It has been announced that Lynyrd Skynyrd will play their last ever show on September 2nd at EverBank Field in Fla., the very city where the band was formed.
Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant said: “This is a dream come true for the Lynyrd Skynyrd band,” adding: “We’re going to rock the house here. … My brother and Gary [Rossington] and Allen 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.”
Rossington remarked: “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,” adding: “I’m certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many.”
Check out all of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s final tour dates here.