Kenny Rogers Announces Farewell Tour Down Under
Kenny Rogers is saying goodbye to his fans Down Under. The country legend has announced plans for the final concerts he will ever perform in Australia and New Zealand.
The Country Music Hall of Fame member will kick off in Sydney on Jan. 23, 2015, followed by shows in Tamworth, Newcastle, Melbourne, Launceston, Gold Coast, Townsville, Perth and Adelaide. He'll also perform a concert in Christchurch, New Zealand before concluding the tour in Hamilton, New Zealand on Feb. 15, 2015.
Rogers has toured Australia and New Zealand many times -- first as a member of the First Edition in 1973, then with Dolly Parton in 1984 and 1987. He also toured Down Under with Reba McEntire in 1998, and more recently as a solo act in 2008, 2011 and 2012.
"For all of the traveling I've done around the world, Australia and New Zealand remain two of my favorite places to perform,” he says in a press release. "When I was with the First Edition, we made this same trip several times, and no matter how many times I've gone, I've always loved the audiences Down Under. They have a great sense of humor, and they've always treated me with such great respect, so for that, I say thank you.”
Though the upcoming shows will be his last concert dates Down Under, Rogers plans to continue touring in other parts of the world.
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