Lynyrd Skynyrd’s First Studio Album Since God & Guns

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LAST OF A DYING BREED TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 21, 2012;

BASSIST JOHNNY COLT, ORIGINAL MEMBER OF THE BLACK CROWES, JOINS LYNYRD SKYNYRD NEW YORK, NY (May 8, 2012) – Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records announced today the release of Last Of A Dying Breed from Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band’s first studio album since the September 29, 2009 release of God & Guns which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 20 and gave the band their highest debut since 1977. Last Of A Dying Breed reunites the band with producer Bob Marlette who produced God & Guns.

“It was great to get back in the studio with Bob for this new album,” said Gary Rossington “we kind of went back old school this time. All of us playing together in the studio as a band, tracking songs and creating licks. We had a lot of fun and the music really flowed for us, so that’s when you know you are on to something good. We can’t wait to let the fans hear these songs and play ‘em live.”

Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd have recorded an album that continues the tremendous legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, a legacy that was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they rock on.

Joining Lynyrd Skynyrd will be bass player Johnny Colt, an original member of the Black Crowes who has also played with Train and Rockstar Supernova. When asked about receiving a phone call from Rickey Medlocke on behalf of Lynyrd Skynyrd to join the band, Johnny said, “What else do you say to Medlocke, Rossington and Van Zant? We’re talking southern rock royalty. We’re talking Lynyrd Skynyrd. The only thing out of my mouth was when and where!”

With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be on tour throughout the summer in North America and Europe. View a complete list of dates here.

North American tour dates as follows:

5/4/2012 Pier Six Concert Pavilion Baltimore, MD
5/5/2012 Celebrate Virginia Live Fredericksburg, VA
5/11/2012 Virginia State Park Pavilion at Hooper Park Crewe, VA
5/12/2012 Harrahs Chester Downs Chester, PA
5/18/2012 Shooting Star Casino Mahnomen, MN
5/19/2012 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Welch, MN
5/25/2012 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, IN
5/26/2012 Riverfest Amphitheatre Little Rock, AR
7/6/2012 Maddies Place Kahnawake, QUE Canada
7/7/2012 Buffalo Hill Village Varysburg, NY
7/8/2012 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY
7/13/2012 Toyota Park Bridgeview, IL
7/14/2012 Jackson County Fairgrounds Jackson, MI
7/19/2012 Great Jones County Fair Monticello, IA
7/20/2012 Jamboree in the Hills Belmont, OH
7/21/2012 FunFest @ Johnson Memorial Stadium Kingsport, TN
7/22/2012 Bayside Toyota Pavilion Saint Leonard, MD
8/3/2012 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
8/4/2012 Time Warner Pavilion @Walnut Creek Raleigh, NC
8/9/2012 Buffalo Chip Campground Sturgis, SD
8/11/2012 Fortune Bay Resort and Casino Tower, MN
8/16/2012 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, PA
8/17/2012 Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, CT
8/18/2012 Havelock Country Jamboree Havelock, ON Canada
8/24/2012 CenturyLink Center Bossier City, LA
8/25/2012 Amphitheater at the Wharf Orange Beach, AL
8/31/2012 Memphis Botanic Gardens Memphis, TN
9/1/2012 Turner Field Atlanta, GA
10/4/2012 Paul Paul Theatre Fresno, CA
10/5/2012 Stockton Arena Stockton, CA
10/6/2012 The Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
10/27/2012 Simple Man Cruise 2012 Miami, FL

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Current Line Up: Gary Rossington- Guitar Johnny Van Zant- Vocals Rickey Medlocke- Guitar Mark “Sparky” Matejka- Guitar Michael Cartellone- Drums Johnny Colt – Bass Peter Keys – Keyboards Dale Krantz Rossington- Honkettes Backing Vocals Carol Chase- Honkettes Backing Vocals

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