Kenny Rogers Will Retire Following 2017 Tour
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:12:54
Kenny Rogers has announced his intention to retire next year. Rogers' who is 78 has had a career that has spanned seven decades. On a recent conference call with members of the press the iconic country star explained "I've done everything I set out to do." adding, "Every goal I've set, I've done that, and there's a point where you have to say, 'I've had my turn. Let someone else have it,' and that's kind of where I am. It's not that I dislike music; it's just that I can't keep doing this and do what I want to do, which is spend time with my family."
Rogers expanded on the primary reason for his retirement; his 12-year-old twin sons."I have two older boys and I didn't get to spend this time with my older boys, and I resent it because it's a very special time in a kid's age… My boys are playing football this year, and we went to watch a game and they were so excited about us being there, and that's the kind of thing that as a parent you want to be part of as much as you can."
In November Rogers will commence the final leg of his annual Christmas and Hits Tour, continuing live dates into 2017, a string of shows which continue his ongoing career retrospective The Gambler's Last Deal World Tour.
Currently his final scheduled show is set for April 8th, 2017 in Danville, Kentucky. For further details of dates and venues, check out the official Kenny Rogers website.
Through his career Rogers has won three GRAMMY awards, charted records in seven decades, sold 120 million albums worldwide, has had 24 No. 1 singles and 12 No. 1 albums. He currently ranks as the eighth best-selling male solo artist of all time.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff