Fans of great country, and for that matter great music, get ready for an incredible live concert experience. The legend of outlaw country, Willie Nelson, is going as strong as ever aged 84! With support from the wonderful Kacey Musgraves, he'll be performing at Greek Theatre Berkeley on Saturday 19th August 2017. Tickets will disappear FAST as people hanker to see this much-loved artist, so don't delay in getting yours!!!
Born during the great American depression in Texas, 1933, Willie Nelson wrote his first song ages 7 and formed a band aged 10!! After various odd jobs following high school, he moved to Vancouver, Washington, wrote “Family Bible,” and recorded the song “Lumberjack,” but it wasn't until 1958 after his move to Houston that he signed a record label contract. Working as a disk jockey and singing at the Esquire Ballroom, he wrote songs that would later go on to become country standards, such as “Hello Walls,” “Pretty Paper,” and “Funny How Time Slips Away”. His first album, “…And Then I Wrote,” was a big commercial success, causing a stream of hits that would lead up to the phenomenally successful album in 1975 “Red Headed Stranger” and his name going down in the history of country music as we know it today.
Willie Nelson is considered one of the pioneers of outlaw country, developed in the late 1960's as a reaction to the restraints of the traditional Nashville sound. That's not the only way he's been revolutionary – aside from his incredible musical career, he has acted in over 30 films, co-authored multiple books, and actively campaigned for various causes including farm policy reform, LGBT equality and animal rights, making him a truly loved figure in music.
Do NOT miss out on your chance to see the legend live – get your tickets to see Willie Nelson TODAY!!!