Lynyrd Skynyrd reported on his official Facebook account that they canceled the participation in the Solid Rock Tour with Deep Purple and Tesla.
The band reports in the post that the daughter of Johnny Van Zant has been diagnosed with acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) and will be under intensive treatment, with this her father will spend the following months beside her.
Lynyrd Skynyrd apologized to fans in South America with a promise that they will return in the future. Cheap Trick will be the substitute band for the tour with Deep Purple and Tesla.
Robin Zander said:
“We’re excited to join Deep Purple and Tesla in America. South as part of the Solid Rock Tour … we just wish it was in different circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnny, his daughter and all our friends in the Lynyrd Skynyrd family. ”