Legendary Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd announced a new concert date for their farewell tour earlier this week. The band will conclude their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour in their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida on September 2, 2018. The group originally planned for their last concert to be on September 1 in Atlanta, Georgia, but decided that it would be more fitting to have their last show in the city where they started their music career in 1964. The band will be joined by Kid Rock and Jason Aldean, and the event will be held at Everbank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise. Tickets to the general public are scheduled to go on sale April 30 at 10 a.m., while a special VIP presale starts on April 24.
During the group’s announcement for the Jacksonville concert, lead singer Johnny Van Zandt expressed his excitement for the show, telling reporters, “This is a dream come true for the Lynyrd Skynyrd band. We’re going to rock the house here.” Lead guitarist Gary Rossington also expressed satisfaction to perform in the band’s hometown and that Kid Rock and Aldean will make the show even better, saying, “Playing where the band got its start all those years ago is always special but having these guys with us makes it even sweeter.”
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour begins May 4th in Palm Beach, Florida. Throughout the summer, the group will perform 31 shows at various concerts and festivals throughout the country. In addition to Aldean and Kid Rock, the group will be joined by numerous other guest musicians throughout their tour, including the Charlie Daniels Band, Hank Williams Jr., .38 Special, and the Marshall Tucker Band.