Lynyrd Skynyrd Movie 9/24/19

Coming to theaters for one night only on November 7th will be Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s new concert film, Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour. The film features the band’s 2018 hometown stadium performance at TIAA Bank Field — home of the Jacksonville Jaguars — in Jacksonville, Florida, as well as “an intimate interview with the band about their experiences on tour and what performing together has meant to them.”

Skynyrd’s sole surviving co-founder Gary Rossington said in a statement announcing the movie: “We can’t wait to share this amazing night and performance with the Skynyrd Nation, especially those that weren’t able to be there that evening. The energy, passion and reaction to the music and band was something we will never forget.”

Rossington told us that the only ambition for Lynyrd Skynyrd upon forming was to make it to the big time: [“Our dream was, all our lives — in the start of it, after we saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, y’know? — was to make it big and try and die trying. If we never made it, we’d just still be playing clubs, y’know, trying to make it big. I guess we did it.”] SOUNDCUE (:14 OC: . . . we did it)

Tickets for Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour will be available beginning Friday, October 4th, via FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

SOURCE: Press release

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd tour dates (subject to change):
    September 27 – Jackson, MS – Brandon Amphitheater (with Cody Jinks)
    September 28 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater (with Cody Jinks)
    October 11 – Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
    October 12 – Little Rock, AR – First Security Amphitheater
    October 18 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena (with Bad Company)
    October 19 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

TL; DR

  • Coming to theaters for one night only on November 7th will be Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s new concert film, Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour.
  • The film features the band’s 2018 hometown stadium performance at TIAA Bank Field (Home of the Jacksonville Jaguars) in Jacksonville, Florida, as well as “an intimate interview with the band about their experiences on tour and what performing together has meant to them.”

SIDE NOTES

  • Out now is Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s Live In Atlantic City collection — which was released as a CD / Blu-ray digipak with a limited first print run in fake leather.
  • The set was captured live on June 23rd, 2006, at the Decades Rock Arena inside the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, and later broadcast as part of VH1 Classic’s Decades Rock Live!
  • Special guests appearing on the set are American Idol star Bo Bice, 3 Doors Down, and Hank Williams, Jr. Highlights feature such Skynyrd standards as “Workin’ For MCA,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “That Smell,” “Saturday Night Special,” “Call Me The Breeze,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” and “Free Bird.”