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Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, The Strangers (Florence, SC) (May 19, 2016)

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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Honoring Merle Haggard

May 19

Willie Nelson & Family with special guests Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers featuring Ben and Noel Haggard honoring Merle Haggard

Join us for a special concert event honoring the late Merle Haggard with legendary musician Willie Nelson & Family plus a very special guest and another original Highwaymen, Kris Kristofferson LIVE in concert. Also joining the lineup is Merle Haggard’s incredibly talented sons, Ben and Noel, collectively known as The Strangers performing on May 19th in honor of their father.

  • Arena, Florence, SC
  • $30, $45, $55
  • All tickets are for Reserved Seating: $30.00, $45.00, Floor $55.00 -additional fees may apply
  • May 19, 2016 8:00 pm
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Willie Nelson & Family Show announced in Windsor, Ontario (Sept. 8, 2016)

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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Willie Nelson & Family
with Aaron Lewis
September 8, 2016
Caesars Windsor
377 Riverside Dr E,
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

For ticket information:
https://www.caesars.com/caesars-windsor/shows

 

Willie Nelson and Family in Wilmington, NC (May 24, 2016)

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

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www.StarNewsOnline.com
by:  Brian Mull

The legendary Willie Nelson will play a sold-out concert at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Tuesday, May 24th.

Over the last seven decades the American icon has written and recorded songs that transcend genres and generations. He’s influenced and inspired thousands of musicians on the ride and shared the tunes through perpetual touring with his family band. Nelson turned 83 last month and just keeps on playing.

In advance of such a highly anticipated concert at an idyllic venue, we asked area musicians to offer their thoughts on Willie.

Eric Miller is the lead singer and primary songwriter in Wilmington band L Shape Lot, which will open the show for Nelson. Miller was in high school and a self-described “hip-hop kid” when he first heard Nelson’s 1975 concept album “Red Headed Stranger.” Miller describes the opportunity to open this show as a career highlight.

“He’s my all-time hero,” Miller said. “He’s timeless and there’s a purity to who he is as an artist. For a blue-collar musician like myself this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Wilmington singer-songwriter Jim Ashley was one of Nelson’s lucky fans to snag tickets, which sold out in minutes when they went on sale online two months ago.

“I’ve been a big fan since the ’70s,” Ashley wrote in a Facebook message. “I saw him live for the first time in 2012 at Brunswick Community College. And I was blown away! I had heard all the songs, all the albums, I had seen him on ‘Austin City Limits’ and other TV shows. But seeing him live was amazing. His guitar playing especially, he is one of those players that it’s like the guitar is part of him.”

“I don’t play many of his songs,” Ashley added, “and I don’t sound anything like Willie. But I still consider him one of my biggest influences.”

Benji Smith plays stand up bass in Wilmington band No Dollar Shoes.

“For me, growing up, my father only had Willie Nelson tapes and that’s about all he listened to,” Smith said. “I remember blaring that in his old MG convertible driving through corn fields while he would let me steer at 5 years old. Good times.”

Smith’s bandmate, guitarist Jesse Jewell, is also planning to attend the show. He described Nelson as a national treasure who has inspired every musician he knows.

“I’ve always respected Willie for his ability to write serious/heartbreaking songs, all while maintaining the element of fun,” Jewell said. “Lots of songwriters seem to only be capable of either silly or depressing. Willie has always been able to find middle ground.”

Wilmington musician Big Al Hall recalled watching Nelson perform at Farm Aid IV in the late 1980s. There was a revolving stage as the main acts rotated. Nelson spent time there, of course, but also played on the side stage, where he entertained fans between sets. He must have played with 100 different musicians that day, Hall said.

“He’s been a huge inspiration,” Hall said. “I take pride in doing a weekly bluegrass jam (at the Satellite Bar & Lounge). He kept things local when he reinvented himself in Texas. He started a model where a lot of musicians do not have to leave the state of Texas to have a successful touring life. The heart of who he is always comes through in everything he does. His writing is so strong and he approaches music like it’s supposed to be played and shared.”

Wilmington musician and actor Zach Hanner grew up in a musical family in Pilot Mountain, N.C. His introduction to Nelson was also the “Red Headed Stranger” album.

“I just remember listening to it over and over,” Hanner said. “You hear that guitar (Trigger) with the giant hole in it and immediately you know who is playing.”

Hanner lived in New York City in the ’90s, when he saw Nelson play at a club called Tramp’s. Even though Nelson was in his 60s at the time, he played for over three hours.

If you think about it, it’s a phenomenal feat for one person to record songs with artists as diverse as Waylon Jennings, Snoop Dogg, Ray Charles, Keith Richards and Wynton Marsalis and deliver the goods each time.

“I think that Willie has been popular with musicians across the genres because he obviously feels a connection with them, through music,” Jewell said. “He’s such a genuine guy that they feel that connection as well.”

Willie Nelson and Mavis Staples are set to perform at Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2016 (Oct 12)

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

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Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally to host the 2016 ceremony honoring B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson.   B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson are this year’s inductees. Joining Nelson and Staples are Rodney Crowell, Gary Clark Jr. and Taj Mahal.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/willie-nelson-mavis-staples-to-perform-at-austin-city-limits-hall-of-fame-20160513#ixzz48jpPvVAl

Willie Nelson & Family in Denver July 30, 2016

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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So great to have Willie Nelson and his band coming back to Colorado!  It’s been too long.  Willie’s fan club – Club Luck – started selling tickets today.  Tomorrow, tickets go on sale for Am Ex card holders and to the gen public on Fri May 13th.  Good Luck!

For info:
www.WillieNelson.com

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Willie Nelson & Family at French Lick Casino, in Indiana (July 2, 2016)

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Willie Nelson & Family announce shows in Phoenix (Oct. 15, Oct 16)

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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photo by:  Jeffrey Lowman

http://ktar.com

PHOENIX — Country music fans, grab your boots: Legend Willie Nelson announced Thursday that he will play two concerts in the Valley of the Sun.

Both dates are scheduled for later this year — Oct. 15 and Oct. 16. Both shows will be held at the Celebrity Theater near 32nd and Van Buren streets in Phoenix.

The Oct. 15 show starts at 8 p.m., while the Oct. 16 show begins one hour earlier.

Tickets for both concerts go on sale May 16 at 10 a.m. They will be sold at the Celebrity Theater box office and online at CelebrityTheater.com.

Ticket prices start at $67 and top out at $127, but that does not include surcharges.

Nelson is a legend in the country music scene. The 83-year-old Texas native’s career has spanned six decades, during which he has released more than 200 albums.

The Grammy-winning singer has also appeared in more than 30 films and has released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestseller.

Willie Nelson & Family @ Austin City Limits 2016 (Tickets on sale now!)

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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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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www.ksal.com

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

www.ky3.com/news

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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www.ew.com
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