Photos and words by Queosha Walters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Lynyrd Skynryd put on an explosive show at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto this past Sunday. Lakeshore Blvd was backed up for blocks as fans came together to experience their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour.
Moments before the band was set to hit the stage, the energy generated by fans created a palpable effect. Everyone was on their feet and ready to experience the rock legends do their thing one final time. The band opened up with Workin' for MCA, a very straightforward song about their beginnings with their first record label Music Corporation of America, now known as Universal Music Group.
Lynyrd Skynyrd's founder and guitarist, Gary Rossington set the stage ablaze with Rickey Medlocke, Johnny Roy Van Zant, and Mark Matejka. Rossington has opened up about his health and the struggle of going on tour at this stage in life. The concern over age, families and grandkids are shared amongst the band but they know that they want to end this chapter on a strong note. They want to ensure that Lynyrd Skynyrd is always remembered in the highest of regards and refused to do any small shows on this final leg.
We will forever be grateful to Lynyrd Skynyrd for giving us hits like Sweet Home Alabama and Free Bird. It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, songs like these will always unite us. If you get the chance to check out the band before the end of their farewell tour, definitely do so! The show is a wild ride, so buckle up!
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