Dixie Chicks Announce DCX MMXVI World Tour, Their First United States Tour In A Decade

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The Dixie Chicks are back! The all girl country group announced their first United States tour in over a decade on Monday, November 16.

In a video posted to their Facebook page, Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire, and Emily Robison revealed that their DCX MMXVI World Tour would be kicking off in the U.S. next year.

“Just when you thought you were safe, America, we’re back,” Maines said in the 15-second video clip from the group. “It’s been 10 years since we toured the U.S.,” Martie Maguire added, before Robinson concluded that “there’s no telling what will happen this time.”

DCX MMXVI will kick off in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 1, 2016, and will conclude on October 10 in Los Angeles, California.

Check out the full list of the Dixie Chicks tour dates below.

  • DCX MMXVI World Tour:
  • June 1, 2016 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
  • June 3, 2016 — Cleveland, OH — Blossom Amphitheater
  • June 4, 2016 — Detroit, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • June 5, 2016 — Chicago, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
  • June 8, 2016 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
  • June 10, 2016 — Pittsburgh, PA — First Niagara Pavilion
  • June 11, 2016 — Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • June 13, 2016 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
  • June 14, 2016 — Boston, MA — Xfinity Center
  • June 16, 2016 — Bangor, ME — Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
  • June 17, 2016 — Hartford, CT — Xfinity Theatre
  • June 18, 2016 — Camden NJ — BB&T Pavilion
  • June 21, 2016 — Toronto, ON — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
  • June 22, 2016 — Toronto, ON — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
  • June 24, 2016 — Hershey, PA — Hersheypark Stadium
  • June 25, 2016 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
  • July 7, 2016 — Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena
  • July 8, 2016 — Seattle, WA — White River Amphitheater
  • July 9, 2016 — Portland, OR — Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
  • July 12, 2016 — San Francisco, CA — Shoreline Amphitheater
  • July 13, 2016 — Sacramento, CA — Toyota Amphitheater
  • July 15, 2016 — San Diego, CA — Sleep Train Amphitheater
  • July 16, 2016 — Las Vegas, NV — Las Vegas Arena
  • July 17, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ — AK-Chin Pavilion
  • July 20, 2016 — Irvine, CA — Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
  • Aug. 5, 2016 — Dallas, TX — Gexa Energy Pavilion
  • Aug. 6, 2016 — Houston, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion
  • Aug. 7, 2016 — Austin, TX — Austin360 Amphitheater
  • Aug. 10, 2016 — Virginia Beach, VA — Farm Bureau Live
  • Aug. 12, 2016 — Raleigh, NC — Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
  • Aug. 13, 2016 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion
  • Aug. 14, 2016 — Atlanta, GA — Alpharetta Amphitheater
  • Aug. 17, 2016 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
  • Aug. 19, 2016 — Tampa, FL — MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
  • Aug. 20, 2016 — West Palm Beach, FL — Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • Aug. 24, 2016 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
  • Aug. 25, 2016 — Indianapolis, IN — Klipsch Amphitheater
  • Aug. 27, 2016 — Minneapolis, MN — Minnesota State Fair
  • Aug. 30, 2016 — Kansas City, MO — Sprint Center
  • Sept. 1, 2016 — Denver, CO — Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
  • Sept. 2, 2016 — Salt Lake City, UT — USANA Amphitheater
  • Oct. 10, 2016 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl

While the Dixie Chicks have continued to make music since their last U.S tour in 2006, opening for the Eagles in 2010 and completing a brief Canadian stint in 2013, the DCX MMXVI World Tour will mark their first headlining tour in the U.S. since, and will follow up their European stint which begins in April. The Dixie Chicks have also stepped out on their own, with Maguire and Robison, who are sisters, releasing an album together as the Court Yard Hounds in 2010, and Maines briefly going solo in 2013.

If you will recall, the Dixie Chicks fell off the radar after they were very vocal about their opposition of the Iraq War and the Bush Administration.

“Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas,” Dixie Chicks member Maines said as she introduced their single “Travelin’ Soldier” to the crowd at Shepherd’s Bush Empire theater in London, England.

Maines comment quickly traveled back to the U.S., and many radio stations immediately stopped playing their music, effectively ending their careers. Thousands of people also urged others to boycott the Dixie Chicks’ album and tour, and their fellow country music star Toby Kieth performed in front of a gigantic image of Natalie Maines beside Saddam Hussein, History.com reports. The impact of Maines’ statement was documented in the 2006 documentary Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing.

Bush later responded to the comments by saying, “The Dixie Chicks are free to speak their mind. They can say what they want to say. They shouldn’t have their feelings hurt just because some people don’t want to buy their records when they speak out.”

Despite numerous apologies from Natalie Maines and the Dixie Chicks, pro-Bush and pro-war supporters continued to call for a Dixie Chicks boycott. In one week, their song “Landslide” went from No. 10 on the Billboard charts to No. 44.

The Dixie Chicks last album Taking the Long Way was released in 2006, and won the Grammy’s album of the year. Their hit song from the album “Not Ready to Make Nice,” also won awards at the Grammy’s for song and record of the year, according to USA Today.

Are you excited to see the Dixie Chicks making a comeback? Will you be purchasing your tickets? Leave your comments below.

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