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Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancels Tour Dates Due to Gary Rossington’s Health

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Fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd will have to wait until next year to see their favorite band live in concert.

The legendary southern rock group cancelled all of their scheduled tour dates for 2015. The move comes just a few weeks after guitarist Gary Rossington suffered a major heart attack. According to a post on the band’s official Facebook page, their upcoming tour stops in Loveland, Colorado and Mescalero, NM will be cancelled or rescheduled. Full refunds for tickets purchased for these dates will be refunded through the venue’s box offices.

The band was originally forced to cancel tour dates after Rossington, the group’s only living original member, was hospitalized for a heart attack in October. “[Doctors] went in to repair and unclog the two stents they did previously in the year which had a blood clot, added a third stent to one vein and in two weeks we will need to go in to do a fourth stent in one of his bypassed veins from 12 years ago,” Rossington’s daughter Mary Elizabeth shared on Facebook shortly after he was hospitalized. 

So far, the band says they plan to return to the touring circuit beginning in January. The group is currently scheduled to play the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are also set to headline the festival, which will be held April 15-17.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancels Tour Dates Due to Gary Rossington’s Health