Just looking at Willie Nelson's upcoming tour schedule is enough to exhaust the average concertgoer.
The 84-year-old country legend booked two new shows at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth this fall. Willie Nelson and Family will perform back-to-back nights on Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 at the iconic honky tonk. Tickets to both, which cost $20 for general admission and up to $100 for reserved seating, go on sale Friday, July 14 at 10 a.m. via the venue's website.
This will likely come as great news to locals who missed the recent Outlaw Music Festival in Dallas, where critic Thor Christensen said the Red Headed Stranger gave one of his best performances in years.
"Nelson sounded ageless. His sweet, nasal whine was tough and tender during heartbreaking versions of 'Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground' and 'Georgia On My Mind,'" he wrote. "His guitar solos, meanwhile, connected with renewed vigor."
The review was welcome news to anyone following Nelson in the last several months, as he battled illness and canceled several shows. Dallas Morning News reporter Brendan Meyer even called his experience seeing Nelson in April "sad."
But the concert announcements are also good news for fans of Billy Bob's, which has been going through a very public ownership battle. In June, the venue said it would not close despite current litigation in which it is entangled.
"We want to assure everyone that the legal dispute currently in the news will in no way interfere with the great Billy Bob's experience or the future stability of this proud Texas institution," a statement said. "This is a disagreement between longtime friends and partners, and will get straightened out soon."
If you plan to go, remember: No bags the size of Texas allowed.