Kenny Rogers is about to say good-bye to two of his favorite places to perform -- Australia and New Zealand. The 76-year-old has announced his Farewell Down Under Tour, which will kick off on Jan. 3 in Sydney and continue through Feb. 15, marking his final performances in the countries.

"For all of the traveling I've done around the world, Australia and New Zealand remain two of my favorite places to perform,” Rogers explains. "When I was with the First Edition, we made this same trip several times, and no matter how many times I've gone, I've always loved the audiences down under. They have a great sense of humor, and they've always treated me with such great respect, so for that, I say thank you.”

The singer-songwriter adds that, while he will not return to those areas to perform again, he still plans to hit the road in other parts of the world.

The Country Music Hall of Fame member is currently on the road for his annual Christmas tour, Christmas and Hits Through the Years. The tour, now in its 33rd year, will include a brand-new song, ‘That Silent Night,’ which is a collaboration with renowned pianist Jim Brickman.