Willie Nelson's website reports that, "We regret to inform you Willie Nelson and Family have to cancel or reschedule various upcoming tour dates. At this time, I am told that shows scheduled for May 7th-15th will be affected. Please contact the venue or original ticket agency for additional details." CMT seems to know that "the cancellation was said to be a torn rotator cuff Nelson suffered". If so, Willie might be in some pain at the Grand Ballroom in NYC TONIGHT (5/6) (definitely not cancelled).
In related news,
On May 27, the Austin City Council will consider a proposal to give West Second Street between Trinity and San Antonio streets the honorary name of Willie Nelson Boulevard, according to a statement from the city.Another reason Austin rules.
A statue of the Texas music legend will also be installed on West Second Street near the entrance to the new KLRU's Austin City Limits Studio in the W hotel nd condo project that is under construction. A model of the statue will be unveiled at a ceremony at 6:30 tonight at the studio's current location on the University of Texas campus. [Austin Statesman]
Affected & rescheduled dates, many which will now happen during the tour that brings him back to NYC to play Radio City Music Hall, below...
Willie Nelson - cancelled/rescheduled dates
May 7 Williamsport, PA is moving to August 5
May 8 Salamanca, NY is moving to August 15
May 9 Detroit, MI to be rescheduled (details not released at this time)
May 11 Akron, OH is moving to July 18
May 12 in Cincinnati, OH is cancelled
May 13 Corinth, MS to be rescheduled (details not released at this time)
May 14-15 Lake Charles, LA to be rescheduled (details not released at this time)