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.

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
Perennial road dog Willie Nelson hasn’t started his 2009 itinerary yet, but he’s already extended his tour plans for the New Year. Following his previously announced leg of dates in January, the country music legend will stay the course for at least two more months of non-stop touring. The... Read more
Today’s tour recap includes special event announcements, full tour itineraries and more as compiled by TicketNews on November 17, 2008. At the top of the day’s news, we have a story about the economy’s effect on the nation’s multiple-day music festivals. Possibly worried that the price tag on attending... Read more
After closing out the year with a few performances in New York City, legendary jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will be back on the road early in 2009 for a new round of dates along the East Coast. His next performance with the Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) Orchestra is... Read more
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... Read more
Iconic singer-songwriter Willie Nelson has extended his time on the road…again. With more than 70 shows already completed this year, the country crooner recently added new dates onto his fall itinerary that will keep him on the U.S. tour circuit through early December. The trek continues with a pair... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen Willie Nelson is on the road again. Well, actually, Nelson is rarely off the road. For 2008, he starts out on Jan. 6 in Dothan, AL and has 15 concerts booked through Feb. 15, winding down in Indio, CA. His last concert this... Read more