Grammy Award-winning music legend Kenny Rogers will celebrate the 31st Anniversary of his Christmas & Hits Tour in 2012 with a festive show featuring live performances of holiday classics and his biggest hits. The one-of-a-kind vocalist and entertainer will perform at venues across America, once again joined by special guest Billy Dean, beginning on November 23rd in Catoosa, Oklahoma and wrapping December 23rd in Westbury, New York.
Rogers is known for creating an inviting atmosphere with his Christmas & Hits Tour, which consistently receives rave reviews and has become a holiday tradition in its own right since its start 31 years ago. The “Christmas” portion of this year’s inviting set will include heartfelt performances of traditional and original songs such as “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Joy To The World,” and “Mary, Did You Know.” Local choirs and children will have an opportunity to showcase their talents, having once again been chosen to perform with Rogers in each city of the tour. Rogers will sing many of his timeless classics in the “Hits” segment of the show, including “Lady,” “The Gambler,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Daytime Friends,” “Lucille,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” “She Believes In Me,” “Coward Of The County,” “Through The Years,” and several more.
For more than half a century, Kenny Rogers, with his unique storytelling ability and soulful voice, has thrived as a singer, musician and showman on the international music scene. A beloved, universally known icon of American entertainment, Rogers has recorded some of the most revered music around the world. He has more than 65 albums to his credit and has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, ranking him #8 on the R.I.A.A.’s list of Top Selling Male Artists of All Time. Rogers is the only artist to chart a record within each of the last seven decades. He has received countless honors, including three Grammy Awards, five Country Music Association Awards, eighteen American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and eleven People’s Choice Awards.
Rogers’ recently released his first autobiography titled Luck Or Something Like It which immediately became a New York Times Best Seller. In addition, Gaither Music Group has recently released two albums by Rogers in time for the holidays: Amazing Grace and Christmas Live! – the latter featuring performances captured on his Christmas and Hits Tour.
Rogers’ performances on his 2012 World Tour have generated rave reviews, including his hit-packed sets to overflowing crowds at the Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival, Stagecoach, and CMA Music Festival, as well a successful sweep through New Zealand, Australia, and Asia. Named the 2012 Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Artist-in-Residence, Rogers is currently working on a new album for Warner Bros. Records, which is due out in 2013.
2012 KENNY ROGERS CHRISTMAS AND HITS TOUR DATES:
With Special Guest Billy Dean
Nov. 23 – Catoosa, OK – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint
Nov. 24 – Grand Island, NE – Heartland Events Center
Nov. 25 – Sioux Falls, SD – Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Nov. 26 – Des Moines, IA – Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Nov. 29 – Loveland, CO – Budweiser Event Center
Nov. 30 – Mescalero, NM – Inn Of The Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
Dec. 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Route 66 Casino Hotel – Legends Theater
Dec. 2 – Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre For The Performing Arts
Dec. 4 – Richmond, KY – EKU Center For The Arts
Dec. 5 – Springfield, MO – O’Reilly Family Event Center
Dec. 7 – Baton Rouge, LA – L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino Resort – Event Center
Dec. 8 – Baton Rouge, LA – L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino Resort – Event Center
Dec. 10 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
Dec. 12 – Green Bay, WI – Weidner Center For The Performing Arts
Dec. 13 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Dec. 14 – Springfield, OH – Clark State Performing Arts Center
Dec. 15 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
Dec. 16 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino – Mystic Showroom
Dec. 19 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
Dec. 20 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino – Event Center
Dec. 21 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino – MGM Grand Theater
Dec. 22 – Lynn, MA – Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Dec. 23 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury