Some important news regarding Lynyrd Skynyrd's Friday, August 16th tour stop here in Las Vegas was just released.
LYNYRD SKYNYRD RESCHEDULES LAS VEGAS DATE FOR LAST OF THE STREET SURVIVORS FAREWELL TOUR
Show Scheduled for Friday, August 16 at T-Mobile Arena Has Been Rescheduled for Friday, October 18 as Original Band Member Gary Rossington Recovers from Heart Surgery
Due to illness, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour Las Vegas date, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 16 at T-Mobile Arena, has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 18. Bad Company will remain as special guest co-headliner for the rescheduled date. Tickets purchased for the original August 16 date will be honored for the rescheduled October 18 date.
Guitarist and original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Rossington, has been experiencing fatigue and other symptoms related to a leaky heart valve. Rossington underwent a procedure on July 31 to repair the valve. To allow him proper time to recover, the band must reschedule the upcoming tour dates. Rossington is expected to make a full recovery.
“We all appreciate the well wishes for Gary and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused,” said Johnny Van Zant, the band’s lead vocalist. “But he can’t wait to come back and perform at 100% for the fans. We will see you all soon!”
Last year, the Southern Rock icons 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 and has continued throughout 2019 taking the band across the country and around the globe giving fans one last unforgettable night of classic American Rock-and-Roll.
The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour marks a big moment for generations of fans, as Lynyrd Skynyrd has been touring consistently since the 90s. The band, that USA Today called the “whiskey-soaked genre's most popular and influential crew,” is ready to rock one last time. 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 year.
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.