LYNYRD SKYNYRD Announces Farewell Tour

LYNYRD SKYNYRD Announces Farewell Tour

After a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums, southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD will embark on their final "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour" presented by SiriusXM. The first leg of the career-concluding tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off Friday, May 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre and will wrap Saturday, September 1 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. The tour will cross the country throughout the summer over Fridays and Saturdays to give fans one last memorable night of classic American rock and roll.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public starting Friday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour". As such, Citi cardmembers have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets, which are available beginning Tuesday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 1 at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass program.

"It's hard to imagine, after all these years, the band that Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins and myself started back in Jacksonville, would resonate for this long and to so many generations of fans. I'm certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many," said Gary Rossington, original and founding member of LYNYRD SKYNYRD. Lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant added: "We've been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans. It's been a true honor to try and fill in my brother's footsteps for the past 31 years, keeping the music and his spirit alive."

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band will be joined on stage by numerous friends throughout the tour, including but not limited to Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, BAD COMPANY, MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, .38 SPECIAL, BLACKBERRY SMOKE and BLACKFOOT.

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The tour derives its name from LYNYRD SKYNYRD's new song, "The Last Of The Street Survivors", and the band's fifth studio album, "Street Survivors", that is certified multi-platinum by the RIAA and includes the platinum-certified single "What's Your Name".

The "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour" marks a big moment for the three generation of fans, as the band has been consistently touring since it took a decade off in 1977. The iconic group is widely known for their live performances that usually include their beloved, elongated version of "Free Bird", most often played at the end of their set, and their live albums including their multi-platinum certified "One More From The Road".

The southern rockers are best known for their RIAA platinum-certified anthems "Sweet Home Alabama" and self-proclaimed signature song, "Free Bird", that Rolling Stone said was "easily the most requested live song in existence." With more than 30 million units sold over their career, the band, that USA Today called the "whiskey-soaked genre's most popular and influential crew," has become a cultural icon that has spanned five decades. With everlasting hits such as "Simple Man", "Gimme Three Steps", "What's Your Name", "Call Me The Breeze", "You Got That Right" and more, Rolling Stone named LYNYRD SKYNYRD one of its "100 Greatest Bands Of All Time."

"Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour" dates:

May 04 - Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida
May 05 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Florida
May 11 - Starplex Pavilion, Dallas, Texas
May 12 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman, Houston, Texas
May 18 - Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona
May 19 - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, California
May 25 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California
May 26 - Glen Helen Amphitheater, San Bernardino, California
Jun. 22 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
Jun. 23 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, New York
Jun. 29 - Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh, North Carolina
Jun. 30 - PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina
Jul. 06 - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jul. 07 - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Virginia
Jul. 13 - Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien, New York
Jul. 14 - Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut
Jul. 20 - Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts*
Jul. 21 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Jul. 27 - Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Jul. 28 - Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Aug. 03 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Illinois
Aug. 04 - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana
Aug. 10 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, Michigan+
Aug. 11 - Budweiser Stage, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 17 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug. 18 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, Missouri
Aug. 24 - Lakeview Amphitheatre, Syracuse, New York
Aug. 25 - KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Aug. 31 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL
Sep. 01 - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Georgia

* on sale at 11:00 a.m. local time
+on sale Saturday, February 3 at 10 a.m. local time

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