The singer won’t finish his summer run with Alison Krauss
Willie Nelson has canceled the remainder of his current tour, citing health problems. The 86-year-old revealed the news following his show in Toledo, Ohio at the Huntington Center.
Nelson’s tour was set to run for 30 more shows, including a stop on Friday at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The trek, which features Alison Krauss opening many of the dates, was scheduled to wrap November 29th at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Nelson was also set to play at the Farm Aid concert September 21st alongside Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Bonnie Raitt.
The singer has dealt with several health issues over the past few years. Last summer he canceled his appearance at the Outlaw Music Festival due to illness, and was forced to cancel several dates earlier in 2018. In August 2017, Nelson stopped a concert in Salt Lake City early after dealing with respiratory issues. “I am sorry to have to cut the SLC show short tonight,” he wrote on Twitter. “The altitude got to me. I am feeling better now & headed for lower ground.” He also cancelled several shows in early 2017.
Please be advised that the Outlaw Music Festival concert at Riverbend Music Center on Sunday, September 22nd will go on as scheduled. @WillieNelson's announcement this morning was only referencing his scheduled tour dates in August. pic.twitter.com/1csH6OYNOi— Riverbend Music Ctr. (@riverbendpnc) August 8, 2019
Willie is scheduled to appear at the Outlaw Music Festivals in Indianapolis on September 20th and in Cincinnati on September 22nd