Dolly Parton brings first tour in 25 years to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on June 22
From a press release:
The one and only Dolly Parton is set to bring her boundless energy to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, June 22 on her first major tour in more than 25 years. This will be a rare opportunity to hear her perform from her double-disc album “Pure & Simple,” along with her biggest hits and more.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.), ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, and charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads, and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide.
Achieving 25 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, Parton has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has garnered seven Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award.
Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy “9 to 5,” Parton earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in “Steel Magnolias,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” and “Straight Talk” followed.
Parton saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In 1988, she began the Dollywood Foundation, which funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 60,000,000 books are mailed to children in the U.S., Canada, and throughout the U.K.
In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” making it the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012.