Alison Krauss announces 2018 tour, including co-headlining dates with Willie Nelson
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Alison Krauss has announced a 50-show North American tour set for this spring and summer, and she’ll be joined for 17 of them by fellow country artist, Willie Nelson & Family. The lengthy tour, which is scheduled to start in Tulsa, Okla. on May 16 will see the country/bluegrass singer and multi-instrumentalist visiting a mix of large and smaller cities around the U.S. and Canada throughout the warm months before coming to an end on Sept. 21 in Cherokee, N.C.

Together, Krauss and Nelson will spend the first six dates of the tour together before going their separate ways for a little over a month. They’ll join forces again starting on July 28 in Murphys, Calif., where they’ll remain together again for another 10 shows before parting ways on Aug. 11. Fans should be optimistic that the two artists will find time to join each other on stage throughout the run, as both Nelson and Krauss are certainly familiar with each others’ live show having already toured together in recent years. Tickets for select shows on the tour will be starting general on-sale this Friday, April 6, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Krauss’ has been one of the favorite names in country and bluegrass since her early 20s. While she had done well for herself in the American roots genres throughout the first half of her career, it was her 2007 collaborative album with Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant which would introduce her incredible talent to more of a mainstream and rock-friendly audience. Her latest solo album, 2017’s Windy City, earned strong praise from critics, and even features her own spin on the Willie Nelson deep cut, “I Never Cared For You.”

Nelson is also gearing up for the release of his next studio album, which will be titled Last Man Standing, and is scheduled for an April 27 release. The album’s producer, Buddy Cannon, also worked closely on Krauss’ Windy City.

Alison Krauss 2018 Tour Dates:
May 16 – Tulsa, OK - BOK Center *
May 18 – Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater *
May 19 – Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre *
May 20 – Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre *
May 22 – Champaign, IL - State Farm Center *
May 23 – Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center *
May 25 – Raleigh, NC - Outlaw Music Fest
June 6 – Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
June 8 – Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
June 9 – Selbyville, DE - Freeman Stage at Bayside
June 10 – Wilkes-Barre, PA - FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
June 12 – Charleston, WV - Charleston Municipal Auditorium
June 14 – Sylvania, OH - Centennial Terrace
June 15 – Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion
June 16 – Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Fest
June 19 – Lenox, MA - Tanglewood
June 21 – Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavilion
June 22 – Williamsburg, VA - Funhouse Fest
June 23 – Chautauqua, NY - Chautauqua Institute Ampitheatre
June 25 – Toronto, ON - Toronto Downtown Jazz Fest
June 26 – Ottawa, ON - Ottawa International Jazz Festival
June 27 – Rochester, NY - Rochester International Jazz Fest
June 30 – Owensboro, KY - Rompfest
July 7 – Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino
July 8 – Midland, TX - Noel Wagner Performing Arts Center (Click here for tickets)
July 10 – San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
July 11 – Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre
July 13 – New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
July 14 – Memphis, TN - Mud Island Amphitheater
July 15 – Springfield, MO - Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
July 28 – Murphys, CA - Ironstone Amphitheatre *
July 29 – Reno, NV - Grand Theatre – Grand Sierra Resort *
July 21 – Troutdale, OR - Edgefield *
Aug. 1 – Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park Concerts * (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 3 – Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Casino *
Aug. 4 – Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater *
Aug. 6 – Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery * (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 7 – Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center *
Aug. 10 – San Diego, CA - Open Air Theatre *
Aug. 11 – Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre *
Sept. 6 – Bensalem, PA - XCite Center at Parx Casino (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 7 – Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods
Sept. 8 – Gilford, NH - Bank Of NH Pavilion
Sept. 9 – Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort Casino
Sept. 11 – Akron, OH - Akron Civic Theatre
Sept. 12 – South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
Sept. 14 – Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
Sept. 15 – Indianapolis, IN - Clowes Memorial Hall
Sept. 20 – Roanoke, VA - Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
Sept. 21 – Cherokee, NC - Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

* w/Willie Nelson & Family