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Lynyrd Skynyrd has announced that they'll be performing on August 26th during events outside of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The show will be part of the fundraising event "Citizens Helping Heroes presents Southern Tribute IV Honoring America's Heroes." The concert, which is open to paid sponsors and their guests, takes place at the American Action Network Pavilion at Liberty Plaza.

On Friday (August 17th) Skynyrd will perform live in New York City as part of the Fox network's Fox & Friends' "All American Concert Series" during the 8 a.m. ET hour. The concert, which will be held at 48th Street and 6th Avenue, is open to the public. On August 21st, Skynyrd will release their latest studio set, Last Of A Dyin' Breed, their followup to 2009's God & Guns collection.

Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant considers himself to be a patriot, and says that the guys in the band all back the U.S. military and it's missions overseas: "No matter what, I'm definitely for this country, I'm behind our military, and the whole Lynyrd Skynyrd organization is. I'd be over there with 'em, y'know, right now, if I was called up. No problem. Hand me a gun -- I'm gone."

Lynyrd Skynyrd tour dates (subject to change):

August 15 - Glen Allen, VA - SnagAJob Pavilion
August 16 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
August 17 - New York, NY - All American Concert Series at Corner Of 48th St & 6th Ave
August 18 - Havelock, ON - Havelock Country Jamboree Festival Grounds
August 24 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyLink Center
August 25 - Orange Beach, AL - Amphitheater At The Wharf
August 30 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
August 31 - Memphis, TN - Memphis Botanic Garden
September 1 - Atlanta, GA - Turner Field
September 7 - Scarborough, ME - Scarborough Downs (with ZZ Top)
September 8 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
September 9 - Big Flats, NY - Tags Outdoor Amphitheater
September 13 - Pikeville, KY - Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center
September 14 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center (with ZZ Top)
September 15 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
September 16 - Sevierville, TN - Smokies Stadium
September 21 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 22 - Mitchellville, MD - Six Flags America
September 26 - Wenatchee, WA - Town Toyota Center
September 27 - Kent, WA - ShoWare Center
September 28 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheater
September 29 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
October 4 - Fresno, CA - The Big Fresno Fair at Paul Paul Theatre
October 5 - Stockton, CA - Stockton Arena
October 6 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
October 7 - Valley Center, CA - Open Sky Theater at Harrah's Rincon Casino & Resort
October 24 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
October 25 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Casino Hollywood
October 26 - Orlando, FL - UCF Arena

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