Willie Nelson turns Austin concert into benefit for West, TX

Willie Nelson has turned his previously scheduled April 28 concert in Austin, TX, into a benefit concert for the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, on Wednesday (4/17). // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Willie Nelson has turned his previously scheduled April 28 concert in Austin, TX, into a benefit concert for the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, on Wednesday (4/17).

"West is just a few miles from my hometown of Abbott," Nelson said in a press release. "I was born and raised here and it was my backyard growing up. This is my community. These friends and neighbors have always been and are still a part of my life. My heart is praying for the community that we call home."

The Red-Headed Stranger will perform April 28 at The Backyard in Austin, TX. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the West Volunteer Fire Department. More information about how you can donate to the cause is available at Nelson's website.

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Nelson will follow up the Austin concert with a significant amount of summertime shows scattered across the continent. The 40-city outing also features several festival appearances, including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (5/3); Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter, NY (6/13); and his famous Fourth of July Picnic in Fort Worth, TX (7/4).

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April 2013
28 - Austin, TX - The Backyard at Bee Cave
30 - Estero, FL - Germain Arena

May 2013
1 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
2 - The Villages, FL - Savannah Center
3 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
6 - Evansville, IN - The Centre Aiken Theatre
8, 9 - Kalamazoo, MI - The State Theatre
12 - Cedar Falls, IA - Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
14 - Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center
15 - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom & Museum
16 - Mitchell, SD - Corn Palace
17 - Mahnomen, MN - Shooting Star Casino
18 - Onamia, MN - Grand Casino Mille Lacs

June 2013
7 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
8 - Atlantic City, NJ - Caesars Atlantic City
10 - Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
12 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Hall
13 - Hunter, NY - Taste of Country Music Festival
14 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook
15 - Newport, RI - Newport Yachting Center
16 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
18 - Perry Sound, Ontario - Bobby Orr Community Center
19 - Windsor, Ontario - Caesars Windsor The Colosseum
20 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
21 - Ottawa, Ontario - Ottawa Jazz Festival
22 - Rochester, NY - Kodak Hall

July 2013
4 - Fort Worth, TX - Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic
10 - La Porte, IN - La Porte County Fair
12 - Anderson, IN - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
14 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival at Ravinia Park
18 - Sylvania, OH - Centennial Terrace
19 - Cincinnati, OH - Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
20 - Somerset, KY - Master Musicians Festival

August 2013
7 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
9, 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
17 - Laughlin, NV - Edgewater Casino
18 - Pozo, CA - Pozo Saloon
25 - Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden

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