‘Islands In The Stream’ collaborators and Glastonbury veterans Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers are set to reunite for one last time at what promises to be a star-studded performance in Nashville, Tennessee, later this year. Rogers has already retired from touring and has announced that the gig, set for October 25, will be his official retirement date.
All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration will also see The Flaming Lips, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, and Elle King playing on the bill. The show will take place at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
"As I'm bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, who I'm so grateful to have crossed paths with," said 78-year-old Kenny in a statement. "It means so much that they would feel compelled to do this for me.
"Of course, the night would not be the same without Dolly Parton being part of it. We've enjoyed a special friendship for decades, and I'll forever look back fondly on the many collaborations, performances, and laughs we've shared as some of the most extraordinary moments of my career. I know it will be a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time."
Dolly Parton added: "Performing with Kenny for the last time ever on October 25 is going to be emotional for both of us, but it's also going to be very special. Even though Kenny may be retiring, as he fades from the stage, our love for each other will never fade away."
Dolly and Kenny last performed ‘Islands In The Stream’ during her Great Smoky Mountains telethon last December.