Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell tour coming to New Orleans

Published: Feb. 4, 2019 at 10:31 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - – Last year Southern Rock icons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, announced that, 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. Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding farewell tour logged over 50 stops by the end of 2018.

Last year Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington, and Rickey Medlocke sat down with Dan Rather for a candid conversation on The Big Interview during the first leg of their farewell tour. Reflecting on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s enduring legacy and their fans around the world, Rossington told Rather, “It takes a long time to finish a farewell tour when you’re like us, ‘cause we’ve played everywhere… I keep jokin’ it’d take ten years to do the farewell tour.”

True to their word and faithful to their loyal fans, the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour continues in 2019 with tickets for U.S. dates going on sale to the general public Friday, Feb. 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 7 at 10:00 p.m. For complete presale details visit

The farewell tour will continue to take the band across the country and around the globe through the remainder of the year giving fans one last unforgettable night of classic American Rock-and-Roll. The Southern Rockers will be joined for select dates by special guests including: Bad Company, Cody Jinks and Hank Williams Jr. The blockbuster farewell tour kicks off 2019 in Canada where the band will be joined by one of the most celebrated musicians in Canadian history, special guest, Randy Bachman. The two-time inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame is one of few artists to hold the distinction of topping the charts in two different bands: “American Woman” with The Guess Who and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” with Bachman‐Turner Overdrive. Following the Canadian run the band will head to the U.K. and Europe this summer. They will be joined by special guests, English rock band Status Quo, for U.K. dates and Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke for dates in Germany.

The farewell tour will take original member Rossington joined by Van Zant, Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington, Carol Chase and special guest Jim Horn across the country over the next two years. The legendary rockers are best known for the RIAA Platinum-certified “Sweet Home Alabama” and self-proclaimed signature song, “Free Bird,” that Rolling Stone said was “easily the most requested live song in existence.” With everlasting hits such as “Simple Man,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Call Me The Breeze,” “You Got that Right,” and more, it is easy to see why Rolling Stone named Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time.

Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour Upcoming 2019 U.S. Dates

April 27, 2019 Indio, CA Stagecoach* May 10, 2019 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater+

May 11, 2019 Arlington, TX KAABOO Texas*

May 17, 2019 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center^

May 18, 2019 Lafayette, LA Cajundome^

May 24, 2019 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

May 31, 2019 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^

June 01, 2019 Bangor, ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion^

July 13, 2019 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC

July 19, 2019 Welch, MN Treasure Island Resort & Casino*

July 20, 2019 Walker, MN Moondance Jam*

July 26, 2019 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater#

July 27, 2019 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre#

August 09, 2019 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater

August 16, 2019 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena

August 17, 2019 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre

August 23, 2019 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre

August 30, 2019 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion^

August 31, 2019 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center^

September 13, 2019 Southaven, MS Bank Plus Amphitheater+

September 14, 2019 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre+

September 20, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater+

September 21, 2019 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green

September 27, 2019 Jackson, MS Brandon Amphitheater+

September 28, 2019 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater+

+ with Cody Jinks

^ with Hank Williams Jr

# with Bad Company

*Previously announced U.S. dates.

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