Lynyrd Skynyrd promotes "Last Of A Dying Breed" with roadwork

Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will commemorate the late summer release of "Last Of A Dying Breed" with an extensive tour that stretches throughout Europe and North America. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will commemorate the late summer release of "Last Of A Dying Breed" with an extensive tour that stretches throughout Europe and North America.

The Florida outfit will divide up the North American dates; the first round begins tonight (5/4) in Baltimore and extends through a May 26 show in Little Rock, AR. The month of June will be spent in Europe, after which the established rockers will return stateside for a July 6 performance in Kahnawake, Quebec. That leg includes 23 stops, as well as an Oct. 27 appearance in Miami.

Bassist Johnny Colt, an original member of the Black Crowes, will join the band just in time for the road trip.

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"What else do you say to Medlocke, Rossington and Van Zant?" the musician stated in a press release. "We're talking southern rock royalty. We're talking Lynyrd Skynyrd. The only thing out of my mouth was when and where!"

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be drumming up support for "Last Of A Dying Breed," the outfit's 13th studio set, which will hit retailers Aug. 21.

"It was great to get back in the studio with Bob for this new album," said guitarist Gary Rossington said in a press release. "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 onto something good."

The new set comes nearly three years after 2009's "Gods & Guns," which peaked at No. 18 on The Billboard 200.

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May 2012
4 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Concert Pavilion
5 - Fredericksburg, VA - Celebrate Virginia Live
11 - Crewe, VA - Virginia State Park Pavilion at Hooper Park
12 - Chester, PA - Harrah's Chester Downs
18 - Mahnomen, MN - Shooting Star Casino
19 - Welch, MN - Treasure Island Resort & Casino
25 - Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Motor Speedway
26 - Little Rock, AR - Riverfest Amphitheatre

June 2012
1 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Auditorium
2 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Apollo
3 - London, United Kingdom - Hammersmith Apollo
5 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
6 - Leipzig, Germany - Stadhalle
7 - Berlin, Germany - Zitadelle
9 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
10 - Hamburg, Germany - Stadtpark
12 - Zurich, Switzerland - Eulachalle Winterthur
13 - Vigevano, Italy - Vigevani Castle
15 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
16 - Vitoria, Spain - Azkena
18 - Athens, Greece - Athens Open Air Fest

July 2012
6 - Kahnawake, Quebec - Maddies Place
7 - Varysburg, NY - Buffalo Hill Village
8 - Westbury, NY - Theatre at Westbury
13 - Bridgeview, IL - Toyota Park
14 - Jackson, MI - Jackson County Fairgrounds
19 - Monticello, IA - Great Jones County Fair
20 - Belmont, OH - Jamboree in the Hills
21 - Kingsport, TN - FunFest
22 - Leonard, MD - Bayside Toyota Pavilion at Walnut Creek

August 2012
3 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
4 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Pavilion at Walnut Creek
9 - Sturgis, SD - Buffalo Chip Campground
11 - Tower, MN - Fortune Bay Resort and Casino
16 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
17 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre
18 - Havelock, Ontario - Havelock Country Jamboree
24 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyLink Center
25 - Orange Beach, AL - Amphitheater at the Wharf
31 - Memphis, TN - Memphis Botanic Gardens

September 2012
1 - Atlanta, GA - Turner Field

October 2012
4 - Fresno, CA - Paul Theatre
5 - Stockton, CA - Stockton Arena
6 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
27 - Miami, FL - Simple Man Cruise

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