Willie Nelson band members injured in crash, some tour dates postponed
Just a couple days after adding more shows to his in-progress tour, Willie Nelson has postponed the remaining November dates after a tour bus carrying Nelson' bandmates crashed in north Texas.
The accident occurred early Saturday morning (11/23) amid winter weather. One of the band's tour buses was swept off the road and crashed into a bridge pillar about 80 miles east of Dallas. Drummer Paul English injured his ankle and his brother Billy, the band's percussionist, bruised a hip, while crew member Thomas Ray Hawkins cracked a rib, according to Nelson's website. Nelson was on a different tour bus.
Nelson and The Family were en route to Robinsonville, MS, for a Saturday (11/23) show, but that date, along with three more late November shows have been postponed. The Red-Headed Stranger and his band will return to the stage for a two-night stand Dec. 10-11 in Las Vegas.
Since last check, another 16 concerts have been added to the itinerary, which now pushes into March and includes two nights (12/30-12/31) of ringing in the New Year in Austin, TX. The road trip currently wraps up with three Midwest dates rescheduled from late September.
The 80-year-old country performer unveiled his most recent collection, "Let's Face the Music and Dance," in April vai Legacy Recordings. The album, which was recorded at Pedernales Recording Studio in Austin, TX, follows last year's "Heroes" and features pop, jazz and country classics from the 1930s-1950s.
23 - Robinsonville, MS - Horseshoe Tunica (Postponed)
24 - Jackson, MS - Thalia Mara Hall (Postponed)
26 - Fayetteville, AR - Walton Arts Center (Postponed)
27 - Lafayette, LA - Heymann Performing Arts Center (Postponed)
10, 11 - Las Vegas, NV - Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
12 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Theater
13 - Santa Rosa, CA - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
14 - Arcata, CA - Van Duzer Theatre
16 - Lancaster, CA - Lancaster Performing Arts Center
17 - Palm Desert, CA - McCallum Theatre
17 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
30, 31 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
1 - Orlando, FL - Seaworld: Bands, Brew & BBQ
4 - Macon, GA - Macon City Auditorium
8 - Richardson, TX - Charles W. Eisemann Center
22 - Bossier City, LA - Horseshoe Casino Riverdome
23 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
28 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Event Center
12 - Springfield, IL - Sangamon Auditorium (Rescheduled from 9/27)
22 - Charlotte, MI - Eaton County Fairgrounds (Rescheduled from 9/28)
23 - Carmel, IN - The Palladium (Rescheduled from 9/25)