Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dolly Parton Announces New Album, Better Day, And WORLD TOUR!

Dolly Parton Announces New Album, Better Day, And WORLD TOUR!: "


It's official!

She's back! And she ain't messing around this time!


Dolly Parton announced today that not only will she be releasing a brand new album this summer, called Better Day, but she'll be embarking on a massive world tour through the US, the UK, Europe, and Australia to promote it!

The iconic singer will be premiering her lead single, Together You & I, as part of a live performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show May 26th, with the album following in either June or July!

She explains:

'I wanted to do an album that would be very uplifting and positive, as well as inspirational. Times are hard all over. I think people need to feel better and I thought BETTER DAY was a perfect title because it says 'hope.' I wrote all the songs for this one; plus, I think it may be a little more contemporary than what I usually do. I'm very excited, first of all, to be going back on tour at all. But I love the fans and I miss the live stage shows. With the new stage show I hope to have a lot of new things for the fans, especially all the new songs from the BETTER DAY CD and some new and different segments in the show with a lot more fun things as well. Of course, we will always be doing our biggest and most popular songs. We're looking for a good time for ourselves as well as for the fans.'

So exciting! It really sounds as though she put a lot of thought into this whole project, and we think it's going to show - in the music AND the live tour!

We're so thrilled!

Welcome back, Dolly! It's been far too long!

Check out the Better Day tracklist and Parton's upcoming tour dates…AFTER THE JUMP!

[Image via WENN.]

-In the Meantime -Just Leaving -Missing You -Together You & I -Country Is -Holding Everything -The Sacrafice -I Just Might -Better Day -Shine Like the Sun -Get Out -Let Love Grow

The initial North American and UK/European dates are listed below, with the Australian dates to be announced shortly.

Date - City/State - Venue Sun 17 Jul - Knoxville, TN - UT Thompson Boling Arena Tue 19 Jul - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie Wed 20 Jul - Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Casino Fri 22 Jul - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl Sat 23 Jul - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl Sun 24 Jul - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion Wed 27 Jul - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino Thu 28 Jul - Chicago, IL - Rosemont Theater Sat 30 Jul - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre Sun 31 Jul - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap Tue 02 Aug - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center Wed 03 Aug - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater @ Encore Park

Sat 20 Aug - Glasgow - SECC Arena Sun 21 Aug - Glasgow - SECC Arena Mon 22 Aug - Nottingham - Nottingham Arena Thu 25 Aug - Copenhagen - Copenhagen Forum Sat 27 Aug - Stockholm - Globe Arena Sun 28 Aug - Gothenburg, Swed. - Scandinavium Wed 31 Aug - Liverpool - Echo Arena Fri 02 Sept - Birmingham - LG Arena Sat 03 Sept - Cardiff - CIA Arena Sun 04 Sept - Cardiff - CIA Arena Tue 06 Sept - Bournemouth - BIC Wed 07 Sept - London - O2 Arena Thu 08 Sept - London - O2 Arena Sat 10 Sept - Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena Sun 11 Sept - Manchester - Evening News Arena Mon 12 Sept - Sheffield - Motorpoint Arena Wed 14 Sept - Dublin, IRE - O2 Arena Thu 15 Sept - Belfast, IRE - Odyssey Arena


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