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Fort Myers and Tallahassee Welcomes New Florida Shows to Their Cities

Classic-rock superstars ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd have just added more stops to their co-headlining tour, including two Florida shows.

The concert events were announced on social media Monday morning.

“Skynyrd Nation!! We heard ya!” Lynyrd Skynyrd wrote on Facebook. “We’re bringing the Sharp Dressed Easy Man Tour with ZZ Top to a city near you in 2024!

“We are able to’t wait to have fun 50 Years of Skynyrd with you!”

Two Florida stops for ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd tour

Billy Gibbons performs with ZZ Top at the Orpheum in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

In all, the bands announced 36 more concert events for the joint tour. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3. Presales start at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The tour has two latest Florida stops: Hertz Arena (March 9) and Tallahassee’s Tucker Civic Center (April 5). Black Stone Cherry opens each shows.

ZZ Top last played Southwest Florida in November 2021 (Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall), followed by Lynyrd Skynyrd in December 2022 (Hertz Arena).

Johnny Van Zant, lead vocalist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, motions to the crowd during the Boots on the Sand: Hurricane Ian Relief Fundraiser at Hertz Arena in Estero on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

Before Skynyrd’s Hurricane Ian fundraiser show, Fort Myers guitarist Rickey Medlocke talked to The News-Press/Naples Every day News concerning the band’s upcoming fiftieth anniversary tour.

“I swear, it looks as if 50 seconds,” Medlocke said about that big anniversary. “I began as an original drummer of the band. And you understand what, now I’ve been back with them for 27 years. …

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