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Kris Kristofferson plans gig at the Fox in Spokane in January

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

Singer Kris Kristofferson, pictured performing at the Glastonbury music festival in England in 2017, is bringing his band, The Strangers, to Spokane in January 2019. (Grant Pollard / Invision/AP)
Singer Kris Kristofferson, pictured performing at the Glastonbury music festival in England in 2017, is bringing his band, The Strangers, to Spokane in January 2019. (Grant Pollard / Invision/AP)

Music icon Kris Kristofferson and his band, the Strangers, have booked a date this winter at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.

Kristofferson, who also has had a varied and interesting career as an actor, will bring his show to Spokane on Jan. 13. Tickets are $35-$65 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through all TicketsWest outlets.

Kristofferson, 82, was raised in Texas. He studied writing at Pomona College in California and landed a Rhodes Scholarship which took him to Oxford University in England. After completing his studies, he served in the Army as an Airborne Ranger flying helicopters. In 1965, he headed to Nashville.

He found his first success as a songwriter, penning such hits as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down.”

He’s won three Grammy Awards, is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and has recorded 30 albums, including his iconic collaboration with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings in the Highwaymen. His most recent album, “The Cedar Creek Sessions,” was released in 2016, to coincide with his 80th birthday.

His film performances include his memorable portrayal of a corrupt sheriff in John Sayles’ “Lone Star,” his recurring role as Whistler in the “Blade” movies and his Golden Globe-winning turn in the 1976 version of “A Star is Born.”


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