Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour with stop in Tampa

Lynyrd Skynyrd performed at SeaWorld in Orlando in 2017.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd will kick off their final tour May 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida, more than 40 years after the band’s debut album was released.

Tampa is the second stop on the tour with a performance at the MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheater on May 5, according to the band’s website.

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Famers announced Thursday 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 Feb. 2 at LiveNation.com.

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