Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpones Shows to Allow for Guitarist's Recovery

Doltyn Snedden
Lynyrd Skynyrd 

The two postponed shows will be moved from August to October.

Lynyrd Skynyrd has postponed two upcoming shows on the band’s Last of the Street Survivors tour to allow guitarist and original member Gary Rossington to recover from health issues. The group has pushed back its Aug. 16 performance at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and Aug. 17 show at Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, California.

According to a release, Rossington had been experiencing fatigue and other symptoms related to a leaky heart valve and underwent a procedure on July 31 to repair the valve. He is expected to make a full recovery and the band has rescheduled the Nevada and California events for Oct. 18 and 19, respectively.

“We all appreciate the well wishes for Gary and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused,” said Lynyrd Skynyrd lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant in a release. “But he can’t wait to come back and perform at 100% for the fans. We will see you all soon!”

Bad Company will remain as special guest, co-headliner for the rescheduled Las Vegas date on Oct. 18. Tickets purchased for the original Aug. 16 and 17 dates will be honored for the rescheduled dates in October.

The postponed dates are part of the Live Nation-produced farewell tour that currently runs through October. The remainder of the tour will include appearances from Cody Jinks, Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company and ZZ Top.


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