Willie Nelson Merle Haggard Tour: ‘Django And Jimmie’ Tour Launching This Fall

Willie Nelson Merle Haggard tour

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have teamed up and will be hitting the highway this fall for their “Django and Jimmie” tour, two months after they released their album by the same name.

Django and Jimmie marks the duo’s six collaborative album, which was a tribute to country music legend Jimmie Rodgers and to guitarist Django Reinhardt, since their career-boosting Pancho and Lefty in 1983.

Nelson, 82, and Haggard, 78, will be making their run through the South and Midwest. They will ultimately end their tour with a show in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 28, Rolling Stone reports.

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s Django and Jimmie tour dates are listed below.

October 15 – Florence, SC @ Florence Civic Center

October 16 – Roanoke, VA @ Berglund Center Coliseum

October 17 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena

October 21 – Bloomington, IN @ TBA

October 23 – Pikeville, KY @ Eastern Kentucky Expo Center

October 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Theatre

October 25 – Green Bay, WI @ Theatre at the Resch Center

November 28 – Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob’s Texas

The track listings from their album, released in June, are below.

1. Django and Jimmie
2. It’s All Going to Pot
3. Unfair Weather Friend
4. Missing Ol’ Johnny Cash
5. Live This Long
6. Alice In Hulaland
7. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
8. Family Bible
9. It’s Only Money
10. Swinging Doors
11. Where Dreams Come to Die
12. Somewhere Between
13. Driving the Herd
14. The Only Man Wilder Than M

Rolling Stone recently spoke about how the duo came together so many years ago, noting that they weren’t even close until the 1970’s.

Nelson and Haggard met at a poker game at Nelson’s Nashville house in 1964, when both were struggling songwriters. (Neither would have major success until they left Nashville behind; Nelson for Austin, Haggard for Bakersfield, California.) They didn’t become close until the late Seventies, when they were playing casinos in Reno.”

Before their tour officially kicks off, Nelson will be headlining the 30th edition Farm Aid on September 19 in Chicago along with fellow artists Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, and Kacey Musgraves.

Tickets to the concerts are now available through both Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s websites, as well as on Ticketmaster.

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