The Dixie Chicks Announce 2016 European Tour
Get your passports, Dixie Chicks fans: The trio is headed to Europe.
The three Chicks -- Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison -- have announced a half-dozen European tour dates, set for April and May of 2016. According to the announcement posted on their website, the Dixie Chicks will perform in the Netherlands, the UK and Ireland next spring.
A complete list of the scheduled concerts is below, and more information is available on the Dixie Chicks' website. There is no indication whether the six currently announced dates are the full tour or if more shows are in the works.
The Dixie Chicks last toured in Europe in 2014, on their Long Time Gone Tour. It has been much longer, however, since the trio has toured in the United States; their 2006 Accidents & Accusations World Tour was the last trek to include U.S. concert dates. As fans know, Maines' 2003 comments about then-President George W. Bush at a show in London, England, more or less blacklisted the Chicks from the mainstream country scene.
“I feel like we are tainted,” Maines concedes. “I don’t know if we put a tour up, if people would come.”
However, the trio is still working. In December, Maguire and Robison signed a publishing deal, and around the same time, Maines recorded a duet with Robert Earl Keen, “Wayfaring Stranger,” for his 2015 album, Happy Prisoner.
The Dixie Chicks, 2016 European Tour Dates:
April 20 -- Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall
April 29 -- Birmingham, England @ Barclaycard Arena
April 30 -- Manchester, England @ Arena
May 1 -- London, England @ O2 Arena
May 3 -- Glasgow, Scotland @ SSE Hydro
May 4 -- Dublin, Ireland @ 3 Arena
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