Country queen Dolly Parton has just announced exciting plans for the summer. The 70-year-old songstress is getting ready to embark on what will be one of the most extensive tours of her career, a stripped-down trek that ill see her in over 60 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada this summer.

In conjunction with the live performances, Parton is also preparing a double-disc album release. Titled Pure & Simple (also the name of the tour), it will include one CD of greatest hits, and another CD of newly written tunes.

The first leg of shows kick off on June 3 at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina, and conclude on June 28 in Pittsburgh, PA, at the Consol Energy Arena. Full details below.

Dolly Parton Pure & Simple Tour Dates

First Leg

6/3 – Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum
6/4 – Duluth, Ga. @ Infinite Energy Center
6/7 – Charleston, W.Va. @ Charleston Civic Center
6/8 – Vienna, Va. @ Wolf Trap
6/10 – Northfield, Ohio @ Hard Rock
6/11 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Horseshoe Casino
6/12 – Lewiston, N.Y. @ Artpark
6/15 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Mann Center
6/17 – Lenox, Mass. | VIP @ Tanglewood
6/18 – Bangor, Maine @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
6/22 – Wilkes Barre, Penn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
6/25 – Forest Hills, N.Y. @ Forest Hills Stadium
6/26 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
6/28 – Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Consol Energy Center

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Potential Dolly Parton Pure & Simple Setlist

According to an interview with Rolling Stone, Parton discussed the stripped-down nature of the tour, saying: “We don’t have a lot of electric instruments. We don’t have a lot of video; we don’t have any, really.”

Regarding the setlist, it is said to be a mix of songs from her new LP and old classics. See our predictions below.

1. Coat of Many Colors
2. Jolene
3. I Will Always Love You
4. 9 to 5
5. Here You Come Again
6. Two Doors Down
7. Little Sparrow
8. Islands in the Stream (Kenny Rogers cover)
9. Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That
10. Rocky Top
11. Together You and I
12. Better Get to Livin’
13. Shine (Collective Soul cover)
14. My Tennessee Mountain Home
15. Blue Smoke

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