Third Year of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ Farewell Tour Will Also Include International Dates this Spring/Summer
Travis Tritt and Eli Young Band Set to Join on Select 2020 U.S. Dates
Tickets On Sale to General Public Starting Friday, Dec. 6 at LiveNation.com
In 2018 Southern Rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd announced, 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 has logged over 100 stops in the U.S. and internationally over the last two years with Scotland’s The Herald calling the band, “still free as a bird, forty years later.”
“We’ve said we want to play every venue and market we’ve ever visited around the world one last time and even some places we haven’t, so we get to see all of Skynyrd Nation,” said the band’s lead singer Johnny Van Zant. “We are getting close!”
True to their word and faithful to their loyal fans, the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour continues in 2020 with tickets for U.S. dates going on sale to the general public beginning
this Friday, Dec. 6 at 10:00 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
The farewell tour will continue to take the band across the country and around the globe in 2020 giving fans one last unforgettable night of classic American Rock-and-Roll. The Southern Rockers will be joined for select dates by special guests including Eli Young Band and Travis Tritt.
The tour derives its name from their 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.” International dates will be announced soon.
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 Gary Rossington joined by Van Zant, Rickey 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 2020 U.S. Dates
March 07, 2020 Savannah, GA Martin Luther King Jr. Arena
March 08, 2020 Plant City, FL Strawberry Festival*+
March 13, 2020 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center^~
March 14, 2020 Reno, NV Reno Events Center^
March 20, 2020 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena^
March 21, 2020 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center^~
April 17, 2020 Allentown, PA PPL Center^
April 18, 2020 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center^
April 24, 2020 Madison, WI Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center^
April 25, 2020 Ft Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum^
May 01, 2020 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena~
May 02, 2020 Charlotte, NC EPICENTER Festival 2020*
May 08, 2020 Pikeville, KY Appalachian Wireless Arena^
June 13, 2020 Forest City, IA Country Thunder Iowa*
July 31, 2020 Indianapolis, IN The Amphitheater at White River State Park
Aug. 20-24, 2020 Orlando, FL Lynyrd Skynyrd & Frynds Simple Man Jam at Shingle Creek Resort
+ with Eli Young Band
^ with Travis Tritt
* previously announced U.S. dates
~ general on sale starts Dec. 13 at 10am local time
For tour line-ups in your market or to purchase VIP Packages, visit 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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