I’m sorry for posting a fake Willie Nelson schedule

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I am genuinely sorry for the confusion I caused with my April Fool’s fictitious Willie Nelson and Family Schedule yesterday.   It seemed like a good idea at the time, like most bad ideas do.  But I didn’t think anyone would believe that Willie would cancel his Canadian tour and do a month’s worth of shows in Colorado in April.  It’s my fantasy, of course, but I didn’t think anyone would believe it could happen.

But, as it turns out, many of you did.  I had my cell phone number listed on this site under contact information, but I had to take it off yesterday, because I was getting so many calls about the Colorado tour.  And e-mails, and some twitters to my cell phone, which I don’t even know how that works. 

Fans out here in the west were giddy with excitement.  Thirty days of Willie.  New friends wanted to camp out on my floor for the month of April.  One person had alerted their employers that they were taking some vacation time.  And I felt their pain when I had to break the bad news.

On the flip side, Canadians and some east coast folks were pissed off with me, and wanted some explanation.  Their plans were ruined.  Of course, they were giddy when I told them it was an April Fool’s Joke.

I think most people realized it was just my misguided fantasy, though, and laughed at me.

But the fake schedule wasn’t the only posting that caused alarm.  Some Bonanza fans were upset with the idea of a remake.  One Bonanza fan wrote, “There’s a reason no one has made a movie of Bonanza!”   But she didn’t say what the reason was, so I don’t know.  It was interesting to discover how many Bonanza fans there are out there.  Who knew?

A lot of people wanted to buy the Wuii game, but who wouldn’t want to go on tour with Willie Nelson and hang out on his bus with him — even cyberly? 

So, the lesson learned here, and there is one, is that it’s okay to spoof video games, or rodeo monkeys, but don’t mess around with Willie’s schedule, and maybe not old t.v. westerns, either.

Again, I apologize for any grief I caused over the schedule thing.  Here’s really where Willie Nelson and Family will be:

April 5, 2009

 K-Rock Center
with Ray Price

Kingston, Ontario
April 7, 2009

 Ottawa Civic Center
with Ray Price

Ottawa, Ontario
April 8, 9, 2009

 Massey Hall
with Ray Price

Toronto, Ontario
April 10, 2009

 Place des Arts
with Ray Price

Montreal, Quebec
April 11, 2009

John LeBatt Centre
with Ray Price

London, Ontario
April 14, 2009

Palace Theater

Stamford, CT
April 15, 2009

Warner Theater

Torrington, CT
April 16, 2009

Zeiterion

Newbedford, MA
April 17, 2009

Mullins Center

Amherst, MASS
April 18, 2009

State Theater

New Brunswick, NJ
April 21, 2009

Stiefel Theater

Salinas, KS
April 22, 2009

Heritage Hall

Ardmore, OK
April 23, 2009

Civic Center of Armadillo

Armadillo, TX
April 24, 2009

Pine Mtn. Amphiteater

Flagstaff, AZ
May 15, 2009

Chevrolet Center

Youngston, Ohio
May 16, 2009

Nelsonville Festival

Nelsonville, Ohio
May 17, 2009

Downtown Hoedown

Detroit, MI
May 18, 2009

The Vogue

Indianapolis, IN
May 20, 2009

9th Street Summerfest

Columbia, MO
May 21, 2009

The Rosebud Theater

Effingham, IL
May 22, 2009

Riverfront Park

Little Rock, AR
May 24, 2009

3 Sisters Park

Chillocothe, IL
May 25, 2009

Carson Four Rivers Center

Paducah, KY
May 28-30, 2009

Fenway Park
with Dave Matthews

Boston, MA
May 31, 2009

Meadowbrook Verizon Pavilion

Gilford, NH
June 2, 2009

Innsbrook Pavillion

Glen Allen, VA
June 5, 2009

Riverbend Festival

Chatanooga, TN
June 6, 2009

Horshoe Casino

Elizabeth, IN
June 7, 2009

Kresge Auditorium

Interlochen, MI
July 5, 2009

Rothbury Festival

Rothbury, MI
Sept 26, 2009

1st Midwest Bank Ampitheater, 
with
 Dave Matthews

Tinley Park, IL
Sept 30, 2009

Sprint Center
with
 Dave Matthews

Kansas City, MO
Oct 2, 2009

DOK Center
with
 Dave Matthews

Tulsa, OK
Oct 20, 2009

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Clearwater, FL
Oct 21, 2009

King Center 

Melbourne, FL
Oct 22, 2009

Marina Silver  Center

Panama City, FL
Oct 23, 2009

Silver Star Resort 

Choctaw, MS
Oct 24, 2009

Paragon Casino

Marksville, LA

*** subject to change without notice.  Check with the venue or www.WillieNelson.com to confirm.

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