Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist’s Positive Covid Test Cancels Shows

INDIO, CA – APRIL 25: Musician Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd perform onstage during day 1 of 2014 Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 25, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach).

Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Rickey Medlocke tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the band to back out of Monday night’s Pro Football Hall of Fame concert. The band were set to co-headline with Brad Paisley at the event, but opener Jimmy Allen is now expected to extend his set. In a statement from the band, Medlocke is said to be “home resting and responding well to treatment.”


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Lynyrd Skynyrd have been forced to cancel shows in Mississippi and Alabama and have rescheduled their August 13 show to October 23.

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