XPN MusicNotes: Willie Nelson cancels Sat’s show in Reading, PA due to illness, and move over vinyl…Cassette Tapes are making a comeback!

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Willie Nelson has had to cancel his concert appearance this Saturday in Reading, PA due to an unspecified illness.

Willie Nelson, who is 82 was scheduled to perform Sat. 10/17 @ the Santander Arena in Reading, PA with Merle Haggard as part of their “Django and Jimmie Tour,” but a posting on Willie’s Facebook page last night read:

Unfortunately Willie has been feeling under the weather so a couple dates have been rescheduled and one cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

10/15 Florence, SC is rescheduled to 4/6/16
10/16 Roanoke, VA is rescheduled to 10/19
10/17 Reading, PA has been Cancelled

All tickets will be honored for the new dates. Refunds are available at point of purchase for fans who will not be able to attend the new date.

Officials didn’t disclose the nature of Nelson’s illness. A free pre-show block party on Penn Street in Reading Sat. has also been canceled. Promoters have not said whether Nelson and Haggard will reschedule their appearance. People who have already bought tickets for the show can obtain a refund from the point of purchase. Anyone with questions can call the arena at 610-898-7469.

Watch video below of Willie Nelson performing at XPN’s Non-COMMvention at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, on May 18, 2012.

Cassette tapes are making a big comeback at Urban Outfitters.

UO blog
UO blog

Starting this month Urban Outfitters will offer cassettes and retro-cassette players, along with their vinyl offerings. According to a press release, their new tape program will feature:

Exclusive pressings from a number of artists, starting off with Run The Jewels, Halsey, and Marina & the Diamonds. They’ll also carry tapes from the likes of Beach House, Action Bronson, Alvvays, American Football, Foals, Japandroids, Muse, Method Man, and more.

Several Urban Outfitter store locations will also be taking part in Cassette Store Day, this Friday, October 17th. Also: Volume 11 of their new UO Mixtape series will be available for free in all of their stores on Friday.

Urban Outfitters’ tape collection is available online, and at a number of stores across the country including their store in King of Prussia, PA.

Checkout The History & Importance Of The Cassette Tape thanks to Music School, below.

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