Magic and One World Entertainment are proud to announce the awaited return of legendary Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers to New Zealand.
The three times Grammy winner, Rhodes scholar, actor and undisputed country music living legend kicks off his NZ tour in October. Tickets on sale from Monday 17th June. Kris will be accompanied on stage by The Strangers. One of country music’s favourite bands, The Strangers are best known as the back-up band for singer-songwriter Merle Haggard. Coming to New Zealand will be Scott Joss (fiddle and vocals), Doug Colosio (keyboards & vocals) and Jeff Ingraham (drums).
Kris Kristofferson has accomplished more in his lifetime than most performers can ever dream. He has recorded over 30 albums throughout his career and written some of the greatest songs of all time, including Me and Bobby McGee, Help Me Make It Through the Night, Sunday Morning Coming Down and For the Good Times. Artists who have recorded and achieved chart success with a song written or co-written by Kris Kristoffeson include Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Janis Joplin who recorded Me and Bobby McGee – a song forever linked to Janis. By 1987, it was estimated that more than 450 artists had recorded Kristofferson’s Compositions.
He is an award-winning actor and has appeared in over 70 films including his Golden Globe winning performance in the 1976 version of A Star Is Born alongside Barbra Streisand. Other films include”Blade” trilogy, “Lone Star,” “A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries,” “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”, “Blume In Love,” “Cisco Pike,” and “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.” Recent films include “Fast Food Nation,” “Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story,” “The Jacket,” “Silver City,” “He’s Just Not That In To You,” and “Dolphin Tale.” Music fans will not want to miss the opportunity to see Country Music Hall of Fame’s Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers live on stage performing the hits from the Kristofferson songbook.
Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers NZ tour 2019
Dunedin Regent Theatre 8th October
Christchurch Town Hall 9th October
Wellington Michael Fowler Centre 11th October
Palmerston North Regent Theatre 12th October
Auckland Logan Campbell Centre 13th October