Wednesday, January 31, 2007
– Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd are embarking on the Rowdy Frynds tour together this spring.
Twenty shows were announced Wednesday with more shows likely to be added.
"The tour is scheduled to commence April 11th in Huntsville, Ala. with dates running through June," says Vector Management's, Ross Schilling.
"We will be playing on Friday and Saturday nights to ensure all our 'Rowdy Frynds' can party with us all night long," says Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The conception for the tour came about when Vector artist manager's Ken Levitan and Schilling met with William Morris Sr. VP Greg Oswald following the success of the Double Trouble Tour with 3 Doors Down in 2006.
"Hank played with Skynyrd years ago, and it was one heck of a show. Since then, we've been looking for the opportunity to tour together," said Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd, "because his fans are our fans and vice versa."
"Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. on the stage together in the same night," Williams said. "Talk about a show. I can't wait to see what happens in these cities."
Tour dates are:
April 11 - Huntsville, Ala., VBCC Arena
April 13 - Tampa, Fla., St Petersburg Times Forum
April 20 - Indianapolis, Conseco Fieldhouse
April 21 - Peoria, Ill. Peoria Civic Center
April 27 - Baltimore, First Mariner Arena
April 28 - Raleigh, N.C., RBC Center
May 4 - Nashville, Gaylord
May 5 - Charleston, WV, Charleston Civic Center
May 11 - Dayton, Ohio, Nutter Center
May 12 - Auburn Hill, Mich., The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 18 - Sioux City, Ia., Tyson Events Center Gateway Arena
May 19 - Minneapolis, Target Center
May 25 - TBD
May 26 - Orange Beach, Fla., The Wharf Amphitheater
June 1 - Atlanta, The Arena at Gwinnett Center
June 2 - Greenville, S.C., Bi-Lo Center
June 8 - University Park, Pa., Bryce Jordan Center
June 9 - Albany, N.Y., Times Union Center
June 15 - Louisville, Freedom Hall
June 16 - St. Charles, Mo., Family Arena