Big star coming to DreamMakers for Christmas show (photo)Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Music Icon Kenny Rogers celebrates 32nd anniversary of Christmas & Hits Tour
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – Grammy Award-winning music legend and 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Kenny Rogers will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of his Christmas tour in 2013 with a festive show featuring live performances of holiday classics and his biggest hits in the DreamMakers Theater on December 14 at 7 p.m.
Tickets to Kenny Rogers: Through The Years Christmas & Hits With Special Guest Linda Davis will go on sale Friday September 6 at 10 a.m.
Tickets are $62.50 and $52.50.
Rogers is known for creating an inviting atmosphere with his annual Christmas & Hits Tour, which consistently receives rave reviews and has become a holiday tradition in its own right since its start 32 years ago.
The “Christmas” portion of this year’s inviting set will include heartfelt performances of traditional and original songs such as “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Joy To The World,” and “Mary, Did You Know.”
Local choirs will have an opportunity to showcase their talents, having once again been chosen to perform with Rogers in each city of the tour.
Rogers will sing many of his timeless classics in the “Hits” segment of the show, including “Lady,” “The Gambler,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Daytime Friends,” “Lucille,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” “She Believes In Me,” “Coward Of The County,” “Through The Years,” and several more.
For more than half a century, Kenny Rogers, with his unique storytelling ability and soulful voice, has thrived as a singer, musician and showman on the international music scene. A beloved, universally known icon of American entertainment,
Rogers has recorded some of the most revered music around the world.
He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, ranking him #8 on the R.I.A.A.’s list of Top Selling Male Artists of All Time. Rogers is one of the only artists to chart a record within each of the last seven decades.
He has received countless honors, including three Grammy Awards, five Country Music Association Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and 11 People’s Choice Awards.
Rogers’ autobiography, Luck Or Something Like It – A Memoir – released in 2012 – immediately became a New York Times best seller.
The paperback version of the book will be released September 24, 2013.
Rogers is also set to release What Are The Chances – a novel co-written with Mike Blakely – on September 3, 2013, and a new album on Warner Bros. Records this fall.
He will officially be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in late October.
Rogers’ performances on his 2013 Through The Years World Tour have generated rave reviews, including his hit-packed sets at the Glastonbury Festival in Britain (to more than 120,000 festival-goers), Festival Timitar – a world music festival – in Agadir, Morocco (to 80,000), and performances across Europe, Canada and the United States.