Dolly Parton is returning Down Under for a national tour.
The country legend will bring her “Blue Smoke World Tour” to Australia for six dates in February, promoter Live Nation announced on Monday.
"Australia, here I come again. We have a lot of new and exciting things for the show and can't wait to share it with you. I love my fans in that part of the world. You've been so very good to me for so many years and I know that we're gonna have a wonderful time," the singer said in a statement.
When Parton last toured these parts in 2011, she played two-and-a-half hour shows and broke a drought with Australia which lasted close to three decades. That tour, organized by legendary promoter Michael Chugg, was one of the year’s biggest box-office hits.
The general ticket onsale for her 2014 trek starts Nov. 1, and the pre-sale kicks off Oct. 28.
News of next year's Australian dates dropped just hours after an exclusive interview hit free-to-air local TV in which Dolly opened-up about her poor upbringing, her inconspicuous husband and the plastic surgery she’s had -- and will likely have again.
Its safe to say she won’t bring to Australia the hip hop act she’s pulled for talk show host Queen Latifah. In a clip that went viral over the weekend, the 67-year-old donned an enormous afro wig and gold chains, and rhymed her way through a short rap that included telling Latifah to "stick that in her pipe and smoke it." There was also a quick reference to Miley Cyrus and twerking.
Dolly’s latest studio album “Blue Smoke” will get a global release through Dolly Records at an unspecified date.
The Australian leg of Dolly Parton's 2014 ‘Blue Smoke World Tour’:
Feb.11 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Feb.15 - Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley
Feb. 18 - Entertainment Centre, Sydney
Feb. 21 - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Feb. 25 - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Feb. 27 - Perth Arena