Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced that their final performance as a band will be in their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida at EverBank Field (home of the NFL team the Jaguars) on September 2nd.
The band announced in January that after more than 40 years and over 60 albums together, they were embarking on their final tour. Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour will launch on May 4th in West Palm Beach, FL at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre.
“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. I’m certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many,” said Gary Rossington, in an announcement released on the band’s website .
Lead vocalist, Johnny Van Zant added, “we’ve been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans. 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.”
The tour was originally set to wrap up on September 1st in Atlanta, GA but the group decided to add one last show in the city where it all began in 1964.
“This is a dream come true for the Lynyrd Skynyrd band. We’re going to rock the house here,” Johnny Van Zant said at a press conference Thursday. “My brother and Gary [Rossington] and Alan Collins started this band a long time ago. We are on our farewell tour. It’s time to wrap it up. To be able to play Jacksonville, here, with the Jags, come on. It doesn’t get any better than that.”
Lynyrd Skynyrd have also announced that special guests Jason Aldean and Kid Rock will join them onstage for the final show. Other special guests scheduled to appear with the band throughout their tour are Bad Company, the Charlie Daniels Band, Hank Williams Jr., the Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot.
Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour Dates:
May 4 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
May 5 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 11 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
May 12 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 18 – Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion
May 19 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
May 25 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
May 26 – San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater
Jun 22 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Jun 23 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
Jun 29 – Raleigh, N – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Jun 30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Jul 6 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Jul 7 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul 13 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Jul 14 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
Jul 20 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Jul 21 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Jul 27 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Jul 28 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
Aug 3 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug 4 – Noblesville IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug 6 – Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Aug 10 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug 17 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Aug 18 – St. Louis, MO – Holllywood Caasino Amphitheatre
Aug 24 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheatre
Aug 25 – Burgettstown, PA – Keybank Pavilion
Aug 31 – Pelham AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sep 1 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sep 2 – Jacksonville, FL – EverBank Field
Tickets are on sale now through the band’s website.