Willie Nelson's Band Injured in Bus Crash, Tour Dates Canceled

Evan Petersen

by Evan Petersen

Published November 24, 2013


After leaving Thackerville, Oklahoma the night of November 22nd, a tour bus carrying Willie Nelson's band crashed into a bridge pillar on I-30, injuring three people. None of the injuries are serious and Nelson was in his own tour bus at the time of the crash. Those injured include Nelson's longtime drummer Paul English and his brother Billy English.

As a result, the band has been forced to postpone their remaining November concerts.

A statement from Willie Nelson's official website provides details:

The band’s bus (Willie was in his own bus) crashed along I-30 around 3:30 AM when it hit a bridge pillar — about 80 miles east of Dallas. We believe it is due to icy conditions on the road. No one suffered serious injuries. Paul English injured his ankle, Billy English suffered a bruised hip and crew member Tom Hawkins has a cracked rib. The other family members on the bus are sore but everyone is expected to recover fully.

The last four dates in November have been postponed and the tour resumes as scheduled in December.

Willie Nelson 2013 canceled tour dates:

November 24th - Jackson, MS
November 26th - Fayetteville, AR
November 27th - Lafayette, LA

The band is scheduled to resume their tour as planned at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas on December 10th. No word yet on when the postponed dates will be made up. For more tour dates, music, and videos, visit Willie Nelson's Zumic artist page.

Source: Willie Nelson official website

Willie Nelson
Americana Classic Country Country
Send Feedback
recommended music

Hand-Picked Music for Your Taste

Follow artists, discover new music, and personalize your music experience.
Registration and login will only work if you allow cookies. Please check your settings and try again.