Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour

Iconic southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced their final tour dates.

“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,” guitarist Gary Rossington said in a prepared statement. “I’m certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many.”

“We’ve been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans,’ added singer Johnny Van Zand. “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.”

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JANUARY 1975: Lynyrd Skynyrd (L-R Ed King, Leon Wilkeson, Artimus Pyle, Billy Powell, Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zandt and Gary Rossington pose for a portrait in January 1975. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Lynyrd Skynyrd (Photo by Richard McCaffrey/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Leon Wilkeson of Lynyrd Skynyrd at Knebworth, UK, 1976. (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd 1975 (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Lynyrd Skynyrd Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Lynyrd Skynyrd Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Lynyrd Skynyrd Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Lynyrd Skynyrd Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
BRIGHTON, UK - NOVEMBER 28: Southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd (L-R: Ronnie Van Zant, Ed King and Gary Rossington) perform at the Dome on November 28, 1974 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Matthew Hyams/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)
Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performs on stage in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1974. (Photo by Ronald van Caem/Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)
ATLANTA, GA - July 5: Guitarist Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at the Omni Coliseum on July 5, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)
1976: Lynyrd Skynyrd (L-R Ronnie Van Zandt, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle, Leon Wilkeson and Billy Powell) pose for a portrait in 1976. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Ronnie Van Zant, of Lynyrd Skynyrd, performs at The Academy of Music, in New York City. (Photo by Leonard M. DeLessio/Corbis via Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) ATLANTA, GA - August 12: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Lynyrd Skynyrd members Steve Gaines and Ronnie Van Zant work on 'Street Survivors' at Studio I on August 12, 1977 in Doraville-Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - August 12: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Lynyrd Skynyrd member Steve Gaines works on 'Street Survivors' at Studio I on August 12, 1977 in Doraville-Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - April 15: (L-R) Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarists Steve Gaines and Gary Rossington and singer-frontman Ronnie Van Zant pose with members of the infield maintenance crew before the Atlanta Braves season opening home pre-game ceremony at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on April 15, 1977. (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)
Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd during Lynyrd Skynyrd Recording at Studio I - August 12, 1977 at Studio I in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Lto R: Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant and Leon Wilkeson perform at The Academy of Music, in New York City. (Photo by Leonard M. DeLessio/Corbis via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 01: Photo of LYNYRD SKYNYRD; Leon Wilkeson (Photo by Ed Perlstein/Redferns)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Lynyrd Skynyrd (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Johnny Van Zandt of Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at the (University of Illinois - Chicago) UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois, October 2, 1987. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JULY 28: Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre on July 28, 1994 in Mountain View California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - AUGUST 31: Johnny Van Zant (L) and Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd perform at Shoreline Amphitheatre on August 31, 1991 in Mountain View California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Rockgruppe, USA Musiker der Band bei einem Auftritt (Photo by XAMAX\ullstein bild via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 16: Bassist Leon Wilkeson of the American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd performing at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on July 16, 1997. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Premium Archive/Getty Images)
Guitarist Rickey Medlocke and singer Johnny Van Zant of American southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd perform on stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, 7th December 1999. (Photo by Scott Harrison/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Lynyrd Skynyrd performing at the 'Volunteers for America' rock benefit concert at the HiFi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia on October 20, 2001 whose proceeds will benefit The American Red Cross, New York Firefighters and Police and victims of the families of the Sept. 11 tragedy. Photo by Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect
SARATOGA, CA - JULY 8: Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd performs during the Vicious Cycle Tour 2004 at the Mountain Winery July 8, 2004 in Saratoga, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
SARATOGA, CA - JULY 8: Singer Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performs during the Vicious Cycle Tour 2004 at the Mountain Winery July 8, 2004 in Saratoga, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
Kid Rock performs with Rickey Medlocke, Johnny Van Zant and Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd on stage during the Conde Nast Media Group's Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall on September 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Wire
AUSTIN, TX - AUGUST 19: Musician Michael Cartellone of Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at the Austin Music Hall on August 19, 2010 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - AUGUST 19: Musician Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at the Austin Music Hall on August 19, 2010 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
LOUISVILLE - OCTOBER 04: Musicians Rickey Medlocke and Gary Rossington from Lynyrd Skynyrd performs during the 'Louder Than Life' festival at Champions Park on October 4, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 04: Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at Champions Park on October 4, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ON - JULY 14: Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performs on Day 6 of the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest on July 14, 2015 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Mark Horton/WireImage)
AUBURN, AL - APRIL 22: Lynyrd Skynyrd performs during Music And Miracles Superfest at Jordan-Hare Stadium on April 22, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Basis Entertainment)
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Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke, and Blackfoot will join the band on select dates.

Tickets go on sale on Feb. 2 at 10am local time. See the full itinerary below.

5/4 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
5/5 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/11 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
5/12 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
5/19 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
5/25 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
5/26 – San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Amphitheater
6/22 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Cente
6/23 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
6/29 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
6/30 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
7/6 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/7 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/13 – Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
7/14 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/20 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/21 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/27 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/28 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
8/3 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/4 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
8/10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
8/17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/24 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre
8/25 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
8/31 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
9/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

 

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