Willie Nelson has canceled 2019 tour dates due to a breathing problem. The legendary country singer/songwriter broke the news social media himself, apologizing to fans.
“To my fans, I’m sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I need to have my doctor check out,” he shares. “I’ll be back.”
Dates are scheduled through November 29th, but it’s unclear which shows he will be missing. Nelson has dates with Alison Krauss scheduled through mid-August before a slew Outlaw Music Festival Tour dates in September. He also has a two week Las Vegas residency set for October, dubbed Willie Nelson & Family’s Vegas On My Mind, at The Venetian Theatre.
It’s also unclear whether or not Nelson will still co-head the return Farm Aid on September 21st at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Bonnie Raitt, Luke Combs, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Lukas Nelson & Promise the Real, Yola, and Particle Kid are also on the bill.
Nelson has battled emphysema and has canceled a number dates over the past two years.
More details as they become available.