Legend Kris set for Hamilton in New Year
American acting and singing legend Kris Kristofferson has announced a Hamilton show for the New Year.
He’ll be playing the Town House on Wednesday January 20, coming just before he appears at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
A member of the Country music Hall of Fame, the 79-year-old has carved out successful careers in both acting and music over the years. He’s currently touring his upcoming 29th album, The Cedar Creek Sessions, which will feature new songs and old favourites alike.
It will be his first release since 2013’s Feeling Mortal, which, as the title suggests, reflected on life and growing older.
Kristofferson is a Country Music Hall of Famer who ranks among the most versatile of American talents.
During his life he’s been a Golden Gloves boxer, a Rhodes scholar, a college football player, an acclaimed actor, a military officer, a helicopter pilot and a Grammy Award winner.
The many classics he has penned include Me and Bobby McGee, Help Me Make It Through the Night, Sunday Morning Coming Down and For The Good Times, as well as a slew of other empathetic, incisive gems.
The singer originally had a career in the Army, but after his tour of duty ended he decided to try and become a musician.
Originally he found success writing songs for other acts, but he steadily worked his way up as a performer, too, while starting an acting career in the early 1970s.
Over the years he has continued to juggle both pursuits, winning a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in A Star Is Born.
He’s also appeared in work as diverse as cult action film Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia, animated hits Dolphin Tale and its sequel, and the horror superhero series Blade.
His musical career has continued apace as well, including his sideproject the Highwaymen, set up with fellow country legends Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.
He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1977, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004.
Tickets are priced at £32.50 and the show starts at 7pm.
They can be purchased from the venue in person, by calling 01698 452299 or by going to www. sllcboxoffice.co.uk