Willie Nelson not afraid to play in Belfast

Thanks, Phil Weisman, for sending along this news clipping.

Willie Nelson was upset that people said he was afraid to perform in Northern Ireland, so he promptly rescheduled a show for Belfast.

“I’m not afraid to play anywhere,” Nelson said after a round of golf in Austin, Texas.  “Were ready for Belfast  It’s just another beer joint.  “It’ll be a piece of cake.”

Nelson had been scheduled to play Belfast Tuesday but the date was canceled without his knowledge.  The Irish were angered as word spread that he was concerned about his safety after the latest sectarian violence.

“You can call me a lot of things but a wimp isn’t one of them,” said Nelson.

“I read the reports that said the cancellation ahd gotten the ‘Irish’ up in people over there.  When I found out what happened, it got my Irish up, too.”

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