Southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD have postponed this weekend’s concerts so that founding member Gary Rossington can recover from recent heart surgery.
The shows, originally scheduled for August 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada and August 17 in Wheatland, California, will now take place on October 18 and October 19, respectively.
The 67-year-old guitarist and last remaining original member of LYNYRD SKYNYRD underwent surgery to fix a leaky heart valve on July 31 and is expected to make a full recovery.
“We all appreciate the well wishes for Gary and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused,” LYNYRD SKYNYRD singer Johnny Van Zant said in a statement.
“But he can’t wait to come back and perform at 100 percent for the fans. We will see you all soon!”
The Las Vegas and Wheatland shows are part of LYNYRD SKYNYRD‘s “Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour”, which is scheduled to run through the fall.