Frampton and Skynyrd Take Flight Again

Get your lighters ready because two legendary acts may be coming to an arena near you. Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton have announced a summer tour with 12 dates, and more are to be scheduled.

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Big Barrel Country Music Festival, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del.

The Southern rockers of Skynyrd released Last of a Dyin’ Breed, their best selling album in 35 years, in 2012, so fans can expect to hear some of their newer stuff mixed in with classics like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird.” Yes, this is the one show where it is appropriate to scream “Free Bird” at the band.

Frampton will be playing music from throughout his 50-year career and will likely share some arrangements from his most recent album, Acoustic Classics, which dropped in February.

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Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride Town Park, Telluride, Colo.

Lynyrd Skynrd and Frampton have done dates together since the ’70s. Their next tour together begins June 3. Dates are booked through Aug. 21. Notably, there are currently no performances booked for July.

Here is the schedule so far:

June 3 — Albany, N.Y., Times Union Center  
June 4 — Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
June 5 — Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
June 8 — Lancaster, Penn., Clipper Magazine Stadium
June 10 — Philadelphia, Penn., Mann Center for Performing Arts
June 11— Gilford, N.H., Bank Of N.H. Pavilion
July 28 — Clarkston, Mich, DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 4 — The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 9 — Englewood, Col., Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 18 — Los Angeles, Calif, Greek Theatre
August 19 — Las Vegas, Nev., The Chelsea At The Cosmopolitan
August 21 — Murphys, Calif., Ironstone Amphitheatre

General onsales start on March 19. Ticketing options include VIP experience and merchandise packages. More information can be found at the Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton websites.