Country music megastar Dolly Parton is Belfast-bound next June for a concert at the Odyssey Arena, writes BILLY KENNEDY.
The ‘First Lady’ of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee is scheduled for Northern Ireland on Tuesday, June 10.
She will also appear at the O2 Arena in Dublin on June 11 and The Marquee, Cork on June 12, before appearing in mainland UK cities, Germany, Norway and Denmark.
Tickets for the Belfast show go on sale on Friday, November 1 at the usual outlets.
Dolly’s latest studio album of all new material, entitled Blue Smoke, will be released globally on Dolly Records ahead of the tour.
The celebrated 67-year-old singer-songwriter, who proudly proclaims her Scots-Irish roots, is excited about the upcoming tour.
“Every time I come to Europe I’m just as excited as I was my very first time, which was many, many years ago,” she enthuses.
“I love that part of the world. I especially love the fans. We always have such a good time; I’ve put together a lot of things for this tour that the fans will love. We had not planned to come back so soon, but we got so much fan mail and reaction that I thought – ‘Why not. If they’re having a good time and we always do, let’s just do it’.”
Dolly continues to receive accolades for what was her most successful Euro and Australian tour of her 45-plus year career in 2011.