Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man Cruise 2012 Is Less Than 100 Days Away

Take another toke, have a blow for your nose, and don't forget to pack your sunscreen ... That smell's a good reminder that Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man Cruise is less than 100 days away.

That's right, Skynheads ... Cabins aboard the Norwegian Pearl are going quicker than fuel consumption on a chartered Convair CV-300. So don't pass up the opportunity to rub elbows with Southern rock royalty (and several of your dad's other favorite bands) in an all-you-can-eat buffet line.

This kind of high-seas hootenanny only happens once a year. And the timing's perfect!

Last Of A Dyin' Breed, Skynyrd's 13th studio record, was released this morning. To celebrate, Florida Times Union reports that the band will host an autograph meet-and-great session tonight at a Walmart near the band's hometown of Jacksonville.

But the fun don't stop there.

In October, the Doobie Brothers will join Lynyrd Skynyrd aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's "newest and luxurious rockin' party ship with a bowling alley [and] climbing wall" for the Simple Man Cruise.

Additionally, Tampa group Outlaws, Blackberry Smoke, Bonepony, and Caddle are only a handful of the bands scheduled to perform exclusive shows for cruise guests during the four-night festival.

So remember, son ... All that you need is in your soul. And aboard a cruise ship.

Simple Man Cruise 2012 Lineup

-Lynyrd Skynyrd

-The Doobie Brothers


-Blackberry Smoke

-The Dirty Guv'nahs

-Preacher Stone

-The Cadillac Black

-Truth & Salvage Co.


-A Thousand Horses

-Heather Luttrell

-Drake White


-The X Brothers

-Tom Hambridge and the Rattlesnakes

-Layla Southern

Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man Cruise 2012. With Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Doobie Brothers, and more. Saturday, October 27, to Wednesday, October 31. Departing from the Port of Miami and traveling to Key West and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Cabins cost $850 to $1,500 per person plus fees. Visit simplemancruise.com.

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