Image credit: Clay Patrick McBrideLynyrd Skynyrd was supposed to perform a special concert Sunday in Tampa, Florida, ahead of the Republican National Convention, but the band pulled the plug on the show at virtually the last minute.
Skynyrd cancelled the concert as a precautionary measure due to Tropical Storm Isaac. A statement obtained by The Huffington Post from singer Johnny Van Zant reads, "We were excited to be participating in the Republican National Convention and the Liberty Plaza concert. With the weather conditions unknown and for the safety of our fans and friends, it is best to cancel the show and not put anyone in harm's way."
Skynyrd's scheduled Monday performance at the convention has also be cancelled because Florida Governor Rick Scott, after consulting with Republican Party officials, determined it would be smarter and safer to cancel all RNC events scheduled for Monday. A spokesman for Lynyrd Skynyrd told The Hollywood Reporter he didn't know if the band would be rescheduled or not.
Journey will be taking part in the festivities later this week. TMZ.com reports the band accepted a 500-thousand-dollar offer from the Mitt Romney campaign to play at a private fundraiser in Tampa for the presumptive GOP candidate. However, the website says the gig does not mean Journey is endorsing Romney.
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