Tour News: Dolly Parton announces rescheduled dates for Backwoods Barbie tour

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Dolly Parton’s tour in support of her latest album, Backwoods Barbie, now will kick off April 22 in Pittsburgh.

Parton had to postpone the first dates of her tour; tickets will be honored for the new dates.

"Hey, thanks for being patient," Parton said in a news release. "I’m mending very nicely and will be fit as a fiddle soon. And I’ll not only have the fiddle, but the rest of the band, as well. We can’t wait to hit the road for our Backwoods Barbie tour. We’re anxious for you to see our new show and play you some of the new songs. Look forward to seeing you soon!”

Parton had been instructed by doctors to rest her back for six to eight weeks. She is expected to fully recuperate in time for the April 22 kickoff. Her upcoming European tour, which kicks off June 13 in Sweden, was not affected.

Tour dates, locations and venues are:

April 22: Pittsburgh, Benedum Center
April 23: Hershey, Pa., Hershey Center
April 25: Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
April 28: Fairfax, Va., Patriot Center
April 29: Atlanta, Fox Theater
May 1: New York, Radio City Music Hall
May 3: Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata
May 5: Boston, Opera House
May 7: Minneapolis, Northrup Auditorium
May 8-9: Chicago, Chicago Theatre
May 11: Dallas, Nokia Theatre

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