Lynyrd Skynyrd ( LEN-ərd-SKIN-ərd) is an American rock band best known for having popularized the Southern rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 as My Backyard in Jacksonville, Florida, the band was also known by names such as The Noble Five and One Percent, before finally deciding on "Lynyrd Skynyrd" in 1969. The band gained worldwide recognition for its live performances and signature songs "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". At the peak of their success, band members Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, and backup singer Cassie Gaines, died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the 1970s era of the band.
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Upcoming Tour Dates
Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, US
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds in Tampa, US
Starplex Pavilion in Dallas, US
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman in Woodlands, US
Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, US
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre) in Chula Vista, US
Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, US
Glen Helen Amphitheater formerly San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, US
PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, US
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, US
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Lynyrd Skynyrd in the News
SiriusXM has announced that LYNYRD SKYNYRD will perform a special invitation-only show for SiriusXM on Thursday, March 15 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta. The exclusive performance for SiriusXM subscribers will feature LYNYRD SKYNYRD playing music…
via Blabber Mouth at February 24, 2018
The special gig marks a homecoming of sorts for the iconic southern rockers. Continue reading…
via Taste of Country at February 13, 2018
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington Says Not to Get Too Sad Over Farewell Tour: 'We're Just Winding It Down a Little Bit'
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington says fans shouldn't get too weepy about the group's upcoming Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour...
via Billboard at January 26, 2018
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