Dolly Parton is clarifying comments taken out of context during a recent interview that included a question about the 2016 presidential election. Today, Parton released the following statement:
“This morning while I was watching the news I saw many reports that I had endorsed Hillary Clinton. My comment about supporting a woman in the White House was taken out of context. I have not endorsed Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump. I try not to get political but if I am, I might as well just run myself ’cause I’ve got the hair for it, it’s huge, and they could always use more boobs in the race. But seriously, I have not decided who I’m voting for, but no matter what we’re gonna be suffering from PMS, Presidential Mood Swings.” — Dolly Parton
Parton will begin the second leg of her “Pure & Simple” North American tour July 19 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As one of the hottest concert tickets of 2016, Parton’s legion of fans are selling out the shows quickly (tour dates below).
Parton’s set list includes hit songs all while weaving in a few new songs from her new album Pure & Simple, set for release this summer. She’s playing songs that have not been heard live for decades.
DOLLY PARTON PURE & SIMPLE TOUR DATES:
July 19 US Cellular Center – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
July 20 Grand Casino Hinckley – Hinckley, Minn.
July 22 Denny Sanford PREMIER Center – Sioux Falls S.D.
July 23 Deadwood Mountain – Deadwood, S.D.
July 26 UCCU Center – Orem, Utah
July 27 Red Rocks Amphitheater – Denver, Colo.
July 29 Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.
July 30 Scottrade Center – St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 02 Celeste Center- Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 03 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum – Fort Wayne, Ind.
Aug. 04 The Colosseum at Caesar Windsor – Windsor, ON, Canada
Aug. 06 Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, Mich.
Aug. 07 Ravinia Festival – Highland Park, Ill.
Aug. 09 Norton Center for the Arts – Danville, Ky.
Aug. 10 Ford Center – Evansville, Ind.
Aug. 12 BOK Center – Tulsa, Okla.
Aug. 13 Verizon Arena – Little Rock, Ark.
Sept. 09 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON, Canada
Sept. 10 Foley Fair Grounds – Seguin, ON, Canada
Sept. 12 MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Sept. 13 Mosaic Place – Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Sept. 16 Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB, Canada
Sept. 17 Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB, Canada
Sept. 19 Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sept. 21 ShoWare Center – Kent, Wash. SOLD OUT
Sept. 22 Northern Quest Casino – Airway Heights, Wash.
Sept. 24 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, Calif.
Sept. 25 Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sept. 27 Valley View Casino – San Diego, Calif.
Sept. 28 Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles, Calif.
Sept. 30 Laughlin Amphitheatre – Laughlin, Nev.
Oct. 01 Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 02 Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, Calif.
Nov. 15 Pigeon Forge Convention Center – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 18 North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston S.C.
Dec. 06 Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX
Dec. 09 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort – Thackerville, Okla.
Dec. 10 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort – Thackerville, Okla.