|Earlier this year Southern Rock icons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, announced that, after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the two-year farewell tour will have logged over 50 stops by the end of 2018 including some stops in Canada.
The blockbuster farewell tour continues to take the band across the globe next year starting in Canada. With additional international and U.S. dates to be announced soon, The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will give fans one last unforgettable night of classic music.
The 2019 Canadian leg will feature one of the most celebrated musicians in Canadian history, special guest, Randy Bachman. The two-time inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame is one of few artists to hold the distinction of topping the charts in two different bands: “American Woman” with The Guess Who and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” with Bachman‐Turner Overdrive.
In addition to Bachman numerous friends including but not limited to: Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot, will continue as special guests on the farewell tour. 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.”
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 Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey 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 Southern 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.
Tickets for the Canadian run of shows go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com. Stay tuned for future announcements and specific tour line-ups for each market.
Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour
2019 Canadian Dates
March 2, 2019 Ottawa, ON Richcraft Live at the Canadian Tire Centre
March 3,2019 Windsor, ON The Colosseum at Caesar’s Windsor*
March 5,2019 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
March 8,2019 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
March 9,2019 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
March 12,2019 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
March 13,2019 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
March 15,2019 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Centre
*Not a Live Nation date.
VIP Packages will be available for all dates. Details available at lynyrdskynyrd.com
About Lynyrd Skynyrd
Original members Ronnie Van Zant, Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, and Larry Junstrom formed the band in 1964, originally known as My Backyard, the band changed to its famous name in the early 1970s, and became popular in the Jacksonville, FL area, where the original members were from. They signed with Sounds of the South Records in 1972, and released their self-titled disc the following year. The album that featured “Free Bird,” arguably the most-recognized single in the Southern Rock genre, has sold more than 2 million units since its release. Later down the road the band recorded iconic tracks “Sweet Home Alabama” and “What’s Your Name.”
The band’s story took a tragic turn in October 1977 when a plane crash took the lives of Van Zant, Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines, and several of their road crew. The band took a decade-long hiatus before reuniting for a tour and live album, Southern by the Grace of God. Since then, the band has toured and recorded extensively, with their most recent release being Last Of A Dyin’ Breed. The band’s current line-up includes original member Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
About Randy Bachman
Randy Bachman stands in rarified air as a member of a very exclusive handful of artists who have topped the charts in two different bands: “American Woman” with The Guess Who and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” as leader and singer with Bachman‐Turner Overdrive. In a career spanning over five decades, he has earned over 120 platinum, gold and silver records. His distinctive brand of guitar‐driven, no‐holds‐barred hard rock is instantly recognized worldwide. As host of the top‐rated CBC and Sirius XM radio series Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap, his listeners number in the millions.
As the most celebrated musician in Canadian history, Randy counts among his many accolades his membership in the Order of Canada and the Order of Manitoba, as well as being twice inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame, and his inductions into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Prairie Music Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of the Manitoba Order of The Buffalo Hunt, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, the ASCAP Global Impact Award, and holder of an honorary Doctorate in Music from Brandon University. Randy has also earned multiple JUNO Awards as a songwriter, musician, band member, and producer. In addition, Randy can add best‐selling author to his numerous list of accomplishments, having penned both Vinyl Tap Stories and Tales From Beyond The Tap.
Accompanying Randy Bachman on stage is his trusted long-time backing band, made up of sovereign trio Brent Knudsen, Marc LaFrance, Mick Dalla-Vee, and now also featuring his son Tal Bachman.