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PEORIA — Legendary Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has added Peoria to its farewell tour, with a stop planned for 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Peoria Civic Center.

The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour started May 4 and was scheduled to end Sept. 1. But the band has extended the tour to include more dates, including the stop in Peoria.

Special guests on the tour include a roster of other top acts, including Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot.

The tour derives its name from the band's new song, "The Last of the Street Survivors." 

The Southern rockers are best known for “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird,” which Rolling Stone said was “easily the most requested live song in existence.”

Rolling Stone also has named Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time.

The band, founded by the late Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins and Gary Rossington, has spanned more than 40 years and produced more than 60 albums.

Lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant said in a news release, "We’ve been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans. It’s been a true honor to try and fill in my brother’s footsteps for the past 31 years, keeping the music and his spirit alive."

Tickets for the concert go on sale for the general public at 10 a.m. Friday at and the Civic Center box office with prices and packages ranging from $29.50 to $350.


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