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Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancels Five Concerts

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Lynyrd Skynyrd has been forced to cancel five concerts on its The “Party of a Lifetime” co-headline tour with Sammy Hagar August 1-6 as founding Lynyrd Skynyrd lead guitarist Gary Rossington has been advised to immediately rest in order to combat medical fatigue.Rossington underwent a successful open heart operation in late February and was given the green light to return to the stage June 13 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The cancelled concerts are August 1 at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Pelham, AL, August 2 at the Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, August 3 at the William Floyd Amphitheatre in Anderson, SC and August 5 concert at the SETEC Amphitheatre in Beaumont, TX have been cancelled. Refunds for cancelled shows will be available at the ticket's point of purchase. The August 6 concert at Concrete Street Amphitheater in Corpus Christi, TX, show will continue as scheduled featuring Sammy Hagar.

According to the Skynyrd camp, August 2 at the Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre and August 3 at the William Floyd Amphitheatre will be rescheduled for Lynyrd Skynyrd only in September with Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre (September 10) and William Floyd Amphitheatre (TBA). Unfortunately, two other concerts–August 1 at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater and August 5 at SETEC Amphitheatre have been cancelled due to routing difficulties.

The “Party Of A Lifetime” tour is scheduled to start again next Friday, August 8 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, TX. The tour kicked off July 19 and runs through August 17. According to Hagar, "We wish Gary a speedy recovery so we can get back on the road with us and kick some ass."–edited by Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen