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LYNYRD SKYNYRD TO KICK OFF FAREWELL TOUR

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Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd will kick off their final tour May 4, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida, more than 40 years after the band’s debut album was released. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Famers announced this morning that the farewell tour will also feature Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company, the Marshall Tucker Band and 38 Special. Formed in Jacksonville, the band behind hits like “Free Bird,” ″Sweet Home Alabama” and “Simple Man,” was struck by tragedy when a plane crash in 1977 killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines and several members of the road crew. The lineup now includes Gary Rossington and Johnny Van Zant, Ronnie’s brother. Tickets for the first leg of the tour go on sale February 2, 2018 at LiveNation.com. The second half of the tour that will be announced at a later time is expected to come to Tennessee.

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