The Vintage Tour

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The Vintage Tour
Tour by Dolly Parton
DParton 2005TourPoster.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Associated album Those Were the Days
Start date August 16, 2005 (2005-08-16)
End date December 16, 2005 (2005-12-16)
Legs 1
No. of shows 42 in North America
Dolly Parton concert chronology

The Vintage Tour was Dolly Parton's 2005 concert tour to promote the release of her covers album, Those Were the Days. The tour kicked off on August 16 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and ran until December 16 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


It surprised many fans when, towards the end of 2005, Parton announced that she had put together a brand new stage show in support of her new album Those Were the Days, which would be released mid-tour. She had previously stated in late 2004 that she'd let her band go and instead of touring, she was focusing on writing the score to the 9 to 5 musical. But now she said:

"Well, I'm at it again. I'm very excited about the new Vintage Tour. I will be featuring vintage songs of my own (the songs I'm most known for) in addition to many of your old favorites from the past that I have recorded for a new album that is due out in the early fall. It's going to be lots of fun and bring back lots of memories, so come on out and be a part of it."

The October 2, 2005, Vintage show in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park was part of the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. The San Francisco Chronicle reported afterwards that an estimated 200,000 people had attended Dolly's performance.


  1. Those Were the Days
  2. 9 to 5
  3. Jolene
  4. Crimson & Clover
  5. Me & Bobby McGee
  6. My Tennessee Mountain Home
  7. Coat of Many Colors
  8. Smoky Mountain Memories1
  9. Marry Me
  10. Applejack2
  11. Little Sparrow (a cappella)3
  12. Here You Come Again
  13. Two Doors Down
  14. PMS Blues
  15. If I Were a Carpenter (with Richard Dennison)
  16. Turn, Turn, Turn
  17. Blowin' in the Wind4
  18. Imagine
  19. I Will Always Love You
  20. Hello God5

Songs that were performed at some shows, but not all,

  1. Where Do the Children Play?
  2. Where Have All the Flowers Gone
  3. These Old Bones
  4. Hard Candy Christmas

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[1][2]
August 16, 2005 Atlantic City United States House of Blues
August 18, 2005 New York City Radio City Music Hall
August 19, 2005 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
August 20, 2005 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts
August 23, 2005 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
August 25, 2005 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
August 27, 2005 Halifax Canada Halifax Metro Centre
August 28, 2005 Saint John Harbour Station
August 31, 2005 Ottawa Corel Centre
September 1, 2005 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
September 24, 2005[A] Pigeon Forge United States Celebrity Theatre
September 25, 2005[A]
September 30, 2005 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
October 1, 2005 Las Vegas House of Blues
October 2, 2005[B] San Francisco Speedway Meadow
October 4, 2005 Santa Rosa Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
October 6, 2005 Denver The Lecture Hall
October 25, 2005 Danville Norton Center for the Arts
October 27, 2005 Detroit Fox Theatre
October 28, 2005 Chicago Chicago Theatre
October 29, 2005 Madison Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 30, 2005 Milwaukee Milwaukee Theatre
November 1, 2005 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium
November 2, 2005 Moline MARK of the Quad Cities
November 4, 2005 Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
November 5, 2005 Sioux City Gateway Arena
November 6, 2005 Rochester Taylor Arena
November 8, 2005 Oklahoma City Ford Center
November 9, 2005 Tulsa Mabee Center
November 25, 2005 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center
November 26, 2005 Orlando House of Blues
November 27, 2005 Boca Raton Count de Hoernle Amphitheater
November 28, 2005 Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall
December 1, 2005 Grand Prairie Nokia Live at Grand Prairie
December 2, 2005[C] Dallas Adam's Mark Hotel Ballroom
December 3, 2005 Birmingham Magic City Theatre
December 6, 2005 North Little Rock Alltel Arena
December 8, 2005 Tallahassee Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
December 9, 2005 Charenton Cypress Bayou Bocat's
December 10, 2005
December 15, 2005 Charlotte Charlotte Bobcats Arena
December 16, 2005 North Myrtle Beach House of Blues
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A Benefit concert for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
B Hardly Strictly Bluegrass[3]
C Curtain Call Gala
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
September 15, 2005 North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina House of Blues Rescheduled to December 16, 2005
September 16, 2005 Tallahassee, Florida Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Rescheduled to December 8, 2005
September 17, 2005 Danville, Kentucky Norton Center for the Arts Rescheduled to October 25, 2005
September 18, 2005 Birmingham, Alabama Magic City Theatre Rescheduled to December 3, 2005
December 9, 2005 New Orleans, Louisiana Saenger Theatre Cancelled


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


  1. ^ Zahlaway, Jon (September 1, 2005). "Dolly Parton fills blanks in tour schedule". LiveDaily. Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. Archived from the original on November 19, 2005. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Zahlaway, Jon (July 29, 2005). "Dolly Parton rolls out dates, readies new album". LiveDaily. Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. Archived from the original on October 21, 2006. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hedin, Mark (September 30, 2005). "Hardly Strictly Bluegrass acts took hardly strictly straight paths to stage (Page 2 of 2)". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 

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