Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd
November 7 & 8, 2014

 

$1.00 from each ticket to go to Lynyrd Skynyrd fund
General Admission Standing $79.99 (plus service fees and tax)
Bleachers left and Right $84.99 (plus service fees and tax)
Centre Bleachers $99.99 (plus service fees and tax)
General Admission VIP M&G Packages $275.00 (plus service fees and tax)
Meet and Greet Package: 20 Meet and greet packs for $275 from GA standing (includes our ticket price) (plus tax and service charge). It includes: - One general admission ticket -Exclusive meet & greet with Lynyrd Skynyrd - Personal photograph with Lynyrd Skynyrd -Specially designed merchandise item (exclusive to package only) -Commemorative 40th anniversary button set - VIP meet & greet laminate Limited availability

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
Age Restriction:  none
To purchase tickets by phone please call Ticket Break at 1-866-943-8849

 

The Centre at Casino New Brunswick Announces Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famers, Lynyrd Skynyrd will bring their fiery slice of Southern style guitar rock heaven to Casino New Brunswick’s Event Centre, in Moncton, for two shows: Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8 at 8 p.m.

Last of a Dyin’ Breed is their newest release on Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records released in 2012. For the passionate, longtime fans of the band, this is Skynyrd at the top of their game, complete with instantly memorable songs, more hooks than a tackle box, and a blistering three-guitar attack at full power. From the raging guitars of the title track and the pounding, funky homage to local talent in “Home Grown” to the mind-blowing “Honey Hole,” Lynyrd Skynyrd sound like young bucks having one hell of a good time, which, regarding the latter, founding member Gary Rossington said is very much the case.

“For me this is one of the happiest and most fun albums I’ve ever done,” said Rossington. “We didn’t have a lot of problems goin’ on; it was just fun goin’ to work every day.”

Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlock (guitar), Skynyrd has recorded an album that continues to build on the legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. Joining them in the studio and on the road is new bassist, Johnny Colt (Black Crowes, Train), guitarist, Mark “Sparky” Matejka (a “Nashville cat, just a pickin’ fool,” according to Rossington), and keyboardist, Peter Keys, who replaced Powell on the God & Guns Tour.

Those searching for traditional Skynyrd solos and fierce instrumental breaks will have plenty to love on Last of a Dyin’ Breed, with every song featuring ample fretwork from one, two or even all three guitarists. “We love to do the harmonies and stuff with lead guitars,” said Medlock. “That’s a Skynyrd staple, and we embellished on it quite a bit this time around. We wanted to make a guitar driven record and have the vocals sit really good in the saddle there with all the guitars, just have it more rockin’ and a lot more powerful.”

Not as overtly political as its predecessor God & Guns, the latest album focuses more on the struggles of the working class, though the band make their thoughts on the direction of this country crystal clear on songs like the reverb-drenched “Poor Man’s Dream” and the blue-collar powerhouse “One Day at a Time.” “When we go in to record, we don’t go in with one certain mindset,” says Medlock. “We just go in and write about stuff we believe in, our experiences.”

Like it or not, with a title like God & Guns, the previous album was bound to be a lightning rod out of the box. “I couldn’t believe how well God & Guns was accepted when it came out, in Europe, Australia, South America, here in the States; everybody we talked to, 99% of it was positive feedback,” said Medlock. “My whole thing was, we’ve got to go in the studio this time and step up, we’ve got to do at least what God & Guns did, or one better. And, in my opinion, I think we accomplished that. I’m looking forward to going out and playing some of this record live, along with our classic material, and taking it to the people and letting the people make their decision.”

For more information on Lynyrd Skynyrd, visit: lynyrdskynyrd.com on Facebook: /LynyrdSkynyrd and on Twitter: /#!/skynyrd

Tickets for the Moncton shows go on sale this Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the shows are $79.99 - $99.99 (plus tax and applicable surcharge) and are available at the Casino Gift Shop (located at 21 Casino Drive in Moncton, exit #450 off the Trans-Canada Highway), by calling 1-866-943-8849 and online at casinonb.ca/casino/. Limited VIP ticket option available.