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 7 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Theatre
January 8 Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob’s Texas
January 9 Houston, TX Arena Theatre
January 12 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
January 13 -14 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
January 15 Bossier City, LA Horseshoe Casino Riverdome
January 16 Biloxi, MS IP Casino Resort & Spa
January 17 Montgomery, AL Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
January 19 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
January 21 Dothan, AL Dothan Civic Center Arena
January 22 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
January 23 Augusta, GA William B. Bell Auditorium
January 24 Macon, GA Macon City Auditorium
January 26 Bristol, TN Viking Hall
January 28 Kenansville, NC Duplin County Events Center
January 29 Rome, GA The Forum
January 30 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
February 11 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
February 12 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
February 13 Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove Amphitheatre
February 14 Tampa, FL Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
February 16 Richmond, VA The National
February 17 Danville, KY Norton Center
February 19 Evansville, IN The Centre
February 20 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque
February 21 Hot Springs, AR Summit Arena
February 23 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
February 27 Mission, TX Las Palmas Race Park
February 28 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
March 17 Florence, AZ Country Thunder USA