7 months after guitarist Gary Rossington, who were part of the band’s classic line-up had to do an emergency heart surgery, Lynyrd Skynyrd announced they will be back on the road in 2022 and Rossington will be on stage. The “Big Wheels Keep On Turnin'” tour will have ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Dave Mason and Devon Allman Project as the opening acts in some dates.
Formed in Jacksonville, Florida back in 1964, Lynyrd Skynyrd spent five years touring and changing their line-up before chosing their name. From 1973 until 1977 they released 5 albums that became the most famous Southern Rock albums in history and gave the world hits like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird”.
On October 20, 1977, their chartered airplane crashed, killing vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, and backup singer Cassie Gaines and seriously injuring the rest of the band. The group returned in 1987 with Ronnie’s brother Johnny Van Zant that remains until today the group’s vocalist.
Lynyrd Skynyrd announces 2022 tour dates
- 9 – Scottsdale, AZ – Westworld for Arizona Bike Week
- 13 – Pomona, CA – The LA County Fair
- 14 – Fresno, CA – Chukchansi Park – Don Felder as opening act
3 – Crownsville, MD – The Let’s Go Music Festival – The Outlaws as opening act
4 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Theater – The Outlaws and the Devon Allman Project as opening acts
10 – Middletown, NY – Orange County Fair Speedway – The Marshall Tucker Band as opening act
11 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
1 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Don Felder and The Outlaws as opening acts
2 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater – The Outlaws as opening act
3 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater – The Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws as opening acts
8 – Atlantic City, NJ – Ocean Casino Resort Ovation Hall
9 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater – Don Felder and the Marshall Tucker Band as opening acts
6 – Billings, MT – Magic City Blues Festival
23 – Sparks, NV – Nugget Event Center