Willie Nelson on the road to W-B again

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First Posted: 6/13/2014

The Redheaded Stranger is no stranger to Wilkes-Barre.

With six concerts already under his cowboy belt (all sellouts), it was announced today that Willie Nelson will return to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts for a seventh performance on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, June 20 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at 570.826.1100, and online at kirbycenter.org.

A special Kirby Members Pre-Sale will begin Wednesday, June 18 at 10 a.m.

Backed by his longtime touring and recording “Family,” Nelson is on the road again, this time in support of his 69th studio album, Band of Brothers, which is due out this Tuesday.

With a six-decade career and more than 200 total albums already in the rearview mirror, Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and has amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist.

He is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger,” “Stardust” and countless others, and at the age of 81, the iconic Texan shows no signs of slowing down.

Earlier this year, Nelson was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, and later that week, he became a fifth-degree black belt in the martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul.

In 2012, he reached The New York Times Best Sellers list with his book, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.” His song by the same title was released earlier that year, featuring a guest appearance by rapper Snoop Dogg.

Nelson first appeared on the F.M. Kirby Center stage in August of 1988. His most-recent visit came in May of 2012.

Tickets are $47, $57, $67 (Gold Circle), and $97 (Limited Pit), plus fees.