Parton keeps it Pure & Simple
Monday, April 25, 2016
– Dolly Parton is heading out on her largest North American tour in more than two decades in June. Parton announced dates for the first leg of the Pure & Simple Tour, which is concentrated in the east and south.
The 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.
Additional U.S. dates for Parton's 2016 historic tour will be announced soon, which includes her first trek into Canada in more than two decades
Tour dates are:
3 Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, N.C.
June 4 Infinite Energy Center - Duluth, Ga.
June 7 Charleston Civic Center - Charleston, W.Va.
June 8 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.
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