LYNYRD SKYNYRD ANNOUNCES 2019 U.S. DATES FOR
LAST OF THE STREET SURVIVORS FAREWELL TOUR 

Second Year of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ Farewell Tour Also
Includes International Dates in Canada, UK and Europe this Spring/Summer

Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company and Cody Jinks
Set to Join on Select 2019 U.S. Dates 

Tickets On Sale to General Public Starting Friday, Feb. 8 at LiveNation.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Last year Southern Rock icons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, announced that, after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding farewell tour logged over 50 stops by the end of 2018.

Last year Johnny Van ZantGary Rossington, and Rickey Medlocke sat down with Dan Rather for a candid conversation on The Big Interview during the first leg of their farewell tour. Reflecting on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s enduring legacy and their fans around the world, Rossington told Rather, “It takes a long time to finish a farewell tour when you’re like us, ‘cause we’ve played everywhere… I keep jokin’ it’d take ten years to do the farewell tour.”

True to their word and faithful to their loyal fans, the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour continues in 2019 with tickets for U.S. dates going on sale to the general public this Friday, Feb. 8 at 10:00 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tourAs such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m.local time until Thursday, February 7 at 10:00 p.m.local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

The farewell tour will continue to take the band across the country and around the globe through the remainder of the year giving fans one last unforgettable night of classic American Rock-and-Roll. The Southern Rockers will be joined for select dates by special guests including: Hank Williams Jr.,  Bad Company and Cody Jinks.

“We’ve said we want to play every venue and market we’ve visited one last time, so we get to see all of Skynyrd Nation,” said Van Zant. “so that’s the plan.”

The blockbuster farewell tour kicks off 2019 in Canada where the band will be joined by one of the most celebrated musicians in Canadian history,special guest, Randy Bachman. The two-time inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame is one of few artists to hold the distinction of topping the charts in two different bands: “American Woman” with The Guess Who and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” with Bachman‐Turner Overdrive. Following the Canadian run the band will head to the U.K. and Europe this summer. They will be joined by special guests, English rock band Status Quo, for U.K. dates and Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke for dates in Germany.

The tour derives its name from their 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 generations of fans, as Lynyrd Skynyrd has been touring consistently since the 90s. The band, that USA Today called the “whiskey-soaked genre’s most popular and influential crew,” is ready to rock one last time. The farewell tour will take original member Rossington joined by Van Zant, Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington, Carol Chase and special guest Jim Horn across the country over the next year.

The legendary rockers are best known for the RIAA Platinum-certified “Sweet Home Alabama” and self-proclaimed signature song, “Free Bird,” that Rolling Stone said was “easily the most requested live song in existence.” With everlasting hits such as “Simple Man,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Call Me The Breeze,” “You Got that Right,” and more, it is easy to see why Rolling Stone named Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time.

Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour
Upcoming 2019 U.S. Dates

April 27, 2019            Indio, CA                    Stagecoach*
May 10, 2019              Tuscaloosa, AL           Tuscaloosa Amphitheater+
May 11, 2019              Arlington, TX            KAABOO Texas*
May 17, 2019              New Orleans, LA        Smoothie King Center^
May 18, 2019              Lafayette, LA              Cajundome^
May 24, 2019              Uncasville, CT            Mohegan Sun Arena
May 31, 2019              Gilford, NH                Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^
June 01, 2019              Bangor, ME                Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion^
July 13, 2019              Canandaigua, NY       Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
July 19, 2019              Welch, MN                 Treasure Island Resort & Casino*
July 20, 2019              Walker, MN                Moondance Jam*
July 26, 2019              Portland, OR               Sunlight Supply Amphitheater#
July 27, 2019              Seattle, WA                White River Amphitheatre#
August 09, 2019         Albuquerque, NM       Isleta Amphitheater
August 16, 2019         Las Vegas, NV           T-Mobile Arena
August 17, 2019         Wheatland, CA           Toyota Amphitheatre
August 23, 2019         Irvine, CA                   FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance
August 30, 2019         Camden, NJ                BB&T Pavilion^
August 31, 2019         Saratoga Springs, NY  Saratoga Performing Arts Center^
September 13, 2019    Southaven, MS           Bank Plus Amphitheater+
September 14, 2019    Alpharetta, GA           Ameris Bank Amphitheatre+
September 20, 2019    Salt Lake City, UT     USANA Amphitheater
September 21, 2019    Denver, CO                 Fiddler’s Green
September 27, 2019    Jackson, MS                Brandon Amphitheater+
September 28, 2019    Orange Beach, AL      The Wharf Amphitheater+

+ with Cody Jinks
^ with Hank Williams Jr
# with Bad Company
*Previously announced U.S. dates.

For tour line-ups in your market or to purchase VIP Packages, visit lynyrdskynyrd.com.

About Lynyrd Skynyrd
Original members Ronnie Van Zant, Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, and Larry Junstrom formed the band in 1964, originally known as My Backyard, the band changed to its famous name in the early 1970s, and became popular in the Jacksonville, FL area, where the original members were from. They signed with Sounds of the South Records in 1972, and released their self-titled disc the following year. The album that featured “Free Bird,” arguably the most-recognized single in the Southern Rock genre, has sold more than 2 million units since its release. Later down the road the band recorded iconic tracks “Sweet Home Alabama” and “What’s Your Name.”

The band’s story took a tragic turn in October 1977 when a plane crash took the lives of Van Zant, Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines, and several of their road crew. The band took a decade-long hiatus before reuniting for a tour and live album, Southern by the Grace of God. Since then, the band has toured and recorded extensively, with their most recent release being Last Of A Dyin’ Breed. The band’s current line-up includes original member Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

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About The Author Gus

My first opportunity to write about music was with Kissunderground, featuring just one band (KISS). In 2006, I started working for another outlet that showcased more musicians. It was a great experience for me at the time. I personally nailed down some great interviews during my time at glam-metal.com (Paul Stanley, Jonathan Davis, Slash and Sully Erna to name a few). In early 2009, I decided to venture out on my own with the idea of creating a website that has all the offerings that a reader would want in a music review website. That's when Backstageaxxess.com began. I’m so proud of what was created here and of our staff that brings it to you. Each one offers a diverse opinion and a creative ability to share it in a unique way. We are so lucky to have them here. When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do. My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows: 1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium - Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96 2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) - Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03 3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05 4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89 5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center - Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06 The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.