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Sep 10, 2015

WILLIE NELSON AND MERLE HAGGARD PERFORM TOGETHER IN CONCERT AT THE FOX THEATRE ON OCTOBER 20

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(DETROIT– September 10, 2015) — Iconic Texas singer-songwriter, Willie Nelson and country music legend, Merle Haggard announced a performance at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets ($49, $69, $79 and $129)  go on sale Saturday, September 12 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.  For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.

Willie Nelson has earned a permanent position in pop music’s pantheon with unforgettable songs that combine the sophistication of Tin Pan Alley with the rough-and-tumble grit and emotional honesty of country music. His six-decade-spanning catalog includes more than 60 studio albums in addition to live recordings, soundtracks, collaborations with other artists and more. A songwriter of rare and precise elegance, Willie brought the worlds of pop and country together on the radio in the early 1960s penning evergreen classics like “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Hello Walls” (Faron Young), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Billy Walker), “Night Life” (Ray Price) and others. By the mid-1970s, Willie Nelson had become an indelible superstar in his own right, as prime mover of a revolutionary and thriving outlaw country music scene.

Merle Haggard was immediately embraced by country fans and has earned the respect of his peers throughout his storied career. In addition to the 40 #1 hits, Haggard charted scores of Top Ten songs. He’s won awards both as a performer and as a songwriter, and in 1994 was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. His body of work easily places him beside Hank Williams as one of the most influential artists in country music.

Nelson and Haggard’s recent record, Django and Jimmie, was the follow-up project to their 1983 release, Pancho & Lefty. It features 14 joint studio recordings from the legends, including the cheeky “It’s All Going to Pot“ and “Alice in Hulaland.”

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