roll.

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 year.

The legendary 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.

Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour
Upcoming 2019 U.S. Dates

August 23, 2019         Irvine, CA         FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance=
August 24, 2019         Concord, CA               Concord Pavilion=
August 30, 2019         Camden, NJ                BB&T Pavilion^
August 31, 2019         Saratoga Springs, NY  Saratoga Performing Arts Center^
September 13, 2019    Southaven, MS           Bank Plus Amphitheater+
September 14, 2019    Alpharetta, GA           Ameris Bank Amphitheatre+
September 20, 2019    Salt Lake City, UT     USANA Amphitheater#
September 21, 2019    Denver, CO                 Fiddler’s Green#
*September 22, 2019  Albuquerque, NM       Isleta Amphitheater
September 27, 2019    Jackson, MS                Brandon Amphitheater+
September 28, 2019    Orange Beach, AL      The Wharf Amphitheater+
October 11, 2019        Manchester, TN          Exit 111 Festival
October 12, 2019        Little Rock, AR          First Security Amphitheater
*October 18, 2019         Las Vegas, NV           T-Mobile Arena#
*October 19, 2019         Wheatland, CA           Toyota Amphitheatre

+ with Cody Jinks
^ with Hank Williams Jr
# with Bad Company
= with ZZ Top
*Rescheduled date.

For tour line-ups in your market or to purchase VIP Packages, visit lynyrdskynyrd.com.

 

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