Glen Campbell To Make Courageous Aus Voyage With Kenny Rogers

7 June 2012 | 12:03 pm | Scott Fitzsimons

The country legend suffers from Alzheimer's.

American country music legends Glen Campbell and Kenny Rogers have announced an Australian tour today - remarkable in itself given Campbell's ongoing battle with Alzheimer's disease.

With 12 Grammys and tracks like The Gambler, Rhinestone Cowboy and Reuben James between them, the tour will kick off in New Zealand this August before crossing the ditch.

Campbell revealed that he was suffering from Alzheimer's June last year, before releasing what was to be his final album Ghost On The Canvas and embarking on a 'Goodbye' tour, where he was joined by three of his children in the backing band.

With the illness seemingly getting worse, it was expected that the album and tour were to be the last from Campbell, but showing remarkable resilience he has continued on performing.

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The Australian leg of the Goodbye tour could realistically be the last time that Australian audiences get a chance to witness Campbell on stage. The two will perform shows together and separately on the tour.

Tour dates are as follows:

Kenny Rogers & Glen Campbell
Wednesday 15 August - State Theatre, Sydney
Thursday 16 August - State Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday 21 August - Riverside Theatre, Perth
Thursday 23 August - Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Friday 24 August - Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Kenny Rogers & Band
Saturday 18 August - Gardens Amphitheatre, Dawin
Sunday 26 August - Gympie Music Muster
Wednesday 29 August - Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Glen Campbell solo
Sunday 19 August - QPAC, Brisbane

Tickets are on sale now.