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...

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 United States. The 30-city itinerary launches early in the New Year with a January 7 concert at Abraham Chavez Theatre in El Paso, TX, and continues through a March 17 gig at the annual Country Thunder USA music festival in Florence, AZ.

Along the way, the legendary country crooner will pull over the tour bus for events on January 13-14 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA; January 23 at the William G. Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA; February 11 at Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL; and February 28 at Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, TX.

While the January dates were announced earlier this fall, Nelson’s official Web site just recently rolled out the addition of February concerts to the schedule. Some of the first presales for the new dates began yesterday and today, December 22 and 23. Full details on 2010 ticketing are available on Nelson’s site.

In previous years, Nelson has followed the same pattern of starting his new tours early and continuing them through the final months of the year. His early 2008 tour kicked off in Alabama, while his 2009 concert plans began with a two-night stand in Nevada.

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

January 7El Paso, TXAbraham Chavez Theatre
January 8Fort Worth, TXBilly Bob’s Texas
January 9Houston, TXArena Theatre
January 12Baton Rouge, LAVarsity Theatre
January 13 -14New Orleans, LAHouse of Blues
January 15Bossier City, LAHorseshoe Casino Riverdome
January 16Biloxi, MSIP Casino Resort & Spa
January 17Montgomery, ALMontgomery Performing Arts Centre
January 19Huntsville, ALVon Braun Center
January 21Dothan, ALDothan Civic Center Arena
January 22North Myrtle Beach, SCHouse Of Blues
January 23Augusta, GAWilliam B. Bell Auditorium
January 24Macon, GAMacon City Auditorium
January 26Bristol, TNViking Hall
January 28Kenansville, NCDuplin County Events Center
January 29Rome, GAThe Forum
January 30Asheville, NCThomas Wolfe Auditorium
February 11Jacksonville, FLFlorida Theatre
February 12Fort Myers, FLBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
February 13Boca Raton, FLSunset Cove Amphitheatre
February 14Tampa, FLBusch Gardens Tampa Bay
February 16Richmond, VAThe National
February 17Danville, KYNorton Center
February 19Evansville, INThe Centre
February 20Springfield, MOShrine Mosque
February 21Hot Springs, ARSummit Arena
February 23Wichita, KSThe Cotillion
February 27Mission, TXLas Palmas Race Park
February 28San Antonio, TXMajestic Theatre
March 17Florence, AZCountry Thunder USA