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Club Luck offering Pre-Sale to new Willie Nelson & Family Shows

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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photo: Kevin Winter

 
DATE LOCATION TICKETS
07.12 Ravinia Fest in Highland Park, IL w/ Alison Krauss Tickets
08.08 Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia, MN Tickets
08.09 Grand Casino Hinckley Event Center in Hinckley, MN ! Tickets
*VIEW WILLIE’S TOUR SCHEDULE for a full list of upcoming dates. Club Luck Fan Club tickets and Packages are also available for select dates. To get access to pre-sales, exclusive content, & more JOIN CLUB LUCK.

 

Willie Nelson & Family @ the BackYard (4/29/14)

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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www.statesman.com

Willie Nelson will kick off The Backyard’s 21st season at 6 p.m. Nelson, who will celebrate his 81st birthday at the event, has been a part of The Backyard family since the venue’s conception and performed as the first musical guest at The Backyard on April 15, 1993. Nelson will be joined by The Peterson Brothers. Tickets start at $45. Visit thebackyard.net for tickets and more information.

Second Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Show added in Victor, Idaho – TONIGHT! (3/24/14)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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photo:  Arthur VanRooy

March 23, 2014
Knotty Pine
Victor, Idaho
Night 1

“Victor rocked so hard we added a second night on 3/24/14. Lets do it all over again.!! — Lukas Nelson

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Watch Willie Nelson & Family at iTunes Festival

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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iTunes continues to stream the iTunes Festival shows

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Willie Nelson & Family with Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas (5/1/14) (Murray, KY)

Friday, March 14th, 2014

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http://www.murraystate.edu/cfsbcenter

http://thenews.org
by:  Breanna Sill

The CFSB Center announced it will host the opening night of the Willie Nelson and Family tour featuring Alison Krauss & Union Station and Jerry Douglas May 1.

Wesley Hughes, manager of accounting activities at the CFSB Center said having the opportunity to host a country music legend such as Nelson on the opening night of his tour is something Murray State takes great pride in. Being able to book such a large name for students to see is a priority of CFSB staff.

“Honestly, the Lovett Live series plays a huge part in getting legends like Willie Nelson or the soon-to-be legends like a Zac Brown,” Hughes said. “Every single month we are putting the ‘baby acts’ that these agents have taken on in front of a college crowd. The agent that may be booking a Raven Cliff or a Sara Haze is also the one that is setting up the tours for artists like Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss, Little Big Town or Bob Dylan. So by us taking care of those small acts no one knows yet, we are on the agents’ mind when they need a place for the big acts to stop.”

Although there is no student discount available when purchasing tickets, ticket prices are not too expensive, Hughes said. Prices range from $29.75-$59.75 with the higher priced tickets expected to sell out.

“The great tickets are going fast, but there isn’t a bad seat in this venue compared to the bigger arenas,” Hughes said. “Even our ‘nose-bleed’ seats are still a top price level ticket for those bigger arenas.”

The CFSB Center staff is expecting a large turnout of not only students, but also community members.

They hope students realize the significance of having such historic artists like Nelson and Krauss at their fingertips and how it will benefit them. They believe concertgoers will take advantage of the opportunity to experience one of country music’s outlaws in person.

“Murray State offers a great education both in the classroom and through the activities that are available for students to experience,” Hughes said. “This is just another example of how Murray State has come through in offering the students an experience that they can remember years from now as one of the experiences that helped shape them beyond the classroom.”

While concertgoers should not expect any kind of fancy production with lights and effects, they should expect a show full of artists who truly play for the enjoyment of music and have a passion for the music they play.

Watch Willie Nelson @iTunesFest (Sat., 7:45 MST)

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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Can’t be in Texas to try to sneak into the iTunes Festival and see Willie Nelson perform? Me neigher, but fortunately for us, I can watch from Colorado and you can watch it from wherever the heck you live. I haven’t figured it out yet, but I’m going to go to iTunes and try to figure it out.

Watch Willie perform at the iTunes Festival live from the heart of Austin, TX this Saturday at 8:45PM CST! Get all the details here – https://www.itunesfestival.com/

Willlie Nelson & Family at the Back Yard (April 29, 2014)

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

THE BACKYARD PRESENTS : 100% WILLIE NELSON APRIL 29TH

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Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 12th at 10am at www.thebackyard.net  Charge by phone at 888-695-0888

Tickets on Sale for Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss Shows

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Willie Nelson & Family Update
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More Pre-sales for the Alison Krauss Tour
More presales are starting this week for the dates with Alison Krauss! Club Luck members can purchase presale tickets, and Premium Packages will also be available. Many dates are already on sale and can be found by viewing Willie’s tour schedule.>>> VIEW THE TOUR SCHEDULE

 

Willie Nelson @ Lockn Festival

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Willie Nelson has been added to the 2014 lineup for the Lockin’ Music Fest in Arrington, VA! More details to be announced about the day and time for the event.

>>> GET MORE INFO ABOUT THE FEST

Willie Nelson & Family at iTunes Festival swsx (March 15th) (watch for free)

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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iTunes® Festival Lineup:
Mar 11: London Grammar, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay
Mar 12: To Be Announced
Mar 13: To Be Announced
Mar 14: Pitbull, G.R.L., ZEDD
Mar 15: Kieth Urban, Mickey Guyton, Willie Nelson

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For the first time ever, Apple will be holding the iTunes® Festival in the US. This incredible event will feature dozens of global stars including London Grammar, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ZEDD and Coldplay. Check out the lineup and find out how you can win free tickets to this one-of-a-kind show.

The iTunes® Festival has been held in London since 2007 and its popularity and high demand has brought the unbeatable show to the US for five days from March 11 to March 15. It will be held in Austin, Texas alongside the South by Southwest Festival. With so many big names, this festival will be an intense, high budget event.

Some even more exciting news is that iTunes may have inadvertently leaked news of Soundgarden playing at the festival. They left this detail out of their press release, but let it slip on the announcement below their event flyer! Check it out below. It’s important to note, Soundgarden hasn’t been confirmed anywhere save for this mention in the affiliate newsletter we received. We’ll update you here if we receive solid confirmation that this is happening.

While iTunes will stream the performances live for you to watch for free, wouldn’t you rather be there? Enter a drawing with your SXSW badge or Music and Platinum badge for a chance to win tickets.

To enter the drawing and win priority entrance, have your SXSW badge or Music and Platinum badge scanned at the Austin Convention Center on the following dates. People with SXSW badges will only be able to enter for Tuesday’s show. All other shows will require Music and Platinum badges to enter the drawing.

To win tickets for Tuesday, March 11th with Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and London Grammar: (Use SXSW Badge) Have your badge scanned on the following days: Sunday, March 9th from 10 am – 6pm Monday March 10th from 10am to 6pm

To win tickets for Friday, March 14th with Pitbull, ZEDD and G.R.L.: (Use Music and Platinum Badge) Have your badge scanned on the following days: Wednesday, March 13th from 10 am – 6pm Thursday March 14th from 10am to 6pm

To win tickets for Saturday, March 15th with Keith Urban, Willie Nelson and Mickey Guyton: (Use Music and Platinum Badge) Have your badge scanned on the following days: Thursday, March 14th from 10 am – 6pm Friday March 15th from 10am to 6pm

Once your badge is scanned you will be included in a random drawing for the following show and if you win, you will receive an email with details regarding your ticket. The winning tickets include a plus-one, but that person must also have a SXSW badge for Tuesday night or a Music and Platinum Badge for other nights.

iTunes® Festival Lineup: Mar 11: London Grammar, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay Mar 12: To Be Announced Mar 13: To Be Announced Mar 14: Pitbull, G.R.L., ZEDD Mar 15: Kieth Urban, Mickey Guyton, Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson, Allison Krause @ Canandaigua, NY (6/21/14)

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

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www.democratandchronicle.com

As part of their 35-city U.S. tour, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will perform June 21 at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua.

Singer Kacey Musgraves also will appear.

Tickets go on sale noon Feb. 21.

The tour will mark the first time that the artists  have shared the stage together.

Nelson has recorded more than 200 albums in his six-decade career and also is an author, actor and activist.

Krauss bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop, and has sold over 12 million albums and won 27 Grammy Awards.

Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and at Ticketmaster outlets, as well as at the Blue Cross Arena box office.

Willie Nelson & Family @ SIlver Springs, FL (2/1/14)

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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www.ocala.com
by: Rick Allen

The road just keeps bringing outlaw country icon Willie Nelson back to Ocala. Nelson, who marked his 80th birthday last year, is the first musical act at Silver Springs since it became a state park. Jazz singer Sasha Dobson will open the show at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.

“I’m there,” wrote an elated Melissa Stein Davis in a recent Facebook post.

This will be Nelson’s fifth visit to Silver Springs, which came under state’s control in October, since 1997.

Add in last year’s concert at Ocala’s Circle Square Cultural Center, and it’s clear he knows Marion County well.

“His musical style crosses a lot of genres,” said Bryan Fogelman, new executive director of Silver Springs. “He has strong appeal to (fans in their) 20s to 70s.”

Nelson typically ranks among the Top 10 hardest-working performers, with an annual tour itinerary of nearly 150 stops — including Sunday’s performance at the Grammy Awards, where he joined old buds Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard, as well as Blake Shelton, for a medley of “Highwayman,” “Okie From Muskogee” and the 1978 Grammy-winning “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.”

Nelson is a one-time pig farmer whose first published song was “Family Bible,” according to Rolling Stone magazine and the Biography Channel. He was paid $50.

His 60-year-plus career has accumulated many such stats, facts and lesser-known tidbits. So in celebration of Nelson’s return to Silver Springs, here is a list of Nelson nuggets:

Trigger: Yes, this was the name of Roy Rogers’ horse. It’s also what Nelson eventually named his Martin N-20 classical guitar that he bought sight-unseen in 1969 for $750. He named it after Rogers’ horse, and he’s still playing it.

“Trigger’s like me,” Nelson told the Texas Monthly magazine in 2012. “Old and beat up.”

The guitar is one of the few possessions saved from a fire at his Nashville home in 1970 — and from the Internal Revenue Service 20 years later when agents came after him for unpaid taxes.

“Willie,” Texas Monthly noted, “became the guitarist he is by playing this instrument, which he has worn and shaped with his own hands, working his very personality into the wood until it sounds like no other guitar on earth.”

The second hole in Trigger’s face, the one that looks like a gash just under the strings — is the result of Nelson’s aggressive style and using a pick, according to various accounts.

Trigger is carefully conditioned at least twice a year, according to Texas Monthly. And there are some who say the extra hole actually makes the guitar sound better.

Alternative fuels: One of America’s oldest country hippies, Nelson also is ever green.

In 2004, he got involved in producing biofuels made from soybean and other vegetable oils for use in modern diesel engines. The fuel is sold as BioWillie.

Accolades: Since 1975, Nelson has received seven Grammy Awards, including 1980′s Best Country Song “On the Road Again” and 1982′s Best Country Vocal for a Male for “Always on My Mind.” Nelson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2002.

Prolific songwriter: Before he hit big as a performer, Nelson penned pop and country songs for many artists; among them “Night Life” for Rusty Draper, “Funny How Time Slips Away” for Jimmy Elledge and Johnny Tillotson, “Hello Walls” for Faron Young, “Wake Me When It’s Over” for Andy Williams, “Pretty Paper” for Roy Orbison and — one of his most-famous — “Crazy” for Patsy Cline.

Popular in the movies: According to the Internet Movie DataBase, Nelson’s music has been featured in 185 movies, television shows and video games going back to 1972.

Imdb.com also notes he has 39 credits as an actor. He also appeared in 2008′s satirical TV special “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All”; he performed in an offbeat skit called “Little Dealer Boy.”

Extra cool: In 2007, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream introduced Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler, described as a peach ice cream with pieces of cinnamon-sugar shortbread.

According to icecreamsource.com, a portion of the proceeds go to Farm Aid, which Nelson started in 1985 with Neil Young and John Mellencamp.

An American Treasure: A single strand of Nelson’s hair encased in glass owned by a man in Austin, Texas, was featured on an episode of National Geographic Channel’s “America’s Lost Treasures.”

A special day: In 1975, the Texas Senate declared July 4 as Willie Nelson Day for his hosting an annual Independence Day picnic featuring young and old rock and country musicians, according to Rolling Stone.

He knows: Rolling Stone, in a profile of the rising Nelson in 1978, said, “Seemingly, everything he has done has been wrong. His vocal phrasing is off the beat, the songs he writes are unconventional, his albums are unpredictable, his guitar playing is a startling mixture of Charlie Christian and Mexican blues picking.”

Yet it works, added the profile.

“Viewed in retrospect, his body of songs is remarkable, a unified world of transgression and redemption, human suffering and compassion and joy, all told by an anonymous Everyman. ‘Willie understands,’ is the most-heard quote from his fans.”

Collaborations: Nelson has recorded with artists from nearly, if not all, genres. Notable collaborations include jazz/classical trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, contemporary honky-tonker Toby Keith, pop songstress Norah Jones, the late R&B/soul great Ray Charles, Latin heartthrob Julio Iglesias, pop artist Sinéad O’Connor, folk-rock legend Bob Dylan and rapper Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion, who recorded “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” with Nelson, Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson).

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Willie Nelson & Family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (August 13, 14, 2014)

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

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Willie Nelson, affectionately known as the Red Headed Stranger, is a familiar face in Milwaukee. The country legend even brought his famed Farm Aid to Miller Park for its 25th anniversary in 2010.

Now Milwaukee fans will get to Nelson up close in August when he plays two shows at Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s intimate Northern Lights Theater on Aug. 13 and 14.

Nelson turned 80 last April, but he’s staying active, releasing two albums–”Let’s Face the Music and Dance” and “To All the Girls…”–last year alone.

Tickets to the 8 p.m. Willie Nelson & Family concerts are $65 to $75. Tickets are available for purchase beginning at noon Jan. 24 at the box office (1721 W. Canal St.), by calling (800) 745-3000 or visiting ticketmaster.com.

 

Willie Nelson opens 2014 Greek Theatre Season

Saturday, January 18th, 2014
www.mercurynews.com
by:  Jim Harrington

Country legend Willie Nelson is set to kick off the 2014 Greek Theatre concert season.

The legendary singer-songwriter-guitarist, known for such immortal offerings as “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust,” performs April 12 at the historic Berkeley venue.

The Texan will be joined at this show by two other critically acclaimed acts — the Drive-By Truckers and Shovels and Rope. It’s the only date on Nelson’s spring-summer tour that will feature all three acts.

Tickets are $49.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 through www.ticketmaster.com. Presale tickets will be available Jan. 9 at www.ticketmaster.com (password is girls).

Nelson is supporting last year’s popular “To All the Girls …,” an album that features the country legend in duets with such acclaimed female vocalists as Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Norah Jones, Loretta Lynn and Sheryl Crow.

Follow Jim Harrington at http://twitter.com/jimthecritic, www.facebook.com/jim.bayareanews and

Willie Nelson & Family Kick off the 2014 Greek Theatre Concert Season (4/12/14)

Friday, January 10th, 2014

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The legendary singer-songwriter-guitarist, known for such immortal offerings as “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust,” performs April 12 at the historic Berkeley venue.

The Texan will be joined at this show by two other critically acclaimed acts — the Drive-By Truckers and Shovels and Rope. It’s the only date on Nelson’s spring-summer tour that will feature all three acts.

Tickets are $49.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 through www.ticketmaster.com. Presale tickets will be available Jan. 9 at www.ticketmaster.com (password is girls).

Nelson is supporting last year’s popular “To All the Girls …,” an album that features the country legend in duets with such acclaimed female vocalists as Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Norah Jones, Loretta Lynn and Sheryl Crow.

Follow Jim Harrington at http://twitter.com/jimthecritic, www.facebook.com/jim.bayareanews and