Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at Stagecoach Music Festival in 2019
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Announce 2020 Dates For Their Farewell Tour
Legendary Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced new dates for their ongoing Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour for 2020. The extensive trek, which celebrates and concludes the group's 55-year career in music, now enters its third year on the road. The forthcoming 2020 tour dates, which run from March through August across the U.S., will include support from special guests Eli Young Band and Travis Tritt on select dates.
Named after Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1977 album, Street Survivors, the Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour has logged more than 100 shows across the U.S. and around the world since it originally launched in May 2018. The tour will also include international dates to be announced soon. The band's lineup for the farewell trek includes original member Gary Rossington on guitar and Johnny Van Zant, the brother of founding member Ronnie Van Zant who tragically died in 1977 in an airplane crash that also killed bandmates Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines. The group reformed in 1987, with Johnny Van Zant as the new lead vocalist.
Best known for their classic rock songs "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird," in addition to multiple platinum releases, Lynyrd Skynyrd were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006. In 2005, the band performed a tribute to Southern rock at the GRAMMYs, which featured GRAMMY winners Gretchen Wilson, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban alongside Dickey Betts and Elvin Bishop.
The general on-sale for Lynyrd Skynyrd's 2020 Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour dates begins Friday, Dec. 6, at 10am local time via the Live Nation website. For more information, visit the band's official website.