Lynyrd Skynyrd Rolls Out ‘Big Wheels Keep On Turnin” Tour Dates
Lynyrd Skynyrd is heading back on the road and has announced the first 14-dates to their 2022 “Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’ Tour.” As it stands now, Skynyrd will kick things off on April 9th in Scottsdale, Arizona at Westworld for Arizona Bike Week and will stay on the road through September 23rd when they hit Sparks, Nevada’s Nugget Event Center.
Opening for Skynyrd will be former-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, the Outlaws, the Devon Allman Project, and the Marshall Tucker Band, who’ll alternate the opening spot in varying combinations. No word whether sole founding member, guitarist Gary Rossington, will be joining Skynyrd on the road after being sidelined by emergency heart surgery last year.
Frontman Johnny Van Zant told us that the best of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s music has always seemed to defy genres: “They gave us a tag years ago of ‘Southern Rock,’ and to me I always thought that must mean it’s ‘Country Rock,’ which is the truth, and around our house we were listening to Merle Haggard and George Jones, but we also watched Ed Sullivan and saw Elvis Presley and the Beatles, too, and loved all that stuff too, so there’s no boundaries in music these days.”