Illness Forces Willie Nelson To Reschedule & Cancel Shows


Country legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard were supposed to begin their joint Django and Jimmie Tour tomorrow night at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina, but an undisclosed illness afflicting Nelson has caused the show to be rescheduled. One other show on the tour has also been rescheduled and another canceled outright.

Their Thursday, October 15 Florence Civic Center show will now take place on April 6, 2016, while the pair’s Friday concert at Berglund Center Coliseum in Roanoke, Virginia has been moved from October 16 to Monday, October 19. Their Saturday, October 17 concert at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania has been canceled with no makeup date scheduled.

“I have no additional details but it is only the first three dates,” a representative for Nelson told Taste of Country. “The rest of the tour is on schedule.”

Willie Nelson is currently slated to appear at the American Roots Music & Arts Festival on Sunday, October 18 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina and he and Haggard are expected to restart the Django and Jimmie Tour in support of the collaborative album they released earlier this year at the Fox Theater Detroit on Tuesday, October 20.

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