Willie Nelson To Celebrate 90th Birthday With Star-Studded Two-Day Concert Event
Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, and more will perform during the all-star celebration.
Willie Nelson; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images, Miranda Lambert; Photo by Angelina Castillo, Kacey Musgraves; Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Citi
Willie Nelson will celebrate his 90th birthday with a star-studded event at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.
Taking place on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, 2023, Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90, A Star-Studded Concert Celebrating Willie’s 90th Birthday is being billed as one of the biggest musical events of the year.
The two-day historical concert event will feature Nelson alongside Allison Russell, Beck, Billy Strings, Bobby Weir, Charley Crockett, Chris Stapleton, Edie Brickell, Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff, Neil Young, Norah Jones, Orville Peck, Particle Kid, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, Sturgill Simpson, The Avett Brothers, The Chicks, The Lumineers, Tom Jones, Tyler Childers, Warren Haynes and Ziggy Marley.
Additional artists for the Blackbird Presents and Live Nation Hewitt-Silva produced event will be announced in the coming weeks.
According to a release, each night will be a unique experience, featuring once-in-a-lifetime performances and unforgettable collaborations to be revealed at the show.
“I can’t think of a better way to spend my 90th birthday than being surrounded by family, friends and of course the fans who made this all possible,” says Willie Nelson. “It’s an honor to perform with such an incredible group of artists at such an iconic venue.”
Two-day packages for the general public go on sale Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10 AM PT at http://ticketmaster.com.
All eligible Capital One Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cardholders will have access to exclusive presale tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 10 AM PT.
For complete show details, including information on travel packages, go to willienelson90.com.
Willie Nelson has enjoyed a wildly successful career spanning seven decades. The singer, songwriter, author, actor, activist, and musician is preparing to release his new studio album, I Don’t Know A Thing About Love, on March 3. The concept project features fresh interpretations of 10 classic compositions penned by the legendary American songwriter Harlan Howard and is available for pre-order now.
In addition to a new album, Nelson will appear in “Wille Nelson & Family,” a new five-part film documentary series directed by Thom Zimny and Oren Moverman. The film is set to premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2023, taking place January 19-29.
The Country Music Hall of Famer is currently nominated for four GRAMMYs from three projects: Best Country Solo Performance (“Live Forever”) (from Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver); Best Country Song (“I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die”) (songwriting award, from A Beautiful Time); Best Country Album (A Beautiful Time) and Best Roots Gospel Album (The Willie Nelson Family).
Willie Nelson has several upcoming tour dates on the books, including several in the state of Florida. For a complete list of dates, visit his official website.
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