Willie Nelson and Family in Colorado Springs (4/19/2010)

The World Arena is proud to welcome country icon Willie Nelson and Family Live in Concert to the World Arena April 19, 2010. Doors for this concert will open at 6:00 PM with the concert starting at 7:00 PM. This show will be presented in a half-arena setting for an intimate concert.

Fans around the world know that the adventurous Willie Nelson can sing just about anything—and with just about anyone he pleases. As he sees it, “The more songs you know, the more musicians you listen to, the more writers you hear, the better equipped you are to decide where you want to go next. That’s why I want to listen to everyone and everything and then decide which way I want to go. Then, of course, I might change my mind and go in an entirely different direction. But at least I have all these options.”

As a Nashville artist in the ‘60s, Nelson himself penned more than a few tunes that have arguably become American classics themselves, including “Crazy,” “Night Life” and the sublime “Funny How Time Slips Away.” But that was just the prologue for the iconoclastic singer-songwriter, who would redraw the borders of country music in the ‘70s after moving back to Texas and settling in the musical melting pot of Austin. Along with fellow traveler Waylon Jennings, Nelson was labeled the outlaw of the genre, but he was more visionary than rebel, especially with the way he attracted rock fans to take a closer look at country. He was celebrated for his work with buddies like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, but scaled even greater chart heights by singing, improbably enough, with Julio Iglesias (“To All the Girls I Loved Before”), as well as with his rendition of Elvis’s “You Were Always on My Mind” which took the number one position on the country chart and Top Five on the pop charts in the early eighties. Along with Marsalis, recent cohorts have included Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel and reggae icon Ziggy Marley.

Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, March 20 at 10:00 AM.

Tickets are $55.00, $45.00 and $38.00 (surcharges apply). All ages are welcome to this show.

Tickets can be purchased at the World Arena box office, all front-range King Soopers, the Citadel Mall guest services desk, by phone at 719-520-SHOW, 866-464-2626 or online at www.worldarena.com.

[Willie Nelson’s fan club is also selling tickets exclusively to members; great seats available:

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