Tour news: Sara Bareilles, Kenny Rogers

Sara Bareilles will play one NZ show in September.
Sara Bareilles will play one NZ show in September.

High-profile American singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles is heading to Auckland for a one-off show in September.

The million-plus-selling, multiple Grammy nominee will perform at Parnell's Holy Trinity Cathedral on Friday, September 26.

Her visit follows last year's release of her third album The Blessed Unrest and its hit single, Brave.

Californian-born Bareilles released her major label debut album, Little Voice, in 2007 and topped the American charts with her 2010 sophomore effort, Kaleidoscope Heart.

Bareilles is touring with with two backing musicians and tickets for the cathedral show go on sale via Ticketmaster on Thursday, August 7.


Kenny Rogers. Photo / Getty Images

Elsewhere, veteran country superstar Kenny Rogers is returning to New Zealand - but he's not bringing his love to town in Auckland.

Rogers, who turns 76 next month, will play shows in Christchurch and Hamilton in February 2015, having appeared in Auckland in 2011 and 2012.

Since his last Auckland show, Rogers has played at Britain's Glastonbury Festival last year and been inducted into the American Country Music Hall of Fame.

His Christchurch show is at Horncastle Arena on Friday February 13 and his Hamilton gig is at Claudelands Arena on Sunday February 15. Tickets for both go on sale on Friday August 8.

- TimeOut

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