This Weekend’s Shows in Las Vegas, NV and Wheatland, CA Have Been Rescheduled for Oct. 18 and 19 Respectively as Original Band Member Gary Rossington Recovers from Heart Surgery
Due to illness Lynyrd Skynyrd must postpone shows for their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour this weekend. The Friday, Aug. 16, date at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 18, and the Saturday, Aug. 17, performance at Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA for Saturday, Oct. 19. Bad Company will remain as special guest, co-headliner for the rescheduled Las Vegas date on Oct. 18. Tickets purchased for the original August 16 and 17 dates will be honored for the rescheduled dates in October.
Guitarist and original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Rossington, had been experiencing fatigue and other symptoms related to a leaky heart valve. Rossington underwent a procedure on July 31 to repair the valve. To allow him proper time to recover the band must reschedule the upcoming tour dates. Rossington is expected to make a full recovery.
“We all appreciate the well wishes for Gary and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused,” said Johnny Van Zant the band’s lead vocalist. “But he can’t wait to come back and perform at 100% for the fans. We will see you all soon!”
Last year the Southern Rock icons 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 and has continued throughout 2019 taking the band across the country and around the globe giving fans one last unforgettable night of classic American Rock-and-Roll.
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
August 23, 2019 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance=
August 24, 2019 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion=
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 22, 2019 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
September 27, 2019 Jackson, MS Brandon Amphitheater+
September 28, 2019 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater+
October 11, 2019 Manchester, TN Exit 111 Festival
October 12, 2019 Little Rock, AR First Security Amphitheater
*October 18, 2019 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena#
*October 19, 2019 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
+ with Cody Jinks
^ with Hank Williams Jr
# with Bad Company
= with ZZ Top
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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