LEGENDARY singer and actor Kris Kristofferson will play Live at the Marquee in Cork this summer.
His hits "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," and "For the Good Times," have helped redefine country songwriting.
Aiken Promotions have confirmed that the three-time Grammy winner will play the Cork docklands on June 23.
Tickets for Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers go on sale next Thursday at 9am from Ticketmaster and usual outlets.
Born in Texas and raised in a military family, Kris Kristofferson, a Golden Gloves boxer, studied literature at Oxford, went on to serve in the army. Inspired by songwriters like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, he moved to Nashville to pursue his music career.
He achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the 1970s and by 1987. It was estimated that more than 450 artists had recorded Kristofferson’s compositions.
His renown as a songwriter triggered Kristofferson’s successful career as a performer and that, in turn, brought him to the attention of Hollywood, leading to his flourishing career as a film actor.
Kristofferson has acted in more than 70 films.
In 1977, he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in “A Star Is Born.”
He’s appeared in cult favourites including the “Blade” trilogy, “Lone Star,” and "A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries."
In addition to many other awards, Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame, and was honoured with the American Veteran’s Association’s “Veteran of the Year Award” in 2002.
Tickets from €40 at www.ticketmaster.ie