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See Dixie Chicks’ Stripped-Down Cover of Beyonce’s ‘Daddy Lessons’

Trio adds nine dates to North American DCX MMXVI tour, which kicks off June 1st

The Dixie Chicks’ North American tour just got an upgrade, with nine shows added to what is now a 50-city run. Kicking off June 1st in Cincinnati, the DCX MMXVI Tour will stretch a wide arc across North America before wrapping up on October 10th in Natalie Maines’ adopted hometown of Los Angeles.

The news arrives during the final stretch of a European tour that’s kept the country trio busy since mid-April. Recent shows have found the Chicks not only digging deep into their own catalog of hits, but offering up harmony-heavy versions of pop songs and R&B covers, too, from the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” to Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Last weekend, during a pair of arena shows in Manchester and London, the group also trotted out a tribute to Beyonce, tackling “Daddy Lessons” from the singer’s newly-released Lemonade.

In the video above, Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire line up against the lip of the stage, joined by a seated version of their touring band. “Daddy Lessons” gets off to a rocky start — “Alright, hold up, y’all; I’ve already messed this whole thing up,” Maines admits during the intro, before asking Robison for her starting note — but finishes strong, backed by thick harmonies and the percussive clatter of two drummers. 

The Dixie Chicks will head back home later this week, following two sold-out shows in Scotland and Ireland. Augustana, Elle King, Josh Herbert, Anderson East, Vintage Trouble and Smooth Hound Smith are all lined up to open a handful of shows during the American tour.

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