Willie Nelson takes over The Venetian with Vegas On My Mind
October 21, 2016 1:28 PM
by Staff & Wire Reports
American icon Willie Nelson will take over The Venetian Las Vegas for five nights with his exclusive new show, Vegas On My Mind. The limited engagement will take place at The Venetian Theatre January 28 - February 4.
Vegas On My Mind will include decades of hits from Nelson's extensive career. All five shows will feature a set list and production designed exclusively for the limited Vegas engagement. Guests can expect to hear legendary singles like "Always On My Mind," "Seven Spanish Angels," "Pancho and Lefty" and "On The Road Again."
Tickets for Willie Nelson & Family: Vegas On My Mind go on sale Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m. at Venetian.com. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. on January 28 and 29 and February 1, 3, and 4.
"Willie Nelson is such a legend of not just country music, but of American culture in general" said Bobby Reynolds, Vice President of Booking for AEG Live Las Vegas. "We are thrilled to have him on stage for five nights at The Venetian Theatre."
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, the 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 the last five years alone, he delivered 10 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 last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company Willie's Reserve, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 2015, Nelson added "It's A Long Story: My Life," the unvarnished and complete story of Willie, which hit bookshelves and landed him on the New York Times bestsellers list; and the new studio album with Merle Haggard titled Django And Jimmie, which debuted at #1 on Billboard Country album chart and #7 on Billboard Top 200 album chart.
This 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. In September, came For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price, an album of newly recorded interpretations of 12 Ray Price songs. Following in October, Nelson is set to release Pretty Paper, his new novel which 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. Nelson continues to record new songs for upcoming projects as well as touring throughout North America year long.
Tickets, starting at $59.50 (plus applicable fees), go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at Venetian.com.