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Lynyrd Skynyrd announce UK and European farewell tour dates

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Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced that they’ll bring their farewell tour to the UK and Europe next summer.

The band are currently on the North American leg of the Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour – and they’ve now revealed they’ll play nine dates across the UK and Europe in June next year.

Blackberry Smoke will support on the German dates, while Status Quo will open for the Southern Rock legends on the UK shows.

Tickets will go on general sale on Friday (November 9) at 9am GMT, while a full list of dates can be found below.

Speaking about the tour earlier this year, guitarist Gary Rossington said: “It’s hard to imagine, after all these years, the band that Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins and myself started back in Jacksonville, would resonate for this long and to so many generations of fans.

“I’m certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many.”

Vocalist Johnny Van Zant added: “We’ve been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans. 

“It’s been a true honour to try and fill in my brother’s footsteps for the past 31 years, keeping the music and his spirit, alive.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd released the album Live In Atlantic City back in September, which featured guest appearances from 3 Doors Down, Hank Williams Jr and Bo Bice. It was recorded in New Jersey in June 2006.

Lynyrd Skynyrd 2019 UK and European tour dates
Jun 17: Erfurt Messehalle, Germany (w/Blackberry Smoke)
Jun 18: Berlin Max Schmelinghalle, Germany (w/Blackberry Smoke)
Jun 19: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany w/Blackberry Smoke)
Jun 21: Dessel Grasspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 22: Hinwil Rock the Ring, Switzerland
Jun 26: Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena, UK (w/Status Quo)
Jun 27: Manchester Arena, UK (w/Status Quo)
Jun 29: London Wembley Arena, UK (w/Status Quo)
Jun 30: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK (w/Status Quo)

Scott Munro

News editor for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. He’s been at the news desk since 2014 and when not writing, he can be found watching baseball and visiting whisky distilleries.