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Dixie Chicks Reveal Australian Tour Dates

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The Dixie chicks will return to Australia in March, to play national all ages headline shows for the first time in over ten years.

The captivating trio will make a triumphant return to Australian arenas with their MMXVII WORLD TOUR, set to kick off at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Wednesday 29th March before heading to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 1st April and wrapping up at the Perth Arena on Wednesday 5th April. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 26th October at 11am local time.

In a huge coup, the annual CMC Rocks QLD Festival has already announced Dixie Chicks as headliners for the 10th Anniversary event in 2017. The festival, which this year sold out for the first time in its nine-year history and is set to do the same in 2017, runs from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March at Ipswich’s Willowbank.

The trio has just wrapped up a mammoth European and North American headline tour, setting stages alight in every city, with epic reviews rolling in including the UK Telegraph who wrote, “… the triumphant trio proved the power lies in their musicianship, not notoriety, and their talents remain as rich and fierce as ever.” Rolling Stone described the Dixie Chicks’ recent New York show as “thrilling” and The Boot noted, “They are equally fearless and almost absurdly talented as musicians…”.

One of the most prolific and enthralling live acts on the planet, Dixie Chicks’ return to Australia in 2017 is sure to be one of the most talked about live experiences for years to come. Don’t miss your chance to be there.

Fans will have first access to pre-sale tickets starting Friday 21st October at 2pm Local Time through Dixie Chicks MMXVII Tour Club at

The Dixie Chicks to Headline CMC Rocks


Dixie Chicks will return to Australia for the first time in OVER 10 YEARS to headline CMC Rocks QLD’s 10th Anniversary celebrations. The anticipated full artist line-up will be revealed on Friday  October 7th.

To accommodate the festival’s international headliner, CMC Rocks QLD will shift back by two weeks. Country music lovers will take in the 10th Anniversary festivities from FRIDAY 24 – SUNDAY 26 MARCH 2017.

“Securing Dixie Chicks to headline the 2017 instalment of CMC Rocks QLD is a major coup, and we’re thrilled”, said promoter Rob Potts. “It’s unfortunate that Dixie Chicks had a major commitment shift, meaning they are unable to attend the festival dates we had already announced.

Because 2017 is the 10th Anniversary of the festival, and we want to deliver the best possible line-up for the CMC Rocks audience, we made the tough decision to move the festival dates back by two weeks to make it happen. We are all about the country music fans, and we want to make sure that 2017 exceeds expectations and is the biggest celebration to date! It wasn’t done lightly and we know some fans will need to rearrange their plans, but there is plenty of time to do that. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to be there for the triumphant return of Dixie Chicks to OZ. We are stoked that it is CMC Rocks QLD that can deliver this and make sure it continues to be Australian Country Music’s wildest party weekend!”

“We’re confident that with Dixie Chicks headlining, and our incredible full artist line-up to come, fans will be able to refocus on the upcoming 10th Anniversary CMC Rocks. We have no doubt that it’s going to be the best year yet”.

Tickets will go on sale to the General Public at 9am AEST on Monday 10 October. More information is available at

The Dixie Chicks Bring Girl Power To Nashville… THANK GOD!

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The Dixie Chicks made their triumphant return to Nashville this week, performing to a sold-out Wednesday night crowd at Bridgestone Arena. The girls made no apologies for their absence, in fact, barely commented on it at all; treating it like any other DCX MMXVI Tour stop.

“Hello Nashville!” Front chick Natalie Maines jeered. “Long time no see.”

And a long time it has been. Fifteen years to be exact since country radio shunned and so-called fans hosted CD burnings all because the chicks said they were ashamed President Bush and them shared the home state of Texas.

I have to say, I never understood it. People say much much worse and are cheered and revered. Instead the Chicks were ousted, before giving country the middle finger with their Grammy win for “Not Ready to Make Nice.” The ladies of CMTT stayed true, proudly playing our Dixie Chicks music, fingers crossed for a reunion that would one day tell “The Man” to shove it where the sun don’t shine.

Thank God it happened, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

Here we are. 2016. Country music is at the height of popularity all while going through what we can only describe as an identity crisis. The pop and “rap” heavy genre is driven by men and boys all singing about the same thing. Chris Stapleton and Eric Church are doing their best to bring some sort of authenticity to it, but the girls struggle to find their place ; putting out power ballads and girl-power anthems, but never getting their due credit. Thanks goodness The Dixie Chicks returned to remind everyone what country music is and providing some much-needed inspiration for today’s females saying ‘Be proud! Be yourself! You’re every bit as good (even better) than those tight-jeaned boys!  Steel guitars and banjos are cool! Fiddles are cool! Being Country is Cool!’

The show was a spectacle of talent both instrumental and harmonious. Time has taken no toll on the trio or their fans’ memory. The audience sang loud to hits such as “Some Days You Gotta Dance,” “Good Bye Earl,” “White Trash Wedding,” and “Long Time Gone” before swaying steadily to the nostalgic “Truth No 2,” “Traveling Soldier,” and “Landslide” before giving us all goosebumps with a tribute to Prince with “Nothing Compares to You.”

The true display of talent came with the acoustic set at the front of the stage where the girls really dazzled with “”Cowboy, Take Me Away,” “Sin Wagon” and “Wide Open Spaces.’ The true gem was the cover of Beyonce’s “Daddy Lessons,” because it kicked the original’s ass.

Besides some digital imagery mocking ALL of our political candidates (because let’s face it…this election has been a joke and worthy of all the mocking anyone can throw at it) the chicks kept politics out. But frankly, we could care less because for us, The Dixie Chicks talent stands alone.

We can’t think of a single all female group, except maybe The Judds, who’ve displayed such talent. They instrumentally, lyrically and harmonically stand alone. We won’t hold our breath for new music ( we sure would love some), but we feel blessed to have finally seen the group who inspired so many girls that they can rock better than any boy. The Dixie Chicks were the soundtrack to our youth, and we thank them for reminding us that Chicks Rule!

Dixie Chicks Launch DCX MMXVI Tour

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The Dixie Chicks launched the 50+ date North American leg of their highly-anticipated, top-selling DCX MMXVI Tour last night in Cincinnati at the Riverbend Music Center showcasing a hit-packed set of fan favorites to 20,000+ capacity venue.

Fans also had the opportunity to interact with three dynamic nonprofits participating on-site, all of whom were asked by the Dixie Chicks to participate in their national tour. Headcount volunteers helped to register attendees to vote. Planned Parenthood let attendees know who is targeting their reproductive healthcare and how to obtain access to high-quality healthcare. Proclaim Justice, founded in part by singer Natalie Maines, shared information on their mission to win freedom for inmates who are innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted.

DCX MMXVI Tour, produced by Live Nation, resumes June 3 at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. The tour visits 50+ cities, including just-announced stops on Friday, October 7 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA (on sale June 17) and Saturday, October 8 at The Forum in Los Angeles (on sale June 6).Tickets for DCX MMXVI Tour are available at

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