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Kenny to take his show to town this July

Published 30/01/2013 | 13:59

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COUNTRY and pop superstar Kenny Rogers comes to the INEC Killarney on Thursday July 4th and Sunday July 7th 2013 for his only Irish performances this year.

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Known for his instantly recognisable raspy vocal and extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs, Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly five and a half decades.

A groundbreaking recording artist, distinctive vocalist and consummate entertainer, the legendary music icon is one of the elite few whose voice and face are instantly recognised the world over.

Kenny Rogers has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances and rare storytelling ability while receiving countless awards for his music and charity work, including 3 Grammy Awards, 18 American Music Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards and 5 Country Music Association Awards.

Some of his most famous songs include: The Gambler, Lucille, Islands in the Stream, Lady and Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town to name just a few.

Kenny Rogers is the RIAA's 8th best-selling male artist of all time with 1 Diamond album, 19 Platinum albums, 31 Gold albums and sales of more than 120 million records worldwide.

His Greatest Hits has sold over 24 million copies worldwide.

The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Kenny Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world.

Against all odds, he has charted a record within each of the last seven decades (50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's, and 2010's).

In early May 2012, Kenny completed his Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Artist- in- Resident in Nashville, which was marked by two amazing intimate performances at the Hall of Fame's Ford Theatre.

It was announced there that he had signed a long-term recording contract with Warner Bros. Records and has started recording a new album for the label, which is scheduled for release in 2013.

Kenny Rogers is a singer, musician, songwriter, photographer, producer, actor and of course….. The Gambler.

Tickets €60/€49.25 available from the box office on 064 6671555 or from Ticketmaster.

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