With more and more artists canceling their concerts in North Carolina is response to House Bill 2, heads turned to Dolly Parton to see if she too, would cancel her upcoming show in the state.
House Bill 2 is a controversial new law in North Carolina that prevents those who identify as transgender from using the restroom of the gender they identify with. Musical artists have been vocal in sharing their opinions of the law, and some have gone so far as to cancel their concerts in the state to protest against it.
However, as Parton revealed during a telephone interview with the Winston-Salem Journal, she has no plans to cancel her June 3 concert in Greensboro, North Carolina, saying that she’s never liked to get involved in controversy.
“I believe that everybody ought to be treated with respect, but I feel we will serve better from the stage,” she said. “I don’t like to get caught up in controversial issues. I will address whatever I need to from the stage.“
In March, Parton announced she would be embarking on her Pure & Simple Tour, which is her first major tour in over 25 years. The tour will take Parton to 60 different cities across the U.S. and Canada. Parton already revealed 16 of the tour dates, which include stops in Hollywood, California, Columbus, Ohio, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which is also home to her popular amusement park, Dollywood.
The 16 dates are the only ones Parton has confirmed as of right now, but plans to reveal the remainder sometime soon. After 25 years, we’re sure Parton is more than anxious to get back to touring again.
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