KENNY ROGERS THE WEEK THAT WAS

KENNY ROGERS
THE WEEK THAT WAS

 

WOWS AT THE CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

SHOWERED WITH LOVE AT THE BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
PERFORMS AT SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

WORLD TOUR ROLLS ON TONIGHT

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 15, 2012 – It almost seems that Kenny Rogers squeezed a lifetime of work into one fantastic week.

On Saturday June 9th, Kenny Rogers performed four songs to a sold out crowd at LP Field as part of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn.  Following his performance there Kenny headed down to Manchester, Tenn., for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Sunday.  He was the only artist to play both events this year.

 

At Bonnaroo, Kenny played to a huge audience in the afternoon and was
joined by his longtime friend Lionel Richie on stage as a surprise guest
for “Lady.”  Later that evening, Rogers joined Phish on stage in front
of 70,000 fans during the closing set of the festival to perform “The
Gambler.”  During Bonnaroo he was showered with love and chants of
“Kenny! Kenny!”  The day after, the assembled media proclaimed their
excitement about his performances as well.

 

“Spellbinding…Breathtaking…One of the 10 Best Performances of Bonnaroo 2012…” said Billboard Magazine about Kenny’s set.

 

“The country star fit in beautifully (at Bonnaroo), delivering crisp
versions of hits like ‘Love Or Something Like It’ and ‘Islands In The
Stream’…He belongs…” raved SPIN.

 

And finally, last night Kenny performed “The Gambler” in honor of his
old pal, Don Schlitz, who wrote the song, at the 43rd annual Songwriters
Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in New York City.  Schlitz, who has
penned several timeless hits, was one of the distinguished songwriters
to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year.

 

Kenny’s World Tour rolls on with more U.S. dates, a tour of Australia
and New Zealand and now dates in Asia as well.  He’s also putting the
finishing touches on his first autobiography, Luck Or Something Like It,
scheduled for a October 2nd release by HarperCollins. Jam-packed with
fascinating stories from life on and off the stage, it’s bound to be one
of the most talked about books this year.

 

Later this summer, he’ll enter the studio to begin recording a brand
new album for Warner Bros. Records with producer Dann Huff (Carrie
Underwood, Keith Urban).  The award-winning Huff previously worked with
Kenny on 2006’s Water & Bridges.

 

Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and recorded
more than 65 albums during his storied 54 years in show business. His
long list of timeless classics includes an impressive 24 #1 hits – “The
Gambler,” “Lady,” “Lucille,” “Coward Of The County,” “She Believes in
Me,” “Islands in the Stream” (with Dolly Parton) and “Every Time Two
Fools Collide” (with Dottie West) among them. His Greatest Hits album
has sold over 24 million copies worldwide to date. He is the RIAA’s 8th
best-selling male artist of all time with one Diamond album, 19
Platinum albums and 31 Gold albums.  Kenny Rogers is the singer, the
photographer, the producer, the actor, the songwriter, and of course…The
Gambler.

 

KENNY ROGERS 2012 TOUR DATES

6/15      Luhrs Performing Arts Center – Shippensburg, PA   

6/16      MGM Grand at Foxwoods – MGM Grand Theater – Mashantucket, CT                         

6/20      Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino – Eagle Pass, TX                                        

6/22      IP Casino Resort & Spa – IP Showroom – Studio A – Biloxi, MS                        

7/13      Alabama Theatre – North Myrtle Beach, SC                                                                        

7/14      Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA (With Glen Campbell)

7/20      Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino – Coarsegold, CA

7/27      Meadowbrook – US Cellular Pavilion – Gilford, NH (With The Oak Ridge Boys)   

7/28      Parc Beauséjour – Rimouski, QC, Canada                               

8/10      CBS Arena – Christchurch, Addington, New Zealand (With Glen Campbell)                       

8/12      Vector Arena – Auckland, New Zealand (With Glen Campbell)                      

8/15      State Theatre – Sydney, NSW, Australia (With Glen Campbell)                     

8/16      State Theatre – Sydney, NSW, Australia (With Glen Campbell)                                     

8/18      Darwin Festival – Darwin, N. Territory, Australia          

8/21      Perth Convention Centre – Perth, Australia                                   

8/23      Palais Theatre – Melbourne, VIC, Australia (With Glen Campbell)                                      

8/24      Newcastle Entertainment Centre – Newcastle, NSW, Australia (With Glen Campbell)                                    

8/26      Gympie Muster Outdoor Festival – Gympie, Queensland, Australia                                       

8/29      Adelaide Festival Theatre – Adelaide, Australia                                               

9/09      Wayne County Fair – Wooster, OH                                                              

9/24      Bloomsburg Fair – Bloomsburg, PA

9/28      Durham Fair – Durham, CT                                                                         

10/12    Arena Theatre – Houston, TX  

10/13    WinStar Casino – Thackerville, OK 

10/18    Taipei, Taiwan – National Taipei University Stadium

10/21    Singapore, Singapore – Singapore Indoor Stadium

10/23    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Arena of Stars

10/26    Seoul, Korea – Olympic Hall

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