American icon Willie Nelson is gearing up for his last U.S. tour dates of 2008, but the singer-songwriter has already unveiled plans for his 2009 trek’s kick-off. Nelson begins the final tour leg on November 21 at ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR, and wraps for the year on December 7 at The Centre in Evansville, IN.

The country crooner will be on the road again early in the New Year with a January 9-10 set at Peppermill Casino in West Wendover, NV. Currently, the musician-actor has more than a dozen shows booked for 2009 through February 19 at Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, NC, including a January 16-20 run at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.

Public on-sales for the San Francisco shows began yesterday (November 16), and sales for several other January concerts start later in the week. Venue-specific information on sale dates and ticket prices can be found on Nelson’s official Web site.

Over the course of his career, Nelson has released dozens of solo, compilation and collaborative albums. Most recently, the legendary singer completed his solo “Moment of Forever” in January 2008, followed by the July release of a live duet album with Wynton Marsalis called “Two Men with the Blues,” which peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard 200 and topped the jazz album charts.

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Willie Nelson itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

January 9 – 10 West Wendover, NV Peppermill Casino
January 11 Davis, CA Jackson Hall at Mondavi Center
January 13 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center of the Arts
January 14 Chico, CA Laxson Auditorium
January 16 – 20 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
January 22 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club
January 23 Cabazon, CA Morongo Event Center
January 24 Primm, NV Star of the Desert Arena
January 25 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
February 19 Boone, NC Holmes Convocation Center