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Eric Clapton To Take Part In Willie Nelson's 70th Birthday Concert

Published // 27.Mar.03

An all-star cast that includes Eric Clapton will be on hand at New York City's Beacon Theatre on 9 April 2003 to help country music legend Willie Nelson celebrate his 70th birthday.

Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lyle Lovett, John Mellencamp, Shelby Lynne, Ray Price, Leon Russell, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Shania Twain and ZZ Top are also scheduled to appear. The concert will be filmed for broadcast on the USA Network on the US Memorial Day Weekend. "Willie Nelson and Friends: Live And Kickin'" premieres 26 May, with repeat broadcasts already scheduled for 31 May and J

Tickets go on sale 28 March 2003 at 10AM from the Beacon Theatre box office, Ticketmaster outlets and charge-by-phone. Local ticketmaster numbers are 212-307-7171, 212- 307-7200, 201-507-8900, 631-888-9000, and 845-454-3388.