See Highlights + Live Photos From Lynyrd Skynyrd's Farewell Tour

The epitome of all things Southern Rock ultimately boils down to the musical foundation of the famed genre: Lynyrd Skynyrd. Now with their nearly 50 year career winding down to a close, the Jacksonville-native band is bringing their staple hits across North America for their latest tour endeavor.
Billed as "The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour," a reference to the band's 1977 album Street Survivors, which both honors and immortalizes the polarizing events of that year. While Street Survivors went on to become the band's second platinum album, it also reminds long-standing fans of the tragic plane crash that killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and sister/backing vocalist Cassie Gaines. The crash came just three days after the album release.
Now just four decades later, Lynyrd Skynyrd have figured out how to harmoniously carry on after a whirlwind of catastrophe. With guitarist Gary Rossington, who is now the only original member of the southern rock outfit, and Ronnie Van Zant's younger brother Johnny on vocals, the band has continued to inspire musical acts like Kid Rock, Jamestown Revival, ZZ Top, and Blackberry Smoke -- all of which have served has opening acts so far!
Besides opening acts, let's get to the setlists! Thankfully, Skynyrd have kept their setlists to a routine 12-tracks including an encore. The band tends to kick off their sets with crowd-revving "Workin' for MCA" before sliding into Street Survivors mega hit 'What's Your Name."
While the bulk of their setlist came from their first few albums of the mid 70s, Lynryd Skynyrd also incorporate a few more fresh tracks to spice up the classics fans can't get enough of. Fans get to hear relatively newer songs like "Skynryd Nation," "Saturday Night Special," and even a cover of J.J. Cale's "Call Me the Breeze" that gets a coveted slot toward the end of their show.
Although the band's discography is curated of ballads, hits, and rocking singles, it's almost as if the entire night is one steady uproar that hits its peak once the opening chords of "Sweet Home Alabama" are played over the amps. Always placed at the end of the set, Van Zant always leads the crowd into a climax of concert-goers screaming in unison "Turn it up!" just before the song officially kicks off.
Check out Lynyrd Skynyrd's latest setlist from their show at White River Amphitheater in Auburn, Washington, and then peep photos from the show in the gallery above!
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Setlist
Of course, there can be and will only be one track especially saved for the encore: "Free Bird." A multi-faceted track that has built a reputation all on its own serves as the standing legacy the band has left for audiences to cherish. Originally written by Ronnie Van Zant, Johnny has finally come to terms of performing the classic hit his brother left for the world.
“I’d had a few drinks,” Rossington recalled in an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock. “I said, ‘Johnny, your brother wrote those lyrics to be heard. You need to sing it, man. … If you don’t go out there and sing it, I’m not going to play tonight. Why should I do it?’ And he went, ‘All right.’ So we went and did it, and everybody loved it.”
Lynyrd Skynryd via Twitter
Don't miss your chance to hear "Free Bird" among their many other hits on their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell tour! Curious to see where Lynyrd Skynyrd are headed to next? Check out the band's website for a full list of dates. Don't forget to check back with Setlist.fm for all official setlist and tour updates!

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Last updated: 24 Aug 2019, 00:19 Etc/UTC