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Kenny Rogers begins final tour May 13; George Clinton at Brooklyn Bowl on June 22

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In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, Kenny Rogers, winner of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, stands backstage at the 47th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn.

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“American Bandstand” host Dick Clark reminisces with Kenny Rogers and John Travolta about their early music careers during the taping of “American Bandstand’s 30th Anniversary Special” on Oct. 27, 1981.

Legendary country music star Kenny Rogers, after more than five decades of touring, selling more than 120 million albums and entertaining around the globe, will begin his final world tour May 13.

“The Gambler’s Last Deal” is expected to run into 2017, and dates are still being added due to popular demand.

“I’m excited about making one more sweep around the world,” Kenny said in a news release.

Kenny, who so far hasn’t set Las Vegas on the tour schedule, will play Edgewater in Laughlin on June 25 and Comerica Theater in Phoenix on June 26.

Kenny says his “Last Deal” concerts will include a reflective look back through his 50-plus-year career with personal stories, vintage photos and video clips —including never-before-seen footage and songs he hasn’t performed in many years.

Kenny is the Recording Industry Association of America’s eighth-bestselling male solo artist of all time, has won three Grammy Awards and has been inducted into the Country Hall of Fame.

In other music news, king of funk George Clinton and his Parliament Funkadelic headline Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq Promenade on June 22.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.

Follow Las Vegas Sun Entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.

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