Willie Nelson & Family playing in Des Moines (April 11, 2018)


Willie Nelson’s on the road to Des Moines again — and he’s bringing a cast of country favorites with him.

The American music legend announced Monday a stop at Wells Fargo Arena, planned for April 11. Tickets — which cost cost $149.50, $129.50, $98.50, $83.50, $63.50 or $49.50 — go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via Hy-VeeTix.com, at the Wells Fargo Arena ticketing office (233 Center St.), by phone at 844-55-HYVEE or at participating Des Moines area or Ames Hy-Vee locations.

Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earl Keen and Brandy Clark plan to join Nelson at the show.

The performance is the second announced Iowa date for Nelson this spring, with an April 13 show booked the Five Flags Center in Dubuque.

Nelson last appeared in the arena in August 2016 for a headlining performance at Hinterland Music Festival. He performed in Des Moines in 2013, a gig at the Des Moines Civic Center.

A Kennedy Center honoree and recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Nelson’s 70-plus studio album discography is highlighted by iconic numbers such as “On The Road Again,” “Whiskey River,” Waylon Jennings collaboration “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” and many more.

The announcement comes as Nelson, age 84, canceled a number of scheduled February shows to “completely recover” from a case of the flu, his team said in a release.

Nelson released his latest studio album, “God’s Problem Child,” last April.

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