(UPDATE 7/8/15) Tie on your headband and check your local amphitheater’s calendar, because there’s a good chance iconic country rocker Willie Nelson is coming to town this summer. The 82-year-old will join forces with fellow singer-songwriter Alison Krauss over six more shows before teaming up with Old Crow Medicine Show for a run through the end of August. 17 dates in total are scheduled over the next two months, and the average price for Willie Nelson tickets is $139.30 on the secondary market.
Nelson will make his most expensive stop on July 24 at Harrah’s Southern California Casino & Resort. The average price for Willie Nelson California tickets is currently $228.15 and the get-in price starts at $99.79. One other show will average above $200 on the resale market; on July 17, the ageless rocker hits Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater in Lincoln, Nebraska, where tickets own a secondary average of $217.46 and the get-in price is $87.
Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland welcomes the cheapest date of tour on August 19. That show has a $86.37 ticket average and the cheapest ticket available is $52. Other least expensive shows include July 26 at The Chelsea in Las Vegas ($103.33 avg./$69 get-in), August 23 at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion ($104.02 avg./$35 get-in) and July 22 at Santa Barbara Bowl ($132.49 avg./$76 get-in).
Below is Willie Nelson’s typical setlist along his summer run thus far, according to setlist.fm:
Average Setlist on Willie Nelson’s 2015 Summer Tour
- Whiskey River
- Still Is Still Moving to Me
- Beer for My Horses(Toby Keith cover)
- Good Hearted Woman(Waylon Jennings cover)
- Funny How Time Slips Away / Crazy / Night Life
- Down Yonder
- Me and Paul
- Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys(Ed Bruce cover)
- Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
- On the Road Again
- Texas Flood(Fenton Robinson cover)
- Always on My Mind(Brenda Lee cover)
- Jambalaya (On the Bayou) / Hey Good Lookin' / Move It On Over(Hank Williams cover)
- Georgia on My Mind(Hoagy Carmichael cover)
- I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train(Billy Joe Shaver cover)
- Nuages(Django Reinhardt cover)
- Shoeshine Man(Tom T. Hall cover)
- Will the Circle Be Unbroken / I'll Fly Away
- Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die
- I Saw the Light(Hank Williams cover)
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss Announce Joint U.S. Summer Tour
After a 2014 touring route that paired Willie Nelson & The Family Band with Alison Krauss & Union Station, the two country artists are hitting the road together again this summer. The duo has announced six west coast dates in June and July and will make stops in the states of Utah, Oregon and California.
The tour is currently set to begin at Usana Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City on June 20. It then travels to Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon for a show on June 25. Nelson and Krauss will then head to Los Angeles to play the Greek Theatre on July 18. Their final two announced shows together will be held on July 21 at Vina Robles Amphitheater in Paso Robles, California and July 22 at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, California.
Willie Nelson & The Family Band are set to embark on a late winter/early spring tour later this month, which will run across the U.S. through May. Alison Krauss & Union Station will play this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 30 prior to hitting the road with Nelson this summer.
Tickets will be made available on Nelson’s official website soon. More dates are likely to be announced in the coming months as well.
Below are the six announced dates on the upcoming tour. Check back here as more shows are announced in the coming weeks.
Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss Joint 2015 Summer Tour
6/20 - Usana Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, UT
6/25 - Les Schwab Amphitheater - Bend, OR
7/18 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
7/19 - The Pacific Amphitheatre - Costa Mesa, CA
7/21 - Vina Robles Amphitheatre - Paso Robles, CA
7/22 - Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA