Willie celebrates 90th with a lot of help from his friends
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Willie celebrates 90th with a lot of help from his friends

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 – A two-day concert - Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90, A Star-Studded Concert Celebrating Willie's 90th Birthday - will be held April 29-30 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Slated to appear are Allison Russell, Beck, Billy Strings, Bob Weir, Charley Crockett, Chris Stapleton, Edie Brickell, Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff, Neil Young, Norah Jones, Orville Peck, Particle Kid, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, Sturgill Simpson, The Avett Brothers, The Chicks, The Lumineers, Tom Jones, Tyler Childers, Warren Haynes and Ziggy Marley. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

"I can't think of a better way to spend my 90th birthday than being surrounded by family, friends and of course the fans who made this all possible," said Nelson. "It's an honor to perform with such an incredible group of artists at such an iconic venue."

Two-day packages for the general public go on sale Saturday at 1 p.m. eastern time. All eligible Capitol One Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cardholders will have access to exclusive presale tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday at 1 p.m. eastern.


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