Willie Nelson maps fall tour

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Willie Nelson will return to the road this fall for a tour that swings through Massachusetts in November. The country music legend will perform at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in downtown Lowell on Tuesday, November 1. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $49.75 to $89.75, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website.

Nelson, 78, continues to tour in support of his latest release, Country Music. Released in April of 2010 via Rounder Records, it reached #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #20 on the Billboard 200. Produced by acclaimed producer T Bone Burnett, Country Music was also nominated for Best Americana Album in the 2011 Grammy Awards. Nelson wrote one track on the album, “Man With The Blues” and, with Burnett, co-arranged three traditional songs, “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down”, “I Am A Pilgrim” and “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”. Country Music also features many popular old-time/bluegrass/folk songs including Ernest Tubb’s “Seaman’s Blues”, Merle Travis’ “Dark As A Dungeon” and Doc Watson’s “Freight Train Boogie’.

Most recently, Nelson covered Coldplay’s “The Scientist” for the soundtrack of the short film entitled, “Back to the Start”. The film by Johnny Kelly, which is streaming below, depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system. Fans can download the song through iTunes for $0.99 with proceeds benefiting The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

Prior to his performance in Lowell, Nelson will perform at the MGM Grand Theater. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $30 to $50, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website.

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