Dolly Parton is an icon that defies description. To say she is singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman is an impressive list of credentials but doesn’t do justice to the legend that IS Dolly Parton.
Chugg Entertainment have just confirmed the rumours that have been circulating for months! The legendary Dolly Parton is returning to Australia this November for a sensational string of shows.
9 amazing Australian concerts that kick off at Burswood Dome in Perth on Tuesday 8th November, followed by the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Saturday November 12th and Acer Arena in Sydney on Tuesday November 15th.
Dolly Parton and her band then head to wine country for two outdoor shows in the Hunter Valley, at Hope Estate, on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November before moving on to Melbourne shows at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd November. The tour then concludes at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November.
Dolly Parton has achieved American superstar status and she has earned every bit of the praise she receives, she is hailed as ‘The Queen of Country Music’. It has been four a half decades since her national chart debut and her career over that time has seen her become one of the most successful female artists in the history of the country genre.
She has chalked up twenty-five number one singles and a massive forty-one top 10 country albums. An illustrious music career is not all the legendary Dolly Parton has to offer, her other ventures include televisions variety shows, a self-titled theme park and several successful films; not to overlook the Oscar nomination she received for her role in 9 to 5.
Dolly Parton has written over 4,000 songs, had numerous number 1 hits and won countless Grammy, CMA and ACM awards, not to mention enough gold and platinum albums to make even the folks at “Tiffany’s” blush.
The show is sure to delight Australian audiences as it demonstrates exactly how she earned her legendary status. The set list includes hits like “9 to 5”, “Here You Come Again” and “I Will Always Love You” as well as new music from her upcoming album ‘Better Day’ due for release later this year. Audiences are guaranteed the show of a lifetime with all new sets and costumes in a night to remember.
Audiences will be allowed inside the legend that is Dolly Parton in the two and a half hour deeply personal show. Dolly will interact with fans and tell stories in a completely new show that features a brand new production, video and lighting.
Dolly Parton is the most honoured female country music performer of all time. Her music acheivements:
- 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards
- 25 number 1’s on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist
- 41 career top 10 albums, a record for any artist
- 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years
- All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide.
- 7 Grammy Awards
- 10 Country Music Association Awards
- 5 Academy of Country Music Awards
- 3 American Music Awards
- Is one of only 5 female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award
All of this national and international recognition is fantastic but the bronze statue of of Dolly Parton that stands on the courthouse lawn in her hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee is what Dolly calls her “greatest honour, because it came from the people who know me.”
Dolly Parton is busier than ever, always dreaming and always looking forward, she is currently working on various children’s projects and a new movie project as well as writing and recording. These projects are just a few of her many current interests. The phenomenon that is Dolly Parton continues to flourish and she remains one of the world’s true superstars.
The Australian shows this November will be Dolly Parton’s first in nearly thirty years so are sure to be the milestone event of the 2011 touring schedule.
Pre-sale tickets can be accessed through Visa Entertainment if you have Visa Credit, Debit or Prepaid cards! Visa Entertainment members purchasing tickets through the pre-sale will also receive complimentary membership to Dolly Parton’s “Dollyite” fan club where they will be offered access to exclusive content and promotions.
Advance Dolly Parton tour tickets across all seating categories will be available on Tuesday 14th June 2011, Thursday 16th June 2011 or until tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au
Dolly Parton Tour Details
Tuesday 8th November
Burswood Dome, Perth
Saturday 12th November
Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Tuesday 15th November
Acer Arena, Sydney
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November
Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd November
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th
Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Tickets for all shows go on sale Monday 20th June, 9am from www.ticketek.com.au or phone: 132 849
For more information on becoming an Australian Dollyite visit Dolly Parton’s official website: www.dollypartonmusic.net
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