Tickets on sale Oct. 17 for Kenny Rogers’ ‘Gambler’s Last Deal’ tour

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Grammy Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers will bring his “Gambler’s Last Deal Christmas & Hits” tour to Penn State at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in Eisenhower Auditorium. Tickets for his 35th annual — and final — holiday-and-hits concert experience go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17.

“The Gambler’s Last Deal Christmas & Hits,” with special guest Linda Davis, celebrates Rogers’ 50-plus-year career. The performance will be highlighted by personal stories, vintage photos and video clips, in addition to his hit songs and music he hasn’t performed live in years.

In addition to regular tickets, two special ticket packages — including one-of-a-kind memorabilia such as a meet-and-greet laminate, custom poker coin and a limited-edition lithograph — are also available.

For ticketing information, visit the Center for the Performing Arts online or call 814-863-0255. For group tickets or information, contact Sherren McKenzie at 814-865-5340 or

Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide — including “The Gambler” and “Kenny” — since breaking out of rock and jazz into the country-pop genre in the 1980s. Since then, he has charted a record in each of the past seven decades. His 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary top-10 hits rank him fourth-best all time among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley. In addition, his songs have won Rogers multiple Grammy, American Music, and country music organization awards.

Since the release of his first Christmas album in 1981, Rogers — once voted Favorite Singer of All Time by People and USA Today — has toured the country annually to perform his holiday and chart-toppers. Late last year, the singer, actor and record producer announced that this tour would be his last.

“The feeling I get performing on the Christmas tour is one of the things I’ll really miss about not being on the road,” he said. “We will be sure to take extra time to cherish some moments on this last go around.”

Magic City Productions presents the concert. Tickets for “The Gambler’s Last Deal Christmas and Hits” are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged for tickets to a Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presentation.

Parking in the Eisenhower Parking Deck is $5 per vehicle for this event. Patrons with Penn State faculty/staff parking permits will not be charged for parking.

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Last Updated October 14, 2016