Willie Nelson returns to Duluth this fall

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

DULUTH -- Willie Nelson rocked out Coolray Field in June 2011 for his Country Throwdown Tour. Now the legendary singer is returning to Gwinnett County as part of the Railroad Revival Tour.

Duluth is the first stop on a seven-city tour that features Nelson & Family touring with Band of Horses, Jamey Johnson and John Reilly & Friends. They will perform at the Southeastern Railroad Museum in Duluth on Oct. 20.

According to its website, "Railroad Revival Tour is an experience that transcends typical music tours or festivals and glorifies the historical romance between music and trains under the setting of the great American landscape. This one-of-a-kind U.S. train tour travels town-to-town aboard 16 vintage, 1940's railcars, setting up open air, pop-up concert venues in parks, fields and lots around the railroad tracks where they stop."

In addition to Duluth, the tour 2012 tour will travel to Memphis, Tenn., Old Town Springs, Texas, Oklahoma City, Okla., Tempe, Ariz., San Pedro, Calif., and Oakland, Calif.

Tickets go on sale Friday. For more information, visit railroadrevival.com.