"Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour Lyve!"
Available on DVD and Blu-ray Today
Features a Special Behind the Scenes Interview with the Band
About Their Historic Farewell Tour
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In 2018 Southern Rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd announced, 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. Now fans can relive the band’s historic farewell tour from the comfort of their home with the release of “Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour Lyve!” on DVD and Blu-ray today, Feb. 14.
The concert film, directed by multi award-winning director Shaun Silva and Tacklebox Films, features their 2018 hometown stadium performance from the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour at TIAA Bank Field (Home of the Jacksonville Jaguars) in Jacksonville, Florida, as well as an intimate interview with the band about their experiences on tour and what performing together has meant to them.
“We are so excited to share this amazing night and performance with the Skynyrd Nation, especially those that weren’t able to be there that evening,” said Gary Rossington. “The energy, passion and reaction to the music and band was something we will never forget.”
Available via Blu-ray, DVD/CD combo or double CD, the new releases follow last fall’s digital album release, Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour Lyve!, and will feature live recordings and footage from the band’s landmark Jacksonville show including RIAA Platinum-certified “Sweet Home Alabama,” self-proclaimed signature song, “Free Bird,” which Rolling Stone said was “easily the most requested live song in existence” as well as everlasting hits such as “Simple Man” and “Gimme Three Steps” and more.
Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding farewell tour has logged over 100 stops in the U.S. and internationally over the last two years with Scotland’s The Herald calling the band, “still free as a bird, forty years later.” The tour continues in 2020 taking the band across the country and around the globe giving fans one last unforgettable night of classic American Rock-and-Roll. The Southern Rockers will be joined on select dates by various special guests this year including Travis Tritt, Marshal Tucker Band and Eli Young Band.
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 Gary Rossington joined by Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase across the country over the next year.
For upcoming international and US tour dates; lineups; headline festival performances including Welcome to Rockville, Epicenter Festival 2020, and Country Thunder Iowa; VIP packages and more, 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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