Lynyrd Skynyrd Farewell Tour Comes To AMP
Lynyrd Skynyrd is 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 more than 30 million units sold during their career, the band that USA Today called the “whiskey-soaked genre’s most popular and influential crew,” has become a cultural icon spanning five decades. With everlasting hits such as “Simple Man,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Call Me The Breeze,” “You Got that Right,” and more, Rolling Stonenamed Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time.
“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, original and founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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 Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour marks a big moment for the three generation of fans, as the band has been consistently touring since it took a decade off in 1977. The iconic group is widely known for their live performances that usually include their beloved, elongated version of “Free Bird,” most often played at the end of their set, and their live albums including their multi-Platinum certified One More from the Road.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s show will take place Sept 28th, during Bikes, Blues & BBQ Weekend with Special Guests, The Marshall Tucker Band. Purchase Tickets HERE