Lynyrd Skynyrd to make stop in Cincinnati on farewell tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd to make stop in Cincinnati on farewell tour

FOX19/AP - Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will kick off their final tour this summer, more than 40 years after the band's debut album was released.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will make a stop at Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center on Aug. 17.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m., according to Riverbend.

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The farewell tour will also feature Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company, the Marshall Tucker Band and 38 Special.

Formed in Jacksonville, the band behind hits like "Free Bird," ''Sweet Home Alabama" and "Simple Man," was struck by tragedy when a plane crash in 1977 killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines and several members of the road crew. The lineup now includes Gary Rossington and Johnny Van Zant, Ronnie's brother.

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