Pure & Simple Tour

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Pure & Simple Tour
Tour by Dolly Parton
DParton 2016TourPoster.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Location North America
Associated album Pure & Simple
Start date June 3, 2016 (2016-06-03)
End date July 25, 2017 (2017-07-25)
Legs 1
No. of shows 65 in North America
Dolly Parton concert chronology

The Pure & Simple Tour is the twelfth headlining concert tour by American country music artist, Dolly Parton. The tour supports the singer's 43rd studio album, Pure & Simple. It is marketed as Parton's biggest tour in North America, with over sixty shows planned for 2016. The tour began on June 3, 2016 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Background[edit]

The tour was announced March 6, 2016 on Parton's official website.[1] A press conference was held the following day providing additional details concerning the tour. The trek is coined as Parton's biggest tour in 25 years.[2] 64 dates are planned in the United States and Canada, visiting the most requested markets missed on previous tours. Alongside the tour; the singer's latest album, Pure & Simple was released worldwide on August 19.[3] Parton explained a tour was not planned due to her busy schedule.[4] In August 2015, the singer performed two sold out shows at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.[5] The scaled down shows sparked Parton's interest in returning to the stage.

Previous tours saw a majority of shows in Europe and Australia. Parton states her lack of hits in the U.S. for the past 20 years pushed focus on other territories.[6] With this tour, Parton will move away from her typical big productions and perform a minimalist show in an intimate setting. This will allow the singer to perform in venues of all sizes. The show will feature songs with an acoustic sound, few interludes and more interaction with the audience.[7]

To further describe the show, Parton stated:

"We're so excited to get out there and see the fans again. I'm really looking forward to singing songs the fans have not heard in a while, as well as the hits, while debuting a few new ones off Pure & Simple"[8]

Setlist[edit]

The following songs were performed during the June 4, 2016 concert at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, GA. It does not represent all concerts during the tour.

  1. "Train, Train"
  2. "Pure & Simple"
  3. "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That?"
  4. "Jolene"
  5. "Precious Memories"
  6. "My Tennessee Mountain Home"
  7. "Coat of Many Colors"
  8. "Smoky Mountain Memories"
  9. "Applejack"
  10. "Rocky Top" / "Yakety Sax"
  11. "Banks of the Ohio"
  12. Medley: "American Pie", "If I Had a Hammer", "Blowin' in the Wind", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
  13. "The Seeker"
  14. "I'll Fly Away"

-Intermission-

  1. Fire Medley: "Baby I'm Burning" / "Great Balls of Fire" / "Girl on Fire"
  2. "Outside Your Door"
  3. "The Grass Is Blue"
  4. "Those Memories of You"
  5. "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?"
  6. "Little Sparrow"
  7. "Two Doors Down"
  8. "Here You Come Again"
  9. "Islands in the Stream"
  10. "9 to 5"

Encore:

  1. "I Will Always Love You"
  2. "Hello God" / "He's Alive"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Attendance[9] Revenue[9]
North America[10]
June 3, 2016 Greensboro United States Greensboro Coliseum N/A
June 4, 2016 Duluth Infinite Energy Arena 8,175 / 8,175 $746,735
June 5, 2016 Greenville Peace Concert Hall N/A N/A
June 7, 2016 Charleston Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
June 8, 2016 Vienna Filene Center
June 10, 2016 Northfield Hard Rock Live
June 11, 2016 Cincinnati The Shoe at Horseshoe Casino
June 12, 2016 Lewiston Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater
June 15, 2016 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts 4,114 / 5,093 $405,376
June 17, 2016 Lenox Koussevitzky Music Shed N/A N/A
June 18, 2016 Bangor Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
June 21, 2016 Boston Wang Theatre 3,003 / 3,561 $386,609
June 22, 2016 Wilkes-Barre Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza N/A
June 25, 2016 New York City Forest Hills Stadium 9,263 / 12,887 $1,055,126
June 26, 2016 Holmdel Township PNC Bank Arts Center N/A N/A
June 28, 2016 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center
July 19, 2016 Cedar Rapids U.S. Cellular Center 4,546 / 5,560 $364,308
July 20, 2016 Hinckley Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater N/A N/A
July 22, 2016 Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Premier Center 5,027 / 5,978 $489,924
July 23, 2016 Deadwood Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center N/A N/A
July 26, 2016 Orem UCCU Center
July 27, 2016 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 29, 2016 Kansas City Sprint Center
July 30, 2016 St. Louis Scottrade Center
August 2, 2016[A] Columbus Celeste Center
August 3, 2016 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 5,324 / 5,476 $319,624
August 4, 2016 Windsor Canada The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor N/A
August 6, 2016 Grand Rapids United States Van Andel Arena 5,195 / 5,552 $489,002
August 7, 2016[B] Highland Park Ravinia Park Pavilion N/A N/A
August 9, 2016 Danville Norton Center for the Arts
August 10, 2016 Evansville Ford Center 6,508 / 8,392 $627,145
August 12, 2016 Tulsa BOK Center 6,112 / 6,579 $543,662
August 13, 2016 North Little Rock Verizon Arena 7,669 / 13,000 N/A
September 9, 2016 Toronto Canada Molson Canadian Amphitheatre N/A
September 10, 2016 Sault Ste Marie Essar Centre
September 12, 2016 Winnipeg MTS Centre
September 13, 2016 Moose Jaw Mosaic Place
September 16, 2016 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
September 17, 2016 Edmonton Rogers Place
September 19, 2016 Vancouver Rogers Arena
September 21, 2016 Kent United States ShoWare Center
September 22, 2016 Airway Heights Northern Quest Outdoor Concert Venue
September 24, 2016 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre 11,951 / 22,000 $646,203
September 25, 2016 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl N/A N/A
September 27, 2016 San Diego Valley View Casino Center
September 28, 2016 Paso Robles Vina Robles Amphitheatre 2,949 / 2,949 $340,290
September 30, 2016 Laughlin Laughlin Event Center N/A
October 1, 2016 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl 28,321 / 31,957 $2,509,209
October 2, 2016
November 15, 2016 Pigeon Forge LeConte Center N/A N/A
November 16, 2016 Huntsville Von Braun Center Arena
November 18, 2016 North Charleston North Charleston Coliseum
November 19, 2016 Charlotte Spectrum Center
November 26, 2016 Tampa Amalie Arena 6,699 / 6,699 $612,289
November 27, 2016 Sunrise BB&T Center 5,342 / 6,183 $407,227
November 29, 2016 Pensacola Pensacola Bay Center 6,581 / 6,581 $551,787
November 30, 2016 New Orleans Smoothie King Center N/A
December 2, 2016 Corpus Christi American Bank Center Arena 4,701 / 8,452 $350,161
December 3, 2016 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie N/A N/A
December 5, 2016 Houston NRG Arena
December 6, 2016 Austin Frank Erwin Center 10,504 / 10,504 $906,981
December 8, 2016 San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts N/A N/A
December 9, 2016 Thackerville Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort
December 10, 2016
TOTAL 141,984 / 175,578 $11,751,658
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A Ohio State Fair[11]
B Ravinia Festival[12]

Cancellations and rescheduled shows

Date City, State Venue Reason
September 10, 2016 Seguin, Ontario Foley Fair Grounds Due to scheduling conflict

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I'm Hitting The Road and I'm Keeping It Pure and Simple". Dolly Parton Entertainment. March 6, 2016. Retrieved March 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ Getz, Dana (March 7, 2016). "Dolly Parton announces biggest tour in 25 years". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dolly Parton on Donald Trump, New Tour and 'Simple' Music". Rolling Stone. March 10, 2016. Retrieved March 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Gayle (March 24, 2016). "Dolly Parton 'Wasn't Really Planning to Do a Tour' in 2016". The Boot. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Dolly Parton returns to the Rymanlast1=Mansfield". USA Today. Gannett Company. August 2, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2016.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ Bogursky, Sasha (March 10, 2016). "Dolly Parton on first U.S. tour in 25 years, says songwriters don't get 'just dues'". Fox News Channel. Retrieved March 16, 2016. 
  7. ^ Ward, Kat (March 7, 2016). "Dolly Parton Announces Tour and Album". Paper. Retrieved March 16, 2016. 
  8. ^ Robinson, Mandy (March 7, 2016). "Dolly Parton Announces New Tour And Album For 2016, First Tour In Over 25 Years". Inquisitr. Retrieved March 16, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Current Boxscore". Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  10. ^ Sources for dates in North America:
  11. ^ "Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Keith Sweat headline Ohio State Fair concert lineup". WCMH-TV. Media General. March 18, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Dolly Parton added to Ravinia lineup". Daily Herald. Paddock Publications. March 29, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2016.