Lynyrd Skynyrd has just tagged 13 new cities onto its "Big Wheels Keep On Turnin' 2022 Tour," according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The band, who'll kick off its next string of dates on Friday (May 13th) in Pomona, California at the L.A. County Fair, will now be on the road through September 26th when Skynyrd wraps their year at Airway Heights, Washington's Northern Quest Resort & Casino.

As expected, sole surviving original member Gary Rossington will be sidelined from the upcoming dates following emergency heart surgery. Guitarist Damon Johnson will once again sit in for him.

Skynyrd's opening acts on the tour include former-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, the Outlaws, the Marshall Tucker Band, and the Devon Allman Project.

It's been 35 years since Johnny Van Zant stepped into the shoes of his late-brother Ronnie Van Zant and took up as Lynyrd Skynyrd's second frontman. Back in 2018, Johnny appeared on AXS TV's The Big Interview With Dan Rather and recalled the initial steps in revamping Skynyrd for a new generation: ["Gary (Rossington) called me and said, 'Hey, we wanna go out and do a tribute tour.' I walked into a room and here are the surviving members. If my brother would've lived, Lynyrd Skynyrd woulda went on. He was that type of man. They asked me to be part of this; I said, 'Let's go in and try to rehearse.' It's been 31 years. 31 years for me playin' with Gary. It seems like 31 seconds."] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . like 31 seconds)

UPDATED: Lynyrd Skynyrd tour dates (subject to change):

May 13 – Pomona, CA – The L.A. County Fair
May 14 – Fresno, CA – Chukchansi Park (with Don Felder)
May 21 – Fort Campbell, KY – Division Parade Field
May 28 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Margarita and Music Festival
May 29 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Motor Speedway

June 3 – Crownsville, MD – The Let's Go Music Festival (with The Outlaws)
June 4 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Theater (with The Outlaws and The Devon Allman Project)
June 10 – Middletown, NY – Orange County Fair Speedway (with The Marshall Tucker Band)
June 11 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
July 1 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (with Don Felder and The Outlaws)
July 2 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater (with The Outlaws)
July 3 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater (with The Marshall Tucker Band and the Outlaws)
July 8 – Atlantic City, NJ – Ocean Casino Resort Ovation Hall
July 9 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater (with Don Felder and The Marshall Tucker Band)
July 15 – Hammond, IN – Festival of the Lakes
July 16 – Moline, IL – Taxslayer Center
July 17 – Kettering OH – WTUE Birthday Bash, Fraze Pavilion
July 22 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Center (with The Marshall Tucker Band)

August 6 – Billings, MT – Magic City Blues Festival
August 7 – Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
September 16 – Allegan, MI – Allegan County Fair
September 18 – Pryor, OK – Born & Raised Music Festival
September 22 – Concord, CA – Bone Bash, Concord Pavilion

September 23 – Sparks, NV – Nugget Event Center
September 25 – Puyallup, WA – Washington State Fair
September 26 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino

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