Lynyrd Skynyrd Announces Another Round Of U.S. Farewell Shows
John Davisson – Lynyrd Skynyrd’s
plays TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 2, 2018.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour” will continue in 2020 with today’s announcement locking down additional stops in the U.S. The band is bringing along special guests Eli Young Band and Travis Tritt on select dates.
Original Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is joined by lead singer Johnny Van Zant, guitarist Rickey Medlocke, guitarist Mark “Sparky” Matejka, drummer Michael Cartellone, bassist Keith Christopher, keyboardist Peter Keys, and background vocalists Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.
Since beginning their goodbye outing in 2018, the Southern rockers have played more than 100 gigs in the U.S. and internationally.
During the first leg of the tour, Van Zant told Pollstar he’d noticed the crowds increasing.
“It’s actually even gotten bigger and bigger as the summer went on,” Van Zant says. “I was like, ‘My God!’ And the only way I can explain it to you is that when I first started with Skynyrd, I couldn’t believe the magnitude and how the fans loved the band at that particular time. But I think this, right here, has probably doubled that.”
The band was forced to postpone a few gigs in August due to the illness of Rossington, who had been experiencing fatigue and other symptoms related to a leaky heart valve and underwent a procedure on July 31 to repair the valve. Lynyrd Skynyrd assured fans Rossington was expected to make a full recovery and the band was back on the road a few days later, selling 11,687 tickets at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, Calif., at an Aug. 24 show that grossed $814,068.
The new 2020 dates begin March 7 in Savannah, Ga., at the Martin Luther King Jr. Arena. Check out the routing below.
A Citi cardmember presale starts Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Dec. 6 at 10:00 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com.
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