Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp to do first joint tour since 2009

George Varga, The San Diego Union-Tribune on

Published in Entertainment News

SAN DIEGO — Willie Nelson is set to go on the road again with Bob Dylan and John Mellencamp for the first time since the three founders of Farm Aid toured together in 2009.

The 2024 edition of Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival will cover 27 cities, coast to coast, between its June 21 opening date in an Atlanta suburb and its concluding Sept. 20 date in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The first 10 dates will feature Nelson, Dylan and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss. The remaining 15, starting in San Diego, will see Mellencamp stepping in for Plant & Krauss. Celisse, Brittney Spencer, Billy Strings and Southern Avenue will alternate as opening acts on different dates of the tour.

Nelson will turn 91 on April 29 and released his most recent album, "Bluegrass," last September. Dylan will turn 83 on May 24 and released his most recent album, "Shadow Kingdom," last June. Mellencamp, the junior member of this touring triumvirate, will turn 73 in October and released his most recent album, "Orpheus Descending," last June.

The three troubadours first famously shared the stage at the first Farm Aid benefit concert in 1985.

Tickets and VIP packages for all of this year's 25 Outlaw Music Festival concerts go on sale to the general public 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmaster.com and livenation.com. A presale will begin Tuesday at 10 a.m. on both websites for Citi card holders, using the password OUTLAW24.


A Live Nation ticket presale begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, using the password ENERGY.

Tickets for the San Diego concert are priced from $39.50 to $199.50, plus service fees.

2024 Outlaw Music Festival tour dates

The June 21-July 7 dates feature Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Celisse


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