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Dolly Parton announces new album, tour

By | Published on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton will release a new album, ‘Blue Smoke’, in the US on 10 May, through Sony Music Masterworks. Following the release, she’ll begin a US tour – part of a world tour that starts in Australia today – before heading on to Europe. Parton will travel around various arenas of the UK and Ireland, with two nights in the O2 Arena preceding a gap that would leave her free for the last night of Glastonbury. You know, if she fancied popping along.

Anyway, Parton said of her new album: “On this CD I think there are all of the colours of my life in all the areas of music that you’ve allowed me to dabble in through the years. 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'”.

The UK/Ireland tour dates are as follows:

8 Jun: Liverpool Echo Arena
10 Jun: Belfast, Odyssey Arena
11 Jun: Dublin, O2 Arena
12 Jun: Cork, Live At The Marquee
14 Jun: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
15 Jun: Aberdeen, GE Arena
17 Jun: Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena
18 Jun: Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena
20 Jun: Leeds, First Direct Arena
21 Jun: Manchester, Phones 4U Arena
22 Jun: Birmingham, LG Arena
24 Jun: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
25 Jun: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
27 Jun: London, O2 Arena
28 Jun: London, O2 Arena
2 Jun: Nottingham, Capital FM Arena