Country-music legend Kenny Rogers, the gambler himself, has announced the first set of dates for his Through the Years world tour for early next year. Rogers will kick things off with a series of shows at the Schemerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, where he’ll play with the Nashville Symphony, from January 15 to January 17. From there, it’s on to Australia, where Rogers start with a show at the Star Event Centre in Sydney on January 23. After that, he’ll tour through the land down under, playing shows in, among other places, Newcastle, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Perth. Rogers will then hit New Zealand, playing the CBS Arena in Christchurch, Addington on February 13, followed by a show in Hamilton on February 15. No word yet on where Rogers will head to after NZ, but we’ll keep you posted.
Although he’s primarily known as an icon of American country music, Kenny Rogers has scored numerous hits in a variety of different musical genres and sold over 165 million records around the globe (leaving him to count his money long after the deals have been done). A man too tired to sleep, Rogers’ additional endeavors have included an acting career, a chain of chicken rotisserie restaurants, and author. If ever there was a person who knew when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em, when to walk away, and when to run…it’s Kenny Rogers.