Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
$48.50 – $150.00 Buy
Country music legend Willie Nelson is coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday, January 29th!
Ruth Eckerd Hall is proud to announce Willie Nelson & Family in concert on Wednesday, January 29 at 8:00 pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 7 at noon. Sasha Dobson will open the show. Tickets are $150*, $100, $68.50, $58.50 & $48.50. *$150 tickets include a premium seat, pre-show dinner, and a voucher for free valet parking.
If ever the words "living legend" were more than just public relations bluster, the application would be to Willie Hugh Nelson.
The iconic Texan is the creative genius behind historic recordings like Crazy, Hello Walls, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. His career has spanned six decades. His catalog boasts more than 200 albums. He's earned every conceivable award and honor to be bestowed on a person in his profession. He has also amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.
In many ways, however, the weighty distinction "living legend" does Nelson a disservice, for it discounts the extent to which he is a thriving, relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last six years alone, he delivered more than10 new releases, two of which received GRAMMY® nominations and a career-spanning box set, released his debut novel, and again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, all the while continuing to lobby against horse slaughter and producing his own blend of biodiesel fuel.
As ever, Nelson tours tirelessly, climbing aboard Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), taking his music and fans on a seemingly endless journey to places that were well worth the ride.
In 2012, Willie’s second book, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me Before I Die was released and the CMA awarded Willie the Lifetime Achievement Award. He also entered into a historic new record deal with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment. The deal marks a label homecoming for Nelson, who, from 1975 to 1993, cut a phenomenal string of top-selling singles and album for Columbia Records, beginning with 1975s seminal smash Red Headed Stranger. His current release, To All the Girls hit #2 on the country charts earlier this fall.