Willie Nelson stays on the road behind "Heroes"
Willie Nelson proves he can still take on an extensive itinerary, adding even more shows to a 2012 tour that now pushes through the late fall.
Following his 39th annual 4th of July Picnic in Fort Worth, TX, last week, the iconic country singer/songwriter finished up a few more Texas shows and will next take the stage Tuesday (7/10) in Flagstaff, AZ. Since last check, more than two dozen dates have been tacked onto the schedule, which features performances at theaters, casinos and fairgrounds through mid-September. A Nov. 15 appearance at the Austin's ACL Live at Moody Theater rounds out the current slate of dates.
The Red-Headed Stranger released "Heroes" in mid-May via Legacy Records. The effort, produced by Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney), contains classic country songs, along with new songs written by Nelson and his son, Lukas. Guest musicians on the set include Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow, Billy Joe Shaver, Jamey Johnson, Ray Price and Snoop Dogg, among others.
The latest release, which follows last year's "Remember Me Vol. 1," marks the first album of Nelson's new long-term deal with Sony Music, which currently owns Columbia Records, Nelson's label for 20 years of his early career.
8 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
10 - Flagstaff, AZ - Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park
11 - Tucson, AZ - Fox Tucson Theatre
12 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
13 - Costa Mesa, CA - OC Fair at Pacific Amphitheatre
16 - Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon Club
17 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
18 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre
20 - Bakersfield, CA - Bright House Amphitheatre
21 - Henderson, NV - Sunset Station Hotel & Casino
22 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
8 - Sewell, NJ - TD Bank Arts Centre
9 - Crewe, VA - Hooper Park Pavilion
10 - Athens, GA - The Classic Center Theatre
11 - Atmore, AL - Wind Creek Casino & Hotel
12 - Mountain Home, AR - Vada Sheid Performing Arts Center
14 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion
17 - Kearney, NE - Viaero Event Center
25 - Austin, TX - The Backyard
6 - Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater
7 - Puyallup, WA - Western Washington Fair
13 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
14 - Grass Valley, CA - Nevada County Fairgrounds
15 - West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall
15 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at Moody Theater