Kenny Rogers cancels final 2018 tour dates due to health issues

Rogers cancels final eight concerts on The Gambler’s Last Deal Final Tour

Kenny Rogers has canceled the remaining dates of his 2018 final tour due to health issues. Several venues Rogers had booked on his The Gambler’s Last Deal shared the news on Wednesday (April 4th).

“Kenny Rogers has been working through a series of health challenges,” a press release by Silver Legacy Resort in Reno, NV states. “His doctors fully expect the outcome to be great, but they have advised him to cancel all performances through the end of the year to focus on recuperation.”

“I didn’t want to take forever to retire,” Rogers notes. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to say farewell to the fans over the course of the past two years on The Gambler’s Last Deal Tour. I could never properly thank them for the encouragement and support they’ve given me throughout my career and the happiness I’ve experienced as a result of that.”

Rogers was set to perform on the final night of Stagecoach Festival alongside Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Brett Young on April 29th, but that performance has also been canceled. No word on who, if anyone, will be replacing Rogers.

Fans who had purchased tickets to any of the remaining 2018 shows should contact the venue or point of purchase for a refund.

Last October, stars from all genres joined together to perform a musical tribute to Rogers at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. All In For The Gambler served as a reminder of the musical impact that his career has had – and will continue to make for years to come as Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Lionel Richie, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, and Elle King all paid tribute to the singer. The event will filmed for future release and TV airing.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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