Many Acts, One Roof

The American Bank Center is set to bring a number of diverse names to Corpus Christi this October, November and December.

By: Kristen Bily

The American Bank Center is bringing you some fantastic live entertainment for the months of October, November and December! From time-honored country and comedy to one amazing rock show, American Bank Center has everything under one roof for you!

Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal with Special Guest Linda Davis
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (8 p.m.)
American Bank Center Theater

The enduring Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. In 2016, Rogers is embarking on what will be his final world tour with a show that will celebrate his musical legacy: The Gambler’s Last Deal.

The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world. Incredibly, he has charted a record within each of the last seven decades (‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s and ‘10s). He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, making him one of the top 10 best-selling male solo artists of all time. Rogers has been the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Entertainment Buyers Association, the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music and the Horatio Alger Award, given to those who have distinguished themselves despite humble beginnings.

Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing songs from his catalog of 24 No. 1 hits, including “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” “Coward of the County,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” “She Believes In Me,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Daytime Friends,” “Through The Years,” “You Decorated My Life” and “Buy Me A Rose.”

Dream Theater Presents Headlining US Tour
Thursday, Nov. 10 (8 p.m.)
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium

Dream Theater announced the details of its fall North American headline tour. The trek, which began Oct. 5, will see the pioneering group performing their widely acclaimed double concept album, “The Astonishing,” in immersive and interactive settings for a unique and unparalleled live experience. Dream Theater is performing at the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.

“The Astonishing” debuted atop Billboard’s Rock and Hard Rock album charts, marking the group’s third No. 1 Hard Rock album following “Black Clouds & Silver Linings” and 2013’s self-titled LP. “Even for a group that has blazed new trails consistently, there’s never been anything to compare to ‘The Astonishing,’ the full-blown rock-opera, jumbo-size concept album,” exclaimed Rolling Stone. “Put simply, the new release lives up to its title in every way imaginable.”

Anjelah Johnson
Saturday, Nov. 19 (8 p.m.)
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium

Comedian Anjelah Johnson comes to Corpus Christi on Nov. 19 for one show at the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium. The last time Johnson came to Corpus Christi, she was met with a sold-out crowd!

She became an Internet sensation with her viral video, “Nail Salon,” which led to many stand-up television and film opportunities. That same year, she joined the cast of “MADtv” as a series regular, which spawned another Internet sensation, Bon Qui Qui. This original character, a disgruntled fast-food employee with no filter, has been enjoyed, viewed and replicated by more than 65 million people worldwide.

After recording and releasing three songs and two music videos as Bon Qui Qui, Johnson signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records to release a full album titled, “Gold Plated Dreams.” Johnson also has a new movie coming out in January 2017 called “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone.” You can watch the official trailer on Johnson’s official fan page on Facebook.

Dolly Parton – Pure & Simple Tour
Friday, Dec. 2 (8 p.m.)
American Bank Center Arena

Dolly Parton is set to bring her Pure & Simple tour to American Bank Center in Corpus Christi on Friday, Dec. 2, as she embarks on her first major U.S. and Canadian tour in more than 25 years. As one of the hottest concert tickets of 2016, Parton’s legion of fans is destined to sell out the shows quickly. Parton’s set list will include hit songs all while weaving in a few new songs from her new album, “Pure & Simple,” set for release this summer. She will also be playing songs that have not been heard live for decades.

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