It’s Britain’s leading rock festival. But it will have a little bit of country flavor this year. Organizers say Dolly Parton will be performing at Glastonbury Festival in June. A festival organizer tells the BBC having her on the bill is “something we’ve been wanting to happen for a long time” — and Parton has finally agreed. Glastonbury is Britain’s most prestigious summer music festival. About 120,000 tickets for the June 25-29 event sold out before any acts were announced. Arcade Fire is also signed on to do the festival.
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Dolly Parton says she has always enjoyed working with other artists on tour, but she says it’s nice to know she can sell out a venue overseas with just her name on the marquee.
Dolly says back in the ’70s, she used to tour overseas as part of what she calls “package shows” — with other acts. But she says eventually her management convinced her that she could sell out as a solo act. So she did — and she loved it. She says fans overseas make her feel more special because she doesn’t get out of the country as often. So, Dolly says, when she does tour overseas she feels like she is “kinda like a rock star.” These days, Parton is making the rounds in New Zealand and Australia — and will also perform in the U.K., Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden this summer.
Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton has announced the release of her new album Blue Smoke which will be released by Sony Music Masterworks and Dolly Records on May 13, 2014. Following the album release the Blue Smoke World Tour will hit select dates in the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden.
“On this CD I think there are all of the colors of my life in all the areas of music that you’ve allowed me to dabble in through the years,” says Dolly Parton. “You will hear my old world mountain voice on songs like ‘Banks of The Ohio’ and ‘If I Had Wings’ my tender side on songs like ‘Miss You – Miss Me’ and ‘Unlikely Angel.’ My country / bluegrass side of songs like ‘Home,’ ‘Blue Smoke’ and ‘Don’t Think Twice’ and my funny tongue-in-cheek side on ‘Lover du Jour.’”
1. Blue Smoke
2. Unlikely Angel
3. Don’t Think Twice
4. You Can’t Make Old Friends
6. Banks of the Ohio
7. Lay Your Hands on Me
8. Miss You-Miss Me
9. If I Had Wings
10. Lover du Jour
11. From Here to the Moon and Back
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Dolly Parton kicked-off off her “Blue Smoke World Tour” last night in Rancho Mirage, California. In addition this past Friday, Parton announced shows in Tamworth and Cairns being added to the Australian leg of the tour, both shows are already sold out!
“It’s always great to perform at home in the good ol’ USA. We’re kicking off our Blue Smoke World Tour right here at home. I love traveling all over the world; but it’s true, there’s nothing like home,” says Dolly Parton.
After a widely successful tour of Australia in 2011, Parton will head down under for her first visit to New Zealand in over three decades as well as a return visit to Australia. “Australia, here I come again. We have a lot of new and exciting things for the show and can’t wait to share it with you. I love my fans in that part of the world. You’ve been so very good to me for so many years, I’m really, really excited to be coming back to New Zealand again after 30 years or so. And I know that we’re gonna have a wonderful time. It’s a long way from home in your part of the world, but I always feel like I’m right at home. So Australia, New Zealand, I’m coming home. Wait up!”
After returning home from Australia and New Zealand, there is no slowing down for Dolly. In May, Dolly will, once again, hit a few more markets in America before heading across the pond for June concerts in Europe as well as a return to the O2 Arena in London, the venue where Dolly recorded and filmed An Evening With…Dolly (Dolly Records), her widely praised DVD/CD set that was certified GOLD by the RIAA.
“Every time I come to Europe I’m just as excited as I was my very first time, which was many, many years ago. I love that part of the world and I especially love the fans,” adds Parton. “We always have such a good time and I’ve put together a lot of things for this show that I think the fans will love. We had not planned to come back so soon, but we got so much fan mail and such a great reaction that I thought ‘Well, why not. If they’re having a good time and we always do, let’s just do it’.”
Tour dates and venues are below, for ticket and on-sale information please check with your local market.
Jan 24th Rancho Mirage, CA – Agua Caliente Casino
Jan 25th Primm, NV – Star of the Desert Arena
Jan 26th Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
Jan 28th Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theater
NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA Dates
Feb 7th New Zealand, Auckland – Vector Arena
Feb 8th New Zealand, Auckland – Vector Arena **2nd Show
Feb 11th Australia, Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena
Feb 12th Australia, Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena
Feb 13th Australia, Adelaide – Entertainment Centre
Feb 15th Australia, NSW, Hunter Valley – Hope Estate
Feb 16th Australia, Tamworth – TRECC
Feb 18th Australia, Sydney – Entertainment Centre
Feb 19th Australia, Sydney – Entertainment Centre
Feb 21st Australia, Brisbane – Entertainment Centre
Feb 22nd Australia, Brisbane – Entertainment Centre
Feb 24th Australia, Cairns – Cairns Convention Center
Feb 27th Australia, Perth – Perth Arena
May 22nd Tulsa, OK – Hard Rock Casino
May 23rd Tulsa, OK – Hard Rock Casino
May 25th Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
May 27th Richmond, KY – EKU Center For The Arts
(St. Mark’s Evening Among Friends)
May 28th Knoxville, TN – University of Tennessee
(Benefiting Dolly’s Imagination Library)
May 30th Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino
May 31st Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino
UK & EUROPE Dates:
Jun 8th England, Liverpool – Echo Arena
Jun 10th Northern Ireland, Belfast – Odyssey Arena
Jun 11th Ireland, Dublin – O2 Arena
Jun 12th Ireland, Cork – Live At The Marquee
Jun 14th England, Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena
Jun 15th Scotland, Aberdeen – GE Arena
Jun 17th Scotland, Glasgow – SSE Hydro Arena
Jun 18th Scotland, Glasgow – SSE Hydro Arena
Jun 20th England, Leeds – First Direct Arena
Jun 21st England, Manchester – Phones 4U Arena
Jun 22nd England, Birmingham – LG Arena
Jun 24th Wales, Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Jun 25th Wales, Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Jun 27th England, London – O2 Arena
Jun 28th England, London – O2 Arena
July 2nd England, Nottingham – Capital FM Arena
July 5th Germany, Cologne – LANXESS Arena
July 6th Germany, Berlin – o2 World
July 8th Denmark, Copenhagen – Forum
July 9th Norway, Oslo – Spektrum
July 11th Sweden, Stockholm – THE GLOBE
For all the latest tour, VIP Experience and ticketing information please visit http://www.dollypartonmusic.net
9. Happy Birthday to a country legend – @LauraBellBundy sent this about Dolly “Happy Birthday to @DollyParton, a female inspiration and the woman responsible for my motto: WW DOUBLE D (What Would Dolly Do)!”
7. Opening on a major tour isn’t just a job for @BrettEldredge – it’s a learning experience “Currently in crowd taking lessons from @KeithUrban …he and his band are bout as close to perfection as you can get”
6. Country music has always been proud to sponsor St. Jude. This week @KelliePickler made a stop “Had the most incredible day visiting the kids and their families @StJude. If you’re ever in Memphis, go visit these kids. #LifeChanging”
4. It was a busy release week for @JenniferNettles, but that doesn’t stop her from doing things she loves, like baking! “Note: IF you make pancakes & IF you make them w/chocolate chips & IF you use peanut oil for cooking = pnutbutter-chocolate chip pancakes.”
3. With a major tour just announced, @DierksBentley needs to enjoy his time at home while he can “ahhhh….the satisfaction of listening to the rain run down along your gutters and not over them after spending an afternoon cleaning them.”
2. Pop star Justin Bieber is in trouble for damage to a neighbor’s house, but @BlakeShelton has a country suggestion for a neighborhood prank “Justin Bieber egging the neighbor?! That’s just lame.. You’re supposed to put a burning sack of sh*t on their porch and ring the doorbell!!”
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