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Dolly Parton Set For Most Ambitious Tour In 20 Years

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Dolly Parton is set to embark on her most extensive tour in 20 years. Kicking off on October 14 in Greenville, SC and winding down on December 19 in Seattle, WA. The Hello, I'm Dolly theater/arena/casino tour is presented by Moore Entertainment Group. The opening act is The Grascals, a band of accomplished Nashville musicians formed officially in 2004 by Terry Eldredge, Jimmy Mattingly, David Talbot, Jamie Johnson, Danny Roberts and Terry Smith.

Boasting a fan-friendly feel, the Hello, I'm Dolly arena venues will be transformed to enhance the intimate experience. The show will feature an array of sound, lighting, original set design and large video screens that will highlight the striking images of Dolly
throughout her illustrious career. And, while this year's big name ticket prices are high, Parton has personally insisted that Hello, I'm Dolly tickets be moderately priced.

Parton's last tour in 2002 hit the small club circuit in support of her most recent bluegrass album, Halos &Horns. "In 2002, I went on a tour for three months to promote Halos &Horns," says Parton. "I realized how much I missed the road and how much the fans seemed to have missed me. It was just magical. I saw that I had some fans about all areas of my career, all the way back through the years…some liked the country, some liked the pop, some liked the big production, some loved the bluegrass and the more simple sound. So I decided to combine all
the things that I've done through the years."

"The show itself has every color of me in it, from gospel to bluegrass to country to the bigger production numbers, and to the pop hits that I've been fortunate to do through the years," she says. "I think there will be something for everybody. I wanted to do it in a big way
so all of us can enjoy it. My band and I are really looking forward to this!"

Dolly Parton's itinerary:

October 14 Greenville, SC The Pepsi Pavilion at the BI-LO Center

October 15 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

October 16-17 Biloxi, MS Grand Casino Biloxi

October 19 Cleveland, OH Gund Theater

October 20 Columbus, OH Value City Theatre at the Schottenstein Center

October 22-24 Toronto, ON Casino Rama Entertainment Centre

October 26 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

October 27 Green Bay, WI The Theatre at Resch Center

Ocober 29 St. Paul, MN The Theatre at Xcel Energy Center

October 30 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Theatre

October 31 St. Louis, MO The Concert Club at Savvis
November 4 Raleigh, NC The Moonlight Theatre at RBC Center

November 6 Norfolk, VA The Theatre at Scope Arena

November 7 Winston-Salem, NC The Joel Coliseum Theatre

November 11 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Theatre

November 12 Atlantic City, NJ The Circus Maximus Theatre at Caesars

November 13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

November 14 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center

November 17 Albany, NY Pepsi Arena

November 18 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum Showcase Theatre at the Wachovia Spectrum

November 19 Wilkes Barre, PA Wachovia Arena

November 20 Reading, PA Sovereign Center

November 21 State College, PA Bryce Theatre at the Bryce Jordan Center

December 2 San Antonio, TX The Theater at the SBC Center

December 3 Dallas, TX The Theatre at American Airlines Center

December 5 Houston, TX The Theatre at Toyota Center

December 7 Las Vegas, NV The Coliseum

December 8 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre

December 9 Anaheim, CA The Theatre at the Arrowhead Pond

December 10 San Jose, CA The Theatre at HP Pavilion at San Jose

December 11 Reno, NV Reno Hilton Theatre

December 12 Sacramento, CA The Theatre at ARCO Arena

December 16 Boise, ID Idaho Center Theater

December 17 Portland, OR Theatre of the Clouds at the Rose Garden

December 18 Spokane, WA Star Theatre at Spokane Arena

December 19 Seattle, WA Key Arena

–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen