Willie Nelson books Hammersmith Apollo date

WILLIE NELSON is to play the Hammersmith Apollo this summer, it was announced today.

The gig in west London is one of only two British concerts for the legendary Country singer, now 76-years-old, on the UK leg of his brief European tour. The other one is at the Manchester Apollo.

Nelson, famous from the 1960s onwards when he came up with classics like Crazy and Funny How Time Slips Away, will be singing plenty of other standards from his album of last year, American Classic.

The Hammersmith Apollo concert takes place on Friday 11 June with the show in Manchester coming the day before.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 12 March.