Willie Nelson to play War Memorial Auditorium for first time in 42 years

Willie Nelson performs during the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show on Saturday night April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy of KLRU, Scott Newton)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Singer Willie Nelson will have a show at a venue he hasn’t performed at in 42 years.

He’ll take the stage at the War Memorial Auditorium on Jan. 7.

The last time Nelson performed there was Oct. 20, 1974.

The venue will allow fans to experience an up-close-and-personal concert with the Country Music Hall of Famer.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday. Dec. 21. For more information about the show, click here.