Willie Nelson to stay on the road through summer

Willie Nelson won't be taking a break anytime soon, as he's added another slew of U.S. shows that now stretch into the summer. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Willie Nelson won't be taking a break anytime soon, as he's added another slew of U.S. shows that now stretch into the summer.

The Red-Headed Stranger is already into the road trip, with plans to tale to the stage tonight (3/12) in Los Angeles. Since last check, another 25 performances across the South and East have been spread throughout the itinerary, including concerts in Odessa, TX (4/5); Washington, D.C. (5/7); and Waukegan, IL (6/7). The outing currently runs through June 8 in Winsted, MN.

Tickets for many shows are available now at the performer's website.

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Nelson released his most recent set, "Remember Me Vol. 1," last year on R&J Records. The musician worked with producer James Stroud to select and record 14 country music hits from the last 70 years. It follows 2010's "Country Music," on which producer T-Bone Burnett worked as Nelson's musical accomplice.

Last month, Nelson signed a new long-term deal with Sony Music, which currently owns Columbia Records, Nelson's label for 20 years of his early career.

The agreement calls for the singer to release five new albums, beginning with a new studio set this spring, and to re-release his older archival material through Sony's Legacy Recordings arm. The deal -- which is likely to result in new collections of previously unreleased material as well as provide bonus cuts on re-releases of album's from Nelson's back catalog -- will cover all phases of Nelson's 60-year recording career.

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March 2012
12 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
13 - Los Angeles, CA - Walt Disney Concert Hall
15 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
16, 17 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Resort Casino

April 2012
3 - Farmington, NM - McGee Park Memorial Coliseum
5 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
6 - Concho, OK - Lucky Star Casino
7 - Newkirk, OK - First Council Casino
8 - Cape Girardeau, MO - Show Me Center
9 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric Oxford
11 - Aurora, IL - Paramount Arts Centre
12 - Aurora, IL - Paramount Arts Centre
13 - Elkhart, IN - The Lerner Theatre
14 - Elizabeth, IN - Horseshoe Casino
15 - Springfield, MO - Juanita K. Hammons Hall
19 - Lufkin, TX - Angelina County Expo Center
20 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
21 - Austin, TX - The Backyard at Bee Cave

May 2012
6 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
7 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
9 - Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook Snagajob Pavilion
10 - Charleston, WV - Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
11 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Kirby Center
12 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
15 - Providence, RI - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
16, 17 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
18 - Newport News, VA - Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts
19 - Fredericksburg, VA - Celebrate Virginia Live at the Job.com Pavilion

June 2012
3 - Houston, TX - Free Press Summer Festival
5 - Nashville, TN - Schermerhorn Symphony Center
7 - Waukegan, IL - Genessee Theatre
8 - Winsted, MN - Winstock Country Music Festival

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