Lynyrd Skynyrd - Big Wheels Keep On Turnin’ Tour - June 11th 2022
Monday | Mar. 7, 2022
In 2018, Southern Rock icons,Lynyrd Skynyrd, announced that, after a career that has spanned more than 40 years andincludes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on theirLast of the StreetSurvivorsFarewell Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding farewell tour logged over 50 stops by the end of2018.In 2019Johnny Van Zant,Gary Rossington, andRickey Medlockesat down withDan Ratherfor a candid conversationonThe Big Interviewduring the first leg of their farewell tour. Reflecting on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s enduring legacy and their fansaround the world, Rossington told Rather, “It takes a long time to finish a farewell tour when you’re like us, ‘cause we’ve playedeverywhere... I keep jokin’ it’d take ten years to do the farewell tour.”However, like many things since COVID hit last year, their Farewell tour has been put on pause.Lead singer, Johnny Van Zantsaid, ‘this past year has been very difficult on so many people, including usand our families.I think you realize once somethingis taken away from you, you truly realize how important it is and such a part of your life.’Original member and guitarist Gary Rossington added, ‘you know, we were in the last part of the FarewellTour when COVIDturned our world upside down.And since that time, we have been talking amongst the band, and realized that music has sucha way of healing.Maybe it’s not our time to go?And maybe it’s our time to lift people’s spirits and lives and bring back somejoy and happiness after so much turmoil this past year. This country and the world have been through a lot this past year withCOVID.We’re still standing, still keeping the music going. We want to do the guys who aren’t with us any more proud, andkeep the name proud, too.”The legendary rockers are best known for the RIAA Platinum-certified “Sweet Home Alabama” and self-proclaimed signaturesong, “Free Bird,” thatRolling Stonesaid was “easily themost requested live song in existence.”With everlasting hits such as“Simple Man,” “GimmeThree Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Call Me The Breeze,” “You Got that Right,” and more, it is easy tosee whyRolling Stonenamed Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time.Lynyrd Skynyrd,the band thatUSA Todaycalled the “whiskey-soaked genre's most popular and influential crew,” is ready toreturn to live music and rock Billy Bob’s for the first time as a band.Original member Gary Rossington will be joined by JohnnyVan Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington,and Carol Chase.
Artist presale: Tue, March 8 10am – Thu, March 10 at 10pm
Season Ticket Holders/Corp Sponsors: Wed, March 9 10a – Thu, March 10 10p
Local Presales: Thu, March 10 10a – 10p
Public on sale: Fri, March 11 at Noon