Wednesday evening, 86-year-old Willie Nelson announced that he’s been forced to cancel his upcoming tour with Allison Krauss, citing a medical concern as the reason:
To my fans,
I’m sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I need to have my doctor check out.
I’ll be back
— Willie Nelson (@WillieNelson) August 8, 2019
An update provided to Rolling Stone reveals that Nelson is expected to resume his tour on September 6, which means the following dates are the ones affected by the brief tour cancellation:
August 9 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI
August 10 Big Sandy Superstore Arena Huntington, WV
August 12 Florence Civic Center Florence, SC
August 14 John Paul Jones Arena Charlottesville, VA
August 16 Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, SC
August 17 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC
Visit Nelson’s official site for more details and the rest of his touring schedule in the fall.
Here’s hoping his breathing issue is under control and he can continue forging ahead as the living legend he is.
And if you haven’t yet listened to his new studio album, Ride Me Back Home, do so below. It was released in June:
Some context about the album’s background;
Alongside his new compositions on the album and the title track (which Throckmorton co-wrote with his daughter Debby, Joe Manual & Lucinda Hinton), Willie pays musical tribute to a variety of pop and country songwriters and performers, covering Billy Joel (“Just the Way You Are”), Mac Davis (“It’s Hard to Be Humble” with Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson) and a pair of songs by the late American country/folk artist Guy Clark (“Immigrant Eyes” and “My Favorite Picture of You,” the title song from Clark’s 2014 Grammy-winning Best Folk Album).
And get well soon, Willie Nelson!