Dixie Chicks announce 2016 North American tour
The country-music trio, which has won 13 Grammy Awards and sold 30 million albums, will hit the road in June for a North American concert trek that will visit more than 40 cities.
The group's DCX MMXVI World Tour will start June 1 in Cincinnati and conclude Oct. 10 at the Hollywood Bowl. The tour will include four other California stops, including a July 15 date at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. All tour dates and ticket on-sale dates appear below.
It will mark the Dixie Chicks' first major road trip since 2013 and their first U.S. tour in a decade, and will follow 13 European concert dates scheduled for next spring. The group's most recent album, "Taking the Long Way Home," was released in 2006. It won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. In the interim, lead singer Natalie Maines released a solo album, 2013's "Mother," while fellow Chicks Emily Robison and Martie Maguire released two albums as the Court Yard Hounds.
Have the Dixie Chicks maintained a large fan base? Live Nation, the promoters of the tour and the owner of Sleep Train Amphitheatre, is betting the group does.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday for a majority of the tour dates by phone at (800) 746-3000 and online at livenation.com and ticketmaster.com(although the group's tour dates may not appear on those websites until later Monday morning).
An online pre-sale starts Wednesday at 10 a.m. for Citi card-holders. It will be preceded by a Tour Club pre-sale for the group's fan club members and a VIP ticket pre-sale, both of which begun Tuesday at 10 a.m.
The tour was announced Monday morning, with all the dates appearing on the group's website and a link to the dates appearing on the trio's Twitter page, where the Chicks also posted a brief video about the tour. No ticket prices have been announced as yet.
DCX MMXVI World Tour North American tour dates
Wed., June 1, 2016 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center (on sale) Sat., Nov. 21
Fri., June 3, 2016 Cleveland, OH Blossom Amphitheater Fri., Nov. 20
Sat., June 4, 2016 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre Mon., Nov. 23
Sun., June 5, 2016 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Sat., Nov. 21
Wed., June 8, 2016 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Mon., Nov. 23
Fri., June 10, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion Fri., Nov. 20
Sat., June 11, 2016 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Fri., Nov. 20
Mon., June 13, 2015 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Mon., Nov. 23
Tues., June 14, 2016 Boston, MA Xfinity Center Mon., Nov. 23
Thurs., June 16, 2016 Bangor, ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Sat., Nov. 21
Fri., June 17, 2016 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre Fri., Nov. 20
Sat., June 18, 2016 Camden NJ BB&T Pavilion Sat., Nov. 21
Tues., June 21, 2016 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Fri., Nov. 20
Wed., June 22, 2016 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Fri., Nov. 20
Fri., June 24, 2016 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium Sat., Nov. 21
Sat., June 25, 2016 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live Sat., Nov. 21
Thurs., July 7, 2016 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Fri., Nov. 20
Fri., July 8, 2016 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater Fri., Nov. 20
Sat., July 9, 2016 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater Fri., Nov. 20
Tues., July 12, 2016 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheater Sat., Nov. 21
Wed., July 13, 2016 Sacramento, CA Toyota Amphitheater Sat., Nov. 21
Fri., July 15, 2016 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater Fri., Nov. 20
Sat., July 16, 2016 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Arena Sat., Nov. 21
Sun., July 17, 2016 Phoenix, AZ AK-Chin Pavilion Mon., Nov. 23
Wed., July 20, 2016 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Fri., Nov. 20
Fri., August 5, 2016 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion Sat., Nov. 21
Sat., August 6, 2016 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion Fri., Nov. 20
Sun., August 7, 2016 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater Fri., Nov. 20
Wed., August 10, 2016 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live Sat., Nov. 21
Fri., August 12, 2016 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Fri., Nov. 20
Sat., August 13, 2016 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion Fri., Nov. 20
Sun., August 14, 2016 Atlanta, GA Alpharetta Amphitheater Sat., Nov. 21
Wed., August 17, 2016 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena Sat., Nov. 21
Fri., August 19, 2016 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater Sat., Nov. 21
Sat., August 20, 2016 West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheater Sat., Nov. 21
Wed., August 24, 2016 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Sat., Nov. 21
Thurs., August 25, 2016 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Amphitheater Fri., Nov. 20
Sat., August 27, 2016 Minneapolis, MN Minnesota State Fair Fri., Nov. 20
Tues., August 30, 2016 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center Sat., Nov. 21
Thurs., September 1, 2016 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre Fri., Nov. 20
Fri., September 2, 2016 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater Fri., Nov. 20
Mon., October 10, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Fri., Nov. 20