Silver-haired and silver-tongued Country legend Kenny Rogers, returns to the UK and Ireland in June, in this his 71st year. He has chalked up dozens of hits in the States, although his UK songs have been his most familiar on both sides of the Atlantic. His first huge song was with First Edition, 'Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town' (curiously not a biggie 'over there') followed by 'Lucille' and 'Coward of the County'. He experienced a resurgence in the 80s with duets alongside Scottish-pixie, Sheena Easton ('We've Got Tonight') and another country legend, Dolly Parton ('Islands in the Stream').
His tour begins in London at the Hammersmith Apollo on June 7th and continues to Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and Belfast, plus two stops in Dublin and Cork. Prices are around £44 (or 55 in Ireland) and are on sale now!
His style is an easy-going blend of smooth country songs, often with a story involved. In fact, you may well have encountered his music recently - 'The Gambler' was used as a theme for the England Rugby Team in 2007. Your best bet is to be quick getting those tickets!