Dixie Chicks Announce Tour Dates
First Published: May 23, 2006 9:36 PM EDT Credit: AP
-- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, 2006) — The Dixie Chicks are launching a 43-city North American tour in July to promote their new album, “Taking the Long Way.”
The first show will be July 21 in Detroit, and the tour is scheduled to wrap up on Nov. 11 in Tacoma, Wash., the group announced Thursday. Stops include New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto.
The Chicks are teaming up with Target stores and MSN to promote the tour.
The Columbia label CD goes on sale May 23, and fans who buy it from Target stores will get a passcode to buy four concert tickets before general sales begin in early June.
All tour information is being posted on MSN, which also will offer a behind-the-scenes look and a Webcast at dixiechicks.msn.com of the Dixie Chicks’ June 15 London concert.
The trio of lead singer Natalie Maines, banjo and guitar player Emily Robison and fiddle and mandolin player Martie Maguire had several hits, including “Wide Open Spaces” “There’s Your Trouble” and “Landslide,” from their first three albums.
But their music was boycotted by some U.S. radio stations after Maines told a London audience on the eve of the war in Iraq that the group was “ashamed” the president was from their home state of Texas.
The single “Not Ready to Make Nice” has been getting country-radio airplay and was listed at No. 50 on this week’s Billboard chart after peaking at 36. ------ The Dixie Chicks tour dates are:
21: Detroit, Joe Louis Arena 22: Pittsburgh, Mellon Arena 23: Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center 25: Philadelphia, Wachovia Center 28: Albany, N.Y., Pepsi Arena 29: Boston, Banknorth Garden
1: New York, Madison Square Garden 4: Washington, Verizon Center 13: Milwaukee, Bradley Center 15: Chicago, The United Center 18: Minneapolis, Target Center 20: Kansas City, Mo., Kemper Arena 22: St. Louis, Savvis Center 23: Indianapolis, Conseco Fieldhouse 24: Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena 26 Fargo, N.D., Fargodome
3: Phoenix, Glendale Arena 6: Fresno, Calif., SaveMart Center 8 Sacramento, Calif., ARCO Arena 9: Oakland, Calif., Oakland Arena 14: Los Angeles, STAPLES Center 16: Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay 23: Omaha, Neb., Qwest Center 24: Denver, Pepsi Center 26: Oklahoma City, Ford Center 27: Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Forum 29: Dallas, American Airlines Center 30: Houston, Toyota Arena
1: Austin, Texas, Frank Irwin Center 3: Nashville, Tenn., Gaylord Entertainment Center 5: Tampa, Fla., St. Pete Times Forum 6: Jacksonville, Fla., Veterans Memorial Arena 7: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., BankAtlantic Center 17: Atlanta, Phillips Arena 20: Knoxville, Thompson-Boling Arena 22: Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum 27: Ottawa, Scotiabank Place 28: Toronto, Air Canada Centre
4: Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place 5: Calgary, Alberta, Saddledome 8: Vancouver, British Columbia, GM Place 9: Portland, Ore., Rose Garden 11: Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome
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