Struggle, hard work, fame, crash, reunion, reunited and farewell. It’s very hard to tell what’s next. Lynyrd Skynyrd the southern rock band with their 40 years of journey, has seen all these things. From a struggling little band to a big shot national band, their journey has been a phenomenal one. And they says, the band won’t do live performances anymore.
The band has extended their tour which is called “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour Lyve!”. It will start on 7 March 2020 and it is most likely to end on 8 May of that year. The original Farewell tour was announced earlier in 2018 and it started on May 4 of that year. They will stop doing concerts and tours after this Farewell tour. Their lead vocalist says they will record songs in the studio but will retire from the tours.
With four-decades of long history it is a very popular band. As Lynyrd Skynyrd had its golden days it also went through a lot of heartbreaking moments. In 1977, a completely tragic incident took place. A plane crash took away the band’s founding member Ronnie Van Zan who was the current vocalist’s elder brother, Steve Gaines and their backup singer Cassie Gaines. The band’s activities were halted for years. And in 1987 it was reunited again with it’s 5 major members from before the crash joining the band along with Ronnie Van Zant’s younger brother Johnny Van Zant. He then took the lead singer role and he also started to write songs for the band.
Jacksonville, Florida, on September 2018.
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2020 Tour Dates & Concert Schedule
March 7 – Savannah, GA @ Martin Luther King Jr. Arena
March 8 – Plant City, FL @ Strawberry Festival (with Eli Young Band)
March 13 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center (with Travis Tritt)
March 14 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center (with Travis Tritt)
March 20 – Tupelo, MS @ BancorpSouth Arena (with Travis Tritt)
March 21 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center (with Travis Tritt)
April 17 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center (with Travis Tritt)
April 18 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center (with Travis Tritt)
April 24 – Madison, WI @ Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center (with Travis Tritt)
April 25 – Ft Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (with Travis Tritt)
May 1 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
May 2 – Charlotte, NC @ EPICENTER Festival 2020
May 8 – Pikeville, KY @ Appalachian Wireless Arena (with Travis Tritt)
June 13 – Forest City, IA @ Country Thunder Iowa
July 31 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Amphitheater at White River State Park
Aug. 20-24 – Orlando, FL @ Lynyrd Skynyrd & Frynds Simple Man Jam at Shingle Creek Resort