Lynyrd Skynyrd at Hard Rock Live 10/25/12

Lynyrd Skynyrd at Hard Rock Live
October 25, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

Tickets are $47.50, $62.50, $77.50 and $92.50* all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply

Southern rock’s Lynyrd Skynyrd will bring Last of a Dyin’ Breed, their new release due out August 21 (Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records), along with decades of their classic hits to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having sold over two million ringtones, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remain a cultural icon that appeals to multiple generations. Fans can expect to hear new material as well as time-honored classics including the iconic “Free Bird,” “Simple Man,” “Saturday Night Special,” “Gimme Three Steps,” What’s Your Name” and many more.

Having survived enough tragedy and just plain hard miles for 10 bands, Skynyrd is, remarkably, at this stage of their career, on a roll. Their last release, God & Guns (2009), debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200, giving the band their highest debut since 1977.

Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlock (guitar), Skynyrd continues to build on the legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. Joining them in the studio and on the road are new bassist Johnny Colt (Black Crowes, Train) guitarist Mark “Sparky” Matejka, keyboardist Peter Keys, drummer Michael Cartellone and backing vocalists
Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.

In a tragic tale oft-told, the Skynyrd story could have ended in a Mississippi swamp with the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band has lost vital players in Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Hughie Thomasson, yet here Skynyrd is very much alive and ready to throw down.

Last of a Dyin’ Breed, their newest release on Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records due August 21, is rock ‘n roll for the times. It is the kind of record guaranteed to feed the needs of the multi-generational Skynyrd Nation, and continue the renewed vigor the band exhibited with their last album, 2009’s God & Guns. While not as overtly political as its predecessor, Breed focuses on the struggles of the working class, with songs like the reverb-drenched “Poor Man’s Dream” and the blue-collar powerhouse “One Day at a Time.” The triple guitar assault has never sounded more on point, with passionate musicality, expert harmonics and of course, plenty of attitude to burn. From the raging guitars of the title track and the pounding, funky homage to local talent in “Home Grown” to the mind-blowing “Honey Hole,” Lynyrd Skynyrd sound like young bucks having one hell of a good time.

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