Three time Grammy winner, Rhodes Scholar, actor, storyteller and country music superstar Kris Kristofferson returns to Australia for a national tour this September!
Kris will be accompanied on stage by band The Strangers. One of contry music's favourite bands, The Strangers are best known as the back-up band for singer-songwriter Merle Haggard. Coming to Australia will be Scott Joss (fiddle and vocals), Doug Colosio (keyboards and vocals) and Jeff Ingraham (drums).
Having accomplished more in his lifetime than most performers dream of, Kris Kristofferson has recorded over 30 albums and written some of the greatest songs of all time, incuding 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 Kristofferson 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.
Kris Kristofferson is also an award-winning actor who 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 the original A Star is Born legend and Country Music Hall of Fame's Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers live on stage performing the hits from the Kristofferson songbook.