Dolly Parton at Hope Estate

DOLLY PARTON, THE QUEEN OF COUNTRY RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA

The legendary Dolly Parton will be returning to Australia for an almighty string of concerts this November.

The tour begins in Perth on Tuesday 8 November at Burswood Dome, before heading to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for a show on Saturday 12 November. The show rolls east to Sydney at Acer Arena on Tuesday 15 November, and then onwards to wine country for an outdoor show at Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 19 November. Dolly and her band then head to Melbourne for shows on Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 November at Rod Laver Arena before finishing up at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday 25 & Saturday 26 November.

How does one begin to describe an icon like Dolly Parton? Singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress, philanthropist, businesswoman; this mighty talent's list of credentials is worth every ounce of veneration she receives.

Hailed as 'The Queen of Country Music,' her four and a half decade career since her national chart debut has seen her become one of the most successful female artists in the history of the country genre, with twenty-five number one singles, and a record forty-one top 10 country albums. In addition to her illustrious music career, Parton's foray into other ventures include a self-titled theme park, television variety shows and several successful films – including an Oscar nomination for her role in 9 to 5 – all of which have cemented her status as an American superstar.

Australian fans will be delighted when the Smoky Mountain Songbird takes the stage and shows us exactly why she is such a legend. With hits like "9 To 5", "Here You Come Again", "Jolene", and of course the incomparable "I Will Always Love You", audiences are guaranteed to see the show of a lifetime. With all new sets, costumes and even new music from her forthcoming album 'Better Day' to be released later this year, it is sure to make an evening spent with Dolly Parton a night to remember. The two and a half hour show will be a deeply personal affair as Dolly lets the audience inside; telling stories and interacting with fans in a wholly new show featuring a brand new production, lighting and video.

Parton's arrival on Australian shores in November this year, will be her first in nearly thirty years and is certain to be the milestone event of the 2011 touring calendar.