Lynyrd Skynyrd Still Doesn’t Have an End Date for Tour
Lynyrd Skynyrd being interviewed about their post-tour plans - rockinthe904 / Youtube
Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd’s farewell tour will go on until 2020, although the members have yet to settle on a final, closing date for it, frontman Johnny Van Zant says. The tour commenced in 2018, and Van Zant explains that the band wants to do something special before calling it quits.
In an interview with Q104.3, Van Zant said, “I’ve said it myself – like, ‘God, they’re still on their farewell tour? When you do, like, 50 to 60 shows a year, you don’t cover a lot of ground. And 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.’”
“So we’re gonna be playing some next year too… we want to go say goodbye to all of our fans. You know what? We’re looking at probably the end of next year.” He also said that they have plans overseas, with fans clamoring for extra shows in their locality. “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,” he said.
It can be noted that the screening for their new concert movie, Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour, things didn’t go as smoothly as expected, with technical issues plaguing the exclusive peek of the film. The band said that it “didn’t measure up to the band’s standards. We delivered a first class concert to Fathom Events and the theater partners but the issues that happened were out of the band’s control and oversight.”
In order to appease the disappointed viewers, the band is set to release a home video format of the movie, saying, “This may not be a huge consolation to some of you, but we want the fans to be able to own and also experience the show as it was intended to be seen.”