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Mondavi Center adds Willie Nelson and k.d. lang

By Dave Jones on November 7, 2008 in University News

The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts this week announced two big additions to the 2008-09 calendar, both playing the center for the first time:

• Legendary singer-songwriter Willie Nelson, who penned numerous country and crossover hits in the 1960s, and subsequently became one of the fathers of the subgenre known as outlaw country, performing along with fellow “outlaw” Waylon Jennings on country music’s first platinum album. Nelson has been putting on the annual Farm Aid concert since 1985.

k.d. lang, known for more than two decades for her flawless, sultry, smooth-as-silk voice and eclectic choice of material. Her newest album is Watershed, which she describes as being “like a culmination of everything I’ve done—there’s a little bit of jazz, a little country, a little of the ingénue sound, a little Brazilian touch.”


Willie Nelson: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, Jackson Hall
Tickets $75/50/30 regular, $37.50/25/15 students and children

k.d. lang: 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, Jackson Hall
Tickets $60/50/30 regular, $30/25/15 students and children

Prices do not reflect faculty-staff’s 10 percent discount.

Box office: (530) 754-2787 or (866) 754-2787 or

Tickets are due to go on sale on three different dates, according to the following schedule. The dates were changed after Dateline went to press; therefore, the dates you see in the newspaper are different from the ones you see listed below. The revised dates are:

Nov. 14 for Mondavi Center Inner Circle Members

Nov. 18 for season ticket subscribers, who receive a 15 percent add-on discount; people with choose-your-own plans; and Mondavi Center members

Nov. 20 for the general public

Media contact(s)

Dave Jones, Dateline, 530-752-6556,