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Big hearted Kris Kristofferson adds third Olympia date in aid of ISPCC Childline

Published 04/12/2015 | 11:25

Singing from the same hymn sheet: Kris Kristofferson
Singing from the same hymn sheet: Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson has added a third, and final, date to his Olympia run in January, with all proceeds from the third show going to ISPCC Childline.

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The legendary singer is due to play January 25 and 26 and will now also play January 27 in aid of the charity.

He has a long standing love affair with this country and the gesture is to to show his appreciation for his Irish fans.

Tickets (from €44 including booking and facility fee) for this benefit show on the Wednesday 27th January  go on sale at 9am tomorrow Sat 5th December from Ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide.

Kristofferson is 76 now and on his 28th album, the aptly titled Feeling Mortal.  Feeling Mortal follows 2009’s Closer To The Bone and 2006’s This Old Road in examining hard-won grace.

Kristofferson did not always imagine this would be so. “If I look like a mean old man, that’s what I am,” he sang, back when he was sometimes a mean-feeling younger man. But now he’s mostly truthful and thankful, as he sings, “For the laughter and the loving/ That I’m living with today.”

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