Southern rock legends, Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced a clutch of UK dates this November, in the wake of the release of their brand new album, “Last Of A Dyin’ Breed.” The band sold-out three shows in June at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow and Manchester Apollo, and return to play a few more UK dates at the following venues;
Sunday 11th November – Gateshead Sage
Monday 12th November – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wednesday 14th November – Norwich UEA
The band’s new album, “Last Of A Dyin’ Breed” is released digitally and via a Classic Rock ‘fanpack’ edition on 20th August, then four weeks later on 17th September, the ‘regular’ Roadrunner Records CD and special edition hit the racks. The album’s title track is already picking up airplay and is available now as a digital single via Play.com and iTunes.
“Last of a Dyin’ Breed” is the band’s first studio album since “God & Guns” (2009) and reunites the band with “God & Guns” producer, Bob Marlette.
Guitarist, Gary Rossington said:
“It was great to get back in the studio with Bob for this new album. 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.”
Joining Lynyrd Skynyrd is bass player Johnny Colt, an original member of The Black Crowes. 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!”