America’s iconic “Backwoods Barbie,” singer Dolly Parton, is just one of the headlining artists closing their national tours during the week ending November 24...

America’s iconic “Backwoods Barbie,” singer Dolly Parton, is just one of the headlining artists closing their national tours during the week ending November 24 as compiled by TicketNews.

Parton wraps her 2008 trek on November 19 with a performance at the Civic Center in Des Moines, IA, following a November 18 show at the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI. The Backwoods Barbie’s tour got off to a late start due to back problems suffered by the singer earlier in the year. But Parton quickly gained any lost momentum by completing the most successful European tour of her career and adding more U.S. dates to the books.

Another leading name in country music is wrapping her headlining tour this week. Reba McEntire wraps her co-headlining jaunt with American Idol’s first winner, Kelly Clarkson on November 22 at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD, after the pair completed more than 20 dates together across the nation. This weekend is also the last chance for fans to grab tickets to see iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan perform this year. Dylan sold tickets to the special November 21 performance at United Palace Theatre in New York City via his Web site, requiring a password for purchasing and limiting orders to four tickets per credit card.

This is also the last chance for sports fans to purchase tickets to the Saturday night fight of Ricky Hatton vs. Paulie Malignaggi at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. It will be the 27th pro fight for Malignaggi and the 46th for Hatton.

“Last Chance” information is compiled at the beginning of the week, based on touring acts whose current itineraries are closing over the course of that week. The availability of tickets for Last Chance events depends on primary and secondary seller inventory, and may vary as tickets are sold in the days leading up to each event.

THIS WEEK’S LAST CHANCE EVENTS

Last Event Date Event
November 19 Dolly Parton
November 21 Coaches vs. Cancer
November 21 Bob Dylan
November 22 Ricky Hatton vs. Paulie Malignaggi
November 22 Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson
November 22 Bob Weir & Ratdog
November 23 MLS Championship Cup
November 23 The Wiggles
November 23 Rise Against
November 23 WWE Survivor Series
November 23 Maxwell
November 23 Backstreet Boys