The University of Illinois Springfield has announced that the previously postponed performance of Willie Nelson originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Willie Nelson's original performance was postponed for medical reasons due to extreme fatigue/illness after his dedicated involvement in Farm Aid (which supports America's farmers) at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Patrons who purchased tickets for the September 27 performance will be granted the same seats as previously purchased and new tickets for the Tuesday, August 12, 2014 date will be issued and mailed to them in late January. Patrons who purchased tickets for September 27 and are unable to attend the rescheduled performance have until Friday, January 24 to request a refund. Telephone and Internet processing fees cannot be refunded. Tickets for Willie Nelson for August 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. are on sale now.
For more information, please contact the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at 217.206.6160 or 800.207.6960 Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. In 2010 he released Willie Nelson's Country Music, produced by award winning T Bone Burnett and it received a GRAMMY Nomination for Best Americana Album. In 2011 Willie's album releases included, Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles, a 12 song collection with Wynton Marsalis and Norah Jones as well as Remember Me Vol. 1, his hand-picked selections of country music's most definitive songs. Released May of 2012 is Heroes, his first album for Legacy Recordings that showcases new songs and deep country classics. The album spent five weeks at #1 on the Americana Radio Chart. In November his latest book, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die, hit shelves and landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times's best-seller list. A road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice, the book is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of a unique man and one of the greatest artists of our time. 2013 brings an April release of "Let's Face The Music And Dance," an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble.