The great legend Willie Nelson returns to the Valley Jan. 4 to kick off what is sure to be a great 2015!
Tickets go on sale Sept. 26 at the Celebrity Theatre box office, online at www.celebritytheatre.com or charge by phone at 602-267-1600 ext. 1.
Tickets are priced at: $60, $80 and $110
Doors open at 5 p.m.
There is just something about Willie Nelson that evokes emotion in me. Maybe it’s the fact that at 81 he I still a relevant and tremendous artist regularly contributing at the highest level. Maybe it’s the fact that his rendition and haunting vocal style of Country standards like “You Were Always On My Mind,” make me a mushy mess. Or maybe it’s just because he is just that damn good. As the press release announcing this show said…Hats off to the ever-popular, always relevant Willie Nelson!
The words “living legend” are often just hyperbole when PR people are touting their latest and greatest artist, but if you are talking about Willie Hugh Nelson – hold the phone, there ain’t no exaggeratin’ here. No this iconic Texan is the real deal living legend. The creative genius and writer behind historic songs like “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Red Headed Stranger,” “Stardust,” “On the Road Again” and “Good Hearted Woman,” his incredible career has spanned six decades. His catalog boasts more than 200 albums and he’s earned every conceivable award and honor possible in his profession.
Singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor and activist, Willie reached huge nationwide fame during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s. But as many know, he began writing songs for greats like Patsy Cline and Roy Orbison long before that. Along with fellow traveler Waylon Jennings, Nelson was labeled the outlaw of the genre. He was celebrated for his work with buddies like Jennings (“Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”), Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, but scaled even greater chart heights by singing with Julio Iglesias (“To All the Girls I Loved Before”).
Nelson’s stardom soon translated to another medium with roles in feature films including The Electric Horseman, Honeysuckle Rose, Stagecoach and many others.
Band of Brothers, released earlier this year, went #1 on the Billboard Country Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200. It’s his first collection to feature predominantly newly penned songs in nearly 20 years. The Willie Nelson & Family band will no doubt play songs from this album and so many more classics. Don’t miss Willie this time, we never know when he will decide to hang up the braids and call it a day.
The Celebrity Theatre is located four blocks south of the Loop 202, at 440 N. 32nd St.