Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers will be performing holiday favorites and his classic hits across the U.S. and Canada when his 33rd Christmas tour – Christmas & Hits Through The Years. The legendary Rogers will be joined by GRAMMY Award-winner Linda Davis on a festive 25-date run that begins November 12th in Niagara Falls, Ontario and wraps December 23rd in Westbury, New York.
Just this month, Rogers, along with his longtime friend Dolly Parton,received their fifth joint nomination as a duo for this year’s CMA Awards. The title track duet from Rogers’ new album, You Can’t Make Old Friends, which is also featured on Parton’s latest release, Blue Smoke, earned the collaborators a nomination in the Musical Event of the Year category. Rogers and Parton also received a GRAMMY Award nomination earlier this year.
Rogers generates a fun, family-friendly atmosphere annually with his Christmas & Hits shows, which have become a holiday tradition. His heartwarming performances of Christmas-time favorites like “White Christmas,” “O Holy Night,” “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)” and originals such as “Mary, Did You Know” are accented with the addition of a local choir and children in each tour city. Rogers also performs his big hits such as “Lady,” “The Gambler,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town, “She Believes In Me,” and “Daytime Friends,” making this show a special treat.
Celebrating the holiday season, Kenny Rogers adds his legendary voice and incomparable style to Jim Brickman’s original song “That Silent Night.” This song, along with fourteen new recordings, will be available exclusively at Amazon on Brickman’s album On A Winter’s Night: The Songs and Spirit of Christmas. The album, set for release on October 7th, can be pre-ordered at Amazon now. A portion of all album sales will benefit The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund. The fund supports groundbreaking research for osteosarcoma, a rare and aggressive bone cancer.
A trailblazing artist, Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. Amazingly, Rogers has charted a record within each of the last seven decades. He received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th Annual CMA Awards last fall. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers quickly became a pop superstar as well – his 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10’s is fourth-best all time among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley. Rogers has recorded 12 No. 1 albums and 24 No. 1 hits and is the RIAA’s 8th best-selling male artist of all time. He has received three GRAMMY Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards and six Country Music Association awards. For more information: kennyrogers.com
2014 KENNY ROGERS // CHRISTMAS & HITS THROUGH THE YEARS TOUR
With Special Guest Linda Davis
Nov. 12 – 15 Niagara Falls, ON, Canada Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort – The Avalon Ballroom Theatre
Nov. 20 Moncton, NB, Canada Casino New Brunswick
Nov. 21 Halifax, NS, Canada Halifax Metro Centre
Nov. 22 Sydney, NS, Canada Centre 200
Nov. 28 Fort Pierce, FL Sunrise Theatre
Nov. 29 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Nov. 30 Saint Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
Dec. 2 Florence, SC Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center
Dec. 05 New Buffalo, MI Four Winds Casino Resort – Silver Creek Event Center
Dec. 06 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Dec. 07 Evansville, IN Ford Center
Dec. 11 Wheeling, WV Capitol Theatre
Dec. 12 Van Wert, OH Niswonger Performing Arts Center
Dec. 13 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
Dec. 14 Zanesville, OH Secrest Auditorium
Dec. 16 Greenville, SC Peace Center For The Performing Arts
Dec. 17 Richmond, VA Altria Theater
Dec. 18 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort & Casino – Event Center
Dec. 19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Dec. 20 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
Dec. 21 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
Dec. 23 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury