August 21 will see the release of 'Last of a Dying Breed,' Lynyrd Skynyrd's first album since 2009's 'God & Guns.' The album, which was announced on their website, was produced by veteran Bob Marlette, who has also worked with Neal Schon, Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper.

“It was great to get back in the studio with Bob for this new album,” guitarist Gary Rossington said. “We kind of went back old school this time. All of us playing together in the studio as a band, tracking songs and creating licks. We had a lot of fun and the music really flowed for us, so that’s when you know you are on to something good. We can’t wait to let the fans hear these songs and play ‘em live.”

The band has a new bass player, Johnny Colt, who was the original bass player in the Black Crowes, and has also played with Train and Rockstar Supernova. Colt jumped at the chance to join, saying, "We’re talking southern rock royalty. We’re talking Lynyrd Skynyrd. The only thing out of my mouth was when and where!”

Skynyrd, whose 'Sweet Home Alabama' came in at No. 14 in Ultimate Classic Rock's countdown of the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs, will embark on a world tour beginning May 4 in Baltimore, and concluding on August 31 in Memphis. This includes two dates in August with the Allman Brothers Band.

Lynyrd Skynyrd 2012 Tour Dates

5/4 - Baltimore, Md.
5/5 - Fredericksburg, Va.
5/11 - Crewe, Va.
5/12 - Chester, Pa.
5/18 - Mahnomen, Minn.
5/19 - Welch, Minn.
5/25 - Indianapolis, Ind.
5/26 - Little Rock, Ark.
6/1 - Glasgow, Scotland
6/2 - Manchester, England
6/3 - London, England
6/5 - Munich, Germany
6/6 - Leipzig, Germany
6/7 - Berlin, Germany
6/9 - Solvesborg, Sweden
6/10 - Hamburg, Germany
6/12 - Zurich, Switzerland
6/13 - Vigevano, Italy
6/15 - Clisson, France
6/16 - Vitoria, Spain
6/18 - Athens, Greece
7/6 - Kahnawake, Quebec
7/7 - Varysburg, N.Y.
7/8 - Westbury, N.Y.
7/13 - Bridgeview, Ill.
7/14 - Jackson, Miss.
7/19 - Monticello, Iowa
7/20 - Belmont, Ohio
8/3 – Charlotte, N.C. (with the Allman Brothers Band)
8/4 – Raleigh, N.C. (with the Allman Brothers Band)
8/9 - Sturgis, S.D.
8/11 - Tower, Minn.
8/16 - Bethlehem, Pa.
8/18 - Havelock, Ontario
8/24 - Bossier City, La.
8/25 - Orange Beach, Ala.
8/31 - Memphis, Tenn.
9/1 - Atlanta, Ga.
10/4 - Fresno, Calif.
10/27 - Miami, Fla.