Kenny Rogers’ 35th Annual Christmas & Hits Tour Will Be His Last
Kenny Rogers has announced his 2016 Christmas & Hits Tour -- the final iteration of his annual holiday trek.
Rogers has been hitting the road for his annual Christmas & Hits Tour ever since 1981, when he released his Christmas album; each year, the country icon has treated fans to both holiday favorites and some of his biggest songs during the shows. Rogers' 2016 Christmas & Hits Tour will kick off in Independence, Mo., on Nov. 25 and include 16 stops. A complete list of dates can be seen below, while ticketing details are available on Roger's website.
“Christmas has always been a special time of year to me,” Rogers says in a press release. “We will be sure to take extra time to cherish some moments on this last go around, and I hope as many people as possible will be able to join us in creating a new set of holiday memories.”
Rogers is currently on the road on his final tour, dubbed the Gambler's Last Deal. At the conclusion of that trek, the singer will be retiring to spend more time with his family.
“My boys are what’s more important to me now than music,” the Country Music Hall of Famer maintains. “I’ve truly done everything I could do, I’ve won everything I could win, and now my life has to go on."
Rogers adds, "I have to be realistic: I’m not as mobile as I used to be on stage. It’s added to my comedy dialogues. [But] it’s really one of those things that takes the fun out of being on stage, when I can’t walk around and do those things.”
Kenny Rogers' 2016 Christmas & Hits Tour Dates
Nov. 25 -- Independence, Mo. @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Nov. 26 -- Branson, Mo. @ Mansion Theatre
Nov. 27 -- Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Theatre
Dec. 2 -- La Crosse, Wis. @ La Crosse Center
Dec. 3 -- Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center
Dec. 7 -- Norfolk, Va. @ Ted Constant Convocation Center
Dec. 8 -- Detroit, Mich. @ Fox Theatre
Dec. 9 -- French Lick, Ind. @ French Lick Resort Casino
Dec. 10 -- Mount Pleasant, Mich. @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Dec. 14 -- Greensburg, Pa. @ Palace Theatre
Dec. 15 -- Englewood, N.J. @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Dec. 16 -- Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Dec. 18 -- Reading, Pa. @ Reading Eagle Theatre at the Santander Arena
Dec. 20 -- Verona, N.Y. @ Turning Stone Resort Casino
Dec. 21 -- Red Bank, N.J. @ Count Basie Theatre
Dec. 23 -- Westbury, N.Y. @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
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