Glen Campbell’s Health Issues Force Him Out of Kenny Rogers NZ Concerts
Pacific Entertainment and Bluehawk Presents regret to advise that Glen Campbell is no longer able to come to New Zealand and Australia to tour in August as the support for fellow Country Superstar, Kenny Rogers.
Glen apologises and is very disappointed that he is unable to perform for his New Zealand and Australian fans one last time on what would have been his farewell visit and last international dates on his The Goodbye Tour. However, due to a decline in his Alzheimers condition his medical specialists have advised that the long international flight from Los Angeles would be detrimental to his health.
Pacific Entertainment and Bluehawk are saddened by the unexpected turn of events after having closely monitored the progress to date of Campbell’s The Goodbye Tour that has been going well and receiving great reviews. All the signs were positive for the New Zealand and Australian dates. No one had anticipated the travel complication or impact on coming to our distant locations. The promoters sincerely apologize for this inconvenience but want to assure ticket buyers that they are still in for a great show.
Kenny’s headline concerts will continue with the help of Kenny’s friend and New Zealand icon, John Rowles. Kenny and John have known each other since the late 1970’s; at one time Kenny suggesting to John that he should record a catchy little number called “Lucille”, which later became the No.1 hit that launched Kenny’s solo career. The same thing happened a year later when John turned down the opportunity to record “She Believes in Me” that also became a No.1 crossover hit for Kenny. It is fitting that John should be the one to step in to help almost a lifetime later as he is completing his own farewell tour.
John also has a connection with Glen Campbell releasing a version of Campbell’s 1974 hit single, Rhinestone Cowboy on one of his own live albums.
Kenny’s last sold out visit to New Zealand was described as magical. One reviewer wrote of his Auckland show “The cool kids may have been on the other side of Auckland at the Big Day Out but the crowd at last night's sold-out Kenny Roger’s concert were the ones having all the fun”. The evening was a testament to the special relationship between Rogers and his thousands of loyal fans who were treated to a good helping of his well-loved hits, which remains the promise for this upcoming visit.
The Bourbon County Brothers aka, Kevin Greaves, Chet O’Connell, JamesRay, and Brendon Ham, four of New Zealand’s top male country artist’s, will also perform a special farewell tribute to Glen Campbell at both shows.
Christchurch, August 10,
CBS Arena. Ticketek
Auckland, August 12,
Vector Arena. Ticketmaster