Nelson is recovering from a breathing problem
Willie Nelson will resume touring in September after a month of rest. The legendary singer/songwriter swiftly canceled all 2019 tour dates earlier today (Thurs, Aug 8th) following breathing issues, but fans were reassured he’s recovering after his team shared news that the tour will resume next month.
“Willie is resting and feeling better. The tour will resume on September 6 in Gilford, NH. Thanks to all the fans for the continued support,” Nelson’s Twitter account reads.
Earlier in the day, Nelson shared, “To my fans, I’m sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I need to have my doctor check out. I’ll be back.”
Fans and media were uncertain which tour dates were affected, but it’s clear that it’s only for the month of August which were with Alison Krauss.
Nelson has dates scheduled through November 29th including a slew of Outlaw Music Festival Tour dates in September, and a two week Las Vegas residency set for October, dubbed Willie Nelson & Family’s Vegas On My Mind, at The Venetian Theatre.
Nelson is back on the road before will still co-headlining the return of Farm Aid on September 21st at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Bonnie Raitt, Luke Combs, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Yola, and Particle Kid are also on the bill.
Nelson has battled emphysema and has canceled a number of dates over the past two years.
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