Lynyrd Skynyrd announces farewell tour

According to the Florida Times-Union, the band, which first formed Jacksonville, Florida has announced its Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour which will cross the nation from May until September

After decades as one of the most iconic bands in the Southern rock genre, Lynyrd Skynyrd has announced that they will be hanging up the microphone and unplugging the amps after one more tour.

According to the Florida Times-Union, the band, which first formed Jacksonville, Florida has announced its Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour which will cross the nation from May until September

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So far, it looks like the first leg of the tour will end in Atlanta at the Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood - though founding guitarist Gary Rossington said there are more added.

Rossington said that a stop in the band's own stomping grounds of Jacksonville is still in the works.

The Associated Press reports that the tour will also feature Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company, the Marshall Tucker and 38 Special.

Lynyrd Skynyrd first rose to prominence in the 1970s with some of its biggest hits such as "Free Bird," "Sweet Home Alabama," and "Simple Man."

However, tragedy also struck the group in 1977 when a plane crash killed multiple members of the band, including lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, and also members of the road crew.

Since then, Rossington and Ronnie's brother Johnny have been the heart of the group that has now been together for more than four decades. In that time, the band has produced more than 60 albums and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Tickets for the tour will go on presale through Live Nation beginning Feb. 1.