The outing in support of their second album, Van Zant II, kicks off March 6 at the House of Blues in Orlando and works its way north for nine dates.

Johnny is on a break from lead vocal duties for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Donnie was able to squeeze in the dates just before a national tour with 38 Special.

“They’ve always wanted to play together on the same stage and these nine dates are probably going to be the only opportunity for people to come out and see them,” Van Zant manager Ross Schilling told Pollstar.

“It’s really something special, especially for people who are Southern rock fans and fans of both brothers, and for the family.”

In addition to the brothers, Van Zant’s touring band comprises some of Southern rock’s finest musicians. Drummer Michael Cartellone – another Lynyrd Skynyrd stalwart – joins the band and Bobby Capps of 38 Special lends his keyboards to the hybrid.

Veteran session guitarists Erik Lungren and Jeff Flannery and bassist Gary “Mojo” Hensley fill out the touring version of the band.

The Van Zant project shouldn’t be taken as a sign the namesake brothers are giving up on their gigs with Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special, however. As soon as the mini-tour wraps, they head straight back to work at their “regular” jobs.

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be working on a new album before launching a tour in May, and 38 Special kicks off a roadshow of their own just six days after the Van Zant trek ends.

“[The Van Zant tour] really has to be just short and sweet, because as you can see 38 Special starts right up after that,” Schilling said. “And as Donnie heads out to California to start that tour, Johnny flies right out to Florida for writing sessions with Lynyrd Skynyrd for the next record, then they go into rehearsals in April and there’s a tour in May.”

38 Special joins the Charlie Daniels Band Volunteer Jam May 11 in Charlotte, N.C., for a monthlong festival caravan.

Van Zant II reaches record stores March 6, and the debut single, “Get What You Got Comin'” featuring blues guitar whiz Kenny Wayne Shepherd, is already making its way to radio.