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Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour Returns This Summer With Sturgill Simpson And Elvis Costello

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In April, Willie Nelson will return with a new album, Last Man Standing, just days before the country legend is set to turn 85. The title plays on both his longevity and his resilience, which becomes even more remarkable when you realize that this is Nelson’s 10th release this decade. And it’s not like Willie has just become resigned to the studio in his twilight years. No, he’s also a touring monster.

Nelson will hit the road again this summer as his Outlaw Country Festival continues its touring incarnation. And, if it is anywhere close to as great as last year’s event, fans are in for a treat. Today the festival announced its return, hitting venues in the South and Midwest this summer. In addition to Nelson, the stacked bill will also feature Sturgill Simpson Alison Krauss, The Head And The Heart, Elvis Costello, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Willie’s son Lukas at various points along its three weekends of announced runs.

Check out the current docket of dates and lineups below, and find ticket information here. Look for Willie Nelson’ new album, Last Man Standing, on April 27th.

05/25 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Sturgill Simpson
Alison Krauss
Delta Rae
Other Artists To Be Announced

05/26 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Brandi Carlile
Old Crow Medicine Show
Other Artists To Be Announced

05/27 — Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Other Artists To Be Announced

06/22 — Cincinatti, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show
Other Artists To Be Announced

06/23 — Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show
JD McPherson
Other Artists To Be Announced

06/24 — Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Willie Nelson & Family
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show
Other Artists To Be Announced

06/29 — Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Ryan Bingham
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

06/30 — Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Ryan Bingham
The Head and the Heart
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
The Wild Feathers
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

07/01 — The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Ryan Bingham
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
The Wild Feathers
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

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