Nashville, TN – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means music legend Kenny Rogers will once again be embarking on his highly acclaimed annual holiday tour, bringing his exceptional talent and signature sound to stages across America. The 2009 edition of the Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits Tour featuring Rebecca Lynn Howard will launch on November 27th in Bossier City, LA at the Horseshoe Casino Riverdome. The 20-city tour will wrap two days before Christmas on December 23rd in Westbury, NY at The Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury.
Rogers’ annual Christmas Tour has become tradition over the course of the artist’s storied career. Always a highly anticipated treat for the whole family, the production will feature performances of heart warming traditional and original holiday songs from Rogers — many that can be found on his numerous holiday recordings — such as "Let It Snow” “White Christmas" and "O Holy Night" as only the Grammy Award-winning artist can deliver, with the help of local choirs and children chosen to be part of the production in each city. Rogers will also perform classics such as “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town.”
“I’ve always loved this season,” remarked Rogers. “I think because people in general, are truly different. Look around…they smile more, they’re more gracious, and generally seem happier. It’s funny how things in your life change as you get older – especially when you have children. All the things that seemed so important before, somehow no longer matter, and those that once felt so trivial, now are the only things that count. My house, for instance, has been decorated for the holidays since before Halloween, so to say my family is ‘In The Spirit Of The Season’ is a bit of an understatement! I promise you the holidays will never be the same for me. And so I say to you, have yourself a Merry, Merry Christmas and know that I wish for you, what I wish for myself – that you spend this and every holiday season with those you love the most.”
This year's Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits Tour will be sponsored by World Vision, the Christian humanitarian organization that is working in nearly 100 countries to serve the poor and those in need.
"We are honored to be sponsoring the Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits Tour this season. It is a tremendous opportunity to be working closely with such a legendary artist as we join forces together to help children and their families around the world," says Jenny Lockwald, World Vision's Executive Director for Artist Associates & Sponsor Engagement.
A beloved, universally-known icon of American entertainment, Kenny Rogers is a living legend with an extensive history of success, including 20 platinum, 26 gold records and a Diamond-certified Greatest Hitsalbum that has sold more than 24 million copies worldwide. In the span of nearly five decades, Kenny Rogers has recorded 65 albums, which have sold more than 105 million units worldwide. Rogers is the only artist to chart a record in each of the last six decades and has three Grammy Awards, five Country Music Association Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and 11 People’s Choice Awards. He’s also ranked #8 on the R.I.A.A.’s list of Top Selling Male Artists of all time.
For the latest news and tour updates, please visit Kenny Rogers’ official website: www.kennyrogers.com
Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits Tour Dates:
November 27 Bossier City, LA Horseshoe Casino Riverdome
November 28 Biloxi, MS Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino
November 29 Fort Pierce, FL Sunrise Theatre
November 30 Kissimmee, FL Silver Spurs Arena
December 01 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater at Progress Energy Center
December 03 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
December 05 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort - Arena
December 06 Shippensburg, PA H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
December 07 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casino - Showroom
December 10 Sandusky, OH The Sandusky State Theater
December 11 Jamestown, NY Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena
December 12 Elmira, NY First Arena
December 13 West Point, NY Eisenhower Hall Theatre
December 15 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
December 17 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum
December 18 Detroit, MI Fox Theater
December 19 Johnstown, PA Cambria County War Memorial
December 20 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium
December 22 Rochester, NY Auditorium Theatre
December 23 Westbury, NY The Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury