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Chicks announce U.S. tour

Monday, November 16, 2015 – The Dixie Chicks are going on tour in 2016 in the U.S. and Europe.This marks the first time in 10 years that the band is touring the U.S. as a headliner.

"Just when you thought you were safe, America - we're back!" Natalie Maines declared in a video announcing the 2016 excursion. Emily Robison added, "There's no telling what will happen this time."

The Chicks, who at one time were country stars until they faced a backlash over lead singer Natalie Maines' comments at a London concert condemning then U.S. President George W. Bush about fighting in Iraq, have not released any new music since 2006's "Taking the Long Way."

The group has done some dates here and there, including opening for the Eagles on their 2010 summer tour. Maines released a solo disc, "Mother," in 2013, while Robison and Martie Maguire released a few albums as Court Yard Hounds.

The DCX MMXVI World Tour tour starts June 1 in Cincinnati and concludes Oct. 10 in Los Angeles.

Tour dates are:
June 1 - Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
June 3 - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center
June 4 - Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 5 - Tinley Park, Ill., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 8 - Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 10 - Burgettstown, Pa., First Niagara Pavilion
June 11 - Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 13 - New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
June 14 - Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center
June 16 - Bangor, Maine, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
June 17 - Hartford, Conn., Xfinity Theatre
June 18 - Camden, N.J., BB&T Pavilion
June 21 - Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 22 - Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 24 - Hershey, Pa., Hersheypark Stadium
June 25 - Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
July 7 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
July 8 - Auburn, Wash., White River Amphitheatre
July 9 - Ridgefield, Wash., Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
July 12 - Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 13 - Wheatland, Calif., Toyota Amphitheatre
July 15 - Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 16 - Las Vegas, Nev., Las Vegas Arena
July 17 - Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 20 - Irvine, Calif., Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Aug. 5 - Dallas, Texas, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 6 - The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 7 - Austin, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 10 - Virginia Beach, Va., Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Aug. 12 - Raleigh, N.C., Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Aug. 13 - Charlotte, N.C., PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 14 - Alpharetta, Ga., Verizon Wireless Amph. At Encore Park
Aug. 17 - Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 19 - Tampa, Fla., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 20 - West Palm Beach, Fla., Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 - Maryland Heights, Mo., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 - Miami, Fla., Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Aug. 27 - Saint Paul, Minn., Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Minnesota State Fair
Aug. 30 - Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
Sept. 1 - Englewood, Colo., Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Sept. 2 - Salt Lake City, Utah, Usana Amphitheatre
Oct. 10 - Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl

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Taking the Long Way CD review - Taking the Long Way
Much has changed on the musical landscape for the Dixie Chicks since the Incident in London three years ago when lead singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush on the eve of the Iraq war. The trio lost its standing on the country radio scene; their albums were burned, and they received death threats.But Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Maines do not backpedal on these 14 songs. They, instead, address the issues that have faced them head on time and again. "Not Ready to Make Nice" maintains »»»
Top of the World Tour Live
The Dixie Chicks certainly enjoyed their most controversial year ever thanks to a few words uttered by lead singer Natalie Maines, and they also had one of the most successful tours of 2003 as well. This 22-song live disc recorded somewhere during the U.S. part of the tour is clear indication that beyond the headlines, there was a tremendous amount of quality music going on. The mix put Maines' vocals way out front. She has always been a good singer, and this indicates just how good she truly is. »»»
When The Dixie Chicks talk of going home on their third major label release, that means a return to roots of different sorts in what probably is their best and most consistent album to date. After a break for marriage, baby and a legal confrontation with their record label, The Chicks throw caution to the wind. They make it clear that they're not going to be hitting the pop country button with Darrell Scott's opening "Long Time Gone.," a hit single. Natalie Maines makes ready references to »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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