An Evening with Dolly Parton

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An Evening with Dolly Parton
Tour by Dolly Parton
Dolly in Europe.JPG
Dolly performing in London at Wembley Arena.
Start dateNovember 16, 2006
End dateMay 20, 2007
Legs2
No. of shows13 in North America
19 in Europe
32 Total
Dolly Parton concert chronology

An Evening with Dolly Parton started in North America in 2006, and continued in Europe in 2007, and was finished in North America the same year.

History[edit]

After taking nearly all of 2006 off from touring to focus on other projects, Parton returned with a new stage show in November for a few select concerts as she prepared for a 2007 European tour. The 17 initial dates for the tour "across the pond" were announced to the public for the first time in October 2006. She performed four more shows on the West Coast in early 2007 to hone the show for its European premiere. After the European leg, Parton performed for three nights at a Niagara Falls Casino and at a benefit concert to raise money for a new hospital in her hometown.

Although Parton had said after returning from Europe that a three-month U.S. tour would be coming with the release of her next CD Backwoods Barbie, those plans were pushed back to 2008.

The show[edit]

The shows were similar in vein to Parton's previous tours, her 2004 Hello I'm Dolly Tour and 2005's The Vintage Tour. Sets were similar except for the fact that Parton entered via hydraulic lift.

When the show premiered in Europe, an intermission was added so that it became a two-act show, appropriately titled "An Evening With Dolly Parton."

Fans speculated that tracks from Parton's upcoming album Backwoods Barbie would be showcased but that was not the case. Instead "I Dreamed About Elvis", last used on the Hello I'm Dolly Tour was included and in Europe, tracks from her most recent studio album Those Were the Days were spotlighted.

Set list[edit]

North America
  1. "Two Doors Down"
  2. "Jolene"
  3. "Puppy Love"
  4. "The Grass Is Blue"
  5. "Shine"
  6. "Thank God I'm A Country Girl"
  7. "God's Coloring Book"
  8. "Little Sparrow"
  9. "My Tennessee Mountain Home'
  10. "Coat of Many Colors"
  11. "Love Is Strange"
  12. "Islands In The Stream"
  13. "Here You Come Again"
  14. "Me & Bobby McGee" (Roger Miller cover)
  15. "9 to 5"
  16. "I Dreamed About Elvis"
  17. "I Will Always Love You"
Encore
  1. "He's Alive"
Europe
  1. "Baby, I'm Burnin'"
  2. "Two Doors Down"
  3. "Jolene"
  4. "Puppy Love"
  5. "The Grass Is Blue"
  6. "Shine"
  7. "Thank God I'm a Country Girl"
  8. "God's Coloring Book"
  9. "Little Sparrow"
  10. "My Tennessee Mountain Home"
  11. "These Old Bones"
  12. "Coat Of Many Colors"
  13. "Smoky Mountain Memories"
  14. "Train, Train"
  15. "Imagine"
  16. "Travelin' Prayer"
  17. "Marry Me" / "Applejack"
  18. "God's Coloring Book"
  19. "Me and Bobby McGee"
  20. "Crimson and Clover" (Tommy James and the Shondells cover)
  21. "I Dreamed About Elvis "
  22. "Islands In the Stream"
  23. "Here You Come Again
  24. "9 to 5"
  25. "I Will Always Love You"
Encore
  1. "He's Alive"
Notes
  • In Karlstad, "I Will Always Love You" and "Imagine" switched places.
  • "Puppy Love" was dropped from the set list after the performance in Stockholm.
  • "Imagine" was dropped after the Sheffield show.
  • "Travelin' Prayer" was dropped after the Zwolle show.
  • After the Gothenborg show, "Crimson and Clover" was replaced with "Those Were the Days".
  • "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)" was performed from March 13 to 20, 2007.
  • "We Irish" was performed during shows in Dublin and Belfast.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
November 16, 2006 Uncasville United States Mohegan Sun Arena
November 18, 2006 Verona Turning Stone Event Center
November 20, 2006 Rama Canada Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
November 21, 2006
November 22, 2006
February 14, 2007 Santa Rosa United States Grace Pavilion
February 15, 2007 Santa Ynez Samala Showroom
February 16, 2007 Indio Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
February 17, 2007 Primm Star of the Desert Arena
Europe[1]
March 6, 2007 Horsens Denmark Forum Horsens
March 7, 2007
March 10, 2007 Bergen Norway Vestlandshallen
March 11, 2007 Karlstad Sweden Löfbergs Lila Arena
March 13, 2007 Gothenburg Scandinavium
March 15, 2007 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
March 16, 2007 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
March 18, 2007 Zwolle Netherlands IJsselhallen
March 19, 2007 London England Wembley Arena
March 20, 2007 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
March 21, 2007 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
March 23, 2007 Glasgow Scotland Clyde Auditorium
March 24, 2007 Sheffield England Hallam FM Arena
March 25, 2007 London Wembley Arena
March 27, 2007 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
March 28, 2007 Birmingham England NEC Arena
March 30, 2007 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
April 1, 2007 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
April 2, 2007 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
North America
May 10, 2007 Niagara Falls Canada Avalon Ballroom
May 11, 2007
May 12, 2007
May 20, 2007 Kodak United States Smokies Park
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
March 31, 2007 Millstreet, Ireland Green Glens Arena Cancelled

Personnel[edit]

The Mighty Fine Band[edit]

  • Band Leader, Guitar: Kent Wells
  • Drums: Steve Turner
  • Piano: Paul Hollowell
  • Fiddle: Jay Weaver
  • Dobro, Guitar: Richie Owens
  • Banjo: Bruce Watkins
  • Keyboard: Michael Davis
  • Background vocals: Jennifer O'Brien, Vicki Hampton & Richard Dennison

Other Staff[edit]

  • Dolly Parton's Personal Tour Manager: Don Warden
  • Tour Manager: Dave Fowler
  • Production Assistant: Maryjo Spillane
  • Director, Staging & Choreography: Steve Summers
  • Stage Manager & Security: Danny Nozzell
  • Merchandising: Ira Parker

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Europe". An Evening with Dolly Parton in Europe. Dolly Parton Productions. Archived from the original on February 28, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2013.