Lynyrd Skynyrd will hit the big screen November 7 in cinemas around the country with the exclusive theatrical release of their farewell concert performance. The concert film, directed by multi award-winning director Shaun Silva and Tacklebox Films, will feature their 2018 hometown stadium performance from the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour 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.
Tickets for Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour in cinemas will be available beginning October 4 at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.
“We can’t wait to share this amazing night and performance with the Skynyrd Nation, especially those that weren’t able to be there that evening,” said Gary Rossington. “The energy, passion and reaction to the music and band was something we will never forget.”
Presented by Fathom Events, in partnership with Vector Management and event producer Spencer Proffer of Meteor 17, this special one-night event will premiere in cinemas nationwide on Thursday, November 7, at 7 p.m. local time. A complete list of theater locations will be available October 4 on the Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Don’t miss your chance to experience the Lynyrd Skynyrd Farewell Tour from the comfort of a movie theater.
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. 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.
“This cinema event showcases one of America’s greatest rock bands in an iconic final performance,” said Meteor 17 CEO, Spencer Proffer. “I’m excited to collaborate with my partners at Fathom and Vector to bring this milestone concert to Lynyrd Skynyrd fans around the world.”
“Having the band come home one last time to Jacksonville and in front of 50,000 fans, was an incredible night,” said Ross Schilling of Vector Management. “Those iconic songs and music prove once again that Skynyrd is one of the greatest American Rock and Roll bands of all time.”
“We’re thrilled to bring one of America’s most iconic bands to movie theaters across the country and give their many fans an opportunity to come together and enjoy one of their final performances,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “This is a historic moment in music, and we are excited to collaborate with Meteor 17 and Vector to once again bring a momentous music performance to a worldwide audience.”Don't miss @Skynyrd in movie theaters as Lynyrd Skynyrd hits the big screen Nov 7 in cinemas around the country with the exclusive theatrical release of their farewell concert performanceClick To Tweet
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 debut album 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.
Source: Essential Broadcast Media