Lynyrd Skynyrd is a rock band formed in Jacksonville, FL in 1964 by Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins and Gary Rossington. The group toured in the southern U.S. in the early 1970s, signing with MCA Records in 1972 and producing its first album, released in January of 1973. The album went multi-platinum, as did their second album “Second Helping,” which was released in 1974 and included their most popular single “Sweet Home Alabama.”
In 1977, just after the release of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s fifth album “Street Survivors,” band members Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, and Cassie Gaines and assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick were killed when the band’s chartered plane crashed in Gillsburg, MS. The band disbanded after the crash, but five surviving members reunited for a tour ten years later with Ronnie Van Zant’s brother Johnny as front man. The reunion tour was originally planned to be a one-time-only event, but the band continued to record and tour, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will be on tour in the U.S. and Canada in 2010, beginning in May and concluding in September.
At least four performances – including Monday’s scheduled co-headlining date at the NFL Hall of Fame’s Concert for Legends – are off for Lynyrd Skynyrd due to a positive COVID-19 test within the band. Ricky Medlocke, who has played guitar with the rock outfit since the mid-1990s, is at... Read more
Live Nation is celebrating the return of full scale live entertainment this summer, and is offering tickets at a steep discount to help get fans back to seeing their favorite artists. The entertainment giant announced a Return to Live promotion that will see $20 all-in tickets available for nearly... Read more
Country star Brad Paisley and rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Concert for Legends, taking the stage in Canton, Ohio to close out the weeklong festivities. Hopes are high that a full capacity crowd will be allowed to view the spectacle, but... Read more
Minnesota’s Twin Cities Summer Jam – billed as the largest music festival in the state – is planning its comeback for summer 2021. The festival, along with so many others, was called off amid COVID fears in 2020, but is scheduled to go off in July, with tickets on... Read more
While hundreds of concerts and festivals across the country are being cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus, Florida’s Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is gearing up for its September event. Organizers announced that the festival, which will take place over Labor Day Weekend in Panama City Beach, will feature headlining... Read more
The classic rockers of Lynyrd Skynyrd will no longer head out on the road this year due to coronavirus. The group were slated to perform from July through October on their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour with special guests Eli Young Band and Travis Tritt. The tour... Read more
Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd are taking their ongoing farewell tour to Tailgate Fest this summer. The legendary band will headline the annual bash alongside country star Dierks Bentley, with Billy Currington, A Thousand Horses, TLC, Justin Moore, Carly Pearce and more slated to perform. Now entering its third... Read more
For the past two summers, Lynyrd Skynyrd infused their summer concerts with a touch of contemporary hard rock courtesy of tour partner Kid Rock. The Southern rock veterans are continuing that trend this year and picking up a new hard-rocking concert collaborator in the form of Poison frontman Bret... Read more
Ticket sales wind down for major events like Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd and Green Day’s latest tours during the week ending August 31, as compiled by TicketNews. Veteran punk act Green Day is closing its summer-long North American tour over the weekend. The venture, which launched July 3... Read more