This summer, Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd will make their first visit to the Treasure Valley in more than a decade. The band — still rocking after that infamous plane crash that killed three members in 1977 — will perform Friday, Sept. 28, at the Idaho Center Amphitheater.
Known for classic-rock staples such as “Free Bird,” “What’s Your Name” and “Sweet Home Alabama,” Lynyrd Skynyrd disbanded after the accident. The group reformed a decade later. Additional lineup changes have continued over the years, but the group is led by Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlock (guitar). It feels crazy to consider this, but Johnny Van Zant has been Skynyrd’s singer for 25 years after replacing his dead brother Ronnie Van Zant.
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And, no, that is not Gregg Allman on lead vocals.
Tickets to the concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ICTickets for $39.50 lawn and $59.50 reserved seat.