The Kauffman Center has announced Willie Nelson will perform in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 16. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 24 and will be in the $50-$92 range. We have a feeling the show will look exactly like the video above from Willie's movie "Honeysuckle Rose," minus Dyan Cannon. The official press release follows the jump.
WILLIE NELSON ANNOUNCED AS FIRST KAUFFMAN CENTER PRESENTS PERFORMANCE OF 2012-2013 SEASON
** Legendary American Country Music Singer-Songwriter to Perform in Muriel Kauffman Theatre **
KANSAS CITY, MO – Today, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced that Willie Nelson will perform in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Thursday, August 16. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 24 and ticket prices range from $50 - $92.
“We are thrilled to begin our Kauffman Center Presents season with one of the biggest American Legends in music today,” said Jane Chu, President & CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. “Willie Nelson’s career spans generations, genres and audiences. He’s a great representation of the diverse artists featured in the Kauffman Center Presents programs.”
ABOUT WILLIE NELSON
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 tune cycle about the ups and downs of love with Wynton Marsalis and Norah Jones as well as ‘Remember Me Vol. 1,’ his hand-picked 14 song collection of country music's most definitive songs. Recently released, ‘Heroes,’ his first album for Legacy Recordings, will showcase new songs and deep country classics with guest artists including Merle Haggard, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, and Micah Nelson.
ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, is a new center for music, opera, theater, and dance designed by Moshe Safdie. The Kauffman Center presents vibrant performances and educational programming, and advances the role of the performing arts as a catalyst for Kansas City’s educational, civic, and economic vitality. The Kauffman Center’s two performance venues, the 1,800-seat Muriel Kauffman Theatre and the 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall, offer audiences engaging and intimate experiences.
More information on the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is available at www.kauffmancenter.org.