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Willie Nelson

Forget the Tea Party -- country music legend Willie Nelson has a different kind of movement he wants you to join.

"There's the Tea Party...How about the Teapot Party? Our motto: We lean a little to the left."

Nelson, 77, was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol for possession of marijuana last week, despite the fact that he was roughly 100 miles [from] the U.S. border at the time.

"It's supposed to be a checkpoint only for aliens, and [agents] overstep their authority all the time," Texas attorney Dick DeGuerin told Rolling Stone. "I've had several cases from that checkpoint and they just use the opportunity to check out anybody they want to."

...If Nelson's new party succeeds, he won't be a lawbreaker anymore.

"Tax it, regulate it and legalize it," Nelson wrote. "And stop the border wars over drugs. Why should the drug lords make all the money? Thousands of lives will be saved." -[About]

Support Willie Nelson in his trek for decriminalization by joining the Teapot party, or just support him when he hits the road for a string of dates in December and in the new year. Full tour sked is below, and quite a few (non-NYC) dates are on sale and/or pre-sale.

Two of those dates (2/13 & 2/14) will go down at Austin City Limits - Live, the studio that houses the famed series which recently relocated. The show's new home, Moody Theater, will begin taping shows there in early 2011. The new location is now walking distance from the main drag that is 6th Street.

I'm not sure of Wavves' political affiliation, but I am guessing he's all for switching to the Teapot party. He just got arrested for pot in Germany. Hopefully he's more careful on his upcoming tour with Best Coast. There won't be a smoke-filled tour bus that asking to be pulled over since, well since Willie Nelson.

In other news, Smokey Robinson is scheduled to play the St. George Theatre in Staten Island (on sale), on 1/22/11 and the Apollo Theater on 2/15/11 (on sale).

Willie Nelson tour dates and some videos below..


What Was Willie Nelson Arrested For?

Wavves, Primavera Club 2010

Dec 2 2010 Abilene, TX Abilene Civic Center
Dec 3 2010 Tulsa, OK SpiritBank Event Center
Dec 7 2010 Ft. Smith, AR Fort Smith Convention Center
Dec 8 2010 Corinth, MS Crossroads Arena
Dec 9 2010 Mountain Home, AR ASU Mt. Home - Vada Sheid PAC
Dec 10 2010 Newkirk, OK First Council Casino
Dec 11 2010 Tyler, TX Oil Palace
Dec 12 2010 New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall
Jan 5 2011 Agoura Hills, CA The Canyon
Jan 6 2011 Santa Ynez, CA Chumash Casino
Jan 7 2011 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
Jan 9 2011 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Jan 10 2011 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Jan 11 2011 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Jan 12 2011 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Jan 14 2011 Coarsegold, CA Chukachansi Gold Casino
Jan 16 2011 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino
Jan 18 2011 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theater
Jan 19 2011 Anaheim, CA House of Blues - Anaheim
Jan 21 2011 Flaggstaff, AZ Northern AZ University
Jan 22 2011 Sante Fe, NM Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
Feb 4 2011 Houston , TX Verizon Wireless Theater - Houston
Feb 9 2011 Montgomery, AL Montgomery Performing Arts Center
Feb 11 2011 Biloxi, MS IP Casino Resort & Spa
Feb 13 2011 Austin, TX Austin City Limits - Live
Feb 14 2011 Austin, TX Austin City Limits - Live

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