Illness Sidelines Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson In Concert
John Davisson
– Willie Nelson In Concert
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Willie Nelson called off a San Diego-area show on Saturday due to health-related issues, and it was later announced Willie is calling off the rest of his January shows.

Willie’s set at Harrah’s Resort So. Cal. in Valley Center, Calif., Jan. 6 only ran one song, “Whiskey River,” before walking off due to what appeared to be shortness of breath, according to the Union-Tribune.

On Jan. 9 his son Lukas Nelson wrote on Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real’s Facebook page: “Apologies all, Dad has the flu so we cancelled this week’s gigs in Cali and Vegas. If you have tickets, please contact the venue for a refund and we hope to see you on the road again soon.”

This means that the canceled shows include one tonight in Rohnert Park, Calif., Jan. 12 at The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas, Jan. 13 at The Chelsea At The Cosmopolitan in Vegas and E Center in Laughlin, Nev., Jan. 14. Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real was scheduled to open all of those gigs except Laughlin.

Willie had a good year in 2017, as he reported data for 41 shows. One of his highlights last year was the Outlaw Music Festival, which featured different artists on different dates, but included Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, Van Morrison and many more. In case you were wondering, Willie is 84 years old.

For all of the latest touring plans for Willie Nelson, check out his Pollstar artist page