Lynyrd Skynyrd to rock the UK in 2012 - tickets on sale Friday 2nd December
Vowel-eschewing Southern Rock survivors Lynyrd Skynyrd will be visiting the UK for three high profile gigs next summer.
Having already recorded two of American rock's most iconic and enduring songs, 'Freebird' and 'Sweet Home Alabama', the band's upward trajectory was cruelly, and brutally, halted in 1977.
In October of that year, with their dream gig booked for Madison Square Garden in New York the following month, three of the band's members, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines, were, along with three others, killed in a plane crash when their privately chartered jet ran out of fuel over Mississippi.
The remaining five members of Lynyrd Skynyrd were seriously injured, as were roadies and others in the band's entourage, and the story stopped abruptly. At least it did for a decade until the late Ronnie Van Zant was eventually replaced as lead vocalist by his younger brother Johnny. Along with four of the surviving five band members, Johnny Van Zant formed the 'new' Lynyrd Skynyrd and the renaissance began.
It continues to this day, with the band releasing seven studio albums since 1991, in addition to the five hit records issued in the seventies. The most recent LP, 2009's 'God & Guns', was their most successful album since 1977, reaching No 18 on the Billboard 200 and breaking into the UK Top 40 albums for the first time since 'Street Survivors' in '77.
The short tour kicks off in Glasgow on Friday 1st June, followed by a show at the Manchester Apollo on 2nd June and finally the London's Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday 3rd June 2012.
We will have tickets available for all dates when they go on sale at 9AM on Friday 3rd December. Priced £40 for London and £38.50 for Glasgow and Manchester.
Tickets will sell very quickly.
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