Willie Nelson adds son to Kirby Center lineup

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First Posted: 8/27/2014

WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center announced Wednesday there will be an extra family member on hand when Willie Nelson & Family visits the city in two weeks.

Lukas Nelson, Willie’s son, and his band — Promise of the Real — have been added to the concert, which comes to Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 11th at 7:30 p.m.

Less than 200 tickets remain available for the concert, so fans are urged to secure their seats as soon as possible. Tickets can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office, by phone at (570) 826-1100, or online at www.kirbycenter.org. Tickets prices are: $47; $57; and $67 (Gold Circle), plus fees.

According to the Kirby release, Lukas first picked up the guitar at age 11 to honor a promise he made to his father and taught himself the craft by playing along to classic Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix songs.

Now at age 24, Lukas is building his following the old fashioned way – by touring year-round and delivering high-energy performances to fans across the country. He and his band mates have performed more than 400 shows in the past three years and have played with Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King and Bob Dylan.

While the younger Nelson will be making his Kirby Center debut, his father will be returning for the seventh time. Willie Nelson first visited the Kirby Center in 1998. His most recent performance came in 2012.