Monday, February 8, 2016
– After Merle Haggard reportedly canceled all February tour dates due to a lingering battle with pneumonia, he was back on the road this weekend.
Haggard played in Las Vegas on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Ballroom. During the show, Toby Keith came out for about 30 minutes singing "Sing Me Back Home" and "Rambling Fever."
Haggard is slated to play a show in Santa Rosa, Cal. on Feb. 10, according to his publicist. His web site also lists a show in Palm Desert, Cal. tonight, Lemoore Cal. on Feb. 11 and Oakland, Cal. on Feb. 13.
The Hag, who has had health problems since December, was slated to play Riverside last Tuesday, Beverly Hills, Cal. with Kris Kristofferson on Wednesday.
Last week, the Hag's publicist, Tresa Redburn said,"He is still feeling weak from his recent struggle with double pneumonia and has decided to seek further treatment for it. Merle is hopeful he will be back on the road later in the spring."
Haggard, 78, was hospitalized with pneumonia in December.