“Django and Jimmie”, “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin”, Billboard, box office, broadcast, by phone, Cape Girardeau MO, Drury University campus, Gershwin Prize, Independence MO, Merle Haggard, N. Summit St., O’Reilly Family Events Center, OFEC, on sale Jan. 15, Springfield MO, St. Louis MO, tickets, tour, Willie Nelson, willienelson.com/tour, www.drurytickets.com
Nelson and Haggard will take the stage at the O’Reilly Family Events Center (OFEC), 935 N. Summit St., 8 p.m. Friday, April 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating capacity is up to 3,600.
The center is located on eastern edge of the campus of Drury University.
Tickets — at $75, $85 and $64 — went on sale at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15.
Update: By 1:30 p.m. Friday the concert was sold out.
(Tickets were available at www.drurytickets.com, or from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri. at the OFEC box office, 935 N. Summit, or by phone at 417-873-6389.)
Nelson and Haggard released a duet album, “Django and Jimmie,” in June of 2015. The collaboration debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Album Chart and gave Haggard his first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart.
Nelson received the most recent Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with the show to be broadcast on Jan. 15. Nelson will release a new album “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin” on Feb. 26.
Other tour dates in the region for Nelson and Haggard are:
7 p.m. April 7 – Show Me Center on the SEMO campus in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Some tickets still available)
7:30 p.m. April 9 – Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, Mo. (Very limited number of seats available)
7:30 p.m. April 11 – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Mo. (Tickets available)
Other concerts follow in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
For full information, see willienelson.com/tour.