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NAMPA — Legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd blows into the Idaho Center amphitheater tonight with special guests Shooter Jennings and Texas Hippie Coalition. The Southern rock icons are touring in support of their highest-charting album since 1977, “Last of a Dyin’ Breed.”

The CD is a fiery slice of Southern-style guitar rock heaven in the band’s true tradition, sure to feed the multi-generational Skynyrd Nation.

For the passionate, longtime fans of the band, this is Skynyrd at the top of their game, complete with instantly memorable songs, more hooks than a tackle box and a blistering three-guitar attack at full power.

“The title alone says it for us,” lead singer Johnny Van Zant said.

“There are very few bands that started in the ‘70s with the Southern rock movement that are still out doing dates, and one of them is Lynyrd Skynyrd,” Skynyrd guitarist and founding member Gary Rossington said. “All of the Southern bands that were popular in the ‘70s are all either gone and dead, God bless them, or else they’re not playing anymore and the music or their names kind of faded away. So we’re one of the last of a dying breed.”

Fans will be treated to all of the band’s latest songs and memorable hits from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, including the classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird,” “Street Survivors,” “Second Helping” and “The Last Rebel.”

Having survived enough tragedy and just plain hard miles for 10 bands, Skynyrd is, remarkably at this stage of their career, on a roll.

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