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An Evening with Dolly Parton

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Start date  November 16, 2006
Legs  2
End date  May 20, 2007
An Evening with Dolly Parton
No. of shows  13 in North America 19 in Europe 32 Total

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.



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

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.

North America

  1. "Baby I'm Burning"
  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. "Coat of Many Colors"
  12. "Love Is Strange"
  13. "Islands In The Stream"
  14. "Here You Come Again"
  15. "Me & Bobby McGee" (Roger Miller cover)
  16. "9 to 5"
  17. "I Dreamed About Elvis"
  18. "I Will Always Love You"
  19. "He's Alive"

Act one

  1. "Baby, I'm Burnin'"
  2. "Two Doors Down"
  3. "Jolene"
  4. "Puppy Love"1
  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"2

Act two

  1. "Travelin' Prayer"3
  2. "Marry Me" / "Applejack"4
  3. "God's Coloring Book"5
  4. "Me and Bobby McGee"
  5. "Crimson and Clover" (Tommy James and the Shondells cover)5
  6. "I Dreamed About Elvis "
  7. "Islands In the Stream"
  8. "Here You Come Again
  9. "9 to 5"
  10. "I Will Always Love You"2
  11. "He's Alive"
  • 1 Dropped after the Scandinavian leg of the tour.
  • 2 Swapped at the Karlstad show until Manchester. "Imagine" was dropped after the Sheffield show.
  • 3 Dropped after the Zwolle show.
  • 4 Moved to the first part at the first Wembley show and dropped after the Manchester show.
  • 5 Replaced with Those Were the Days and "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) after the Göteborg show. The latter was dropped after the Manchester show.
  • 6 "We Irish" was added to some of the shows held on the Irish leg of the tour.
  • Tour dates

    Cancellations and rescheduled shows

    The Mighty Fine Band

  • 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

  • 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

    An Evening with Dolly Parton Wikipedia

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