Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton announces the 'Blue Smoke World Tour' will travel across the pond in 2014 for June and July concerts in Europe hitting England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Norway, 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.
Dolly's latest studio album of all new material "Blue Smoke" will be released worldwide on Dolly Records with a release date to be announced soon.
"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'."
In 2011, Dolly continued to receive accolades for what was her most successful European and Australian tour of her 45-plus year career-The Better Day World Tour! During the 2011 tour, Dolly performed for record-breaking attendances in both Europe and Australia, surpassing her previous attendance records. In 2008, Dolly performed 17 European shows to over 170,000 fans, surpassing her then-best 2007 European tour, where she played 21 shows for over 140,000 people. Each of these treks grossed in the tens of millions of dollars and established Dolly as Europe's favorite and most successful country artist.
Dolly fans, get ready for an opportunity like none other! We are about to announce some very exciting news, and we think you'll like what we have in store. New VIP packages are coming out for this upcoming tour that include access to Dolly's personal wardrobe and instruments, a backstage tour, and an opportunity to meet Dolly. Keep your eyes peeled for these packages.
UK & EUROPE Dates:
June 8th England, Liverpool, Echo Arena
June 10th Northern Ireland, Belfast, Odyssey Arena
June 11th Ireland, Dublin, O2 Arena
June 12th Ireland, Cork, Live At The Marquee
June 14th England, Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
June 15th Scotland, Aberdeen, GE Arena
June 17th Scotland, Glasgow, Hydro Arena
June 20th England, Leeds, First Direct Arena
June 21st England, Manchester, Phones 4U Arena
June 22nd England, Birmingham, LG Arena
June 24th Wales, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
June 27th England, London, O2 Arena
July 2nd England, Nottingham, Arena
July 5th Germany, Cologne, Lanxess Arena
July 6th Germany, Berlin, O2 World
July 8th Denmark, Copenhagen, Forum
July 9th Norway, Oslo, Spektrum