Dolly Parton Announces New Tour And Album For 2016, First Tour In Over 25 Years

After over 25 years of not touring, Dolly Parton is going back on tour once again and even revealed that she has a new album coming out for 2016. Fans could not be more excited that they will get the chance to see Dolly once again. Taste of Country shared the news about Dolly’s new tour and album. Fans can’t wait to see what Dolly is coming out with and get the chance to see her perform later in 2016.

This tour will take Dolly to Canada and also the United States. She is planning to do over 60 tour dates in 2016. This is a big tour compared to anything that Dolly has done recently. As of right now, Dolly Parton has not shared the dates of her upcoming tour, but they will be coming out in the next few weeks. With 60 dates, there should be something close to everyone so they can at least drive several hours and get to see Dolly perform. Her new album will be a double-disc album and called Pure & Simple With Dolly’s Biggest Hits.

Dolly Parton spoke out in a press release about the upcoming tour and album.

“We’re so excited to get out there and see the fans again. I’m really looking forward to singing songs the fans have not heard in a while, as well as the hits, while debuting a few new ones off Pure & Simple.”

Dolly Parton’s new album won’t just be a bunch of her greatest hits, though. Dolly will actually be putting out new music as well for her fans. You will get to hear them on the album and also see her perform them on this tour. This is the perfect time for Dolly to go out on tour. Everyone has been talking about her again since her movie Coat of Many Colors came out and was such a huge hit. This movie was viewed by over 15.9 million viewers and was a huge hit for Dolly.

Dolly Parton shared more about the upcoming tour on her website Dolly Parton Entertainment. This will be the first major tour in over 25 years, but for the last 20 years, Dolly has done a few tour dates. She would just pick out a few places and do a concert. It was nothing like what she is going out on now. Some of the songs that Dolly Parton will perform have not been heard live by her fans in years.

On May 3, you will be able to watch Dolly Parton’s new movie all the time. It will be coming out on DVD and will include deleted scenes and a feature from Parton about the journey of how the song came to life on film and the story behind the song. Dolly Parton’s next TV film, Jolene, will be coming out soon. There is not a lot of information out yet about this upcoming movie, but, of course, it will be about the song. If it does even half as well as Coat of Many Colors, this new movie will be a huge hit for Dolly Parton.

You will have to wait to find out a few more weeks to find out if you can see Dolly Parton in your area. Are you excited that Dolly is going out on tour again and has a new album coming out? Do you have plans to buy tickets to see her? Sound off in the comments below.

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