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Willie Nelson & Dwight Yoakam announce Florida shows in March 2017

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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Willie Nelson has announced several Florida concerts next March, including three shows with special guest Dwight Yoakam.

March 4
Pompano Beach, FL

March 7
St. Augustine, Florida

March 8
Tallahassee, Florida

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Musician Magazine
May 1998
by Mark Rowland
Photograph by Jay Blakesberg

Not far from the Santa Monica Pier one sunny afternoon, Dwight Yoakam and Willie Nelson were hanging out on Willie’s tour bus, listening to Nelson play … reggae. More precisely, they were listening to a tape of a record he’d just completed with producer Don Was, featuring reggaefied versions of great Willie Nelson songs like, “Three Days,” and “One in a Row,” along with a few classics of the genre like “The Harder They Come”

“Don Was could hear me singing reggae,” Nelson explained. “Cause I wasn’t too familiar with it. I just didn’t know it. But he could hear me doing my songs to a reggae rhythm.”

“That’s ironic,” Yoakum said, “’cause I’m doing a covers album, and I was gonna cover a Peter Tosh song. And listening to his stuff, there was a real emotional affinity to what they were doing in reggae, some of the early stuff, and what country was doing then.” There’s a certain melancholy essence with what you write and with some of those melodies. I think Don must have picked up on that.”

“Well,” Nelson replied, “you can take a really sad lyric and you put this rhythm behind it and it sort of leavens it a little bit, so the lyric doesn’t knock you down so much — you don’t want to get drunk and slash your wrists, you want to dance.” “You want to hear another one?”

Five minutes into their first joint interview ever, and Willie Nelson and Dwight Yoakam have staked out common ground in the Southern Caribbean. Somehow that shouldn’t surprise. After all, both musicians widened the frame of country music’s possibilities by combining a deep reverence for that music’s past with an idiosyncratic vision of its future.

Both made their mark despite initial indifference if not hostility from the Nashville establishment, fomenting their insurrections on the dance floors of Austin and Southern California, respectively, and putting the “W” back into C&W in the process. Within that milieu, it can easily be argued, both became the most influential singer/songwriters of their generations.

Yoakam, who grew up in the era of the ’60s rock concept album, spends years meticulously putting together records with his producer Pete Anderson. His effort shows; on each he’s found ways to expand his musical vocabulary, culminating with his latest effort, Gone, an album at once wildly inventive and polished to a blinding sheen.

Nelson, by contrast, grew up in the old school of Texas troubadours — write songs, make records when you can, hit the road. Since he cut his first sides nearly forty years ago he’s carved out a career of mythic proportion, and he’s never really showed down. ” I think that’ s just my personality and my character,” he says. “I’m not supposed to be sitting around much. I get bored real quick when I’m not doing something.”

Not to worry — along with the reggae record, Willie’s completed a trio album of original songs with sister Bobbie Nelson on piano and Johnny Gimble on fiddle, also scheduled for release later this year. He’d just returned from a tour of Australia with the Highwaymen before this interview, and as soon as it ended he cruised down the coast to begin a serious of duet shows with Leon Russell. He’s started work on a blues record, too.

“You know, if you listen to the people in each country you go into, it all sounds very much the same,” he was saying. “African country, Jamaincan country, the Swiss — have you been to Switzerland yet?”

“Oh, yeah,” said Yoakam.

“There’s some great country cowboys up there. Jamaicans go more with the heartbeat, their rhythms do. These guys were telling me that reggae came into existence by way of our country radio. That they were picking up the radio stations years ago, but they wouldn’t hear the bottom — so they put their own rhythms over what they heard. Now the biggest music in Jamaica is country and one of the biggest guys is Jim Reeves.”

Yoakam laughed. “Hey man, get a big sailboat and get ready to tour. You could be king there!”

Nelson nodded, “Well,” he said evenly, “it’s worth a shot.

Willie Nelson & Family Show in Lubbock Re-Scheduled for April 23, 2017

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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Willie Nelson & Family have rescheduled their concert in Lubbock, Tx for April 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.  Their show was scheduled for November 15th at the City Bank Auditorium.

“Tickets purchased for the original date will be valid for this show,” Select-A-Seat said. “Remaining tickets are now back on-sale.”

CLICK HERE for the Select-A-Seat website.

Willie Nelson & Family to play Florida Strawberry Festival (March 3, 2017)

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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www.StrawberryFestival.com

The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County.  Each year, nearly 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s

headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake.

The 2017 Florida Strawberry Festival where “We’re Playing Your Song!” takes place March 2-12 in Plant City, Fla.

Five Nights in Las Vegas with Willie Nelson & Family (Jan 28, 29; Feb 1, 3, 4)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Willie is coming to Vegas and presales start Tuesday! The Venetian Las Vegas welcomes Willie Nelson & Family for 5 nights of “Vegas On My Mind”.

Club Luck Pre-sale tickets and Premium Packages go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 18th at 10am PT.   Purchase here: http://bit.ly/2emkgaO

Sat. Jan. 28, 2017 | The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Sun. Jan. 29, 2017 | The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Wed. Feb. 1, 2017 | The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Fri. Feb. 3, 2017 | The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Sat. Feb. 4, 2017 | The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV

Not a Club Luck member? Join today at fanclub.willienelson.com.

 

See Willie Nelson and Ryan Bingham, New Years Eve in Austin

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

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Willie Nelson & Family Add New Shows in 2017

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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www.WillieNelson.com

Willie Nelson has just announced new shows in 2017.

Willie Nelson Club Luck Fan club members can purchase tickets before they go on sale to public, with their  membership to Club Luck.

Pre-sale tickets and Premium packages go onsale Wed. Nov. 16 @ 10am

Jan. 3, 2017  Granada Theater in Dallas, TX
Jan. 4, 2017  Granada Theater in Dallas, TX

Feb. 6, 2017  Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA
Feb. 7, 2017  Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA
Feb. 8, 2017  Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA

Willie Nelson & Family – Five Nights in Las Vegas. (Jan 28 – Feb 4)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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The Venetian Theatre.
(702) 414-9000
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tickets can be purchased at any Venetian or Palazzo Box office or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.

www.reviewjournal.com
by:  Jason Bracelin

Such an extensive catalog of songs demands an extended run of shows to hear them all, and that’s what we’re getting with “Vegas on My Mind,” an exclusive, five-concert engagement from Nelson to take place at The Venetian Theatre from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4.

All the shows will feature a set list and production uniquely designed for Nelson’s Vegas residency.

With 68 studio albums and 27 collaboration records, Nelson will have plenty of material to choose from.

He’s put out 10 records in the past five years alone.

Tickets for Willie Nelson’s “Vegas on My Mind” go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Willie Nelson & Family in Las Vegas (January 28 – February 4, 2016)

Monday, October 17th, 2016

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Presale tickets and Premium packages onsale Tuesday, 10/18 @ 10am PT
Jan. 28, 2017  The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Jan. 29, 2017  The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 1, 2017  The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 3, 2017  The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 4, 2017  The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV

Public onsale: Fri. 10/21

PRESALE LINK

Willie Nelson and Family Announce Show in San Antonio (November 22, 2016)

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

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Willie Nelson & Family announced a new show in San Antonio, Texas, on November 22, 2016 at the Majestic Theater.

 Fan club members get first access to tickets, secure your ticket to the show with a membership to Club Luck!  Pre-sale tickets and premium packages are on sale now:  PRESALE LINK
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Willie Nelson at ACL

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Thank you, Andrew Shapter.

“The crowd for Willie Nelson today was one of the biggest crowds we’ve ever seen at ACL Fest.

Thanks for celebrating 15 years with us Willie!”

Photo by Julian Bajsel

Join Willie Nelson in Austin for his New Year’s Celebration (Dec. 29, 30, 31) (with Ryan Bingham)

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

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Willie Nelson announced that he will return to the Moody Theater at Austin City Live for a three-night New Year’s Celebration.  Singer songwriter Ryan Bingham will also perform.

Willie Nelson Fan club members get first access to tickets, and you can secure your ticket to the show with a membership to Club Luck!
Pre-sale tickets and Premium packages go onsale Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 10am

Tickets go on sale to public on Oct. 7th through the ACL website.

FULL TOUR SCHEDULE

 

Willie Nelson & Family at College Station (New Haven) (September 3, 2016)

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

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photo: Rob Grabowski

www.courant.com
by: John Adamian

Just pretend that Willie Nelson couldn’t sing with so much soul and grit, or that he couldn’t play that busted-up guitar like some kind of Texas Django Reinhardt, or that he wasn’t so cool with the beard, the braids and the New Balance sneakers, or that he wasn’t a walking advertisement for the creative and life-prolonging benefits of regular marijuana use.

If none of that were true, Willie would still be one of the greatest American songwriters ever. Even if he had only written, say, “Crazy,” “Funny How Time Slips Away” and “Hello Walls,” he would be a monumental figure.

But he also wrote “Bloody Mary Morning,” “Whiskey River,” “Night Life,” “The Party’s Over,” “On the Road Again,” “Time of the Preacher,” “Three Days” and dozens and dozens of seriously timeless songs. One day his face will certainly be on a stamp. He really is a national treasure. He’s 83. It seems like he plays in the area every couple months, because he’s a road warrior.

Willie Nelson and Family plays Saturday, Sept. 3 at College Street Music Hall, 238 College St., New Haven, $63 to $175. collegestreetmusichall.com.

Willie Nelson & Family San Francisco Fillmore Shows Rescheduled for May 2017

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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Sad about the postponement, but I love having shows already showing up for 2017!

Willie Nelson & Family return to The Joint at Hard Rock in Tulsa (October 8, 2016)

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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Willie Nelson and Family have announced a show at the Joint, Hard Rock Café, in Oklahoma in October.  Janis Tillerson from Texas took these great photos from their show in 2014.

Thanks, Janis

Willie Nelson and Family will perform at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa at 8 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets start at $55 and go on sale Aug. 25. Tickets will be available at hardrockcasinotulsa.com, by phone at 918-384-ROCK or at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa. The show is limited to those age 21 and older.

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The 83-year-old musician has released nearly 70 studio albums and continues to record, most recently with the release of

Tickets on sale today for New Willie Nelson & Family Shows announced in Texas

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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Photo credit:  Zach Long, from the last time Willie Nelson & Family played in Lubbock (2012)

Willie Nelson and Family have announced new concerts in  Catoosa, OK, Lubbock, TX and Midland, TX this fall.

CLICK HERE for the link to Willie Nelson’s tour page, and ticket information