Lynyrd Skynyrd News: Biopic Planned & Tickets for Upcoming Concerts

Lynyrd Skynyrd Biopic in the Works

Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1977.
Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1977.

Artimus Pyle, who played drums with Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1974 to 1991 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is working on a biopic about his time with the band. The film will also explore one of the darkest times in the band’s history: the plane crash that took the lives of six people in 1977, including lead singer and Pyle’s close friend Ronnie Van Zant. The plane crashed after it ran out of fuel following a performance in Greenville, South Carolina.

The film is tentatively called Free Bird. It will be about both the plane crash and Pyle’s relationship with Van Zant, whom he considered a genius and who was like a brother to him. Pyle said he wrote the film because he wanted to tell the story of the band members and their love of music.

He wrote the script for the film with Jared Cohn, who will direct. The biopic will be produced by Cleopatra films and is scheduled to go into production later in 2016.

Free Bird is Pyle’s personal story, not an authorized Lynyrd Skynyrd biopic. The producers have not gotten the rights to use the band’s music and are currently planning to use Pyle’s original music.

Lynyrd Skynyrd continued to release albums and tour in spite of the tragedy, and the band is still going strong. has tickets for upcoming performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd across the United States. Order tickets today to see this iconic band perform live.

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July 8 – Bonner Springs, Kansas at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

July 9 – Greenville, Wisconsin at Greenville Lions Park

July 15 – Cincinnati, Ohio at The Shoe at Horseshoe Casino

July 19 – Lewiston, New York at Artpark Amphitheatre

July 21 – Hyannis, Massachusetts at Cape Cod Melody Tent

July 22 – Boston, Massachusetts at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

July 23 – Big Flats, New York at Budweiser Summer Stage at Tags

July 28 – Clarkston, Michigan at DTE Energy Music Theatre

July 29 – Mount Pleasant, Michigan at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

August 4 – Spring, Texas at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

August 5 – New Orleans, Louisiana at Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

August 6 – Durant, Oklahoma at Choctaw Casino & Resort

August 9 – Englewood, Colorado at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre

August 16 – Livermore, California at Wente Vineyards

August 18 – Los Angeles, California at Greek Theatre

August 19 – Las Vegas, Nevada at The Chelsea – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

August 21 – Murphys, California at Ironstone Amphitheatre at Ironstone Vineyards

August 24 – Tacoma, Washington at Emerald Queen Casino

August 26 – Pocatello, Idaho at Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre

August 27 – Salt Lake City, Utah at Usana Amphitheatre