The Dixie Chicks have announced a 41 city North American tour in 2016, their first tour in 10 years and one that will include stops in three different Texas cities.
The tour, which will first go to 13 European cities, will kick off on June 1 in Cincinnati. The Chicks will make their way to Texas in the heat of August, visiting Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands August 6, with stops in Dallas on August 5 and Austin on August 7.
The one-time massively popular country music trio, which started in Dallas in 1989, was virtually abandoned by country radio after lead singer Natalie Maines said the group was "ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas" in 2003. The Dixie Chicks went on to release a highly acclaimed album, Taking the Long Way, that won five Grammy Awards, including three for the defiant single, "Not Ready to Make Nice."
In the 10 years since the Chicks last toured, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison released two albums as the duo Courtyard Hounds, while Maines released the solo album Mother in 2013. There's no word yet if the 2016 tour will be accompanied by a new album, although the group has been hinting at the possibility.
The public on-sale date for the Houston and Austin stops is November 20 at livenation.com, while Dallas is available November 21. Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning November 18 at 10 am local time through Citi's Private Pass Program.