Lynyrd Skynyrd Will Return to Covelli Centre

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd will return to the Mahoning Valley on July 22 to play Covelli Centre with opening act The Marshall Tucker Band.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert are $275, $200, $150, $95, $75, $49.50 and $29.50, and go on sale Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com and at the Covelli Centre box office.

An online-only presale will take place Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Use the password BIGWHEELS.

The band’s most recent Valley appearances include the Canfield Fairgrounds in 2008 and Covelli Centre in 2011.

Lynyrd Skynyrd announced in 2018 it would embark on its farewell tour.

The band’s career has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold. Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding farewell tour logged over 50 stops before COVID-19 pandemic put the tour on pause in 2020.

 “We were in the last part of the Farewell Tour when COVID turned our world upside down,” said original member and guitarist Gary Rossington. “And since that time, we have been talking amongst the band, and realized that music has such a way of healing. Maybe it’s not our time to go? And maybe it’s our time to lift people’s spirits and lives and bring back some joy and happiness after so much turmoil this past year.”

Rossington said the band felt inspired to get back on the road.

“We’re still standing, still keeping the music going,” he said. “We want to do the guys who aren’t with us any more proud, and keep the name proud, too.”
The legendary rockers are best known for the mega-hit “Sweet Home Alabama” and self-proclaimed signature song, “Free Bird.”

Some of the band’s other hits include “Simple
Man,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Call Me the Breeze” and “You Got that Right.”

Rolling Stone magazine has named Skynyrd to its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time list.

In addition to Rossington, the band includes singer Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington, and Carol Chase.

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