LYNYRD SKYNYRD SET FOR EVENTS DURING
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION IN TAMPA
WITH CONCERT PERFORMANCE
TUNE IN: Lynyrd Skynyrd on FOX & Friends
“All American Concert Series” – August 17
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 13, 2011) – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Lynyrd Skynyrd are set to perform during events outside of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, August 26 as part of the fundraising event Citizens Helping Heroes presents Southern Tribute IV Honoring America’s Heroes. The concert takes place at The American Action Network Pavilion at Liberty Plaza (corner of South Morgan & East Whiting Streets next to the Tampa Times Forum) and is open to paid sponsors and their guests. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s show launches the four-day event which also includes performances by Trace Adkins (8/28) and Kid Rock (8/29).
Tune In for Lynyrd Skynyrd’s performance live from New York City as part of the FOX & Friends “All American Concert Series” on Friday, August 17th during the 8am (ET) hour. The concert is open to the public (corner of 48th St and 6th Avenue) with free food offered all morning from Famous Dave’s BBQ.
This free live performance is the 13th of the 14-week outdoor concert series held in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, directly outside the FOX News studios (48th & 6th). Lynyrd Skynyrd, known for their Southern rock anthems, will perform several new songs from their forthcoming album Last of a Dyin’ Breed due in stores on August 21st on Loud & Proud / Roadrunner Records as well as some of their notable anthems including “Sweet Home Alabama.”
Viewers will also be able to visit the FOX & Friends website at www.foxandfriends.com, which will feature post-performance coverage of the group's appearance.
About Lynyrd Skynyrd:
With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), Lynyrd Skynyrd continues the tremendous legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida with their August 21, 2012 release, Last Of A Dyin’ Breed, a legacy that was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they continue to forge ahead. Rounding out the line-up is bass player Johnny Colt, an original member of the Black Crowes who recently joined the band, Mark “Sparky” Matejka on guitar, Peter Keys on keyboards, and Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase as the Honkettes backing vocalists.
About Citizens Helping Heroes, Inc. (CHH):
Citizens Helping Heroes is a non-political, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization based in Washington, DC and dedicated to supporting those who selflessly defend our collective freedoms, primarily through their military service to our country. "CHH" as it is known, was formed in 2003 by a group of citizens who wished to offer recognition and assistance to our troops serving abroad, and has since expanded in scope to honor and assist all of our active military and their immediate relatives, with a special focus on our wounded warriors and families of the fallen. Our core mission is to utilize our unique position in the Washington, DC-metro area to provide regional and national assistance, recognition and "hands-on" support to our troops and to their families.
Classic Rock Presents Lynyrd Skynyrd - Last Of A Dyin' Breed Fanpack features the new album in full plus a 132-page magazine that forms the ultimate sleevenotes to the new album, with extensive and exclusive interviews with all seven members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, including guitarist and founder member Gary Rossington, singer Johnny Van Zant and guitarist Rickey Medlocke.
Inside is everything you need to know about Last Of A Dyin' Breed: the story of the making of the album and a full track-by-track guide to the album - all in the words of Rossington, Van Zant and Medlocke.
The history of Lynyrd Skynyrd from the 1960s to the present day - including rare photographs and new interviews about the band, the music and the plane crash that devastated Skynyrd in 1977.
Tributes to the late great Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, bassist Leon Wilkeson and keyboard player Billy Powell.
And a complete discography of Lynyrd Skynyrd - with every album reviewed.
Fan Pack includes:
Full studio album ‘Last Of A Dyin’ Breed’ which includes 2 bonus tracks exclusive to this special edition:
- Skynyrd Nation (live)
- Gimme Three Steps (live)
Plus two further bonus tracks:
- Poor Man's Dream
- Do It Up Right
132 –page magazine
Lynyrd Skynyrd pin badge
Giant double sided poster
For more details click HERE
We’re looking for Lynyrd Skynyrd fans in New York who want to be interviewed on camera about why they love the band! If you can be in New York City on Wednesday, August 1, email email@example.com with your contact information; the label will be inviting a select group of fans to come to their offices, hear a few songs from our new album Last of a Dyin’ Breed, and testify on camera!
Skynyrd will be returning to Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre on September 21. The band has worked out a deal with DTE to offer complimentary tickets to any fans that purchased tickets to the Jackson, MI show that was cancelled this past weekend. Please email us your verification of proof of purchase (credit card receipt, ticket stubs, etc) and your contact information to the following email address and we will give you tickets to the show. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Order Lynyrd Skynyrd's new album Last of a Dyin’ Breed, and get the digital album delivered on 8/17, plus an instant download of the title track single "Last of a Dyin’ Breed" from the album.
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Not sure if you guys are aware, but we started The Skynyrd Foundation a couple years ago... Well, during that time we have taken a portion of all ticket sales and raised money for many noteworthy charities.
With your help and support, we have raised over $350,000!!!
We wanted to say THANK YOU for supporting the band, these charities and keeping Skynyrd music alive!
Thank you Skynyrd Nation!!
LYNYRD SKYNYRD's upcoming album 'Last of a Dyin' Breed' will be released as part of a Classic Rock fanpack on the 21st of August, with the Roadrunner release coming 4 weeks later on the 17th of Sept. The album features 11 brand-new songs and marks the debut of new bassist Johnny Colt - check out a sound byte from the album in the MUSIC section of the site.
LAST OF A DYING BREED TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 21, 2012; LYNYRD SKYNYRD’S FIRST STUDIO ALBUM SINCE GOD & GUNS
BASSIST JOHNNY COLT, ORIGINAL MEMBER OF THE BLACK CROWES, JOINS LYNYRD SKYNYRD
NEW YORK, NY (May 2, 2012) - Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records announced today the release of Last Of A Dying Breed from Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band’s first studio album since the September 29, 2009 release of God & Guns which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 20 and gave the band their highest debut since 1977. Last Of A Dying Breed reunites the band with producer Bob Marlette who produced God & Guns.
“It was great to get back in the studio with Bob for this new album,” said Gary Rossington “we kind of went back old school this time. All of us playing together in the studio as a band, tracking songs and creating licks. We had a lot of fun and the music really flowed for us, so that’s when you know you are on to something good. We can’t wait to let the fans hear these songs and play ‘em live.”
Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), Lynyrd Skynyrd have recorded an album that continues the tremendous legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, a legacy that was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they rock on.
Joining Lynyrd Skynyrd will be bass player Johnny Colt, an original member of the Black Crowes who has also played with Train and Rockstar Supernova. When asked about receiving a phone call from Rickey Medlocke on behalf of Lynyrd Skynyrd to join the band, Johnny said, “What else do you say to Medlocke, Rossington and Van Zant? We’re talking southern rock royalty. We’re talking Lynyrd Skynyrd. The only thing out of my mouth was when and where!”
With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will be on tour throughout the summer in North America and Europe. View a complete list of dates HERE
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Current Line Up:
Gary Rossington- Guitar
Johnny Van Zant- Vocals
Rickey Medlocke- Guitar
Mark "Sparky" Matejka- Guitar
Michael Cartellone- Drums
Johnny Colt - Bass
Peter Keys - Keyboards
Dale Krantz Rossington- Honkettes Backing Vocals
Carol Chase- Honkettes Backing Vocals
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Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke: Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ and Beer
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Rolling Stone Article
Third Annual ‘Bash on Broadway’ Offers a Full Evening of
Free Concerts to Revelers
NASHVILLE – Southern Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, will headline the third annual Music City New Year’s Eve ‘Bash on Broadway’ concert in downtown Nashville, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, producers of the event, announced. The music-filled evening will also feature performances by pop/rock band TOY and new country artists Edens Edge and THE FARM.
“People expect world-class live entertainment from Nashville, and they certainly won’t be disappointed with this show,” said Butch Spyridon, president of the CVB. “The diversity of musical acts will provide a perfect backdrop for locals and visitors to ring in the New Year in Music City.”
Revelers attending Music City’s “Bash on Broadway” will count down to the New Year as a new 15-foot-tall red “music note®,” drops slowly from a 115-foot structure, taller than in previous events. The “music note®” drop, presented by Grand Avenue, will trigger a fireworks display and major confetti cannons as it reaches the midnight mark.
“We felt the new music note best represented the diversity of talents and genres that call Nashville home,” said Spyridon. “Music City has gained its reputation due to the artists, songwriters, musicians, producers, managers and promoters who call Nashville home. The music note is the best graphic to represent Nashville.”
The confetti cannons are also new this year and are done in partnership with the TJ Martell Foundation. The Foundation, which supports innovative and lifesaving research for cancer and AIDS, will be selling ‘wishes’ to revelers throughout the evening for donations as part of its national “My New Year’s Wish” campaign. Revelers can put their wishes for the New Year on a strip of paper, and literally see their wishes begin the New Year as they are released as part of the confetti cannon at midnight. The local Wish campaign is sponsored by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.
The show, which is free to the public, will take place on Broadway between 1st and 4th avenues beginning at 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The show, which will be broadcast live to a national audience on Sirius XM Radio, and the show will be emceed by Storme Warren, host of GAC’s Headline Country and Sirius XM Radio personality.
The event will provide three consecutive nights of entertainment offerings for visitors. December 29 kicks off the festivities as visitors can enjoy Zac Brown in concert at Bridgestone Arena and annual Music City Bowl activities at Riverfront Park. On December 30, the Music City Bowl pre-game concert will feature Small Time Rock Stars at 3 p.m. at Riverfront Park followed by the Bowl Game at 5:40 p.m. at LP Field. For additional details on the events go to visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.