Kenny Rogers’ Final Tour

Kenny Rogers is gearing up for his very last world tour. He recently unveiled the first batch of dates for the outing, including multiple performances in Ohio, New Jersey and California.

“The time has flown by…but I’m ready to make more memories with you on this final world tour. We’re busy preparing the show. I hope you’ll be able to join us, beginning in May,” Rogers posted on Facebook Monday.

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Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK

The famed country star announced his retirement with an appearance on the “Today” show in September. Rogers said that after an incredible career that was more than he’d “ever dreamed,” he wanted to spend more time with his family.

“I’ve decided that my goal now is to stay home and help Wanda raise Justin and Jordan and be as much of an influence on them as my mother and father were on me, because that’s what parents are for. … I love all of you. I love the way you’ve treated me. You’ve always been respectful and I will miss you dearly but I must go be with my boys.”

But first he’s hitting the road one last time. His farewell tour launches May 13 in Mahnomen, Minn. With more dates to come, here’s how the schedule stands today:

May 13 – Mahnomen, Minn., Shooting Star Casino
May 14 – Welch, Minn., Treasure Island Resort & Casino   
May 15 – Clear Lake, Iowa, Surf Ballroom & Museum
May 21 – Rochester, N.Y., Kodak Center For The Performing Arts           
May 22 – Montclair, N.J., The Wellmont Theater
May 26 – Portland, Maine, Maine State Pier
May 27 – Watertown, N.Y., Watertown Fairgrounds Arena
May 28 – Salamanca, N.Y., Event Center At Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel
June 4 – Crockett, Texas, Crockett Civic Center
June 17 – Vienna, Va., Filene Center At Wolf Trap
June 19 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre
June 22 – Del Mar, Calif., Del Mar Fairgrounds Grandstand (San Diego County Fair)
June 24 – Lincoln, Calif., Outdoor Amphitheater At Thunder Valley          
June 25 – Laughlin, Nev., Edgewater Casino   
June 28 – Santa Rosa, Calif., Luther Burbank Center For The Arts
July 14 – Catoosa, Okla., The Joint @ Hard Rock Casino / Tulsa
July 23 – Kettering, Ohio, Fraze Pavilion For The Perf. Arts          
July 31 – Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fair)
Sept. 4 – Nichols, N.Y., Tioga Downs          
Sept. 16 – Morristown, N.J., Mayo Performing Arts Center
Nov. 10 – London, England, London Palladium      
Nov. 12 – London, England, Eventim Apollo

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