Dixie Chicks Return 'Home' With Album Reissues

As a world tour looms, country music's best-selling band revisit records like 'Fly' and 'Wide Open Spaces' on vinyl

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The Dixie Chicks' upcoming tour coincides with remastered vinyl reissues of their four classic records. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty

When the Dixie Chicks kick off a worldwide tour in Belgium next month, the rejuvenated country group will be selling something new in the merch booth. 

Reissued vinyl copies of Wide Open Spaces, Fly, Home and Taking the Long Way — the band's four albums with outspoken frontwoman Natalie Maines, who joined the lineup after the Chicks' original lead singer, Laura Lynch, retired in 1995 — all hit stores on April 15th, one day before the opening date of the DCX MMXVI World Tour. Released between 1998 and 2006, those records helped make the Dixie Chicks the best-selling country group of the past 25 years, with the first two albums selling more than 10 million copies each. Although it's been a decade since the Chicks released anything new, the reissues — which feature remastered tracks and 150-gram pressings — shine a brighter light on a band whose music hasn't lost its punch, even after 10 years of semi-retirement. 

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The Dixie Chicks released 'Wide Open Spaces' in 1998.

The semi-retirement appears to be over these days, with the upcoming DCX MMXVI World Tour sweeping its way across Europe in April and early May before heading to Cincinnati for the start of a 46-date American leg. It's the band's first time touring the U.S. as headliners since 2006. Apart from the four reissues, the Chicks are staying tight-lipped about the possibility of any new material finding its way into their nightly setlists — or onto the racks of music stores.

Here are the Dixie Chicks' upcoming U.S. 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

 
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