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 opens with a July 4 show at The Backyard in Austin, TX, and continues through an October 12 event at Northern Lights Casino in Milwaukee, WI.
Stops include August 1 at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown, NJ; August 13 at the House of Blues in Boston, MA; September 5 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO; and September 24 at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Tickets to some concert dates are already available, while other markets are still awaiting the start of public onsales. More ticketing and onsale details are listed on Nelson’s official Web site.
Nelson’s planned October concert dates are rescheduled from late March, when the music icon was forced to postpone a week of performances due to “unanticipated scheduling conflicts,” according to a press statement.
The reason behind Nelson’s most recent batch of cancellations is less clear. The musician’s camp has only noted the affected concert dates and whether they’re cancelled or waiting to be rescheduled.
Louisiana-based venue L’Auberge du Lac released a press statement that said, “Unfortunately, Mr. Nelson tore a rotator cuff in his shoulder and he is currently being treated by a doctor.” Nelson had been scheduled to play a May 14-15 stand there.
But the regional Mississippi publication Daily Corinthian stated that a May 13 show at Crossroads Arena was cancelled after Nelson’s “longtime friend and drummer [Paul English] had a stroke” at the end of April.
Willie Nelson itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|July 4||Austin, TX||Tim’s Porch at The Backyard|
|July 18||Akron, OH||Akron Civic Theatre|
|July 20||Reading, PA||Sovereign Performing Arts Center|
|July 21||Trenton, NJ||Patriots Theater at War Memorial|
|July 23||Portsmouth, VA||nTelos Wireless Pavilion|
|July 24||Charlottesville, VA||Charlottesville Pavilion|
|July 25||Baltimore, MD||Pier Six Pavilion|
|July 26||Shippensburg, PA||H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center|
|July 28||New York, NY||Radio City Music Hall|
|July 29||Canandaigua, NY||CMAC|
|July 30||Mashantucket, CT||MGM Grand at Foxwoods|
|July 31||Danbury, CT||Ives Concert Park|
|August 1||Morristown, NJ||Community Theatre at Mayo Center|
|August 3||Vienna, VA||Filene Center at Wolf Trap|
|August 4||Red Bank, NJ||Count Basie Theatre|
|August 5||Williamsport, PA||Community Arts Center|
|August 6||Atlantic City, NJ||Caesars Circus Maximus Theatre|
|August 8||Holyoke, MA||Mountain Park|
|August 11||Portland, ME||Merrill Auditorium at City Hall|
|August 12||Hyannis, MA||Cape Cod Melody Tent|
|August 13||Boston, MA||House of Blues|
|August 14||Washington, PA||Meadows Casino|
|August 15||Salamanca, NY||Event Center at Seneca Allegany Casino|
|September 3||Big Sky, MT||Meadow Village Pavilion|
|September 4||Jackson, WY||Snow King Center|
|September 5||Morrison, CO||Red Rocks Amphitheatre|
|September 7||Boise, ID||Idaho Botanical Garden|
|September 8||Reno, NV||Knitting Factory Concert House|
|September 10||Salt Lake City, UT||Red Butte Garden|
|September 11||Las Vegas, NV||Cannery Casino Hotel|
|September 12||Murphys, CA||Ironstone Vineyards|
|September 13||Livermore, CA||The Concerts at Wente Vineyards|
|September 14||Hanford, CA||Fox Theatre|
|September 16||Puyallup, WA||Puyallup Fair|
|September 17||Bend, OR||Les Schwab Amphitheater|
|September 18||Troutdale, OR||McMenamin’s Historic Edgefield Manor|
|September 19||Eugene, OR||Cuthbert Amphitheater|
|September 20||Santa Cruz, CA||The Catalyst|
|September 22||Saratoga, CA||The Mountain Winery|
|September 23||Santa Barbara, CA||Santa Barbara Bowl|
|September 24||Los Angeles, CA||Greek Theatre|
|September 26||Valley Center, CA||Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort|
|October 5||Joliet, IL||Rialto Square Theatre|
|October 6||Wausau, WI||ArtsBlock: Grand Theater|
|October 8 – 9||Prior Lake, MN||Mystic Lake Casino|
|October 10||Clive, IA||7 Flags Event Center|
|October 12||Milwaukee, WI||Northern Lights Theater|