Willie Nelson And Merle Haggard Hit The Road For ‘Django And Jimmie’ Tour
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are going on tour with their duet album, Django and Jimmie.
Willie Nelson And Merle Haggard Django and Jimmie Tour
Nelson and Haggard teamed up two months ago to release their joint album, Django and Jimmie, a duets album of country originals. Now, the two musicians will embark on a short US tour, starting Oct. 15th in Florence, South Carolina. Nelson and Haggard’s Django and Jimmie tour is only scheduled for eight shows, crossing mostly along the southwest and Midwest, ending with a show in Fort Worth, Tex., on Nov. 28.
Nelson, 82, and Haggard, 78, have been working together for decades, having met in the 60s, and this marks their sixth collaboration. When comparing Django and Jimmie to their previous collaboration, Pancho & Lefty (1983), Haggard said that, while the musicians were the same, the recording process was quite different. “This was probably organized better than Pancho & Lefty. There was a lot of craziness in that period that went on that didn’t exist anymore. Me and Willie have both been married to the same lady for 20 years or better, and we have two children by the lady we are with, and I am very happy with my life. All the parties and the women went away years ago,” Haggard said in an interview with Esquire.
— Merle Haggard (@merlehaggard) June 4, 2015
“It’s a mutual-admiration society with us. Merle’s one of the best. There’s not anyone out there that can beat him,” Nelson told Rolling Stone.