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Dolly Parton Heading to Europe on 2014 Blue Smoke World Tour

(Taste of Country) – Europe is going country next year! The one and only Dolly Parton will pack up and heading across the pond on her Blue Smoke World Tour in 2014.

The iconic and well-loved singer has announced shows in June and July in England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Germany and Norway, as well as a return to the O2 Arena in London. Many country music lovers will remember that the O2 Arena is where Parton recorded and filmed ‘An Evening With…Dolly,’ which was snatched up so many times, it was certified Gold.

Parton is Europe’s favorite and most successful country music artist, as proven by record-breaking attendances for the Better Day World Tour in 2011 — the most successful European and Australian tour of her astonishing career.

Although the ‘Jolene’ singer has graced Europe with her signature songs before, she is always excited to go back and holds a special place in her heart for her European fans. In fact, the singer admits she wasn’t planning on a European trip so soon — until the pleas for more appearances met her ears.

“Every time I come to Europe I’m just as excited as I was my very first time, which was many, many years ago. I love that part of the world and I especially love the fans,” the icon. “We always have such a good time and I’ve put together a lot of things for this show that I think the fans will love. We had not planned to come back so soon, but we got so much fan mail and such a great reaction that I thought ‘Well, why not. If they’re having a good time and we always do, let’s just do it’.”

She’s doing it — and giving fans an experience of a lifetime with new VIP packages for the tour that include access to her personal wardrobe and instruments, a backstage tour and an opportunity to meet her. More information can be found on Parton’s website.

Along with the upcoming world tour, Parton has other exciting news brewing. Her latest studio album of all new material, Blue Smoke, will be released worldwide on Dolly Records, with the release date to be announced soon.

Dolly Parton’s 2014 Blue Smoke World Tour Dates:

6/8 – Liverpool, England | Echo Arena
6/10 – Belfast, Northern Ireland | Odyssey Arena
6/11 – Dublin, Ireland | O2 Arena
6/12 – Cork, Ireland | Live At The Marquee
6/14 – Newcastle, England | Metro Radio Arena
6/15 – Aberdeen, Scotland | GE Arena
6/17 – Glasgow, Scotland | Hydro Arena
6/20 – Leeds, England | First Direct Arena
6/21 – Manchester, England | Phones 4U Arena
6/22 – England, Birmingham, LG Arena
6/24 – Cardiff, Wales | Motorpoint Arena
6/27 – London, England | O2 Arena
7/2 – Nottingham, England | Capital FM Arena
7/5 – Cologne, Germany | Lanxess Arena
7/6 – Berlin, Germany | O2 World
7/8 – Copenhagen, Denmark | Forum
7/9 – Oslo, Norway | Spektrum

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