Merle Haggard Passes Away, Willie Nelson Will Still Perform at Hartman
Country Music Icon Merle Haggard passed away today, on his 79th birthday, after complications from double pneumonia.
Haggard, who was originally scheduled to perform at Hartman arena with Willie Nelson on April 12, was ordered by his doctor to cancel his performances for the month of April due to his illness, according to a March 29 press release from Hartman Arena.
The releases also stated that the show will go on. Willie Nelson is still scheduled to perform at Hartman Arena on Tuesday, April 12, in what is now the Willie Nelson and Family performance. The show will feature country artist, Jamey Johnson and Americana artist Ryan Bingham.
As a Ticketmaster venue, Hartman Arena is offering refunds to those who purchased tickets through Ticketmaster, via the Box Office, the phone, or internet. Refunds will be offered at the point of purchase.