Lynyrd Skynyrd

From06 January 2019to30 June 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Lynyrd Skynyrd (formed in 1966) is an American southern hard-rock, country and blues band hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, in the U.S.

The earliest incarnation of Lynyrd Skynyrd, formed by friends Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins and Gary Rossington, performed under the moniker My Backyard, before switching to One Percent in 1968. Two years later the band thanks to headlining a series of local concerts and opening for several national acts, Lynyrd Skynyrd became a popular Jacksonville act, they honed their hard-rock, southern blues style and began to make their studio recordings.

As a result of a successful performance at an Atlanta club Funocchio, which caught to attention of producer Al Kooper, the band singed to MCA in 1972. The band’s debut album arrived in 1973 with members Van Zant on lead vocals, Rossington on lead guitar and rhythm guitar, Collins also on guitar, Ed King on lead guitar, Billy Powell on a keyboard, Bob Burns on drums and Leon Wilkeson on bass. The single “Free Bird” from the album earned Lynyrd Skynyrd their first taste of national exposure, notorious for their three guitar attack.

It wasn’t long before the band developed a popular following, with the success of “Free Bird” and opening for the Who on their “Quadrophenia” tour. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s sophomore album “Second Helping” was released 1974 featuring the hit single “Sweet Home Alabama”. The album has since been certified multi-platinum and was followed up by 1975’s Nuthin’ Fancy”. “Nuthin’ Fancy saw Burns and King leave the band and replaced by Artimus Pyle. The album was there first to break the Top 10 and performed much better than its successor “Gimme Back My Bullets” released in 1976.

The band maintained its devoted following through well-documented touring and the release of the double live album “One More from the Road”. Three days after the release of the band’s sixth studio album “Street Survivors” on October 17, 1977, the band’s privately chartered plane crashed outside of Gillsburg, Mississippi. Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and his back-up singer sister Cassie all died in the crash with everybody else picking up manageable injuries. Due to the event and the media coverage, “Street Survivors” became one of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s biggest and most popular albums, however the band soon broke up after the crash.

In 1987 members Rossington, Powell, King and Wilkeson reunited Lynyrd Skynyrd with the addition of vocalist Johnny Van Zant and guitarist Randall Hall. The band toured relentlessly which can be heard on the double live album “Southern by the Grace of God/Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour – 1987”.

The band subsequently released a string of studio albums including “Endangered Species” in 1994, “Twenty” in 1997, “Edge of Forever” in 1999, “Christmas Time Again” in 2000, “Vicious Cycle” in 2003 and “God & Guns” in 2009. In 2012 Lynyrd Skynyrd released the album “Last of a Dyin’ Breed”, it was produced by Bob Marlette and recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

Sunday 06 January 2019 – Saturday 12 January 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Southern Rock Cruise 2019

Southern Rock Cruise 19, Tampa, FL, US

 

Saturday 02 March 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

with Randy Bachman

Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada

 

Sunday 03 March 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

The Colosseum, Caesar’s Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

 

Tuesday 05 March 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Budweiser Gardens, London, ON, Canada

 

Friday 08 March 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

with Randy Bachman

Bell MTS Place (formerly MTS Centre), Winnipeg, MB, Canada

 

Saturday 09 March 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

with Randy Bachman

Credit Union Eventplex Evraz Place at Brandt Centre, Regina, SK, Canada

 

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

with Randy Bachman

Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB, Canada

 

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

with Randy Bachman

Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB, Canada

 

Friday 15 March 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

with Randy Bachman

Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC, Canada

 

Friday 26 April 2019 – Sunday 28 April 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2019

Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA, US

 

Monday 17 June 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Messehalle, Erfurt, Germany

 

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany

 

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Festhalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

 

Friday 21 June 2019 – Sunday 23 June 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Graspop Metal Meeting 2019

Festivalpark Stenehei, Dessel, Belgium

 

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK

 

Thursday 27 June 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK

 

Saturday 29 June 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK

 

Sunday 30 June 2019

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

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