Dolly Parton is heading out on her largest North American tour in over two decades. Dolly Parton’s Pure & Simple Tour coincides with the summer release of her double-disc album Pure & Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits. The collection will include some of Parton’s most popular singles as well as a few new tracks. Parton’s set list will include the hits her fans love along with a few new hillbilly songs from the double-disc album. She will also be playing songs that have not been heard live for decades.
The entertainment icon is on one of the biggest hot streaks of her career after her hugely successful TV movie, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” attracted a network record of more than 15.8 million viewers. It was the most watched movie on network TV in more than three years and will be released on DVD May 3.
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment.
All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide.
Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 CMA Awards, 5 ACM Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year Award.
The U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States.
In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004.
In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 60,000,000 books are mailed to children in the US, Canada and throughout the UK.
In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” and was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012.
Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy “9 to 5,” Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in “Steel Magnolias,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” and “Straight Talk” followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
DOLLY PARTON PURE & SIMPLE TOUR DATES:
June 03 Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, N.C.
June 04 Infinite Energy Center - Duluth, Ga.
June 07 Charleston Civic Center - Charleston, W.Va.
June 08 Wolf Trap - Vienna, Va.
June 10 Hard Rock - Northfield, Ohio
June 11 Horseshoe Casino - Cincinnati, Ohio
June 12 Artpark - Lewiston, N.Y.
June 15 Mann Center - Philadelphia, Penn.
June 17 Tanglewood - Lenox, Mass. | VIP
June 18 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion - Bangor, Maine
June 22 Mohegan Sun Arena - Wilkes Barre, Penn.
June 25 Forest Hills Stadium - Forest Hills, N.Y.
June 26 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, N.J.
June 28 Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, Penn.
All Tickets and official VIP packages are available for the North American dates; details and purchasing info can be accessed at dollypartonentertainment.com/tour.