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Willie Nelson & Family show in Salina, Kansas (August 1, 2016) (with Leon Russell)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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Legendary country crooner Willie Nelson is coming to Salina. Willie Nelson and Family, with special guest Leon Russell, are coming to the Stiefel Theatre on Monday, August 1st.

WILLIE NELSON

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered nine new album releases (of which one resulted in a Grammy Award win), released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 2013, Willie’s albums included Let’s Face The Music And Dance, an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble; and To All The Girls… which features 18 duets with music’s top female singers. In 2014, he released Band of Brothers, a 14-track studio album of new recording that debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and #1 on Billboard’s Country album chart, and December Day: Willie’s Stash Vol. 1, an eclectic album collaboration of intimate new recordings from Willie and Sister Bobbie Nelson. This year he adds two more titles. On May 5, 2015, “It’s A Long Story: My Life,” the unvarnished and complete story of Willie, hit bookshelves and landed him on the New York Times’ bestsellers list. In June, a new album with Merle Haggard titled Django And Jimmie, debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Country album chart and #7 on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart.

LEON RUSSELL

Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music. Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel, and surf records. As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader, and touring musician, he has collaborated with hundreds of artists, including Elton John, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Edgar Winter, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, J.J. Cale, David Gates, Bruce Hornsby, Hal Blaine, Tommy Tedesco, Bobby “Boris” Pickett, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bill Wyman, Steve Cropper, Carl Radle, Chuck Blackwell, Don Preston, Jesse Ed Davis, Rita Coolidge, Gram Parsons, Barbra Streisand, Ike & Tina Turner, Ricky Nelson, Herb Alpert, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ann-Margret, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, and groups such as Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, The Monkees, The Astronauts, The Accents, The Fencemen, The Ventures, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, The Crystals, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Tractors and on and on and on…

Leon joined a number of artists in honoring Willie Nelson on his 70th birthday celebration at the Beacon Theatre in New York city in April, 2003. Leon performed his classic ‘A Song For You’ with Willie and Ray Charles and also sang “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”. The show was filmed for the special “Willie Nelson: Live and Kickin’”. In April 2006, Leon was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Bare Bones International Film Festival. In October 2006, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

Leon performed at the 2010 Grammys with the Zac Brown Band. He performed with Elton John at Music Cares honoring Neil Young in January 2010. Leon and Sir Elton John released, The Union, a duet album produced by TBone Burnett in October, 2010. The single “If It Wasn’t For Bad” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

Leon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, 2011 and inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in June, 2011.
Tickets to see Willie Nelson and Family, with special guest Leon Russell, go on sale on May 13th. Tickets start at $83.

Willie Nelson & Family add new show: French Lick, Indiana (July 2, 2016)

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

www.WilllieNelson.com
Willie has just announced a new show date!
Fan club members get first access to tickets, secure your ticket to the show with a membership to Club Luck!
     7/2/16 – French Lick Resort in French Lick, IN
*Pre-sale tickets and Premium pkgs onsale Tuesday, May 3rd @ 10am
Public onsale: Friday, May 6th
More Summer dates to be announced next week!

Willie Nelson & Family @The Rose Center (Huber Heights, OH) (June 22, 2016)

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

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The Rose Music Center in Huber Heights announced  that Willie Nelson will be performing at the venue this summer.

The country music icon, along with The Mavericks, will play at the Rose Music Center on Wednesday, June 22.

The doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday at www.Ticketmaster.comwww.RoseMusicCenter.com, the Rose Music Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 800-745-3000.

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Willie Nelson & Family at the Peabody Opera House, St. Louis (Sat. April 9, 2016)

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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SATURDAY, APRIL 9

Willie Nelson
7 p.m., $56.50-$122
Peabody Opera House
1400 Market St
St. Louis, Missouri
314-241-1888.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Merle Haggard is canceling his April performances with Willie Nelson & Family.  He has received doctor’s orders to complete his recovery from double pneumonia by continuing to rest. 

Merle says “I want to thank my fans for their prayers and well wishes.  I hope to be back on the road in May, but I’m taking it one day at a time.”

The Willie Nelson & Family tour will continue in St. Louis on April 9th with Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham joining Willie Nelson.

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force.

In the last five years alone he delivered nine new album releases (of which one resulted in a Grammy Award win), released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 2013, Willie’s albums included Let’s Face The Music And Dance, an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble; and To All The Girls… which features 18 duets with music’s top female singers. In 2014, he released Band of Brothers, a 14-track studio album of new recording that debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and #1 on Billboard’s Country album chart, and December Day: Willie’s Stash Vol. 1, an eclectic album collaboration of intimate new recordings from Willie and Sister Bobbie Nelson.

This year he adds two more titles. On May 5, 2015, “It’s A Long Story: My Life,” the unvarnished and complete story of Willie, hit bookshelves and landed him on the New York Times’ bestsellers list. In June, a new album with Merle Haggard titled Django And Jimmie, debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Country album chart and #7 on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart.

Tickets may be purchased at the Scottrade Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com. There is a facility fee on all tickets purchased at all locations, including at the Scottrade Center Box Office. Additional Ticketmaster service charges and handling fees apply to all tickets purchased through Ticketmaster outlets, by phone or online. For disabled seating, call 314-622-5420.

Willie Nelson & Family Live in San Francisco (1975)

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Merle Haggard cancels Springfield Show; Willie Nelson Still to Perform

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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photo:  Kevin Winters

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Merle Haggard canceled his performances in April with Willie Nelson & Family.  He received doctor’s orders to complete his recovery from double pneumonia by continuing to rest.

“I want to thank my fans for their prayers and well wishes. I hope to be back on the road in May, but I’m taking it one day at a time,” Haggard said.

The Willie Nelson & Family tour will continue with special guests Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham.

The change in the lineup is bittersweet, as concert promoters were looking forward to seeing the two classic country stars share the stage, but the addition of not one, but two award-winning artists make this evening something unexpectedly special.

This concert in Springfield is sold out. Ticketholders desiring refunds as a result of the change can call 1-800-514-3849. Any ticket inventory that is refunded will then be made available for purchase at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 1. To purchase those tickets, visit www.drurytickets.com, call (417) 873-6389, or visit the box office at the O’Reilly Center.

 

Willie Nelson & Family at Summerfest

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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by:  Madison Vain

Wisconsin’s massive music festival Summerfest, spanning 11 days, 11 stages, and 700 artists, returns this year running from June 29 to July 3 before breaking for the national holiday, resuming July 5 and wrapping July 10. Today, EW can exclusively reveal the final batch of the event’s 90 Grounds Stage headliners.

Willie Nelson, Martin Garrix, and Rise Against, Passion Pit, Hollywood Vampires, Jason Derulo, Death Cab For Cutie, Ryan Adams and more are set to play. Gospel star Kirk Franklin, Ray LaMontagne, and Rachel Platten are also billed.

Previously announced headliners include Chris Stapleton, Alabama Shakes, Selena Gomez, and Tim McGraw. Tickets for the fest, with takes place in Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are currently available. The entire list of headliners is below.

Willie Nelson
Martin Garrix
Rise Against
Passion Pit
Hollywood Vampires
Death Cab for Cutie
Jason Derulo
Garbage
Ryan Adams
Hunter Hayes
The Decemberists
The Roots
Ray LaMontagne
Rachel Platten
Gavin DeGraw
Mike D (DJ Set)
Chase Rice
Nelly
Fitz and The Tantrums
Skillet
Dustin Lynch
The Fray
Randy Houser
Barenaked Ladies
Billy Idol
Kirk Franklin
Elle King
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Andra Day
Young the Giant
Commodores
Peter Bjorn and John Jack & Jack
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Violent Femmes
Timeflies
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Stephen Marley
Cheap Trick
Umphrey’s McGee
Kris Kristofferson
311
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Joe Jackson
Brothers Osborne
BoDeans
Jana Kramer
Milky Chance
Taylor Dayne
Ben Folds
Indigo Girls
Neil Finn
Matisyahu
Cam Kool and The Gang
38 Special
Phil Vassar
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
O.A.R.
Buckwheat Zydeco
Michael Ray
The Wombats
Brian Fallon & the Crowes
Kane Brown
Morris Day and The Time
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Charlie Aponte
Styx
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)
Sir Mix-A-Lot
Granger Smith
Howard Jones
Richard Marx
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
Blue Oyster Cult
Con Brio
Hippo Campus
Bobby Rush
Coast Modern
Bahari
Coleman Hell
Otis Taylor
The Grass Roots
Black Violin
Brooke Eden
Son Little
Mindi Abair
Chris Lane
Diane Coffee
Drew Baldridge
Welshly Arms
Lucky Chops
Ruthie Collins
The Ides of March
Lucie Silvas

Willie Nelson surprises fans at Spotify Concert @sxsw2016

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

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Fans in the Spotify House pop-up at SXSW got a special treat on Sunday when Willie Nelson showed up for a surprise full set filled with his classic songs. This was Nelson’s second appearance of the weekend.

Nelson stopped by the Spotify House on Sunday night to perform a full set from his impressive catalogue of classic country hits alongside his band. The show came a day after his annual performance during the opening night concert at Rodeo Austin.

Willie’s big event is on Friday, when artists from Jenny Lewis and Lucius to Billy Joe Shaver and Jack Ingram gather at his ranch in Spicewood for the Luck Reunion. This year’s show will mark the 30th anniversary for the 82-year-old country singer.

Spotify House, 1601 E. Sixth St., is an official SXSW venue today through Friday with afternoon performances by acts including Chvrches, Kacey Musgraves, Miguel, Vince Staples and Lucius. Check out spotifyhouse.com for more details.

Check out pictures and videos from attendees of the concert posted here.

Willie Nelson & Family @Hinterland (St. Charles, IA) (Aug 6)

Friday, March 11th, 2016

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Willie Nelson & Family at Rodeo Austin (March 12, 2016)

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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photo: Jay Janner

Rodeo Austin
Saturday-March 26.
Travis County Expo Center, 9100 Decker Lake Road.
Cost: $20-$175.
Information: rodeoaustin.com.

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by: Peter Blackstock

Fresh off receiving the prestigious Gershwin Prize last year and sporting a new album of Gershwin staples titled “Summertime,” Nelson continues his annual tradition of kicking off Rodeo Austin’s fortnight of concerts on Saturday.

Another prominent surprise on the schedule is the March 22 appearance by Smokey Robinson, who usually figures more likely to appear at SXSW (he gave the music conference’s keynote speech in 2010). At 76, the former Miracles frontman has earned his living-legend status, and he enjoyed a resurgence with 2014’s “Smokey & Friends,” which paired him with the likes of Elton John, Cee Lo Green and John Legend on many of his greatest hits.

Other outliers include classic country singer Tanya Tucker (March 20) and pop acts Grouplove (March 14) and Andy Grammer (March 16). The rest of the schedule skews toward the middle of the country road, though there’s still enough variety within the genre to give fans a fair range of options.

Perhaps the best of the bunch is the Mavericks (March 13), singer Raul Malo’s left-of-center outfit known for incorporating many influences into their broad-appeal sound. Rising to prominence in the early 1990s, the group recently reunited after a 10-year hiatus and got a couple of Grammy nominations for last year’s album “Mono.”

Other Rodeo bookings whose careers took root in the 1990s are Diamond Rio (March 21), whose initial Nashville country sound took a turn toward Christian music in later years, and Gary Allan (March 15), who hit a peak around the turn of the century with the platinum albums “Smoke Rings in the Dark,” “Alright Guy” and “See If I Care.” Coming along slightly later, distinctive singer Josh Turner (March 25) turned heads with his 2003 debut “Long Black Train” before his 2006 disc “Your Man” went double-platinum.

The lineup also include a couple more recent arrivals in country-pop singers Cam (March 19), whose breakthrough came with last year’s hit “Burning House,” and Brett Eldredge (March 23), who has released two albums on the Nashville Atlantic label.

Rodeo Austin also makes a concerted effort to feature Texas and regional acts. Two clear ringers this year are the Eli Young Band (March 24), from Denton, and the Josh Abbott Band (March 17), from Lubbock. Although the Turnpike Troubadours (March 18), a repeat from last year’s Rodeo roster, hail from Oklahoma, they’re well-established on the Texas roadhouse country circuit. And closing out the Rodeo again this year is Austin’s own Kevin Fowler (March 26), neatly providing local bookends to these two weeks out on the edge of town.

Read entire article here.

Willie Nelson & Family and Merle Haggard at Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO (April 9, 2016)

Monday, March 7th, 2016

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www.PeabodyOperaHouse.com

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Willie Nelson concert in Charlottesville to benefit Local Food Hub (May 25, 2016)

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Willie Nelson & Family Concert to Benefit Local Food Hub

www.localfoodhub.org

On Wednesday, May 25, country music legend Willie Nelson will headline a concert at the Charlottesville nTelos Wireless Pavilion in support of Local Food Hub, a nonprofit organization that partners with Virginia farmers to increase access to local food. Sponsor packages are now available through Local Food Hub and include an exclusive pre-concert party, VIP seating, a raffle to win Willie Nelson memorabilia, and more.

“Willie Nelson has a lifelong connection and dedication to local food and small family farms,” said Kristen Suokko, Executive Director of Local Food Hub. “This concert will help us raise funds for our mission to connect people with food grown close to home. We are thrilled to have his support in our community.”

Those supporting Local Food Hub through purchases of sponsor packages will be treated to a pre- concert party with a sumptuous local spring harvest. Local chefs will prepare hors d’oeuvres using food grown by Local Food Hub partner farms, and food will be paired with beverages from some of Virginia’s finest brewers and wineries. Sponsor packages also include some of the best seats in the house to see Willie Nelson, located in the Lower Orchestra, one-of-a-kind local food deliveries to a home or business, year-long listing on Local Food Hub’s delivery truck, and more.

Local Food Hub partners with more than 60 small family farms in Virginia to distribute fresh, local produce, meats, and value added products to more than 200 customers throughout Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Richmond, and the greater Washington, D.C. areas. It provides essential support services to farmers, at no cost to them, while ensuring that everyone in the community has access to fresh, nutritious food through partnerships with schools, youth programs, and health clinics.

This work relies on a whole community working together. It requires the support of businesses and individuals to enable farmers, consumers, and advocates to come together in the name of healthy food and strong local economies. With the community’s support, Local Food Hub is creating a new model for how the community feeds itself, and addressing environmental, public health, and economic issues in the process.

For more information about supporting Local Food Hub’s mission through the Willie Nelson & Family Concert on May 25, or to purchase sponsor packages, visit localfoodhub.org/willie, or contact Laura Brown at laura@localfoodhub.org or (434) 244-0625.

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Willie Nelson with Los Lonely Boys at Gater Jam Music Fesival (March 5, 2016)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

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On March 5th, 2016 come and join thousands of country-rock fans at the Gator Jam Music Festival, presented by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. This year, Gator Jam will feature the legendary music of American icon Willie Nelson. Opening for Mr. Nelson will be Los Lonely Boys. As always, Gator Jam will have the best MUSIC, the best FOOD and the best drinks so that you and your friends can come have the BEST TIME!

Enter now for your chance to win a pair of meet and greet tickets to meet Los Lonely Boys and a night stay at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming on the night of Saturday, March 5th! 

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit: Gator Jam Music Festival 2016

Willie Nelson, Ray Lamontagne, Grace Potter @ Hinterland (St. Charles, LA) (Aug 8, 9, 2016)

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

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Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard in St. Louis, MO (4/9/2016)

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

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