Veteran country legend Kris Kristofferson to play Clickimin

Kris Kristofferson
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Legendary American country singer Kris Kristofferson is to play a solo acoustic concert in the Clickimin Centre later this year.

The Texas-born star, who turns 77 next month, is famed for hits such as Me and Bobby McGee, Help Me Make It Through the Night and For the Good Times.

His Clickimin show, on Monday 30th September, is one of only two Scottish dates as part of his European tour, the other being Glasgow. The news seems sure to delight Shetland’s legion of country music fans.

Kristofferson, who toured with fellow country stars Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings as part of The Highwaymen in the 1980s, released his first album back in 1970.

In January this year he issued Feeling Mortal, his first LP for four years, which long-term producer and collaborator Don Was has described as “one of his finest albums”. You can see him performing its title track here.

Support on the night will come from highly rated Scottish singer-songwriter Roddy Hart.

Tickets for the concert go on sale at 10am on Friday morning through Shetland Box Office and Ticketmaster, priced £30.

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  • Ali Inkster

    • May 23rd, 2013 22:28

    Congratulations Davy, on getting such a well known name to perform here the second such big name performer (Status Quo) to grace these shores since Mareel opened and the second to play at the Clickimin.

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  • Barbara Gray

    • May 24th, 2013 10:25

    I was online at the dot of 10am, went through the buying process and failed at the end. Spoke to the box office and they were sold out in 3 minutes. How can this be when there is a max of 6 tickets.

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  • Robin Wynford

    • May 24th, 2013 11:55

    tried all morning to purchase online, but ther website could not process my request. called constantly since 10.15 (when the website crashed) and only got an answer at 11.30, to be told the concert is sold out. Not impressed.
    R.

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  • Robin Wynford

    • May 24th, 2013 12:15

    6 tickets per customer. 800 tickets available I understand, so 133 people if every customer bought 6.

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  • Les Sinclair

    • May 24th, 2013 13:19

    It’s very strange that Ms Gray went online at 1000 and the buying process failed, with the suggestion that the tickets being sold out in three minutes was the cause of the failure.
    I went online at 1055 and purchased a ticket without any problem at all.

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  • Ryan Smith

    • May 24th, 2013 13:21

    I haven’t seen any mention of in on Ticket Master. Have I got the wrong Friday?

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  • Barbara Gray

    • May 24th, 2013 13:41

    I tried ticket master and the concert tickets are available for the other venues, but not for Shetland.
    Not impressed either.

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  • Rachel Buchan

    • May 24th, 2013 17:21

    Apparently there was a problem with Ticketmaster, and their tickets were transferred to the local box office to be sold.I went on to Shetland Box Office just after 10 am, and got tickets without any trouble.

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