7.30pm Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers
8.55pm Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers
*All times approximate and subject to change.
Palais Theatre’s Bars are open from doors until the end of interval with a selection of food and beverages including sandwiches, soft drinks, snacks and ice-creams, a brand new coffee counter for your favourite hot drinks and our new central bar which is fully fitted out with beers on tap, wine, spirits and soft drinks.
POET, STORYTELLER, ESTEEMED ACTOR AND COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR
The three times Grammy winner, Rhodes scholar, actor and undisputed country music living legend Kris Kristofferson will be accompanied on stage by The Strangers. One of country music 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 & vocals) and Jeff Ingraham (drums).
Kris Kristofferson has accomplished more in his lifetime than most performers can ever dream. He has recording over 30 albums throughout his career and written some of the greatest songs of all time, including 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.
He is an award-winning actor and appeared in over 70s films – include 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 Country Music Hall of Fame’s Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers live on stage performing the hits from the Kristofferson songbook.