Friday, September 27, 2013

Willie Nelson concert at Sangamon Auditorium postponed

Country music legend Willie Nelson’s concert Friday at Sangamon Auditorium has been postponed.

A news release from the auditorium cites "extreme fatigue/illness" Nelson felt after participating in the 2013 Farm Aid concert that raises money for America's farmers. Nelson canceled concerts this week in Indiana and Michigan, according to the Indianapolis Star and Lansing State Journal.

The Associated Press reported that Nelson is under a doctor's order to rest one of his shoulders for a week.

A statement from Sangamon Auditorium says the Springfield concert will be rescheduled, even though Nelson's website says it has been canceled. However, a date was not announced.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on Sept. 25, 2013.

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