Photo by Dennis Carney. Courtesy Sugar Hill Records.
"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." -- Dolly
Will play approximately 40 cities in the U.S. and Canada
Aug. 16 through Dec. 10
More information will be posted here as it becomes available
House of Blues Originally scheduled for Sept. 15 but moved due to Hurricane Ophelia
In late 2005, Dolly ventured out on "The Vintage Tour." She told Dollymania in June: "The 'Vintage Tour' will start mid-August and will include around 40 dates." It was promoted by House of Blues Entertainment Inc., the same group responsible for her sold-out Halos & Horns Tour back in 2002, but will extend beyond just the HOB venues. In addition, she revealed that her Sept. 24-25 benefit concerts at Dollywood would "be basically the same show, so fans who have already bought tickets will get a real bonus." She said the concert would include "lots" of her older classic songs as well as her covers of older songs made famous by other performers for her upcoming CD, Those Were The Days, hence its title.
The tour followed her triumphant return to the concert circuit three years ago following a decade-long hiatus. The intimate club tour to promote the CD Halos & Horns (see coverage here) sold out all of its U.S. and European dates. Two years later, she returned to mid-sized stadium venues with a glitzier, more elaborate stage show called "Hello I'm Dolly," named after her first full-length album released 37 years earlier (see coverage here). Half of the dates on that tour sold out, and its nearly 140,000 ticket-buyers made it the 10th-biggest country tour of the year, grossing more than $6 million.