Lynyrd Skynyrd's 2009 Concert History

Lynyrd Skynyrd is a pioneer of the Southern Rock genre. Formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1964, the band performed for a decade before releasing its debut studio album "(Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)" in 1974. It included the songs "Free Bird," "Simple Man," "Gimme Three Steps," and "Tuesday's Gone." Later that year, the band released its second album, "Second Helping," which featured the single "Sweet Home Alabama," written in response to Neil Young's "Southern Man." On October 20, 1977, the band's plane crashed en route to Baton Rouge from Greenville, South Carolina. Three members died including founder and frontman Ronne Van Zant. The band subsequently broke up but reunited in 1987 with Ronnie's younger brother Johnny taking over as lead singer and songwriter. Gary Rossington, the band's last surviving founding member, died on March 5, 2023.

Date Concert Venue Location
Oct 15, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd Lucas County Arena Toledo, Ohio, United States
Oct 01, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Beacon Theatre New York, New York, United States
Sep 25, 2009
"Rivalry Nights" / Lynyrd Skynyrd / DJ Rocky Rock

Rivalry Nights

Grange Encampment Fairgrounds Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 20, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd Sandia Casino Amphitheater Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Sep 19, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Sep 18, 2009
Los Lonely Boys / Lynyrd Skynyrd Ironstone Amphitheatre Modesto, California, United States
Sep 17, 2009
Los Lonely Boys / Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino Fresno, California, United States
Sep 15, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd The Mountain Winery Saratoga, California, United States
Sep 13, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd Fairplex Los Angeles, California, United States
Sep 12, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center Indio, California, United States
Sep 11, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd Outdoor Amphitheatre, Konocti Harbor Resort And Spa Kelseyville, California, United States
Sep 09, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd / Johnny Winter

Gods & Guns World Tour

Celebrity Theatre Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Sep 08, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater Tucson, Arizona, United States
Sep 07, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino El Paso, Texas, United States
Sep 05, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino & Resort Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Aug 29, 2009
Kid Rock / Lynyrd Skynyrd
Minnesota State Fairgrounds Falcon Heights, Minnesota, United States
Aug 28, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd / Brooks & Dunn / Halfway to Hazard Fort McCoy Army Base Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, United States
Aug 22, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd / Doobie Brothers
Xfinity Theatre Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Aug 21, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
Aug 18, 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd EXPRESS LIVE! Columbus, Ohio, United States
Show Duplicate for Aug 18, 2009

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Kid Rock / Lynyrd Skynyrd on Jul 21, 2009 [782-small]

Kid Rock / Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jul 21, 2009
 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Lynard Skynard on May 28, 2009 [877-small]

Lynard Skynard
May 28, 2009
 Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Lynyrd Skynyrd on Aug 18, 2009 [012-small]

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Aug 18, 2009
 Columbus, Ohio, United States
  Uploaded by Zachary Casperson

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Cheifostenaco Sep 09, 2023

Lynyrd Skynyrd played in Fort Gordon, GA sometime in 2000. I worked staff at the event.

Alan Thompson Jun 16, 2023

April 27, 1977 - See my photos Uploaded.... My friend Charlie Craig and I were seniors at Meadowbrook High School in 1977. Charlie was born with muscular dystrophy and was bound to his wheelchair. We heard that Charlie’s favorite band, Lynyrd Skynyrd was coming to the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia on their “Street Survivors” tour on 4-27-1977. The best I can remember it was me (Alan Thompson), Charlie Craig, Robbie Davis, Ronnie Heath and a few others. I told Charlie we will get him to the Richmond Coliseum to see Lynyrd Skynyrd, his favorite band and probably the most popular band in the country. I was 16 years old and didn’t have a car. I worked at Thursdays restaurant with Robbie Davis so we talked to one of the waitress about giving us a ride to the concert. The deal was if she drove us to the concert we would buy her ticket. I think tickets were around $8 or so back then. The concert was general admission and you could stand on the floor in front of the stage. We planned to get there super early so we could get Charlie right up to the stage. I think we got the an hour or so before people started to arrive. While others were smuggling various things into the concert, I smuggled in my Minolta SRT-101 35mm camera with a 50mm 1.8 lens loaded with Ektachrome 400 film. Here are some of the photos I took that night. As you can see in my photos we could touch the stage. After the start-up band finished and Skynyrd started to play, the crowd pushed us really tight to the stage and I could see that Charlie was getting scared so 4 of us “youths” (mentioned in the newspaper article) lifted Charlie up above our heads so he could see. The crowd went crazy. All of a sudden lead singer, Ronnie Van Zant came over to us and grabbed Charlie’s wheelchair and pulled him up onto the stage. I remember a Richmond cop was on his way over to us and someone grabbed the cops hat and threw it up on stage. If I remember correctly, when bass player Leon Wilkeson gave Charlie his hat, he put the cops hat on and wore it for the rest of the concert. Ronnie dedicated Free Bird to Charlie. The newspaper mentions that after the show Charlie went backstage to share “drinks and pizza” with the band. Charlie told me it was much more than “drinks and pizza” ! Charlie was with the band all night. One place they went was a bar on Broad Street called Much More. Like the newspaper article says; Ronnie didn’t bring Charlie up on stage for PR reasons, Ronnie says “ I did it from the heart.” Alan Thompson Richmond, Va

Mckendrick Mar 20, 2023

On 12th Feb 1977 Lynryd Skynrd played at The Refectory in Leeds - not Blackpool. They did not play in Blackpool at all in 1977. On 13th February 1977 they played Lancaster University, Lancaster - not The Refectory, Leeds. Hope this info is of use.

Barry Feyh Jul 18, 2022

Another omission Aug. 19, 1993 with Bad Company at Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS

Don B Sep 23, 2021

Wiley. If you attended, how about you adding them to the list.

Dick W. Pirkey, Jr. Sep 09, 2021

I was at the July 3, 1977 concert by Lynryd Skynryd. It was hot and the water trucks from the dirt track were circling the perimeter with the water shooting out. There were vendors selling weed in the crowd on the floor. Some were in seats around and some were on the center track grounds. Every time the truck would come around there would be girls on it with no tops on. Girls were on shoulders with their tops off. The crowd was peaceful. There were thousands of people. I slept in my car the night before it opened. When they paled FREE BIRD.... the crowd was at a fever pitch..... the crescendo built and as did you awareness of what was happening. Till this day....44 years later, the hair on my neck stands up every time I hear FREE BIRD. It was magical.......

Wiley58nc May 03, 2021

This concert list is a crock of shit. l saw Skynyrd 3 times at the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, NC and not a damn one of them is on this list. First time it was Grinderswitch, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Skynyrd. Second time was Charlie Daniels then Skynyrd. Third time it was Goose Creek Symphony, Z Z Top then Skynyrd. NONE OF THE 3 IS ON THIS LIST

Dandoo Jun 28, 2019

1977 lynyrd skynrd Anaheim stadium I was 16 baseball field was packed home grown cloud above. august day. great time I need water shade quick

Kim Lyon Apr 29, 2017

Does anyone have a video or photos of the Lynyard Skynyard concert at Soaring Eagle Casino in 2005??

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where is Lynyrd Skynyrd from?

Lynyrd Skynyrd has its roots in Jacksonville, Florida.

Who were the original members of Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Founding members of Lynyrd Skynyrd included Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, and Bob Burns with Allen Collins and Larry Junstrom completing the original lineup.

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

Prior to settling on Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band had several names including

  • My Backyard
  • The Noble Five
  • The One Percent

Van Zant and his bandmates decided to change their band name from "The One Percent" to eliminate taunts that they only had "one percent" talent. They finally settled on Leonard Skinnerd, a reference to a character in Allan Sherman's song and a mocking tribute to their PE teacher with the same name. They adopted the more distinct spelling of Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1970.

What happened to Lynyrd Skynyrd?

On October 20, 1977, a plane carrying the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed. Despite this tragedy, Lynyrd Skynyrd reunited in 1987 for its first tour in 10 years. Members of the second iteration of Lynyrd Skynyrd included survivors of the plane crash (Gary Rossington, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Artimus Pyle) along with Ed King and Ron Vannie Zant's younger brother Johnny Van Zant. Since that reunion tour, the band released several studio albums and toured extensively, albeit with an ever-changing lineup of members.

Who died in the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash?

Six individuals lost their lives in the October 20, 1977 plane crash including founding member and lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot William Gray Jr.

Where did Lynyrd Skynyrd play their last concert before the crash?

Shortly before boarding their tour plane on October 20, 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd played at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, South Carolina. Their next performance was scheduled at Louisiana State University but was abruptly cancelled.

What do people wear to Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts?

There's a lot of Lynyrd Skynyrd merch that you can wear when you go to their events. If you don't have any, then you're free to use the time-tested black, white, and denim outfit combination.

How is Lynyrd Skynyrd doing concerts if they died in a plane?

While three band members died in the crash, the band reunited in 1987 with survivors of the plane crash alongside new members. Over the next few decades, Lynyrd Skynyrd would experience many personnel changes.

How long are Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts?

The length of a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert depends on opening acts, encore, and more. However, Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts typically last for about one and a half to two hours.

Why is "Free Bird" the last song at Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts?

"Free Bird" is the closing track of Lynyrd Skynyrd's debut album and was traditionally the last song that Lynyrd Skynyrd would play at their performances before the 1977 plane crash. After the crash, Van Zant's brother, Johnny, was too emotional to sing it on stage, so the audience sang the lyrics as the band played on. Today, at the end of a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert, it's still a tradition for the concert to end with "Free Bird," but now the band plays it as an instrumental as the crowd sings its lyrics as a tribute to their lost members.

How many concerts has Lynyrd Skynyrd had?

Lynyrd Skynyrd has had 2,416 concerts.

What genre is Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Lynyrd Skynyrd is most often considered to be Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Country Rock, Album Oriented Rock (AOR), Mellow Gold, Southern Rock, Acoustic Rock, Christmas Music, and Boogie Rock.

When is the next Lynyrd Skynyrd concert?

The next Lynyrd Skynyrd concert is on October 05, 2023 at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Florida, United States.

When was the last Lynyrd Skynyrd concert?

The last Lynyrd Skynyrd concert was on September 17, 2023 at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, United States. The bands that performed were: ZZ Top / Lynyrd Skynyrd / Uncle Kracker.

What setlist does Lynyrd Skynyrd play live?

The songs that Lynyrd Skynyrd performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the September 15, 2023 concert at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States:

  1. 50th Anniversary Video / Thunderstruck
  2. Workin' for MCA
  3. Skynyrd Nation
  4. What's Your Name
  5. That Smell
  6. I Know a Little
  7. Whiskey Rock-a-Roller
  8. Saturday Night Special
  9. The Ballad of Curtis Loew
  10. Tuesday's Gone
  11. Simple Man
  12. Gimme Three Steps
  13. Call Me the Breeze
  14. Sweet Home Alabama
  15. Free Bird
  16. Happy Trails