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Micah Nelson the “Particle Kid” begins streaming tour

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Austin, TX) – Just because we are all practicing social distancing and not gathering together in public spaces, it doesn’t stop musician and artist Micah Nelson from bringing live performances to the masses.

Since sheltering-in-place at his home in Austin, TX, Nelson has embarked on a tour of his immediate surrounding areas in an effort to share music through social media.

So far, songs posted on his Instagram and YouTube channel include performances of John Prine’s “Boundless Love,” Neil Young’s “Tell Me Why” (LIVE! from The Bed),  a variation on Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine,” a Syd Barret/Neil Young medley of “Golden Hair” and “When You Dance,” as well as The Carter Family’s “Keep On The Sunny Side,” and an instrumental tribute to Bert Jansch on “Black Mountainside” (the last two both LIVE! from The Bench and featuring his wife, Alex).

He also joined his brother, Lukas, for a duet with keyboard and guitar of The Beatles song “The Inner Light,” as part of The Inner Light Challenge. The challenge, which will help raise more funds, was launched by The Material World Foundation (created by George Harrison) after they donated $500,000 to help those impacted by Covid-19.

On April 11, Nelson will host Farm Aid’s special broadcast,  At Home With Farm Aid. Micah, Lukas, and their father and Farm Aid founding board member Willie Nelson, will host the hour-long event to raise funds and awareness for farmers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in the simulcast on AXS TV and at, as well as across the Network’s various social media platforms on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Micah recently took part in Luck Reunion’s streaming marathon music variety show, Til Further Notice. The six-hour virtual concert featured Neil Young, Paul Simon, Lucinda Williams, Margo Price, and many more, as well as Micah in a set with Willie and Lukas. Rolling Stone called their family-set “the highlight” for Luck Reunion’s “most emotional year yet – with no-crowd.” The Austin American-Statesman agreed naming their closing performance, which included two Particle Kid songs – “Everything is Bullshit” and “Wheels” – the “Best Musical Moment.”

More streaming performances from Micah’s LIVE! from. . . virtual tour will be posted on his socials in the coming weeks, with more events on various platforms in the works.

Particle Kid – the ingenious musical identity of singer-songwriter, musician, and visual artist Micah Nelson – just released an immersive all-new concert recording. LIVE! UNDERGROUND out via Overseas Artists Recordings (OAR).

LIVE! UNDERGROUND was recorded last December by musician/engineer Bernie Larsen at his Ojai Underground Exchange in Ojai CA, mixed by Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Warren Zevon) at his Ventura, CA studio and then “fucked up” by Nelson on his own 4-track cassette machine, before finally being mastered by Bob Rice.

The album sees Particle Kid – that is, Nelson backed by longtime friends Tony Peluso (drums, SPDX, Juno 6) and Aroyn Davis (bass) – putting an expansive, remarkably spontaneous, new spin on songs originally found on what Rolling Stone has hailed as “a series of excellent, deeply adventurous albums,” including such fan favorites as “Radio Flyer,” “Still Going,” and “Everything Is Bullshit.” The striking cover and album art was created by Nelson.

Particle Kid debuted a limited number of physical CD copies of LIVE! UNDERGROUND on his west coast Cosmic Yarn Tour late last month. The band has spent much of the past two years on the road, including an epic 2019 tour alongside The Flaming Lips and The Claypool Lennon Delirium, as well as U.S. and European headline dates, performances at the Outlaw Music Festival, and shows with Willie Nelson, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.


  1. Radio Flyer 
  2. Backwards
  3. Little Fish (Deep Pond) 
  4. Myssus Crow 
  5. Hollyweird
  6. Still Going 
  7. Magic Mirror 
  8. Remaerd
  9. Everything is Bullshit 
  10. Sdrawkcab

LIVE! UNDERGROUND follows Particle Kid’s acclaimed third album, WINDOW ROCK, available now for streaming and download HERE. Described by Nelson as “a journey of minimalism and simplexity,” WINDOW ROCK arrived last summer to critical applause from the likes of Rolling Stone, which praised the album for its “contagious pop hooks with deeply dissonant psychedelia.” WINDOW ROCK “finds Nelson turning his future folk microscope onto the existential crises plaguing our world,” noted Consequence of Sound.

“The results are as intimate in their psychedelic vastness as they are warm in their bedroom tones.” “The music of Particle Kid has tended to champion grit and overdrive,” wrote GLIDE, “and WINDOW ROCK is no different. More expansive and grittier… It’s the sound of a full band projecting outward, dealing with modern pressures and injustices through their instruments; and when they capture this with the purity of the moment, it really works.” Nelson “is an artist that rolls up his sleeves, opens his ribs, and almost entirely drops old and familiar habits in hopes of finding a new northern star,” raved Pop Bollocks.

“Across these nine tracks Particle Kid addresses moral ambiguities, ethical corrosion, and the concerns of cultural life. Tracks like ‘Magic Mirror’ and ‘Stroboscopic Light‘ are explicit descriptions of our limited perception, or heightened awareness of how things appear at certain times in life when trying to reach out and forge connection.” “From the get-go, electronic beats and various bleeps and bloops bleed into unfiltered grunge badassery,” wrote Stomp and Stammer. “In all seriousness, this one resides somewhere in between fun, electronic dance music and caustic noise rock.”

‘Til Further Notice

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Willie Nelson to perform at Country Music Hall of Fame (May 1, 2, 2020)

Monday, March 9th, 2020
Wille Nelson
photo by Pamela Springsteen

Country Music Hall of Fame member Willie Nelson will bring his Willie Nelson & Family Tour to the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum for two shows on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, both shows begin at 8 p.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6, 2020, at 10 am. Tickets range from $75 to $500 (plus fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Nelson is featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s continuing exhibition Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ‘70s. The exhibition looks at the relationship between Austin, Texas and Nashville during the 1970s, an era of freewheeling cultural and artistic exchange that skirted the status quo and changed country music. The exhibition opened in May 2018 and continues through Feb. 14, 2021.

Willie Nelson & Family in Des Moines (June 2 2020)

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park
2201 George Flagg Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50321 \
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Willie Nelson at Born and Raised Music Festival 2020

Friday, February 7th, 2020

Celebrating The Music Of Roger Miller (3/22/20) (Nashville)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020, Opry House Nashville, TN

Pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 22 at 10 AM CT through Thursday, January 23 at 10 PM CT. Use code “STILLKING” to access pre-sale tickets at

King Of The Road: Celebrating The Music Of Roger Miller will take place Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the Opry House in Nashville, TN and will feature performances by country and pop super-stars Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Wynonna, Rodney Crowell, Chris Janson, Lee Ann Womack, Larry Gatlin, Cake, The War And Treaty and more to be announced.

Acclaimed musician, songwriter and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, Buddy Miller, will be the musical director of this historic event.

Country Music Hall of Fame member Roger Miller is widely regarded as one of the most multifaceted talents that country music has ever seen.

Roger left an astonishing legacy of musical depth and range with hits like “King of the Road”, “Engine Engine #9”, “Kansas City Star”, “Dang Me”, “England Swings”, and “Do-Wacka-Do”.

With eleven GRAMMY® Awards across multiple genres and a Tony® Award for best score of the 1985 Broadway musical Big River, this singer-songwriter, actor, composer, and honky-tonk man’s legacy will live on forever.

Willie Nelson ticket for Brown County Music Center sell out in four minutes

Monday, January 20th, 2020
by: Kirma Swords Schulz

Tickets for the April 28 Willie Nelson concertat the Brown County Music Center went on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m., and the tickets sold out in a mere four minutes. 

The Facebook group Brown County Matters was abuzz with comments about the speed at which they sold out and the high resale prices of remaining tickets available on Ticketmaster.

Brown County resident Cheryl Vaughan said that she was in the queue to purchase tickets for eight minutes and tried 60 times to get her hands on two.

“It says it’s available and then when I go in there they said sorry someone else got it,” she says of the buying process.

Regular priced tickets ranged from $50-$150 per ticket and resale tickets on Ticketmaster are listed for balcony seats at $173 and front row seats selling for as much as $1,000. 

Many Brown County residents say they feel left out when the big name acts at BCMC sell out so quickly and the only tickets available for purchase are too expensive for most people to afford.

“They’re all $175 and up and it goes up to $1,000 now,” Vaughan says.

WFIU reached out to current director of Brown County Music Center and did not receive a comment by the time of publication.

Willie Nelson & Family at Musikfest (Aug. 5, 2020)

Thursday, January 16th, 2020
Photo: David McClister

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Country music legend Willie Nelson is coming to Musikfest.

The “Red Headed Stranger” himself will bring his decades of hits to the Wind Creek Steel Stage on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.

Nelson has released more than 200 albums and won 12 Grammys over his six decades in music.

Tickets ranging from $39-$89 go on sale to the public Friday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m.

Willie Nelson & Family in Milwaukee (April 29, 2020)

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
Willie Nelson is returning to Milwaukee on April 29 — his 87th birthday. The show at the Riverside Theater comes just seven months after his last area appearance, headlining the sold-out Farm Aid festival at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy.

Willie Nelson is returning to Milwaukee on April 29 — his 87th birthday. The show at the Riverside Theater comes just seven months after his last area appearance, headlining the sold-out Farm Aid festival at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy. (Photo: Rick Wood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

After headlining Farm Aid at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in September, Willie Nelson’s ready to be on the road again back to Wisconsin.

The living legend will be at the Riverside Theater on April 29 — the day he turns 87 years old.

It will actually be the fourth Wisconsin appearance in less than a year’s time — and also his most intimate.

Last summer he headlined Summerfest’s American Family Insurance Amphitheater as part of the Outlaw Music Festival. Then last August, he played the Resch Center in Green Bay. (By comparison to the amphitheaters and arena, the capacity at the Riverside Theater is 2,500.)

Tickets for Nelson’s Milwaukee return are available beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.), the Pabst Theater box office (144 E. Wells St.), by calling (414) 286-3663, or visiting Prices have yet to be announced.

Willie Nelson & Family at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (March 4, 2020)

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

HOUSTON — The 2020 concert lineup for RodeoHouston isn’t supposed to be revealed until Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. 

But there’s a “leaked” lineup making the rounds on Twitter and it looks like it could be legit. 

The performers include Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, the K-pop group NCT 127 and Gwen Stefani. Stefani’s longtime boyfriend Blake Shelton, a regular at the rodeo, isn’t on the list. 

The lineup going around Twitter matches the music genres RodeoHouston released in December.

KHOU has reached out to RodeoHouston for a comment and is waiting to hear back.

Willie Nelson and Family on Tour

Saturday, January 4th, 2020
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January 3
Balboa Theater
San Diego, CA

January 4
Rabobank Theater
Bakersfield, CA

January 6, 8, 9
The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA

January 11
Redding Civic Auditorium
Redding, CA

January 13
Stockton Auditorium
Stockton, CA

January 14
Toyota Arena
Ontario, CA

February 11
Johnny Mercer Theater
Savannah, GA

February 12
King Center
Melbourne, FL

February 14
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL

February 15
The Amphitheater
St. Augustine, FL

February 17
Key West Amphitheater
Key West, Florida

February 18
Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL

February 20
Hertz Arena
Estero, FL

February 21
Walt Disney Theater
Orlando, Florida

March 13
Riverwind Casino
Norman, OK

March  14
Globe Life Field
Arlington, TX
Chris Stapleton’s All-American Roadshow with Willie Nelson & Family, Jamey Johnson and Yola

April 17, 18
Whitewater Amphitheater
with Pat Green
New Braunfels, TX

April 23
Wilkesboro, NC

April  25, 2020
Kroger Field
Chris Stapleton’s Concert for Kentucky
with Sheryl  Crow, Yola, & more
Lexington,  KY

August 11
Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Sturgis, SD

Happy New Years Eve 2019

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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Willie Nelson & Family in San Diego (Jan. 3, 2020)

Monday, December 30th, 2019

Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Avenue,
San Diego, 92101

Willie Nelson & Family will play Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (again) (August 11, 2020)

Sunday, December 1st, 2019
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STURGIS | The Buffalo Chip Campground has come a long way as a concert venue in its nearly 40 years of existence.

Owner and founder Rod Woodruff can still recall the early days, opening the gates at what was then a bare-bones campground east of Sturgis in 1981, and adding the first concerts a year later.

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According to the campgrounds online history, those first acts included Susan Nelson, Johnny Paycheck and the Foggy Notion Band.

Enticing musicians to play in what was then a basic prairie venue, a portable stage with a tarp awning, wasn’t easy, Woodruff said.

“When we started, you couldn’t explain enough where South Dakota was,” Woodruff recalled.

“Even after we got the contracts done, they called us North Dakota,” he said. “South Dakota was just not on the map.”

Now 39 years later, the Buffalo Chip is announcing, on Black Friday, the first five headlining acts for what has become one the largest music festivals in the world for the 80th Sturgis motorcycle rally.

The first of what will be approximately 40 acts for the 10-day run of the rally from Aug. 7-16, 2020, includes Willie Nelson & Family, ZZ Top, REO Speedwagon, Shinedown and Puddle of Mudd.

“All of these guys are going to be the favorite of somebody,” said Woodruff, in an interview Tuesday from Colorado where he was waiting out a winter storm.

Nelson last headlined at the Buffalo Chip in 2016.

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Missed Willie at the Fair? See him in Stockton on Jan. 13, 2020

Sunday, December 1st, 2019
by: John Walker

To a sellout crowd, country music legend Willie Nelson performs at the Big Fresno Fair, singing his hit “On the Road Again.”

In the song, Willie Nelson sings that he can’t wait to get back on the road again — though it feels like he’s never off the road.

The 86-year-old country music troubadour, who performed to a sold-out crowd at the Big Fresno Fair in October, on Wednesday announced a new set of tour dates starting in January.

While Nelson and his family band won’t be stopping in Fresno, they will come within a couple hours’ drive.

Nelson will perform at Bakersfield’s Rabobank Arena on Jan. 4, on the second night of the tour. He then does a three-night run at the Fillmore in San Francisco, before going to Redding and ending up at the Stockton Arena on Jan. 13.

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