Kenny Rogers Rocks Caesars’ Colosseum

In between performing his classic tunes, it was a comedy act that Grammy Award winner Kenny Rogers delivered to a packed house at Caesars Windsor Saturday.

The sold-out Colosseum show had people singing, dancing, cheering and roaring with laughter.

After a few songs, Rogers declared he knew the men in attendance were only there because their wives dragged them to the performance, singling out one man for special attention.

Rogers asserted that his goal was to have the man become a fan by the end of the concert and took out some cash, saying he wasn’t against paying him to do so.

It became an running joke and transforming this particular audience member into a fan was a hot topic. During the performance, Rogers threw several $10 bills and a T-shirt to the man.

At the end of the show, he was wearing the T-shirt, was $120 richer and admitted to Rogers and the audience that he had indeed become a fan.

“Now you better not go take that money and buy a Garth Brooks album,” Rogers joked.

At one point, many audience members raised their hands in the air and swayed back and forth during a slower song.

“would you quit swaying back and forth,” Rogers joked when the song was over. “you look like a bunch of Ray Charles’s from up here.”

The three-time Grammy winning 73-year-old music star is also an actor, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. So it was a blast from the past, and the audience went wild, when Rogers showed scenes from his 1980 film the Gambler, during part of his performance.

Brenda Kostashuk was seeing saw Rogers in concert for the first time, and said if he returns to Windsor, she will definitely buy tickets.

For Jacquie Russell, wearing an emerald green cowboy hat, celebrating her birthday and attending the Kenny Rogers concert all made for a memorable night. but she said it was hands-down the concert she was most excited about. she has been a lifelong fan and the first cassette she ever owned was of the country star.

Having just turned 33, Russell said she felt young at heart attending the concert because most fans who attended were at least a decade or two older.

After over half a century of belting it out from the centre stage of various vast venues, the raspy-voiced singer said he has changed up a few things during the countless concerts he has performed.

He said he wanted to let this audience in on a scoop, admitting that after the final song, he used to wait behind the curtain and pretend the show was over when both he and the audience knew he would be returning for an encore.

“I don’t do that anymore because the older you get, the more you learn to save those valuable steps,” he said in a final moment of humour.

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Kenny Rogers Rocks Caesars’ Colosseum


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