Lynyrd Skynyrd Announces The Canceled Tour Dates After Rickey Medlocke Tested Positive For COVID-19  


Lynyrd Skynyrd announced from their Instagram account that their guitarist Rickey Medlocke tested positive for Covid-19 and that the band won’t perform in a couple of upcoming shows.

Best known for being the masterminds behind ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd was planning to embark on a farewell tour before the pandemic outbreak. However, they had to reschedule because of the Covid restrictions, making the band realize how important music is.

After the restrictions were lifted, they returned to the stage on June 13, 2021. The tour was supposed to continue until November 19 with 30 concert dates. However, the band recently announced an unfortunate event concerning Rickey Medlocke.

Some hours ago, they posted a photo on their official Instagram account and announced that they had to cancel four of their tour dates and reschedule one of them because Medlocke tested positive for Covid-19. 

This is how they announced the news:

“Skynyrd Nation, due to unforeseen circumstances, Lynyrd Skynyrd is unable to perform the next four shows in Canton, OH, Jackson, MI, Atlanta, GA, and Cullman, AL. Longtime band member Rickey Medlocke has tested positive for COVID-19. Rickey is home resting and responding well to treatment. We will continue to update you on his condition. 

The show in Atlanta, GA on Friday, August 13 is being rescheduled and will now be Saturday, October 23.”

The band also stated that Medlocke is doing well, and he is resting at home. This explanation comforted the fans, but most of them were still concerned about the guitarist’s condition. Hundreds stated how sorry they were to hear the news, and the others raised the question about whether Medlocke was vaccinated or not, just to prove a point.

You can see the photo they posted on Instagram below.

Photo Credit: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Instagram Page