Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell tour coming to New Orleans in May

Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd will bring their “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour” to the Smoothie King Center on May 17.

Photo courtesy: Lynyrd Skynyrd via Facebook

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The farewell tour will take the band across the country and around the globe through the remainder of the year giving fans one last unforgettable night of classic American Rock-and-Roll. The Southern Rockers will be joined for select dates by special guests including: Bad Company, Cody Jinks and Hank Williams Jr.

The tour derives its name from their song, “The Last of the Street Survivors” and the band’s fifth studio album Street Survivors that is certified multi-Platinum by the RIAA and includes the Platinum-certified single, “What’s Your Name.”

Tickets for U.S. dates go on sale to the general public this Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com.

Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 5 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 7 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

After a career spanning more than 40 years and including a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, the band announced their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding farewell tour logged over 50 stops by the end of 2018.

The blockbuster farewell tour kicks off 2019 in Canada where the band will be joined by one of the most celebrated musicians in Canadian history, special guest, Randy Bachman. Following the Canadian run the band will head to the U.K. and Europe this summer. They will be joined by special guests, English rock band Status Quo, for U.K. dates and Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke for dates in Germany.

The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour marks a big moment for generations of fans, as Lynyrd Skynyrd has been touring consistently since the 90s. The band, that USA Today called the “whiskey-soaked genre’s most popular and influential crew,” is ready to rock one last time.

The farewell tour will take original member Rossington joined by Van Zant, Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington, Carol Chase and special guest Jim Horn across the country over the next two years.

The legendary rockers are best known for the RIAA Platinum-certified “Sweet Home Alabama” and self-proclaimed signature song, “Free Bird,” that Rolling Stone said was “easily the most requested live song in existence.” With everlasting hits such as “Simple Man,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Call Me The Breeze,” “You Got that Right,” and more, it is easy to see why Rolling Stone named Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time.

Upcoming 2019 U.S. Dates

April 27, 2019                     Indio, CA                              Stagecoach*

May 10, 2019                      Tuscaloosa, AL                   Tuscaloosa Amphitheater+

May 11, 2019                      Arlington, TX                      KAABOO Texas*

May 17, 2019                      New Orleans, LA              Smoothie King Center^

May 18, 2019                      Lafayette, LA                     Cajundome^

May 24, 2019                      Uncasville, CT                    Mohegan Sun Arena

May 31, 2019                      Gilford, NH                         Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^

June 01, 2019                     Bangor, ME                         Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion^

July 13, 2019                       Canandaigua, NY              Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC

July 19, 2019                       Welch, MN                         Treasure Island Resort & Casino*

July 20, 2019                       Walker, MN                        Moondance Jam*

July 26, 2019                       Portland, OR                      Sunlight Supply Amphitheater#

July 27, 2019                       Seattle, WA                        White River Amphitheatre#

August 09, 2019                Albuquerque, NM           Isleta Amphitheater

August 16, 2019                Las Vegas, NV                    T-Mobile Arena

August 17, 2019                Wheatland, CA                  Toyota Amphitheatre

August 23, 2019                Irvine, CA                            FivePoint Amphitheatre

August 30, 2019                Camden, NJ                        BB&T Pavilion^

August 31, 2019                Saratoga Springs, NY       Saratoga Performing Arts Center^

September 13, 2019        Southaven, MS                 Bank Plus Amphitheater+

September 14, 2019        Alpharetta, GA                  Ameris Bank Amphitheatre+

September 20, 2019        Salt Lake City, UT              USANA Amphitheater+

September 21, 2019        Denver, CO                         Fiddler’s Green

September 27, 2019        Jackson, MS                       Brandon Amphitheater+

September 28, 2019        Orange Beach, AL            The Wharf Amphitheater+