For Immediate Release


Internet Presale Offers Fans Advance Ticket Purchase Opportunity

HOLLYWOOD, CA -- June 5, 2002: House of Blues® (,) the home of live music, and Sugar Hill Records today announced an intimate club tour with Dolly Parton, who is hitting the road for the first time in a decade. The 13-city Halo & Horns Tour begins July 10 in New York and concludes August 21 in Boston and includes six of the eight HOB club venues. Parton is promoting her new CD, Halos & Horns on Sugar Hill Records, which will be released on July 9. House of Blues will launch a special Internet presale and micro-site (here) on Wednesday, June 5, offering Dolly fans everywhere the opportunity to purchase tickets before the national on sales begin Saturday, June 8.

"Dolly Parton is a legendary artist," says Kevin Morrow, vice president, House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. "It's an honor to welcome Dolly to our stages and to bring House of Blues audiences an intimate and unforgettable experience."

House of Blues is leveraging its membership database and is partnering with America Online and Dolly Parton fan sites to ensure that core Dolly Parton fans get their tickets first. A customized micro-site has been created for the event, where fans can purchase presale tickets and hear song clips from the Halos & Horns CD. Beginning Friday, June 14 the micro-site will also feature a sweepstakes to win a weekend trip for two to attend Parton's live show at House of Blues Las Vegas on August 10.

Dolly Parton Halos & Horns Tour Dates:
Wednesday 10-Jul New York City Irving Plaza
Monday 15-Jul Washington DC 9:30 Club
Sunday 21-Jul Nashville Ryman Theatre
Thursday 25-Jul Atlanta Earthlink Live
Monday 29-Jul New Orleans House of Blues
Saturday 3-Aug Dallas Granada Theatre
Wednesday 7-Aug Los Angeles House of Blues
Saturday 10-Aug Las Vegas House of Blues
Tuesday 13-Aug Denver Paramount Theatre
Saturday 17-Aug Chicago House of Blues
Wednesday 21-Aug Lowell, MA Lowell Auditorium
Wednesday 28-Aug St. Louis The Pageant
Saturday 31-Aug Kansas City The Uptown

For over 23 years, Sugar Hill Records has been highly regarded as the premier label for American roots music. Beginning with its signature sound of high quality acoustic and bluegrass music, the label has grown over the years, garnering such praise as "one of 21 labels that changed the world," (Pulse Magazine) and called "The Sun Records of the 90s" by Billboard Magazine. Sugar Hill now boasts the gold-selling upstarts Nickel Creek; Grammy winners Dolly Parton, Jerry Douglas, Doc Watson and The Nashville Bluegrass Band -- in addition to such critically acclaimed songwriters as Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark and James McMurtry to name a few. In 1998, Sugar Hill was acquired by the Welk Music Group as a complement to its other venture the venerable folk/jazz/blues label Vanguard Records.

HOB Entertainment, Inc., a Los Angeles-based global entertainment company, is the definitive live music brand. Founded in 1992, this dynamic company with soul, spirit and vision is comprised of several unique businesses, including: House of Blues Clubs, which operate 1,000-2,000 capacity venues located in Cambridge, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Las Vegas and Anaheim; House of Blues Concerts, Inc., which owns, operates or exclusively books 20 arena and amphitheatre venues throughout North America, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Seattle (The Gorge), Atlanta, Cleveland, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. - It Is Live™