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Willie Nelson, “Last Man Standing” — the outlaw king’s still got it

Sunday, April 15th, 2018
by:  Neil Spencer

To celebrate his 85th birthday, Willie Nelson releases an album of 11 original songs… there are very few pop luminaries of whom one could write that sentence, perhaps only country’s outlaw king. Nelson has responded to his advancing years by being ever more prolific, spraying out albums by favourite composers, albums of archive material (Willie’s Stash), and albums of new songs, plus countless guest appearances.

This 73rd studio album stands out, a winning mixture of confessionals, nostalgia and humour, co-written with producer Buddy Cannon. .  You can rely on Willie to come up with defiant, wisdom-of-age pieces such as Something You Get Through and Bad Breath (“is better than no breath at all”), but there’s also sly wit in the New Orleans shuffle of the title track (“I don’t want to be the last man standing/ Oh wait a minute, maybe I do…”) and Don’t Tell Noah, where Nelson admits he’s “been crazy all the time”.

Nelson and Cannon mix up the musical styles, with a brace of cuts that hark back to the ballroom Western Swing of Nelson’s youth. Willie rattles off his lines with trademark insouciance, as much spoken as sung, and still plays an acoustic guitar with jazzy panache. What a legend.

Check your tickets for Willie Nelson & Family Show in Dubuque tonight (some fake ones circulating)

Friday, April 13th, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – Police are warning to check your tickets if you’re planning to go to the Willie Nelson concert in Dubuque Friday night.

Police say a suspect was caught selling fake ticket’s to the Willie Nelson concert at the Five Flags Center. Police say it was a private sale in an online marketplace.

Anyone suspecting they may have a fake ticket should contact the company where they bought the ticket, like a stubhub or other ticket vendor.


Willie Nelson & Family in Des Moines (4/11/2018)

Friday, April 13th, 2018

photo:   Zach Boyden-Holmes

Read article, see more photos here.
by:  Matthew Leimkuehler

Shotgun Willie Nelson and his band of gypsies rolled into downtown Des Moines on Wednesday for a showing of classic outlaw country.

A total 5,022 traveled to Wells Fargo Arena for a night with the Red Headed Stranger, his first time performing at Iowa’s largest indoor venue. Fans saw Nelson perform for 75 minutes, songs highlighting his celebrated career and the career of iconic country counterparts.

Part of the “Willie Nelson and Family” tour, it marked Nelson’s first appearance in the region since headlining Hinterland Music Festival in August 2016. The show comes in support of his latest album, “Last Man Standing,” which drops April 27.

photo:   Zach Boyden-Holmes

“Well,  I woke up …”

The Willie songs: Armed with Trigger, his beaten and beloved guitar, Nelson took the stage to a standing ovation, leading the band into a rendition of “Whiskey River.”

He gave the crowd “On the Road Again” and “Crazy” and “Always On My Mind,” but it was the new songs, the self-aware songs about Nelson’s age, like 2017’s “Still Not Dead” and 2012’s “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die,” that energized the crowd. The Kennedy Center honoree turns 85 later this month.

Nelson played 20-plus songs, filling the set with 1990s number “Still Is Still Movin’,” Toby Keith collaboration “Beer For My Horses,” 1980’s “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground” and long-performed “Funny How Time Slips Away.”

Willie Nelson & Family, with Brandy Clark, in Omaha last night (review)

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

photo:  Matt Dixon

Willie Nelson was back in Nebraska on Tuesday night, this time at Omaha’s Baxter Arena with his friends and fellow country stars Dwight Yoakam and Brandy Clark. In June 2017, Nelson and Yoakam played a show in Lincoln.

photo by:  Matt Dixon


photo:  Matt Dixon

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Some Willie Nelson Facts

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Here’s a look at the life of Grammy Award winning musician Willie Nelson.Personal:Birth date: April 30, 1933

Birth place: Abbott, Texas

Birth name: Willie Hugh Nelson

Father: Ira Nelson

Mother: Myrle (Greenhaw) Harvey

Marriages: Ann Marie D’Angelo (1991-present); Connie Koepke (1971-1988, divorced); Shirley Collie (1963-1971, divorced); Martha Matthews (1952-1962, divorced)

Children: with Ann Marie D’Angelo: Micah and Lukas; with Connie Koepke: Amy and Paula; with Martha Matthews: Billy (died in 1991), Susie, Lana; with Mary Haney: Renee

Education: Attended Baylor University, 1954

Military: US Air Force, 1950, medical discharge

Other Facts:Raised by his grandparents.

Sold encyclopedias door-to-door and taught Sunday school.

Has collaborated with Johnny Cash, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Lee Ann Womack, Rob Thomas and Snoop Dogg, among others.

Has a fifth-degree black belt in GongKwon YuSul.

Nominated for 49 Grammy Awards and won eight. He has also been awarded the Lifetime Achievement and Legend Grammy Awards.

Nominated for one Academy Award.

Composed the song “Crazy,” which was made famous by singer Patsy Cline.

Is on the advisory board of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Timeline:1957 – Releases his first single, “No Place for Me.”

1960 – Moves to Nashville.

1962 – Releases his first album, “And Then I Wrote.”

1970 – Moves back to Texas.

1973 – Holds the first annual Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic in Texas.

1975 – Wins a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, for “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain.”

1978 – Wins a Grammy, with Waylon Jennings, for Best Country Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group for “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.”

1978 – Wins a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, for “Georgia On My Mind.”

1979 – Makes his acting debut, alongside Robert Redford, in the film, “The Electric Horseman.”

1980 – Wins a Grammy for Best Country Song for writing “On The Road Again.”

1980 – Stars in the film “Honeysuckle Rose.”

1982 – Wins a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, for “Always On My Mind.”

1982 – Stars in the film “Barbarosa.”

1985 – Releases the album “Highwayman” with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson.

1985 – Organizes Farm Aid, a concert to benefit family farmers.

1988 – Releases his memoir, “Willie: An Autobiography.”

1990 – The IRS seizes Nelson’s property and possessions to settle a $16.7 million tax debt. He also wins the Grammy Legend Award.

1991 – Nelson releases the album, “The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories?” Nelson gives the profits from the album to the IRS.

1991 – Nelson’s son, Billy, commits suicide.

1993 – Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1994 – Is arrested for possession of marijuana. The case is later dismissed.

2000 – The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences presents Nelson with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

2002 – Wins a Grammy, with Lee Ann Womack, for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for “Mendocino County Line.”

2002 – Releases the book, “The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes.”

2006 – Releases the book, “The Tao of Willie.”

2006 – In Louisiana, Nelson is issued a citation for possession of marijuana and illegal mushrooms. Nelson receives six months’ probation and pays a fine.

2007 – Wins a Grammy, with Ray Price, for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for “Lost Highway.”

2010 – Is charged with marijuana possession after US Border Patrol agents search his tour bus in Texas near the US-Mexico border.

2012 – Releases the book, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road.”

2013 – Nelson donates his collection of awards and personal items to the University of Texas at Austin’s Briscoe Center.

July 9, 2015 – The Library of Congress announces Nelson as the latest recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

July 2016 – Nelson launches “Willie’s Reserve,” his own personal brand of marijuana that will be grown and sold wherever it’s legal. The brand will feature “high quality strains of marijuana,” and Nelson himself will work with “master growers” and local retailers to establish a set of “quality standards” for his special reserve.

February 12, 2017 – Wins a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, for “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin.”

Willie Nelson, “Something You Get Through”

Friday, April 6th, 2018

by:  Bobbie Jean Sawyer

Willie Nelson’s 73rd studio album Last Man Standing drops on April 27, just days before the legendary singer’s 85th birthday.

Today, Nelson shared one more new track from the album, the measured, solacing  “Something You Get Through.”

Like all the tracks on the album, the song was written by Nelson and producer Buddy Cannon. The gentle arrangement harkens back to the jazzy, Stardust-era Willie. Like the videos for “Last Man Standing” and “Me and You”, the video for “Something You Get Through” features Nelson recording the song in the studio. Longtime band member Mickey Raphael is seen playing harmonica.

Like the album’s title track, “Something You Get Through” references grief, loss and mortality.

“Life goes on and on and when it’s gone it lives in someone new,” Nelson sings. “It’s not something you get over, it’s something you get through.”

It’s an especially impactful sentiment from Nelson, who in recent years has had to say goodbye to some of his closest friends and musical partners.

Just a couple weeks ago, Nelson teas

The country legend won’t be slowing down once he releases the new album. Starting in May, Nelson will head out on his Outlaw Music Festival Tour, a 17-date tour that will pair the Red Headed Stranger with some of country, rock and Americana’s biggest names, including Neil Young, Van Morrison, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price and Ryan Bingham.

‘Something You Get Through’ Lyrics:

When you lose the one you love
You think your world has ended
You think your world will be a waste of life
Without them in it

You feel there’s no way to go on
And life is just a sad, sad song
But love is bigger than us all
The end is not the end at all

It’s not something you get over
But it’s something you get through
It’s not ours to be taken
It’s just a thing we get to do
Life goes on and on
And when it’s gone
It lives in someone new
It’s not something you get over
But it’s something you get through

(Repeat chorus)

Luck Reunion 2018

Friday, March 30th, 2018
photos and story by Bryan C. Parker

Read entire article and see more photos here.

Willie Nelson themed casino games

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

LAS VEGAS, March 28, 2018 — Everi Holdings Inc., the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions, reported today that the legendary country music of Willie Nelson, one of the most iconic American singer-songwriters of all time, recently debuted on casino floors with two new games featured on the Company’s Wide-Area Progressive  link.

The two new games for Everi’s popular Player Classic® mechanical reel cabinet which is enhanced with a 55-inch overhead display screen – Willie Nelson’s Shotgun Willie™ and Willie Nelson’s Whiskey River™ – are now live at several Class III tribal casinos in California and Louisiana and will soon launch at multiple Class II tribal casinos. The Company expects to place Willie Nelson-themed games in many casinos over the coming months. Featuring classic Willie Nelson songs such as Whiskey River and Shotgun Willie, players will delight at the possibility of three Shotgun Willie symbols or three Whiskey River symbols awarding the WAP jackpot prize.

Willie Nelson, Maui’s Favorite Rock Star Resident

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Photos:  Dano Sayles
By:  Dano Sayles
February 2014

Say the name Willie Nelson to any stranger on the street and chances are they know who you’re talking about. A country music icon with work spanning over five decades, Willie Nelson is an 80 year old singer, songwriter, actor, philanthropist, beloved icon and Maui resident from Abbott, Texas.

Over the span of his lengthy and impressive career, Willie has written more than 2,500 songs and released close to 300 albums. In the late 1950s, Nelson produced some of his most famous songs, “Crazy”, the famous hit sung by Patsy Cline, and “Funny How Time Slips Away”, sung by Ray Price, before releasing his own albums which would prove to be some of the most popular of his career. Leading the way in a new kind of “outlaw” country music, Willie moved back to Texas in 1970 and began hosting his famous Fourth of July picnics near Austin, with guest performances from other musicians like Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings. In 1975, the Texas Senate named Fourth of July “Willie Nelson Day”. That same year, Willie won his first of 6 Grammy Awards with the song “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” from the album Red Headed Stranger (1975).

Willie Nelson continues to tour extensively and remains one of Maui’s favorite north shore homeowners, where he can be seen at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon in Paia playing surprise shows for lucky guests when he’s not hosting poker night with friends Don Nelson, Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.


Maui is home to more than just Willie and his biggest fans.  His sons, Lukas and Micah, grew up and went to school here. You’ll often see Lukas Nelson and his band playing around Maui along with Micah painting along side them (and sometimes jumping on the drums.)  Willie has brought up some great kids with their own impressive talents

Willie Nelson in the movies

A few years, several successful albums and collaborations later, Willie decided to make the move into motion pictures with a small role in his first movie, “The Electric Horseman”, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda (1979). To date, Willie has appeared in more than 30 feature films and TV movies and has been featured in more than 185 soundtracks. Lukas Nelson and Luke Wilson collaborated on a short film that recently won the Santa Barbara Film Festival.  Look for Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real music on the new film “Satellite Beach.”  We’d be shocked if we didn’t see it show up at the Maui Film Festival.

Farm Aid

In 1985, along with Neil Young and John Mellencamp, Willie organized the first ever Farm Aid concert to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and raise funds to keep family farms going strong. Almost 30 years into the making, Farm Aid has raised more than $45 million and continues to support small family farms all over the country.

“As long as there’s a few farmers out there, we’ll keep fighting for them.”

Hard Times

Although he has run into his fair share of difficulties, including having his property seized by the IRS in 1992 for back taxes equaling nearly $17 million, Willie has continued to win the support of devoted fans, farmers and music lovers from all around the world. In true Willie fashion, he released “The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories” and settled his debts by 1993, the same year he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

“I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times.”


Discovering the benefits of biodiesel during a trip to Hawaii, Willie invested in the development of biodiesel and even started marketing his own brand called BioWillie in 2007, currently available on Maui at Pacific Biodiesel in Kahului. Although no longer directly involved in the company, Willie continues to support the cause by using only biodiesel on his tour buses and says “It seems like that’s good for the whole world if we can start growing our own fuel instead of starting wars over it.”

In addition, Willie continues to support his hometown of Abbott, where he purchased the local church and grocery store, both previously in danger of shutting their doors. In 2011, Willie was inducted into the National Agriculture Hall of Fame for his work supporting family farmers and in 2012, was honored by the Country Music Association with an all-star tribute in Nashville.


Sunday, March 18th, 2018
by:  Lauren Tingle

For the last seven years, the only way to see Willie Nelson’s private Luck Ranch in Spicewood, Texas is to score a pass to his Luck Reunion.

One-part family gathering and one-part music festival, Luck Reunion is the only time out of the year when Nelson opens his property to thousands of music lovers for a day of live concerts with good people, good eats and good vibes. The day-long event is held annually during Austin’s South By Southwest conference on the portion of the property that was originally the movie set for his 1986 movie Red Headed Stranger.

The 2018 event was sold-out and hosted 3,000 fans, crew and 35 acts representing all genres who were all very lucky to be there.

Highlights included live blues by rising artist Devon Gilfillian, New Orleans jazz by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, a surprise collaboration by Paul Cauthen and Margo Price on Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty’s “You’re the Reason Our Kids are Ugly” and a full surprise set by Price with the Band Of Heathens at the Luck chapel. Others on the bill included Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Nikki Lane, Kurt Vile and Lily Hiatt.


After canceling a run of shows in February, Nelson, 84, brought the fire for Thursday’s (March 15) all-star headlining set. Throughout his entire performance, there was never a break between songs, giving the crowd of adoring fans the full force of his iconic vocal tremolo and fluid guitar solos on his trusty acoustic, Trigger. Onstage he was backed by his longtime band, including harmonica player, Mickey Raphael, his sons Lukas and Micah Nelson, his sister Bobbie, plus special guests Ray Benson, Price and Rateliff.

The amenities onsite made the entire festival a VIP lounge. Beverages flowed at the festival’s bars featuring Tito’s, Jim Beam, Lagunitas, Hendrick’s, El Silencio and Playa Real. Mountain Valley kept everyone hydrated with stocked water stations. A local food truck court served affordable high-end eats, barbecue and other healthy options. Local artisans and vendors sold funky vintage threads and home décor. A screen printing company sold made-to-order Luck Reunion t-shirts. And in the VIP lounge, a tattoo artist was available for minimalist tattoos for those who wanted to rock their love for Luck in permanent ink. The clothier Maker and Smith also designed custom Luck rings for every artist who performed at the event.

Backstage at 4:20 p.m., select media were invited to a private vinyl listening session of Nelson’s next album, Last Man Standing, on a vintage tour bus that was originally custom-built for Nelson’s drummer, Paul English. As each side played, samplings of Nelson’s new strain of sativa from Willie’s Reserve were passed around, causing exhalations of smoke to billow throughout the cabin. Named after the album, the strain is set to launch when the album releases on April 27 in states where marijuana is legal.

Luck Reunion was put on in partnership with Southwest Airlines. The event was preceded by a welcome dinner and performance by Nelson and Family, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

Read article, see more photos here. 


Willie Nelson Wows, Thrills Crowd Saturday at Space Coast Daily Park (3.3.2018)

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

photo:  Steve Wilson and Gina Liberto images

The wait for American Music Superstar Willie Nelson’s performance in Brevard County Saturday night was well worth it  – as more than 6,000 wildly enthusiastic fans can attest.

Willie is back better than ever after a severe bout with the flu that caused him to cancel his original Feb. 17 date during the Space Coast Seafood Festival.

Willie will be 85-years old next month, but as he bounded on to the stage at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera, he didn’t waste any time getting down to business singing many of his hits of the last six decades.

Most of the sold-out crowd repeatedly jumped out of their seats during his rousing 75-minute performance, and many fans traveled from all over Florida, and the country, to hear the hero of their youth live before the icon heads into retirement, which is obviously no time soon.

“We’ve seen Willie play many times over the last 30 years and his show tonight was one of the best,” said Debbie Waldrop, who traveled from North Carolina to enjoy a perfect Space Coast March evening with the temperatures in the high 50s under a crystal clear moon-lit sky.

Opening for Wille, and wowing the huge crowd was “Levon,” one of the hottest new country bands out of Nashville.  Levon features Michael David Hall, Jake Singleton and Ryan Holladay, and is dually signed to Sony Music’s Columbia Nashville and Epic Records.

The Willie Nelson concert was sponsored by Health First’s Viera Hospital, Space Coast Daily, News 6, Rock Paper Simple, Giant RV World and Savings Safari.

photo:  Steve Wilson

Willie Nelson Sold Out Show at Ruth Eckerd hall in Clearwater (2/28/2018)

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

photo:  Jim Damaske
by: Brittany Volk

The 84-year-old returned to the Clearwater stage Wednesday night to a sold-out rowdy crowd. He smiled and waved, sliding on his red, white and blue guitar strap. Easing right into Whiskey River, Willie made us jump out of our seats; and I was hollering as loud as every

Yeah, he’s still got it. Did we ever doubt it?

Unlike most of the audience, I haven’t been listening to Willie for decades. (It was actually nice to be part of a crowd not watching the concert through their phones.) But it doesn’t matter. His tunes are full of sentiment — You Were Always On My Mind will always make me tear up.

But what struck a chord in us all was his song Still Not Dead, off his latest album God’s Problem Child. It’s a cheeky song that Nelson wrote when the Internet claimed him dead a few years ago. But after his recent bout of flu, we were all just there to celebrate that Willie ain’t dead.

“Last night I had a dream that I died twice yesterday
And I woke up still not dead again today”

He ended that song with a wink. We gotcha, Willie.

Willie showed no signs of wear during the hour of hits. He took breaks, showcasing “little sister” Bobbie Nelson on piano, and throwing out bandanas to the front row, like he was Oprah or something.

To close the show, openers Los Lonely Boys joined him on stage for a lively version of I’ll Fly Away. And even though the night was sprinkled with somber reminders that time slips away, Willie eased our worry. He’s not going anywhere if he can help it. He’s happy to be the Last Man Standing, a new song from yet another forthcoming album.

Willie will always be. And at any age, we can all take comfort in that.


Willie Nelson and Family at Pompano Beach (March 2, 2018)

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

To call Willie Nelson a country-music legend is not giving the man enough credit. A perceptive and honest songwriter, a nuanced singer and gifted guitarist, Nelson also possesses an ability to translate his love of many kinds of music for any audience.

This is a man who, in his live shows, has played back-to-back covers of Django Reinhardt’s silky “Nuages,” Billy Joe Shaver’s outlaw anthem “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train” and his classic treatment of Hoagy Carmichael’s “Georgia on My Mind.”

While his 84-year-old body has not been cooperating lately, Nelson’s spirit remains willing. He recently released the title track from a forthcoming album of new music, “Last Man Standing,” a jaunty number that takes a lighthearted poke at his age with an opening lyric: “I don’t want to be the last man standing / But, wait a minute, maybe I do.”

The album is scheduled for release on April 27, two days before his 85th birthday.

Nelson’s all-ages outdoor performance on Friday, March 2, at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater is a makeup date for the original Feb. 13 concert that was among eight February shows he postponed due to the lingering effects of the flu. Tickets purchased for the original concert will be honored.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2. The trio Levon is the opening act.

Where: Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1801 NE Sixth St.

Cost: $49.50-$99.50

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Willie Nelson launches Outlaw Music Channel (February 14, 1991)

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Willie Nelson to Launch Outlaw Satellite Station (2/14/1991)


Austin, TX
Cox News Service
February 2, 1991

Willie Nelson will stage a live broadcast Feb. 14 to launch a new satellite television channel to replace his planned Cowboy Channel cable network, the entertainer said Wednesday.

After the debut show at the Austin Opera House plans are for the channel to air daily from 6 p.m. to Midnight, Nelson said.  The channel will be called the Outlaw Music Channel.

Programming will include a weekly songwriter’s showcase hosted by Nelson, a music video program, vintage performances by Porter Wagoner and other country music pioneers and musical clips from old movies.   Nelson also said some programming will originate from Antones, an Austin blues club.

“We’re just going to fire at it and see what happens.  This way we can do it, and do it quickly, and if viewers like us, they can leave us on,” Nelson said.

Nelson pulled his name and support from the Cowboy Channel in November after a dispute with one of the principle investors.  The channel, based in Austin, was to have been marketed to cable systems throughout the country.

Film maker Doug Holloway, former president of the Cowboy Channel, is helping to launch the Outlaw Music Channel.  The name of the new music channel comes from the “outlaw” country music genre inspired by Nelson, singer Waylon Jennings and a loose knit group of other musicians.

Nelson said the Outlaw Music Channel will be beamed to North and South America by the Westar 4 satellite, transponder 17, which can only be received by households and businesses with satellite dish antennas.

The premier show has already created enough interest nationwide to warrant high hopes.  At 6 p.m. Texas Time, on Valentine’s Day, a gala kick-off concert at the Austin Opera House will initiate the Outlaw Music Channel.


Turk Pipkin

The talent assembled at press time inclued Nelson, Joe Ely, Kimmie Rhodes, the Geezinslaw Brothers, Butch Hancock and Turk Pipkin.    Also announced in the press release were Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.  More acts will be booked and added to the show.

In addition to the Opera House in Austin, some segments of the show will originate from the Music Village USA in Hendersonville, Tenn.  David Allan Coe will host these slots.

Tickets for the Opera House portion of the show are reasonably priced, and are available at all Star Ticket Outlets.

“I will see you on down the road.” — Willie Nelson recovering from flu, cancels February shows

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Willie Nelson has cancelled shows scheduled in February.  According to his publicist, Willie is suffering from a bout of the flu and requires “a few extra weeks to recover completely.” It also states Nelson is moving about and looking “healthy as ever,” but is under doctor’s orders to rest his voice.

A quote attributed to Nelson in the press release reads, “I will see you all down the road.” His next scheduled tour date is March 5th in Greenville, South Carolina.

Here are cancelled show info:

February 7 – Macon, GA @ Macon Centreplex Coliseum
February 9 – Biloxi, MS @ IP Casino Resort & Hotel
February 10 – Panama City, FL @ the Marina Civic Center
February 12 – Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
February 13 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
February 15 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
February 17 – Cocoa, FL @ Space Coast State Fair
February 18 – Saint Augustine, FL @ Saint Augustine Amphitheatre