Lynyrd Skynyrd Extends Farewell Tour With 21 Additional Shows
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
February 5, 2019
Legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd isn't ready to say goodbye just yet, adding 21 more concerts to its U.S. tour this year.
Lynyrd Skynyrd announced its farewell tour last summer.
The band has already toured the U.S. once. This year it will hit stops in Europe and Canada with many more U.S. shows on its itinerary.
Guitarist Gary Rossington told iHeartRadio last year that the band intended to make the most of its last go-around.
"It's take a long time to finish the farewell tour," he said. "It's fun and we're having a great time, and the audiences are great. Johnny [Van Zant, lead singer] says it every night; we're not going away forever. I mean, we might do a new CD after this tour. And, play some more for it here and there."
Van Zant went on to point out that The Beatles recorded several albums — including some of their most timeless masterpieces — after their final live concert.
Another major act that's "retiring," Ozzy Osbourne, has also insisted that his No More Tours 2 farewell tour will not include his final concert.
Members of the band have joked that Skynyrd's next tour will be it's "reunion" tour.
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2019 Newly Added Concerts
May 10 - Tuscaloosa, AL, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
May 17 - New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
May 18 - Lafayette, LA, Cajundome
May 24 - Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
May 31 - Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 1 - Bangor, ME, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
July 13 - Canadaigua, NY, Constellation Brands Marvin Sands PAC
July 26 - Portland, OR, Sunlight Supply Ampitheater
July 27 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre
August 9 - Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphiteather
August 16 - Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
August 17 - Wheatland, CA, Toyota Amphitheatre
August 23 - Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre, presented by Mercury Insurance
August 30 - Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
August 31 - Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga PAC
September 13 - Southaven, MS, Bank Plus Amphitheater
September 14 - Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 20 - Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheater
September 21 - Denver, CO, Fiddler's Green
September 27 - Jackson, MS, Brandon Amphitheater
September 28 - Orange Beach, AL, the Wharf Amphitheater
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