Willie Nelson plots end-of-year shows throughout South
Willie Nelson will spend part of the fall on the tour trail despite the cancellation of his Railroad Revival Tour.
The latest round of shows kicks off Nov. 15 in Austin, TX, followed by stops throughout the South. The 13-city outing, which includes a two-night stand Nov. 26-27 in Galveston, TX, wraps up with two consecutive evenings (Dec. 30-31) in Austin celebrating the end of 2012 and the coming New Year.
Earlier this month, Nelson and crew canceled the eight-city Railroad Revival Tour, which was also set to include Band of Horses, Jamey Johnson and John Reilly & Friends. "Certain complications" that wouldn't allow the bands to "host the shows in the manner intended" was cited for the cancellation.
The Red-Headed Stranger most recently released "Heroes" in mid-May via Legacy Records. The Buddy Cannon-produced effort 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.
15 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at Moody Theater
23 - Arlington, TX - Arlington Music Hall
24 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino
25 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
26, 27 - Galveston, TX - The Grand 1894 Opera House
29 - Fort Smith, AR - Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center
30 - Alexandria, LA - Rapides Parish Coliseum
1 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre
4 - Augusta, GA - Bell Auditorium
5 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
6 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
7 - Bolivia, NC - Odell Williamson Auditorium
8 - Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium
30, 31 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at Moody Theater
28 - Claremont, CA - Bridges Auditorium