Dixie Chicks Tickets : May 04, 2016 – Oct 10, 2016
Don’t miss your chance to get Dixie Chicks tickets! The country group is hitting the road for a 2016 trek that will make stops across North America next summer. The “DCX MMXVI World Tour” will be the first headling Dixie Chicks tour in the United States since their “Accusations & Accidents World Tour” in 2006. Find cheap Dixie Chicks tickets on TicketNetwork.com and see this popular group live in 2016!
The Dixie Chicks traveled the United States on three different headlining tours in the early to mid-2000s, however, their Accidents & Accusations Tour” in 2006 would be their last. Luckily for Dixie Chicks fans that is all about to change. Recently, the Dixie Chicks announced the “DCX MMXVI World Tour,” which will kick off at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on June 1. Making over 40 stops across the United States and Canada, shows are scheduled to take place at venues, including PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, Xfinity Center in Boston, and Sprint Center in Kansas City, before wrapping up at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 10. Get your Dixie Chicks seats today!
Dixie Chicks Biography
The Dixie Chicks were formed in 1989 by lead singer and guitarist Robin Lynn Macy, upright bassist Laura Lynch, and multi-instrumentalist sisters, Martie and Emily Erwin. Originally playing a mix of bluegrass and country standards, the Dixie Chicks independently released their debut album, Thank Heavens for Dale Evans in 1990. Slowly over time the Dixie Chicks began building a fan base, winning the prize for “best band” at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and opening for country artists such as Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire.
In 1992, the Dixie Chicks released their second album, Little Ol’ Cowgirl, which strayed away from the bluegrass sound of their first album and switched to a more contemporary country sound. Displeased with the album’s sound, Robin Lynn Macy left the group and Lynch took on the role of lead singer.
After releasing a third independent album in 1993, the band hit a wall and was not able to attract new fans outside of Texas and Nashville. Despite this, Sony signed the Dixie Chicks to a developmental deal. Shortly after, Lynch was replaced by Natalie Maines who became the group’s lead vocalist. Impressed with their new sound, Sony signed the Dixie Chicks to a long-term deal and they became the first group to be represented by the newly revived Monument Records label.
In 1998, the Dixie Chicks released their fourth studio album, Wide Open Spaces, which was their first record to be released under Monument. The album was a huge commercial success and set a record for the best-selling duo or group album in country music history. The singles “Wide Open Spaces,” “There’s Your Trouble,” and “You Were Mine” reached the top spot on country charts. In 2003, the album became diamond certified, with over 12 million copies sold in the United States.
The following year, the Dixie Chicks released the album, Fly, which debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200. Eventually, the album sold over 10 million copies, which certified the album diamond. The Dixie Chucks became the only country band and the only female band of any genre to have back-to-back RIAA certified diamond albums. By this point in their career, Dixie Chicks tickets were highly sought after.
After a dispute and lawsuit with Sony, the Dixie Chicks were given their own record label imprint through the company called Open Wide Records. In 2002, the Dixie Chicks released their album, Home, which featured singles “Long Time Gone,” “Landslide,” Travelin’ Soldier,” “Godspeed,” and “Top of the World.” Home debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard Top 200, where it stayed for four non-consecutive weeks.
The Dixie Chicks’ most recent album, Taking the Long Way was released in 2006. The album sold over 2.5 million copies in the United States to become certified 2x platinum. Singles on the album consisted of “Not Ready to Make Nice,” “Everybody Knows,” and “The Long Way Around.” This would be the last Dixie Chicks album, but even though the group hasn’t released an album in almost ten years, they continue to tour both as headliners and as opening acts.
Dixie Chicks – Political Controversy
In 2003, a few days prior to the America invasion of Iraq, the Dixie Chicks were performing a concert in England where Maines said to the crowd, “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.” US media quickly picked up the story, which sparked outrage from many Americans, including a large number of country fans. Although Maines apologized for her statement few days later and stated she was a “proud American,” many Dixie Chicks fans decided to boycott the group. Former fans went so far as to bring their Dixie Chicks CDs to a demonstration where they were crushed by a bulldozer.
A few months after Maines’ comments about Bush, the Dixie Chicks performed a benefit concert for Rock the Vote, donating $10,000 to the organization designed to encourage young adults to register to vote. Speaking about the concert, Maines said, “We always felt like we were searching for ways to make an impact outside of music … I believe everything that’s happened in the last few months happened for a reason. A lot of positive things have come from it, and this is just one of them. We’re very dedicated and motivated about this now.”
Notable Dixie Chicks Awards
American Music Award for Favorite Country Band – 2001, 2003
Billboard Music Award for Country Artist of the Year – 1999, 2000
Grammy Award for Best Country Album for Wide Open Spaces (1999), Fly (2000), Home (2003), Taking The Long Way (2007)
MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Message for “Skyscraper” – 2012