Dixie Chicks Announce Summer 2016 U.S. Tour

Country trio's DCX MMXVI trek will hit more than 40 U.S. markets after it launches June 1st

Credit: Vijat Mohindra

The Dixie Chicks have revealed the dates for a 2016 tour that will take them all across the U.S. next summer. Following their previously announced European trek, the DCX MMXVI World Tour will kick off June 1st at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.The multi-award-winning trio will visit more than 40 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, wrapping up their road trip with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in October. Tickets for the DCX MMXVI World Tour go on sale beginning Friday, November 20th. (See the tour dates below.)

Although the "Ready to Run" trio has hit the road several times over the past decade, they haven't released a new album since the five-time Grammy winner Taking the Long Way in 2006. The group toured with the Eagles in 2010, the same year members Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer formed the Court Yard Hounds duo. Each year since then, they have played a few select dates as a group, with Natalie Maines releasing her solo rock LP, Mother, in May 2013. Court Yard Hounds released their second album, Amelita, in July of that year. From October 2013 to March 2014, the group traveled North America and Europe on the Long Time Gone Tour.

The biggest-selling female band of all time in the U.S., the Chicks have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, with two of their releases, 1998's Wide Open Spaces and 1999's Fly selling more than 10 million copies each. Their reputation as consummate live performers, delivering a high-octane blend of country, bluegrass and rock, has been matched (if not surpassed) by their knack for outspokenness. In 2003, the trio's streak of chart-scaling country hits came to an abrupt end on a concert stage in London, when Maines made her infamous declaration in protest of then-President Bush and the impending Iraq War, saying, "We're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." Maines' comments and the fallout from that statement were captured in the band's 2006 documentary Shut Up and Sing.

More information on the DCX MMXVI World Tour, including on-sale dates, is available at the Dixie Chicks' website.

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