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Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton Duet in October Will Be Their Last

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers are seen backstage at the Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years show at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods on April 10, 2010, in Ledyard Center, Connecticut. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 06:04 AM

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton will duet together for the last time in October in Nashville as Rogers wraps up his world farewell tour.

Rogers, 78, and Parton, had a worldwide hit with "Islands in the Stream" in 1983 and have been friends for more than 30 years. Rogers said the concert would prove "a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time."

He'll also be joined by Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, the Flaming Lips and other guests for the Oct. 25 celebration.

"As I’m bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, " Rogers, a Country Music Hall of Famer and three-time Grammy winner, added in a statement.

"Of course, the night would not be the same without Dolly Parton being part of it," he added.

For her part, Parton said Rogers was "like a family member."

"Performing with Kenny for the last time ever on October 25th is going to be emotional for both of us, but it’s also going to be very special," she added in a statement.

Rogers, whose hits include "Lucille" and "The Gambler," said in 2015 that he intended to retire and embarked on a world farewell tour.

Tickets for the "All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration" in Nashville on Oct. 25 go on sale on Friday.

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