The country trio have not performed a headline tour of the States since 2006, when they were recovering from the fall-out from band member Natalie Maines' comments about former President George W. Bush.
Country act The Dixie Chicks have announced a new headline tour of North America, their first to cover their home country, in nearly a decade, in 2016.
The multi-platinum selling American trio, who have recorded seven studio albums, have not released any new music since 2006’s record Taking the Long Way, and haven’t undertaken any tours since the massive worldwide Accusations & Accidents tour in support of the same album.
The group, consisting of Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, made the big announcement via the group’s official Facebook page on Monday (November 16th), later adding all the details of the large tour on their website.
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The trio are latest surprise guests to join Swift onstage during her '1989' world tour.
Taylor Swift was joined onstage by three very special guests on Monday evening, during her third of five sold out gigs at the Los Angeles' Staples Center. Comedian Ellen Degeneres, singer Alanis Morissette and the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines became the latest celebs to join Swift’s '1989' tour squad, which has also seen appearances from Julia Roberts and Lena Dunham.
Natalie Maines - Shots from the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Tribute Concert which was held at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington DC, District Of Columbia, United States - Wednesday 19th November 2014
Rick Rubin The Dixie Chicks Martie Maguire Natalie Maines Emily Robison - David Lynch Foundation honors Rick Rubin with Lifetime of Harmony Award - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 27th February 2014
At the height of their success, as the cameras were rolling on a documentary about their current world tour, and George W. Bush was laying out plans to invade Iraq, the Dixie Chicks' lead singer Natalie Maines told a London audience that she was ashamed to be from the same state as her president. It was a statement warmly greeted by the British crowd to which it was made, but one which triggered a career-debilitating controversy back in America (particularly amongst their red-state fan base). This controversy, the band's and its handlers' attempts to control it, and ultimately their acceptance of it, becomes the narrative focus of Kopple and Peck's Shut Up & Sing, which greatly benefits from the drama. Kopple and Peck allow Maines and her girls to turn what might have been a fluff piece on the Dixie Chicks' moving from triumph to triumph into an intriguing study of what happens when a person puts their foot in their mouth and receives a national boot in the bum for doing so.
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