Perennial country favourite and easy-listening singer Kenny Rogers probably doesn't know what he's let himself in for. Picture it - one of country and western's most laid-back singers (he ain't no hellraisin' Johnny Cash, folks) has been lined up to play the UK's biggest and most famous music festival. Yes, we do mean Glastonbury 2013 and we do mean that Kenny Rogers.
And he's not just been unceremoniously tucked away on an acoustic stage either - Rogers will perform to tens of thousands on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday. It's an inspired choice - Kenny's catalogue is ridiculously catchy and sure to win over a hot sweaty crowd. Think of the hits - "Coward of the County", "The Gambler", "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town", "Lucille" and "Islands in the Stream" (the one with Dolly Parton). It'll be a breeze.
Of course, those not wishing to negotiate the British weather and Glasto's iffy toilets would prefer to see Kenny Rogers on tour in a warm cosy arena - good job he's announced some UK shows then!
In addition to his stops in Glastonbury, Ireland and Scotland later this year, Kenny will perform a few UK shows in the summer, before and after his festival slot.
He's confirmed Cardiff for 29th June, then Birmingham on 1st July and Manchester on the 2nd. [TICKETS: 26/4/2013 9:00], priced from around £44.
His later shows in Kerry, Edinburgh and Glasgow are available at various prices.