Smoky Mountain Songbird Returns to the UK
The Queen of Country Dolly Parton returns to the UK next summer as part of her Blue Smoke World Tour.
Tickets will be availabe from 9.00am Friday 25 October.
Performing songs from her huge back catalogue – including 9 to 5, Here You Come Again, Jolene and the classic I Will Always Love You – the legendary singer, songwriter and actress returns to the UK for the first time since 2011’s spectacular thigh-slapping show.
“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.[quote]“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’.”[/quote]
Dolly, who by the age of 13 was appearing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, has written over 3,000 songs, enjoyed numerous number one hits and is the most honoured female country performer of all time.
Her 1974 hit, I Will Always Love You, has been covered by Kenny Rogers, Leann Rimes and, most famously, Whitney Houston. Dolly’s movie career includes 9 to 5, Steel Magnolias and Miss Congeniality: Armed and Fabulous.
Watch Dolly performing one of her biggest hits Jolene when she was live in London in 2008 here.