Outlaw Music Festival Tour announces 2nd leg with additions – Van Morrison, Neil Young and Tedeschi Trucks Band


Willie Nelson, Blackbird Presents & Mark Rothbaum, and Live Nation are thrilled to announce eight additional dates for the second leg of Outlaw Music Festival Tour to close out summer 2018, with Van Morrison, Neil Young + Promise of the Real (Saratoga Performing Arts Center only), Tedeschi Trucks Band, Margo Price, Greensky Bluegrass, Terra Lightfoot, and The Commonheart joining the second run of dates. The incredible lineup of music stars already includes Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Brandi Carlile, The Head and the Heart, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ryan Bingham, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Wild Feathers, JD McPherson, Delta Rae, and Particle Kid. (For artists performing in various cities, please refer to the specific market lineups listed below).

Outlaw Music Festival 2018

The second leg of North America’s biggest touring festival will stop in eight cities, beginning in Burgettstown, PA and ending Saratoga Springs, NY. Artists performing on each date are listed below. Each festival tour date will feature a unique range of festival attractions including local cuisine, craft beers, and crafts by local artisans to provide music fans in each city with an unforgettable concert experience.

 

Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, April 6 at 12PM (Local for each venue). VIP packages including great seats and exclusive festival merchandise will be available. Citi® is the official pre-sale credit card of the Outlaw Music Festival Tour. As such, Citi® card members will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 3 at 10AM (Local for each venue) until Thursday, April 5 at 10PM (Local for each venue) through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com.

 

“The second leg of the Outlaw Music Festival Tour with all my friends is going to be a blast,” says Willie Nelson. “We’ll see you out there this summer!”

 

“Family. That’s what this touring group of artists, fans and friends are when we come together for our annual Outlaw Music Festival Tour. I am thrilled to continue this journey with Willie, this extraordinary group of performers, and Live Nation,” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.

“This started out with a one-show storyboard two years ago. Now, you can hear, feel, smell and immerse locally in that joyous exuberance,” says Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. “Outlaw is really just a celebration of everything Willie, which the Picnic has been for decades.”

The inaugural Outlaw Music Festival made its debut in 2016 in Scranton, PA, featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack and Cabinet. The sold-out show was so well received that Blackbird and Nelson decided to take their band of outlaws on the road as a touring festival in 2017. Last year, the Outlaw Music Festival Tour hosted more than 100,000 fans in amphitheaters and arenas all whover the country. From Willie Nelson to Bob Dylan to Eric Church to The Avett Brothers, fans shared unforgettable music memories and enjoyed unique vendor villages with local food, drinks and shopping. VIP ticketholders got a front row experience and exclusive merchandise. Outlaw Music Festival Tour 2018 is presented by Southern Comfort.

 

INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUAL OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL TOUR DATES & LINEUPS:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

BURGETTSTOWN, PA – KEYBANK PAVILION

Willie Nelson & Family

Van Morrison

Sturgill Simpson

Brandi Carlile

The Commonheart

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

Other Artists To Be Announced

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

HERSHEY, PA – HERSHEYPARK STADIUM

Willie Nelson & Family

Van Morrison

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Sturgill Simpson

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

TBA

Other Artists To Be Announced

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

TORONTO, ON – BUDWEISER STADIUM

Willie Nelson & Family

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Sturgill Simpson

Terra Lightfoot

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

Other Artists To Be Announced

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

SCRANTON, PA – THE PAVILION AT MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

Willie Nelson & Family

Van Morrison

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

TBA

Other Artists To Be Announced

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

CAMDEN, NJ – BB&T PAVILION

Willie Nelson & Family

Van Morrison

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Greensky Bluegrass

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

Other Artists To Be Announced

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

HOLMDEL, NJ – PNC BANK ARTS CENTER

Willie Nelson & Family

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Sturgill Simpson

Greensky Bluegrass

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

TBA

Other Artists To Be Announced

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

MANSFIELD, MA – XFINITY CENTER

Willie Nelson & Family

Sturgill Simpson

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Margo Price

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

Other Artists To Be Announced

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Willie Nelson & Family

Neil Young + Promise of the Real

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

Other Artists To Be Announced

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For complete Outlaw Music Festival tour details, please visit:

http://outlawmusicfestival.com

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About Blackbird Presents:

Blackbird Presents is the worldwide leader in the production of large scale concert events, broadcast specials, TV series, music festivals and tours.

 

Blackbird’s recent concerts, broadcast specials and releases include: All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration, Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard, The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson, Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings, I’ll Take YouThere: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples, The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris, Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music and All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.”

 

Blackbird Presents is also the creator and producer of The Outlaw Music Festival Tour, in partnership with Willie Nelson and The American Roots Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with Eric Church.

 

Visit us at www.blackbirdpresents.com

 

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. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times‘ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the annual Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, launched his cannabis company Willie’s Reserve and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 2015, Nelson published It’s A Long Story: My Life, the unvarnished and complete story of his life that landed him on the New York Times‘ bestsellers list. He also released a new studio album with Merle Haggard titled Django And Jimmie, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country album chart and #7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart. In November 2015, the Library of Congress honored him with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song for his contributions to popular music. He is the first country artist to receive the distinguished award. The following year began with the release of Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, a collection of 11 newly recorded Gershwin classics. The album debuted at #1 on both the Top Current Jazz chart and the Top Traditional Jazz chart, as well as earned him a Grammy Award for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. In September 2016, came For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price, an album of newly recorded interpretations of 12 Ray Price songs. A month later, Nelson released Pretty Paper, his new novel inspired his classic holiday song of the same title about a legless man who sold wrapping paper in front of a Ft. Worth, TX department store. In 2017, he released two albums of newly recorded performances: God’s Problem Child, with 13 new songs that debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Country album chart and #10 on the Billboard 200, and Willie Nelson and The Boys (Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2), that includes 11 country classics and one brand-new song performed by Nelson and his sons Lukas and Micah. For 2018, already scheduled is the release of Last Man Standing. Coming in April to celebrate his 85th birthday, it is comprised entirely of songs newly-penned by Nelson (and longtime collaborator and producer Buddy Cannon). These 11 essential new songs add to his classic catalog, and acknowledges the transience of time while marveling at the joy, beauty and surprise the world has to offer. It finds Willie Nelson rolling at a creative peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that comes from the road, which he still travels along performing for fans.

 

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.


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