Willie Nelson just announced the Outlaw Music Festival Tour, a raucous roadshow featuring some of music’s most iconic artists from past and present.
The six-city tour features Nelson as the mainstay, along with special guests at each location. Bob Dylan, Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers and more all appear at some point on the circuit. Oh, and Willie’s son Lukas, because of course he should be there.
The Outlaw Music Festival Tour was born out of last year’s inaugural Outlaw Music Festival. That party in Pennsylvania featured Nelson, Neil Young and several others. And they had so much fun that they’re taking the party elsewhere.
The first city on the tour is New Orleans. After the Big Easy, the tour hits Dallas before moving to Arkansas, Detroit (at the aging Joe Louis Arena), Milwaukee (during Summerfest) and New York. Other acts hitting various dates include Hayes Carll, Margo Price and My Morning Jacket.
Any worries that Nelson’s recent health struggles are slowing him down clearly don’t hold water. The legend canceled a few shows recently to battle a bad cold, but he’s back at it again. And the summer is gearing up to be a busy one.
For starters, Nelson releases new album God’s Problem Child on April 28. He’s also got a full slate of tour dates, including an appearance at Stagecoach Festival the day after he releases his album.
Nelson also recently honored longtime friend Merle Haggard at a tribute concert in Nashville. There’s no doubt the country star would’ve been part of the upcoming outlaw festival if he were still around.
Fans can snag tickets to the mini-tour starting Friday, April 21 at 10 a.m. Check out the show dates and lineups below.
Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour Dates:
July 1 – New Orleans, Louisiana
Feat. Willie Nelson & Family, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and more
July 2 – Dallas, Texas
Feat. Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, Hayes Carll, Margo Price and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
July 6 – Rogers, Arkansas
Feat. Willie Nelson & Family, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Sheryl Crow, Margo Price and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
July 8 – Detroit, Michigan
Feat. Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan and His Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Sheryl Crow and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
July 9 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Feat. Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan and His Band, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Margo Price and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
July 16 – Syracuse, New York
Feat. Willie Nelson & Family, My Morning Jacket, Sheryl Crow and Margo Price