Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson Go on the Road Again for Summer Tour
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss will join forces once again for a few more dates on their shared tour this summer. The run of shows follows the pair’s summer trek of 2014, which was complicated by “an unforeseen and urgent health concern,” according to a statement on Krauss’s website last April.
The nine newly announced shows begin June 17th in Missoula, Montana, and are concentrated in the western U.S., with the majority taking place in California. (See the list of tour dates below.)
In addition to the co-headlining tour, Willie Nelson and Family continue their seemingly never-ending trek with a series of shows this spring and summer, including a two-night stint at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium March 3rd and 4th. Krauss and her band Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas, will be featured at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 30th.
Nelson, whose 82nd birthday will be celebrated in April, has plenty more in store throughout the year, including the May 5th publication of his autobiography, It’s a Long Story: My Life. The erstwhile actor, seen in such films as Barbarosa and The Electric Horseman, is headed back to the big screen for a lead role in the fantasy-adventure Waiting for the Miracle to Come. Written and directed by Australian filmmaker Lian Lunson, the film is being shot at Nelson’s “Luck, Texas” film set on his Hill Country ranch. The Old West setting was originally built for the iconic performer’s 1986 film, Red Headed Stranger. Production on Miracle is set to begin next month.
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas tour dates:
June 17th — Missoula, Montana
June 19th — Nampa, Idaho
June 20th — Salt Lake City, Utah
June 25th — Bend, Oregon
July 18th — Los Angeles
July 19th — Costa Mesa, California
July 21st — Paso Robles, California
July 22nd — Santa Barbara, California
July 23rd — Berkeley, California