Why is Lynyrd Skynyrd’s farewell tour taking so long?

By Saige Miller on November 10, 2019
INDIO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 27: Rickey Medlocke, Mark Matejka, and Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd perform onstage during the 2019 Stagecoach Festival at Empire Polo Field on April 27, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

By: Saige Miller

Because sometimes it’s too hard to say goodbye! Lynyrd Skynyrd is hanging onto the rock n’ roll life a little longer.

The legendary band started their farewell tour over a year ago and will continue touring in 2020. Singer Johnny Van Zant doesn’t see an end in sight. Van Zant told Q104.3 the group has a goal before saying sayonara to their fans.

“When you do, like, 50 to 60 shows a year, you don’t cover a lot of ground,” said Van Zant. “When we started this out – we started, what, in 2018 in West Palm Beach – and we said, ‘Hey, we want to hit every place we’ve ever played and every place we didn’t play before we say goodbye.’”

Lynyrd Skynyrd is extending the chance for people to say goodbye to a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band.

“We want to go say goodbye to all of our fans. You know what? We’re looking at probably the end of next year.”

The band hinted at visiting their international fans as well. “We went to Europe this year, and before we left Europe people were going, ‘You didn’t come to France, you didn’t come to Finland, you didn’t come to Denmark,” said Van Zant.

The band currently only has two shows in Texas scheduled.


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