Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour starting May 4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will kick off their final tour May 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida, more than 40 years after the band’s debut album was released.
Formed in Jacksonville, the band behind hits like “Free Bird”, ″Sweet Home Alabama” and “Simple Man,” was struck by tragedy when a plane crash in 1977 killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines and several members of the road crew. The lineup now includes Gary Rossington and Johnny Van Zant, Ronnie’s brother.
While the band won’t be making a stop in the Mid-South, they will be performing in St. Louis, Atlanta and Pelham, Alabama along with other major cities.
Tickets for the first leg of the tour go on sale Feb. 2 at LiveNation.com.