Lynyrd Skynyrd are heading back on the road — and have decided to scrap their “Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour,” instead dubbing the new run — the “Big Wheels Keep On Turnin' Tour.” As it stands now, Skynyrd kicks the 30-date tour off on June 13th in Forest City, Iowa at the Country Thunder Iowa, and wraps things up on November 19th at Bossier City, Louisiana's Brookshire Grocery Arena.
Tesla is on board as the primary opener for the majority of the tour, with Kansas, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Blackberry Smoke, Allman Betts Band, and the Marshall Tucker Band warming up for Skynyrd at assorted stops.
Frontman Johnny Van Zant — who recently battled the coronavirus — explained the band's change of heart regarding the road: “We were two shows into the end of the three-year plan for the farewell tour, when the virus hit and everything was just gone. Once something is taken away from you — music and touring in our case — you truly realize how important it is and such a part of your life. Music is a great healer, and that’s what we all turn to when things are good or bad. A Skynyrd show is a family affair, and we want these dates to help heal our fans as much as ourselves.”