Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancel Shows As Guitarist Is Positive For Covid -19
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Including A High-Profile Gig
Lynyrd Skynyrd has been forced to cancel some of their shows after guitarist Rickey Medlocke tested positive for Covid-19. They took to social media to make the announcement on Saturday. They were slated to headline the Concert for Legends at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Monday, but they pulled out of the high-profile event. They also canceled three more gigs.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lynyrd Skynyrd is unable to perform the next four shows in Canton, OH, Jackson, MI, Atlanta, GA and Cullman, AL,” they wrote. “Longtime band member Rickey Medlocke has tested positive for COVID-19. Rickey is home resting and responding well to treatment. We will continue to update you on his condition.”
Their concert on August 13 in Atlanta has been moved to October 23. Their tour is currently slated to resume on August 19 at Canandaigua, New York’s CMAC. A few weeks ago, it was announced that Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist and only remaining founding member Gary Rossington would miss most of their summer tour since he underwent an emergency heart surgery. He’s expected to make a full recovery soon.
The band’s “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour” was supposed to run through late 2020, but the pandemic has derailed their touring plans.