SYDNEY, Australia. (CelebrityAccess) — Country legend Kenny Rogers has announced that he will be heading south for his his Farewell Down Under Tour, which will include his final concerts in Australia and New Zealand ever.
The tour will begin in Sydney on January 23, 2015; followed by shows across the country in Tamworth, Newcastle, Melbourne, Launceston, Gold Coast, Townsville, Perth and Adelaide; then a concert in Christchurch, New Zealand before wrapping up the tour in Hamilton, New Zealand, on February 15, 2015.
Rogers has toured Australia and New Zealand numerous times — including his first visit as a member of the First Edition in 1973 (Rolling Through New Zealand Tour); with Dolly Parton in 1984 and 1987; with Reba McEntire in 1998; and more recent solo tours 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,” Rogers said. "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.”
Jan. 23 – Sydney The Star Event Centre
Jan. 25 – Tamworth Trecc
Jan. 28 – Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Jan. 30 – Melbourne Palais Theatre
Feb. 1 – Launceston Country Club Tasmania
Feb. 3 – Gold Coast Jupiters Theatre
Feb. 4 – Gold Coast Jupiters Theatre
Feb. 6 – Townsville Entertainment & Conv. Ctr.
Feb. 8 – Perth City Muster
Feb. 11 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Feb. 13 – Christchurch Horncastle Arena
Feb. 15 – Hamilton Claudelands Arena Hamilton