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Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss to perform at Coliseum Aug. 5

Country music legend Willie Nelson and 27-time Grammy sensation Alison Krauss will perform at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum on Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at the Coliseum ticket office, www.ticketmaster.com and via the TM Mobile App. Venue presale will allow fans to purchase tickets before the general public on Thursday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Nelson has released 68 studio albums and 10 live albums. In 1973, he signed to Atlantic Records and put out Shotgun Willie, which veered into outlaw country, a stark contrast from the mainstream Nashville sound and clean-cut country artists of the era. 1975’s Red Headed Stranger and 1978’s Stardust followed on Columbia Records, both garnering commercial and critical success. The ’80s saw the release of No. 1 albums Honeysuckle Rose, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Always On My Mind, and The Promiseland, as well as Nelson joining Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson in the country supergroup The Highwaymen, touring and releasing three studio albums between 1985 and 1995. Nelson continues to release a new album almost every year.

Alison Krauss has been credited with keeping bluegrass music alive and well in the U.S. The singer-songwriter has received 27 Grammy Awards, making her the most-awarded female artist in all of Grammy history. Krauss has been performing onstage since the early ’90s and selling out tours across North America since the early 2000s.

For more information, visit www.willienelson.com; www.alisonkrauss.com or www.nationalshows2.com

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