The ‘Gambler’ is coming to town.

I hope he brings some of those delicious fruit cups;

Kenny Rogers will perform April 2 at the Washington Pavilion with opening act Billy Dean.

Tickets are $49 or $65, on sale for Pavilion members starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday and for the general public starting at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 29.

For $65, not only should you get a fruit cup, but you should be able to sit in Kenny’s lap while he feeds it to you. This is actually a pretty cool show, I’m surprised it isn’t at the Arena, because I’m sure it will sell out.


#1 Costner on 01.20.11 at 7:29 am

Acts like Kenny would rather play a smaller venue and sell out than a larger one and still have tickets available. It helps their egos and brings back memories of when they used to be able to sell out large stadiums.

On a related note, the Rascal Flatts concert that was here last week couldn’t even sell out the Arena. One of the largest most successful country/crossover touring acts out there right now, and they couldn’t even fill the place to capacity.

Oh but we need a 15,000 Events Center so we don’t lose out on the REALLY big talent like a Journey / REO Speedwagon / Styx reunion tour, or maybe if we are really lucky, we might score Bon ‘fricking’ Jovi! Rock on!

#2 l3wis on 01.20.11 at 7:48 am

Costner, that has been my argument all along, we don’t need a bigger facility, because the current place does not sell out. Remodel it, make it kickass, sell it out someday, then build a new place.

As for KR, I’m thinking about buying tickets, he would be fantastic to see in the Pavilion. Make fun all you want, but I think this will be a great show, and I give props to the Pav on this one, even though they are only thinking about their bottom line.

#3 Joan on 01.20.11 at 8:49 pm

I’ve been saying the same thing, about concerts selling out.