WATCH: Trailer for “Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour” in Theaters One Night Only Tomorrow, Nov. 7.
Nashville, Tenn. – Members of legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke, took New York City by storm Monday to promote the band’s new concert film, “Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour” in theaters tomorrow only. The packed day of activity included stops at Q104’s “Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning Show;” “Fox & Friends;” SiriusXM’s Deep Tracks, Volume, NASCAR Radio, Insight, ‘70s on 7 and Patriot; Barstool Sport’s “My Mom’s Basement” and “One Bite Pizza Review;” as well as Cheddar.
Fathom Events will bring the band’s farewell tour to cinemas around the country for one night only with the exclusive theatrical release of their 2018 hometown stadium performance at TIAA Bank Field (Home of the Jacksonville Jaguars) in Jacksonville, Florida, as well as an intimate interview with the band about their experiences on tour and what performing together has meant to them.
Directed by multi award-winning director Shaun Silva and Tacklebox Films, this special one-night event will premiere in theaters nationwide tomorrow, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. local time. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change). To purchase tickets for “Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour,” visit www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers just released a new concert album featuring a collection of songs recorded duringthe historic farewell performance as well. The 17-track Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour Lyve! is available now on all digital platforms.
The album features the band’s RIAA Platinum-certified “Sweet Home Alabama” and self-proclaimed signature song, “Free Bird,” that Rolling Stone said was “easily the most requested live song in existence” along with everlasting hits such as “Simple Man” and “Gimme Three Steps.” Listen HERE.
Last year, the Southern Rock icons announced that after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the farewell tour logged over 50 stops by the end of 2018 and has continued throughout 2019 taking the band across the country and around the globe giving fans one last unforgettable night of classic American Rock-and-Roll.
For artwork/photos related to “Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour,” visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Lynyrd Skynyrd
Original members Ronnie Van Zant, Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, and Larry Junstrom formed the band in 1964, originally known as My Backyard, the band changed to its famous name in the early 1970s, and became popular in the Jacksonville, FL area, where the original members were from. They signed with Sounds of the South Records in 1972 and released their self-titled disc the following year. The album that featured “Free Bird,” arguably the most-recognized single in the Southern Rock genre, has sold more than 2 million units since its release. Later down the road the band recorded iconic tracks “Sweet Home Alabama” and “What’s Your Name.”
The band’s story took a tragic turn in October 1977 when a plane crash took the lives of Van Zant, Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines, and several of their road crew. The band took a decade-long hiatus before reuniting for a tour and live album, Southern by the Grace of God. Since then, the band has toured and recorded extensively, with their most recent release being Last Of A Dyin’ Breed. The band’s current line-up includes original member Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 1,010 locations and 1,628 screens in 182 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
L to R: “Fox & Friends'” Janice Dean, Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke | Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fox & Friends | Size: 2.9 MB | Type: JPG | > Download