Billy Dean will join Kenny Rogers on Kenny’s 30th Christmas and Hits Tour which kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. The pair will perform a mix of holiday classics and their own hits throughout the 16 city tour. At each stop, a local children’s choir is invited to accompany the duo on stage. “A big highlight is getting to rehearse each day with the local kids who join the show,” Billy said. “To use Kenny’s words, ‘it’s not Christmas until the choir sings.’”
This will be Billy’s second year joining Kenny on his tour. Billy has grown fond of one of Kenny’s pre-show rituals and looks forward to resuming it this year. “One of my favorite parts of the tour is every afternoon before each show, Kenny comes in to the band dressing room to hang with the guys, warm-up, and share stories,” Billy said.
“Thirty years is a long time to do anything, but a Christmas show seems to get easier every year, especially when I get a chance to work with friends like Billy Dean,” Kenny said “He always brings a great energy and beautiful music to the event.”
Billy has 13 Top 10 hits, including “Only Here For A Little While,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart” and “Let Them Be Little.” For more information on Billy Dean, visit www.billydean.com.
2011 KENNY ROGERS CHRISTMAS AND HITS TOUR DATES:
Nov. 25 – Columbus, OH – Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 26 – Kalamazoo, MI – Miller Auditorium – Western M ichigan University
Nov. 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Dec. 2 – Catoosa, OK – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint
Dec. 3 – Bossier City, LA – Horseshoe Casino – Riverdome.
Dec. 7 – Fayetteville, AR – Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall
Dec. 8 & 9 – Lake Charles, LA – L’Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino – Event Center
Dec. 10 – Choctaw, MS – The Arena at Golden Moon Hotel & Casino
Dec. 14 – Bowling Green, OH – Bowling Green State University – Stroh Center
Dec. 16 – Easton, PA – State Theatre Center for the Arts
Dec. 17 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand at Foxwoods – MGM Grand Theater
Dec. 19 – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
Dec. 20 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino – Event Center
Dec. 21 – Buffalo, NY – Kleinhans Music Hall
Dec. 22 – Schenectady, NY – Proctors Theatre
Dec. 23 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre at Westbury