Willie Nelson is a musical treasure.
Calling him anything but that would be a disrespect to the art form as a whole. Although Nelson is pushing 85, he still has the vibrancy of the young Texas outlaw that made him his legendary name. Oh, and he isn’t nearly thinking about retiring and riding off into the Texas sunset, either, as, in fact, Willie Nelson and the Family will hit the road later in December for a barnburner of a tour.
It would be odd to run into the person who hasn’t heard of the great Willie Nelson, but for those three poor souls who haven’t, here’s a condensed backstory.
Hailing from the small town of Abbot, Texas (southeast of Dallas), Nelson found his nitch in the late-60s, when outlaw country burst from the seems of Texas and spread its sounds throughout the country world. Nelson’s 1973 LP, Shotgun Willie, became the catalyst for outlaw country to break into the mainstream, and from that point on, Nelson became a cultural icon.
So, seeing Willie Nelson and the Family live and in person is truly a treat that shouldn’t be missed, and here’s the complete tour itinerary and ticket information. Keep in mind that all tour dates and venues are subject to change.
Dec. 10 -- Carmel, CA -- Sunset Cultural Center
Dec. 11 -- Carmel, CA -- Sunset Cultural Center
Dec. 13 -- Oakland, CA -- Fox Theater
Dec. 14 -- Oakland, CA -- Fox Theater
Dec. 15 -- Cupertino, CA -- Flint Center for the Performing Arts
Dec. 29 -- Austin, TX -- ACL Live Moody Theater
Dec. 31 -- Austin, TX -- ACL Live Moody Theater
Jan. 2 -- Shreveport, LA -- Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Jan. 4 -- Marksville, LA -- Mari Showroom at Paragon Casino
Jan. 5 -- Memphis, TN -- Orpheum Theatre
Jan. 7-- Chattanooga, TN -- Tivoli Theatre
Jan. 9 -- North Charleston, SC -- North Charleston PAC
Jan. 10 -- Knoxville, TN -- Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 14 -- El Paso, TX -- Abraham Chavez Theatre (Tickets)
Feb. 16 -- Dallas, TX -- The Bomb Factory (Tickets)
Feb. 17 -- Catoosa, OK -- The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Feb. 19 -- Midland, TX -- Wagner-Noel Performing Arts Center
Feb. 23 -- Newkirk, OK -- First Council Casino
Feb. 25 -- Mobile, AL -- Saenger Theatre (Tickets)
Feb. 27 -- New Orleans, LA -- The Fillmore
March 1 -Plant City, FL -- Florida Strawberry Festival
April 12 -- New Braunfels, TX -- Whitewater Amphitheatre
April 13 -- New Braunfels, TX -- Whitewater Amphitheatre
April 14 -- New Braunfels, TX -- Whitewater Amphitheatre