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.