It’s been a turbulent year so far for Southern rock titan Lynyrd Skynyrd, which suffered the loss of former band members, bassist Ean Evans and longtime keyboardist Billy Powell. Despite losing two revered comrades, the band launched a spring European tour and has gone ahead with plans for a summer co-headline trek with Kid Rock.

Now the Skynyrd gang can add a solo tour to their growing list of concert commitments for the year. The five-week trek launches August 13 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA, and continues through September 20 at Sandia Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM.

Tour highlights include an August 21 concert at Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford, NH, a September 7 gig at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, NM, and a September 15 show at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA. Later in fall, Lynyrd Skynyrd is also due for at least two more concerts on October 30 at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, LA, and October 31 at Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX.

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The outing will promote the legendary rock group’s twelfth studio album, “Gods & Guns,” which is scheduled for release on September 29. The band recently announced the release on their official Web site, where they also revealed the disc will contain 13 tracks produced by veteran Bob Marlette.

Before the late summer solo jaunt, Lynyrd Skynyrd will hit the national tour circuit this summer with Kid Rock for the Rock and Rebels Tour. That five-week outing launches June 26 at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL, and wraps August 2 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY.

Currently Lynyrd Skynyrd is touring Europe and will hit the stage next for a May 30 concert at the Apollo in Manchester, England. The international tour closes out on June 5 at Zenith in Paris, France, after which the rock crew will return to the U.S. to prepare for their other summer tours.

Lynyrd Skynyrd itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
August 13 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
August 14 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair
August 15 Tulsa, OK SpiritBank Event Center
August 18 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
August 21 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
August 22 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
August 28 Sparta, WI Fort McCoy Army Base
August 29 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
September 7 Mescalero, NM Inn of the Mountain Gods
September 8 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre
September 9 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
September 11 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor Amphitheatre
September 12 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
September 13 Pomona, CA Los Angeles County Fair
September 15 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
September 17 Lemoore, CA Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino
September 18 Murphys, CA Ironstone Vineyards
September 19 Henderson, NV Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa
September 20 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Casino Amphitheater
October 30 Kinder, LA Coushatta Casino Resort
October 31 Galveston, TX Moody Gardens