The tour, being promoted by Navy Entertainment, will bring Michael through Europe, Asia and the Middle East, where he will be performing in more than a dozen locations, entertaining Navy Personnel and their families with his comedy magic show.
This will mark the 3rd time Kent will go overseas to entertain the troops. In 2008, he traveled to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., to entertain the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron. After that show, the Blue Angels gave Michael a V.I.P. ride in one of their aircraft during an air show in Ypsilanti, Michigan. In 2010, Kent spent 3 weeks entertain U.S. Army Soldiers in South Korea and in 2012, he traveled throughout Asia to spend Christmas and New Year’s with Navy Entertainment performing for U.S. Navy Personnel and their families.
In 2014, he completed an 80-city US College tour that earned him the titles of “Entertainer of the Year” and “Magician of the Year.” Kent says while those awards meant a lot to him, they don’t compare to being able to share his magic with the military and their families.
“As a civilian, its hard for me to imagine what it must be like living away from home for long periods of time. By giving me the opportunity to entertain servicemen and women around the world, Navy Entertainment is allowing me to feel like I’m doing my part while spreading joy and happiness to those who truly need it.”
Kent’s shows for the tour will consist of both shows for troops and for their children, an audience that is quite a departure from his usual all-adult college and corporate audiences. “Some of my friends have asked me if it’s going to be difficult for me to perform for children and families, but what they don’t understand is I perform at a dozen or so University Siblings Weekends every year where I have to appeal to little ones already, so I’m used to being able to perform a squeaky-clean family-friendly show.” Michael’s show involves comedy, audience participation and amazing magic like making items disappear and reappear across the room.
Those wishing to learn more about Michael Kent’s magic show can find video on his website, michaelkentLIVE.com.