A recent posting on Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s Facebook page from the band’s management (dated August 7, 2017) has cleared up a rumor and assured fans their tour is resuming. The classic rockers make a stop next Tuesday at Artpark in Lewiston, NY on August 15 as part of the 2017 Tuesday Night Summer Concert Series at the Artpark Amphitheater.
There have been false reports (fake news) of Johnny Van Zant suffering a heart attack, which is not true.
This past Friday, Gary Rossington had to undergo a procedure to address some blockage in his arteries to his heart. Gary was released Friday evening and has been home recovering and in good spirits. Doctors have advised that he recover this week, forcing the band to cancel this past weekend’s shows and tomorrow at the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, SD. The ba…nd will commence touring, this Friday in Virginia Beach with Hank Williams Jr and Aaron Lewis.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused the fans and hope to see you on the road in the near future.
Based out of Jacksonville, Florida, current members of this southern rock band include Johnny Van Zant (lead vocals), Gary Rossington (guitars), Rickey Medlocke (guitars, backing vocals), Michael Cartellone (drums), Mark Matejka (guitars, backing vocals) and Peter Keys (keyboards). Touring with them are Dale Krantz-Rossington (backing vocals) and Carol Chase (backing vocals).
Over the years Lynyrd Skynyrd has released 14 studio albums, the last being Last of a Dyin’ Breed (2012).
Be sure to check out Lynyrd Skynyrd Tuesday night and hear such classics as Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird, Simple Man, Tuesday’s Gone, Gimme Three Steps, Saturday Night Special, What’s Your Name and more!
Opening the show is Nashville singer/songwriter Sam Grow.
Gates open at 4:45pm and Sam Grow hits the stage at 6:30pm.
General Admission tickets for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sam Grow are still available for $12 advance or $17 week of show (Sun-Tues) and can be purchased at the Artpark box office or online. For more details visit the Artpark website here.
Artpark is an amazing venue to see concerts and highly recommended if you’ve never been to a show there! Tickets are still available for other shows this summer, including:
Dwight Yoakam – August 12
Lynyrd Skynyrd – August 15
Arkells – August 19
Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson – August 22
Dream Collective – August 24
John Kay and Steppenwolf – August 29
Bleacher – September 8
Danzig – September 12