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Billy Bob Thornton joins Willie Nelson at Miller

Oct. 31, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Country legend Willie Nelson and special guests Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters will take the stage at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium for one performance only at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30.

Nelson has recorded more than 250 albums and written more than 2,500 songs. For half a century, he has played concerts across America and around the world. Sometimes referred to as an outlaw, he has been instrumental in shaping both country and pop music, and possesses an appeal that crosses all social and economic lines.

Thornton first built a following opening for such legendary performers as Humble Pie, the MC5, Hank Williams Jr., Ted Nugent and the Earl Scruggs Review, among others. He's released four critically acclaimed solo albums that blend the musical genres he grew up on--roots rock, country and folk. His band, the Boxmasters, combines classic country with 1960s British Invasion and the Bakersfield sound. The trio has just released its fifth album, a self-titled two-disc set of covers and original tunes.

Tickets for Willie Nelson with special guests Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters at Miller Auditorium are on sale now and range from $47.25 to $57.25. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie (269) 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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