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Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour returns with Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello, and more

Touring festival will stop at nine cities beginning in late May through early July

Sturgill Simpson and Willie Nelson, photo by Joshua Timmermans
Sturgill Simpson and Willie Nelson, photo by Joshua Timmermans
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    Willie Nelson recently canceled several tour dates after coming down with the flu. The 84-year-old country music legend appears to be on the mend, as he’s just announced plans for his second annual Outlaw Music Festival Tour.

    The first leg spans nine dates, kicking off May 25th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Further stops are scheduled in Charlotte, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Dallas before concluding on July 1st in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Artists joining Nelson on the road include a rotating cast of Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Nataniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsOld Crow Medicine Show, and Lukas + Promise of the Real.

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    Each show will also feature a unique range of festival attractions including local cuisine, craft beers, and crafts by local artisans.

    Tickets go on sale beginning March 16th via the festival’s website (you can also grab them here). Check out the individual lineups for each city below. More artists and dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

    Ahead of the tour’s kickoff, Nelson will release his new studio album, Last Man Standing, on April 27th.

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    05/25 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
    Willie Nelson & Family
    Sturgill Simpson
    Alison Krauss
    Delta Rae

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

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

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    06/22 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
    Willie Nelson & Family
    Sturgill Simpson
    The Head and the Heart
    Old Crow Medicine Show

    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

    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

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    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

    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

    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

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