Hitting theaters nationwide tonight (November 7th) is Lynyrd Skynyrd's new concert film, Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour. The film features the band's 2018 hometown stadium performance at TIAA Bank Field -- home of the Jacksonville Jaguars -- in Jacksonville, Florida, as well as "an intimate interview with the band about their experiences on tour and what performing together has meant to them."
Skynyrd's sole surviving co-founder Gary Rossington said in a statement announcing the movie: "We can't wait to share this amazing night and performance with the Skynyrd Nation, especially those that weren't able to be there that evening. The energy, passion and reaction to the music and band was something we will never forget."
We asked Garry Rossington why the band finally decided to ride off into the sunset: "We've been doing this a long time and we're getting older -- and it's really hard touring and traveling. And this farewell tour will take a year or two to go all the places we've been, y'know, and play one more time. And so, it's not like we're goin' away. And we're gonna do a new CD and just kinda do our last thing. I'm in bad health. My health isn't really great, so it's harder for me to tour these days. Everybody's got, y'know, kids, and families and (laughs) grandkids now. I don't know, we just wanted to wind this down a little bit."
Lynyrd Skynyrd next performs on November 30th in Hollywood, Florida at Hard Rock Live.AUDIO: GARY ROSSINGTON ON LYNYRD SKYNYRD WINDING THINGS DOWN