‘Praise Dolly’: A celebration of the music of Dolly Parton is coming to Geelong in December

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‘Praise Dolly’: A celebration of the music of Dolly Parton is coming to Geelong in December

“You have to believe in something greater than yourself” - We believe in Dolly!

Following the incredible success of two sold-out Tapestry tours celebrating the career of Carole King, dual Helpmann Award-winner Esther Hannaford is returning with Praise Dolly – a journey through the superb music of Dolly Parton. Catch it when it heads to Costa Hall in Geelong on December 3.

Praise Dolly with Esther Hannaford

  • November 30 – Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury
  • December 1 – Canberra Theatre, Canberra
  • December 3 – Costa Hall, Geelong
  • December 4 – Hamer Hall, Melbourne
  • December 7 – Kings Theatre, Caloundra
  • December 8 – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
  • December 9 – Twin Towns, Tweed Heads
  • December 11 – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
  • December 13 – Perth Concert Hall, Perth
  • December 17 – Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong
  • December 18 – State Theatre, Sydney

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From worldwide hits ‘Jolene’, ‘Here You Come Again’, ‘Coat of Many Colors’, ‘I Will Always Love You’ and many, many more, ‘Praise Dolly’ will be a deep dive through the songs of one of the greatest icons of all time.

Performing two sets over two hours, the concert will delve into just some of the 110 charted singles (including 26 Billboard Country #1s) and 41 Top 10 country albums of Dolly’s remarkable multi-Platinum, multi-award-winning career – making this the must-see show of 2022.

In scaling the mountain that is the Dolly Parton’s immense repertoire Esther says:

“It’s all about Dolly’s music. Her songwriting and storytelling prowess endlessly captivate me with their insight, joy and hope. I’m so excited to celebrate this music from an incredible artist who puts so much goodwill into the world through her deeds. I feel like myself, and all of us could use some more Dolly in our lives. Come Praise Dolly!”

Supporting Esther on tour will be the Fabulous Tennessee Mountain Home Band, a 10-piece band featuring the cream of Australia’s musicians with musical director Mark Wilson from Jet.

Tickets go on sale 11am, Thursday September 8. For Geelong tickets, head here or for complete tour and ticket information, head here.