Cedar Rapids, IA (October 13, 2018)
2018 The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour Lynyrd Skynyrd tour will be the final tour by the band. It began May 4, 2018, at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida and will end January 8, 2019, after the Southern Rock Cruise concludes.The band will utilize a plethora of opening acts, including Bad Company, Marshall Tucker, and Hank Williams Jr., throughout the tour.
Peter Keys-Keyboard Michael Cartellone-Drums
Johnny Colt-bass Mark Matejka-guitar
Johnny Van Zant-vocals Gary Rossington-guitar
“1977 Street Survivors Tour was the sixth major concert tour by American Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. The tour took place in North America, Europe and for the first time Asia. It was also the final tour of the original band, as numerous band members were killed in a plane crash following the final show.”October 19th, 1977, the band played their final concert in Greenville, South Carolina. October 20, 1977, their chartered plane heading to their next show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana crashed killing band members Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, and Cassie Gaines, along with assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot William Gray.” WBKR 92.5
The Marshall Tucker Band
The Marshall Tucker Band The band’s current lineup consists of Gray on vocals, keyboard player, saxophonist, and flutist Marcus James Henderson, guitarists Chris Hicks and Rick Willis, bassist Tony Black and drummer B.B. Borden.
The Marshall Tucker Band helped establish the Southern rock genre in the early 1970s. While the band had reached the height of its commercial success by the end of the decade, the band has recorded and performed continuously under various lineups for 45 years.
The original lineup of the Marshall Tucker Band, formed in 1972, included lead guitarist, vocalist, and primary songwriter Toy Caldwell (1947–1993), lead vocalist Doug Gray (born 1948), keyboard player, saxophone player, and flautist Jerry Eubanks (born 1950), rhythm guitarist George McCorkle(1947–2007), drummer Paul Riddle (born 1953), and bassist Tommy Caldwell (1949–1980). They signed with Capricorn Records and in 1973 released their first LP, The Marshall Tucker Band.
After Tommy Caldwell was killed in an automobile accident in 1980, he was replaced by bassist Franklin Wilkie. Most of the original band members had left by the mid-1980s to pursue other projects.