Lynyrd Skynyrd bids farewell
Lynyrd Skynyrd might be the most durable band in American history. The Southern rockers have persevered past a deadly 1977 plane crash (which took the lives of singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines) and numerous line-up changes over the course of more than five decades. Led by Van Zant, Skynyrd became one of the biggest bands of the 1970s, thanks to massive hits like “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird,” “Saturday Night Special,” “What’s Your Name” and many more, which remain staples of classic rock radio.
Founding guitarist Gary Rossington (the only continuously serving member) has held things together through the exhilarating highs and devastating lows, and now the band (led by Van Zant’s brother Johnny, who took over on vocals in 1987) is mounting a farewell tour, saying goodbye on its own terms. Skynyrd is joined on this final trek by a number of classic and Southern rock heavyweights, and fellow classic rockers Bad Company (“Can’t Get Enough,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love”) are opening the Vegas date. This final tour is a chance to bid farewell to the current Skynyrd lineup and to all the departed members who’ve left a legacy unmatched by any other band.
Due to illness, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Aug. 16 show has been rescheduled for T-Mobile Arena, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, starting at $39.50 plus tax and fee. 888.929.7849 AXS