Willie Nelson is an American musician who rose to fame in the 1970s for his contributions to the outlaw country music of that era. Though the popularity of his music has dwindled over the years, he retains a strong fan base, largely driven by his status as an American pop culture icon. Nelson has recorded dozens of albums, appeared in an increasing number of movies and won nearly 40 awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 1999 Grammy ceremony.
Nelson has earned the status of being a “road dog,” touring extensively and performing hundreds of concerts year after year. He is a regular fixture of the American festival circuit and draws consistent audiences to his performances.
Summary by Michael Mainelli, TicketNews: The 2013 Farm Aid concert lineup has finally been released and is yet again stacked with popular artists. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, at the Sarasota Performing Arts Center in Sarasota Springs, New York. The annual Farm Aid concert is the... Read more
For the past 25 years, Farm Aid has held almost annual concerts across the United States in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the nation’s family farmers. To celebrate this year’s anniversary milestone, the event will take place at a ballpark for the first time in its... Read more
For unspecified reasons, Willie Nelson was recently forced to cancel a string of planned late spring performances this month. But the country music outlaw will resume his road dog ways soon enough, with a full slate of North American concerts booked from July through October. His new performance calendar... Read more
Cultural icon and musician Willie Nelson is known for his nearly non-stop touring, and he’ll continue that standard in the early months of 2010 with another leg of tour dates. At the moment, the 76-year-old road dog’s early year calendar is focused on markets in the central and south... Read more
Items about Leonard Cohen’s mid-concert health scare and Mark Knopfler’s world tour plans lead the daily tour recap for September 21, as compiled by TicketNews. Today is the 75th birthday of Leonard Cohen, and the acclaimed singer-songwriter will celebrate by returning to the limelight after a brief illness. On... Read more
Tickets for upcoming concerts from Mariah Carey as well as tickets for the upcoming shows from Willie Nelson are on sale throughout the weekend ending September 7 as compiled by TicketNews. This weekend’s onsales begins with tickets to check out rockers Snow Patrol in concert. On sale today, the... Read more
Developments on the Beastie Boys’ summer plans and new dates from Bruce Springsteen top the daily tour recap for July 20, as compiled by TicketNews. Original Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch announced today that he has been diagnosed with cancer. The tumor is on his salivary glands and... Read more
Much like baseball, attending concerts by legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan could very well be considered an American pastime. This season, the two will be combined on the Bob Dylan Show’s 2009 Ballpark Tour. Dylan’s 22-city tour will weave a coast-to-coast path, stopping in minor league baseball parks across the... Read more
Country music icon Willie Nelson has rescheduled the six shows he was forced to cancel in March due to illness. Nelson’s March 17 show at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL, is now October 20; the March 18 concert at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne,... Read more
Country outlaw and prolific touring musician Willie Nelson has postponed three concerts in Florida due to illness, which was not specified. The three shows — March 17 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, March 18 at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne and March 19 at... Read more