Kenny Rogers Announces Once Again It's Christmas Tour

Kenny Rogers will release his first new Christmas album in seventeen years on September 25th via Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville. Titled Once Again It’s Christmas, the festive set is Rogers’ first Christmas release since Christmas From The Heart (1998), and his sixth Christmas release overall. Since the release of his first-ever Christmas album, Christmas, in 1981, Rogers has embarked on an annual Christmas & Hits Tour, which continues this winter as the Once Again It’s Christmas Tour featuring Linda Davis.

Rogers will perform holiday favorites, selections from his new Christmas album and his No. 1 hits at concerts across the U.S. and Canada. The tour currently includes 29 dates. Special VIP packages will be available for the tour dates that are not already on-sale. For the most up to date information on tour dates, tickets, VIP packages, and pre-order opportunities, visit:www.kennyrogers.com 

The eleven-song album, Once Again It’s Christmas, features several special guest stars. Jennifer Nettles joins Rogers onHere It Is Christmas/Baby, It’s Cold Outside”; Alison Krauss is featured on “Some Children See Him”; Home Freecollaborates with Rogers on “Children, Go Where I Send Thee”; Jim Brickman guests on “That Silent Night”; and Winfield’s Locket sings with Rogers on “There’s A New Kid In Town.” Rogers also co-wrote a powerful song called “The Light” with long-time bandmate Steve Glassmeyer and former bandmate, Warren Hartman. The song concludes the album. The new project was produced by Kyle Lehning and Hartman, who were joined by Darren Rust as co-producer for the song, “Children, Go Where I Send Thee.” Steve Sundholm and Jim Brickman produced “That Silent Night.”

The Once Again It’s Christmas album cover art, unveiled here for the first time, is a photo taken by Rogers that he entitled “Red Tree.” He captured the wintry scene while shooting in Yakima, Washington, in December 2003. Rogers received an Honorary Masters of Photography Degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in 2014 for his contributions to the world of photography. 

“I can’t tell you how much fun it’s been doing another Christmas album—it’s my favorite time of year. Recording a project like this means I was able to re-live some old memories singing some of the songs I was raised listening to and grew to love as a child. The process also allowed me to make many new memories working with some very talented people. I’m excited about all of the special guests who joined me for this, and hope you enjoy it, too,” Rogers said. 

Track Listing For Once Again It’s Christmas

1. Once Again It’s Christmas

2. There’s A New Kid In Town feat. Winfield’s Locket

3. Here It Is Christmas/Baby, It’s Cold Outside feat. Jennifer Nettles

4. Little Drummer Boy

5. Back To Bethlehem

6. Winter Wonderland

7. Some Children See Him feat. Alison Krauss

8. I’ll Be Home For Christmas

9. Children, Go Where I Send Thee feat. Home Free

10. That Silent Night feat. Jim Brickman

11. The Light

 

34th Annual Kenny Rogers Once Again It’s Christmas -

Christmas & Hits Tour Dates

11/11-14 - Niagara Falls, Ontario - Niagara Fallsview Casino Avalon

11/17 - Moncton, New Brunswick - Casino New Brunswick*

11/18 - Truro, Nova Scotia - Rath Eastlink Centre*

11/20 - Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador - Pepsi Centre*

11/21 - Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador - Clarenville Events Centre*

11/22 - St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador - Mile One Centre*

11/27 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield*

11/28 - Merrillville, Ind. - Star Plaza Theatre*

11/30 - Terre Haute, Ind. - Hulman Center - Indiana State*

12/2 - Norfolk, Neb. - Divots Conference Center

12/4 - Bowler, Wis. - North Star Mohican Casino Showroom*

12/5 - Battle Creek, Mich. - Firekeepers Casino - Event Center*

12/6 - Windsor, Ontario - The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor*

12/8 - Ashland, Ky. - Paramount Arts Center*

12/10 - New Brunswick, N.J. - State Theatre*

12/11 - White Plains, N.Y. - Westchester County Center*

12/12 - Uncasville, Conn. - Mohegan Sun Arena*

12/13 - Bangor, Maine - Cross Insurance Center*

12/15 - Hagerstown, Md. - Maryland Theater*

12/16 - Roanoke, Va. - Berglund Performing Arts Theatre*

12/17 - Verona, N.Y. - Turning Stone Resort & Casino - Event Center

12/18 - King of Prussia, Pa. - Valley Forge Casino Resort*

12/19 - Englewood, N.J. - Bergen Performing Arts Center

12/20 - Concord, N.H. - The Capitol Center For The Arts

12/22 - Erie, Pa. - Warner Theater*

12/23 - Westbury, N.Y. - NYCB Theatre at Westbury*

 

* INDICATES VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE

 

For more information:  kennyrogers.com

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