Now this is something that’s worth going to the movie theater to see.
It was just announced that Willie Nelson’s incredible two-day birthday celebration, which took place on on April 29th (his actual birthday) and 30th in front of a sold-out crowd at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, will be coming to cinemas across the country next month.
Officially dubbed Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90, it will premiere on Sunday, June 11th, with a special encore presentation on June 13th and 14th, and I’d highly recommend making the effort to see it if you can.
I would’ve given anything to be there in person, but this is certainly the next best option, as Willie was joined by an incredibly star-studded cast including Keith Richards, Billy Strings, Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, George Strait, Kris Kristofferson, his sons Lukas and Micah Nelson, Miranda Lambert, Shooter Jennings, Snoop Dogg, Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers and many, many more to sing some of his biggest hits and all-time classics.
The concert film will include highlights from across the two nights of shows, with full performances and special guest presentations from people outside of the world of music, as well.
Willie’s manager Mark Rothbaum and Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents, say that they’re excited for fans who were unable to attend the historic show in-person to get to see the full production in theaters:
“Demand to attend this historic concert event was unprecedented. Willie wanted to make sure his 90th birthday party included and was accessible to all of his fans.
This concert film release will allow everyone to join in and celebrate with Willie and an amazing line-up of superstar artists.
We are thrilled to share this concert event with fans around the globe in such a unique and powerful way.”
Tickets are on-sale now, and you can check willienelson90experience.
And if you need any more convincing to go see it, check out some of my favorite performances from the incredible weekend…
Chris Stapleton with “Always On My Mind”:
Shooter Jennings and Lukas Nelson duet their fathers’ “Good Hearted Woman”:
Sturgill Simpson covers “I’d Have To Be Crazy”
And of course, Willie and King George teamed up for Sing One with Willie”: