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Lynyrd Skynyrd member tests positive for COVID, band withdraws from Hall of Fame concert in Canton

Rickey Medlocke; Mark Matejka; Gary Rossington
Posted at 12:28 PM, Aug 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-07 12:28:50-04

CANTON, Ohio — Lynyrd Skynyrd will no longer perform at the 2021 Concert for Legends as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Enshrinement Week after a band member tested. positive for COVID-``19.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lynyrd Skynyrd is unable to perform the next four shows. Longtime band member Rickey Medlocke has tested positive for COVID-19. Rickey is home resting and responding well to treatment,” the band said in a statement.

The band was scheduled to co-headline the concert Monday evening with Brad Paisley.

Jimmy Allen, who was scheduled to open the show, will now extend his song list and play a full set leading up to Paisley's performance.

Fans who purchased tickets specifically to see Lynyrd Skynyrd can request a refund online by 6 p.m. Monday. To learn more click here.

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