Dolly announces tour the day after 'fender bender'

Dolly Parton has announced a string of European dates for 2014.

Dolly announces tour the day after 'fender bender'

Dolly Parton has announced a string of European dates for 2014.

The legendary '9 to 5' singer is bringing her 'Blue Smoke World Tour' to Ireland, England, Scotland, Denmark, Germany and Norway in June and July next year.

She said: "Every time I come to Europe I'm just as excited as I was my very first time, which was many, many years ago.

"I love that part of the world and I especially love the fans.

"We always have such a good time and I've put together a lot of things for this show that I think the fans will love."

The shows will follow 67-year-old Dolly's appearances in Australia, which are planned for February. She last performed in Europe during the 'Better Day World Tour' in 2011.

She added: "We had not planned to come back so soon, but we got so much fan mail and such a great reaction that I thought 'Well, why not. If they're having a good time and we always do, let's just do it.' "

The tour will be in support of Dolly's latest album, 'Blue Smoke', which will be released soon.

The country star narrowly escaped serious harm when she was involved in a minor car accident yesterday.

Dolly was taken to a local hospital after the incident, but discharged shortly afterward, and reassured fans on twitter she was alright.

She wrote: "I was in a fender bender this morning here in Nashville, but I am all good... Just a little tired and sore. Resting at home now! (sic)".

Dolly Parton European Tour Dates 2014:

Jun 08 - England, Liverpool, Echo Arena

Jun 10 - Northern Ireland, Belfast, Odyssey Arena

Jun 11 - Ireland, Dublin, O2 Arena

Jun 12 - Ireland, Cork, Live At The Marquee

Jun 14 - England, Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena

Jun 15 - Scotland, Aberdeen, GE Arena

Jun 17 - Scotland, Glasgow, Hydro Arena

Jun 20 - England, Leeds, First Direct Arena

Jun 21 - England, Manchester, Phones 4U Arena

Jun 22 - England, Birmingham, LG Arena

Jun 24 - Wales, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

Jun 27 - England, London, O2 Arena

Jul 02 - England, Nottingham, Arena

Juy 05 - Germany, Cologne, Lanxess Arena

Jul 06 - Germany, Berlin, O2 World

Jul 08 - Denmark, Copenhagen, Forum

Jul 09 - Norway, Oslo, Spektrum

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