Skynyrd to play songs from new album on upcoming concerts?
May 04, 2012 1:41:51 PM UTC Post #1

will the boys play some of the stuff from the new album in the upcoming concerts? I am going to see Skynyrd in July.I would love to hear some of the new songs live.Not sure if that will happen but I hope it will.

May 06, 2012 3:50:53 PM UTC Post #1

In a ideal world yeah it would be great,but don't hold your breath.......remember the lat gig you went too and it will be pretty much the same as that (bloody awesome).
Totally agree it would be kinda cool though.
June 2nd for me.

May 07, 2012 12:43:29 PM UTC Post #2

I know this will be scrireligious on the site, so let me qualify myself: I am a huge Skynyrd fan. I own every cd they have ever put out live/studio/compilation. I own quite a few tour tshirts and other merchandise as well. I play a Gibson Les Paul because my favorite guitarist (Gary Rossington) plays a Les Paul. I have seen Skynyrd more times that I can count since they reformed at the Volunteer Jam in the early 90's. So I think I am qualified to say this.

In the 90's when Ed was in the band, you were guaranteed to hear at least one song from the new album on every tour: I remember the Last Rebel tour you heard the Last Rebel and Born To Run at each show. It went that way for awhile. Then around the time Hughie left maybe a little earlier we stopped doing that. Now you get Skynyrd Nation, which is a great song, but not near the same caliber as God and Guns, Simple Life, or Still Unbroken. I just went and saw the band on May 5 in Virginia, which was a 6 hour drive for me and it was the exact same set as I saw twice last year! The set was an hour plus a 15 minute Freebird encore. Don't get me wrong I thoroughly enjoyed the show. However, I would have liked at least one new song or one of the above mentioned songs from God and Guns or even Red,White, and Blue. One other comment and I will leave this alone: the sound quality of the band is steadily going down hill. Not the musicians but the sound guy. The bass was way too loud and Mark and Rick's guitars were too low on the first half of the set. The boys all played outstanding! As they should they have been playing the same set for well over a year now. Set list for May 5 in Fredricksburg, VA (from memory): Workin For MCA, I Ain't The One, Skynyrd Nation, Down South Jukin, Saturday Night Special, Simple Man, Three Steps, Call Me The Breeze, That Smell, Sweet Home, and Freebird.

May 08, 2012 1:53:41 AM UTC Post #3

the boys play a short concert,they have for years.They should think about adding about 15 more mins to there concert time and sprinkle in a few more newer songs.

May 08, 2012 2:24:20 AM UTC Post #4

…AND add Tuesdays Gone back to the lineup.

The last time I heard that played was New Years 2010. Then they just stopped playing it.

Come on guys. Its been a favorite for years, ADD IT BACK!!!!

May 08, 2012 10:21:42 PM UTC Post #5

agree on Tuesdays gone,love that song!!!

May 09, 2012 4:47:40 AM UTC Post #6

Don't mean to be a party pooper, but I go to hear the real Skynyrd's music! Not much into the new music. Don't really consider it as Skynyrd. To me there is only one Skynyrd and I wish they would play more of that! I'd like to hear T For Texas and On The Hunt and Roll Gypsy Roll and some of the more obscure Skynyrd songs.

May 12, 2012 12:41:12 AM UTC Post #7

@guitarfan70: My bro-in-law and I were at the Skynyrd concert in Fredericksburg on May 5th, too. I think you got all of their songs down but one...I Know A Little. What a tribute to Steve Gaines for them to still be playing one of his songs all these years after his death. I agree with your observations as to the sound at that particular concert. I've purchased two tickets to see Skynyrd with the Allman Bros Band in Raleigh on August 4th. Since that particular concert is scheduled closer to the release date of their next album, Last of a Dying Breed, I hope that they'll play some of their new tunes as well.

By the way, I would dig it if they would add T For Texas to their song lineup. If anyone reading this digs that song like I do, check them out on You Tube when they were in Knebworth, England in 1976. Type in the search bar lynyrd skynyrd t for texas 1976. Steve Gaines rips through his second solo, about halfway through the song, as Ronnie looks back at Artimus with a grin and then turns back to Steve. You can tell that he was glad to have Steve in the band and what could have been when Ronnie said at some point "that they would all be in his [Steve's] shadow one day." Of course, the others (Ronnie, Ed, Allen, and Gary) cranked out some pretty memorable songs, too.

May 13, 2012 7:18:44 PM UTC Post #8

Last night's show in Chester PA was just as guitarfan 70 says. Sure its great to here the 70's stuff but Hello this is a new group of players with at least 5 CD's since the1991 CD. I guest we'll never get to hear any of that stuff live. But the final straw was this group of guys went PC on us. NO STARS AND BARS FOR THE BACK DROP DURING SWEET HOME. I'VE SEEN THE BAND SINCE THE 70'S. Last night's show was my last unless they tour playing the newer stuff as I've seen this current show six or so times.

May 30, 2012 11:38:18 PM UTC Post #9

I hadn't seen the band since 1994, just after Randall Hall left and just before Ed got sick. I decided to see them at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last Friday. Same set list as 94 except T for Texas out and Skynyrd Nation in. They seem to play two songs (tops) from their most recent record but never from anything else from a JVZ era record. Time to mix up the set list some.

May 30, 2012 11:40:48 PM UTC Post #10

Stu Bro hit it...exact same set list 20 days later in Indy and very similar to the last time I saw them in 94.

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