Lynyrd Skynyrd postpones shows due to Gary Rossington’s heart surgery

Legendary Southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd has postponed two shows due to guitarist Gary Rossington’s heart surgery.

The concert of note to Northern California fans is the performance at Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland. The show, which was originally set for Aug. 17, will now take place on Oct. 19. The other concert is the Las Vegas gig at T-Mobile Arena, which is now set for Oct. 18.

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“Guitarist and original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Rossington, has been experiencing fatigue and other symptoms related to a leaky heart valve. Rossington underwent a procedure on July 31 to repair the valve. To allow him proper time to recover the band must reschedule the upcoming tour dates. Rossington is expected to make a full recovery,” according to a news release.

Lynyrd Skynyrd vocalist Johnny Van Zant also commented in the release.

“We all appreciate the well wishes for Gary and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused,” he said. “But he can’t wait to come back and perform at 100% for the fans. We will see you all soon!”

Thus far, the Wheatland and Vegas dates are the only ones that have been impacted/rescheduled.

That means that the band’s date at Concord Pavilion with ZZ Top is still scheduled to happen, as originally scheduled, on Aug. 24.

These dates are part of the multiplatinum-selling band’s Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour.

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Source:: East Bay – Entertainment


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