PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 24, 2016) – Dolly Parton brings her Pure & Simple
concert tour home to Sevier County, Tennessee with a stop at the
LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge on November 15 to benefit her Imagination
Library. The Pure & Simple tour is Parton’s first North
American concert tour in more than 25 years and takes her to more than
60 cities across the U.S. and Canada.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 1. Dollywood season
passholders will have an opportunity to purchase concert tickets before
the general public. Additional details about Parton’s November Pigeon
Forge concert stop will be released at a later date.
Parton is as busy as ever, and with the Pure & Simple
tour, a new CD and much more in the works, she doesn’t plan on slowing
down any time soon. Parton’s set-list during the tour includes a number
of hit songs, with a few new offerings from her double-disc album Pure & Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits. She also will be playing a number of hits that have not been heard live for decades.
Parton’s Imagination Library is a literacy program administered
through the Dollywood Foundation which provides an age appropriate book
each month to children from birth to age five in participating
communities. To date, the Imagination Library has provided more than 70
million books in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom,
Australia and New Zealand.
Pure & Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits two-CD set will
include all new material as well as a compilation of Parton’s biggest
hits. The entertainment icon is on one of the biggest hot streaks of her
career after her hugely successful TV movie, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of
Many Colors,” attracted a network record of more than 15.8 million
viewers. It was the most watched movie on network TV in more than three
years and will be released on DVD May 3.