Friday 17 February 2023

The Chicks announce UK tour dates with support from Maren Morris














                  **  ON GENERAL SALE NOW (see below) ** 

(Feb 14, 2023) The 13-time GRAMMY® award-winning, multi-platinum selling global superstars, The Chicks (formerly known as The Dixie Chicks) have announced their return to the global stage with The Chicks 2023 World Tour.

Produced by Live Nation, with stops throughout the UK and Europe before returning to North America.

The Chicks are proud to announce, GRAMMY award-winning country music sensation, Maren Morris is set as support on The Chicks 2023 World Tour for headline dates in Europe & The UK.

This last year on the road has been a whirlwind for us, but it’s time to bring the party to the UK and Europe,” The Chicks said of the dates. “We can’t wait to see everyone and play for all our fans across the pond – it’s been a long time coming, and we can’t wait to get back!”

The run of shows will be The Chicks’ first dates in the UK for seven years and support will come from Maren Morris. General tickets went on sale for all Europe & UK dates on Friday, 17 February at 10am local. 

UK & Ireland Dates: 

Tuesday 27 June 2023 - Cardiff Castle, Cardiff (Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 3RB) £52.35 Ticketmaster UK Event | Hotel Package

Wednesday 28 June 2023 - OVO Hydro, Glasgow (Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW) £46.55 Ticketmaster UK Event £190.70 (VIP Gold Ticket)

Friday, 30 June 2023 - 3Arena, Dublin (East Link Bridge, Dublin, Dublin 1, Ireland) Ticketmaster UK Event

Sunday 2 July 2023 - Utilita Arena Birmingham, Birmingham (King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2AA) £76/ £81 / £191.50 (VIP Package) Ticketmaster UK Event   

Tue, 4 July 2023 - AO Arena, Manchester (Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1AR) £59 Ticketmaster UK Event £191.75 VIP Hot Ticket Package

Tickets Available on Ticketmaster UK

 Other European Dates:

June 20 - Oslo, NO – Spektrum

June 21 - Stockholm, SE - Avicii Arena

June 23 - Amsterdam, NL - Ziggo Dome

For information on US & Canada dates please visit www.thechicks.com

ABOUT:

The Chicks are Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Strayer. Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes, villains, and moms, they have grown from a band into a cultural phenomenon. 

Since the release of their debut album, WIDE OPEN SPACES in 1998, The Chicks’ music has stirred emotions in fans around the world, making them one of the biggest and most influential bands of our time. Earning universal recognition as the biggest-selling U.S. female band of all time, The Chicks have sold more than 30.5 million albums and are among an elite group of acts to achieve multiple “diamond” selling (ten million copies) releases. Counting 13 GRAMMY Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and numerous Country Music Association Awards among many other accolades, their last record-breaking studio album, TAKING THE LONG WAY (2006), won five GRAMMY Awards including “Album of the Year,” “Record of the Year,” and “Song of the Year.”

 Their on-stage reputation has catapulted them to sell over $100 million worth of concert tickets, while outspoken songs like “Goodbye, Earl” and “Not Ready To Make Nice” make it clear that this power trio plays by their own rules. In November 2016, The Chicks performed “Daddy Lessons” alongside Beyoncé at the 50th Anniversary of the Country Music Association Awards and released a studio version of the track to digital outlets the following day.

In 2019, The Chicks returned to the airwaves as a feature on Taylor Swift’s “Soon You’ll Get Better,” one of the leading tracks off Swift’s seventh studio album, LOVER.

After 14 years, The Chicks’ fifth studio album GASLIGHTER, dropped July 17, 2020. It was met with widespread critical acclaim., the album received a weighted average score of 82/100 based on 21 reviews. On the all-genre US Billboard 200, Gaslighter debuted at No.3 with 84,000 album-equivalent units (Including 71,000 album sales), becoming the band's fifth top 5 album and first in the streaming era.


The times finally caught up with country trio meeting their moment in the current activist climate. The incendiary opening title track was a trademark Chicks kiss-off that could as easily be addressing a jealous ex as the current US president. “March March” was inspired by a political rally that all three Chicks attended with their families, but its timely video draws a natural parallel between the song’s broad self-empowerment message and this year’s Black Lives Matter protests. The rest of the album maintains the personal-is-political bent, with universal messages of hope and self-help addressed autobiographically to the band member’s children (“Young Man”, “Julianna Calm Down”), their ex-husbands (“Tights on My Boat”, “Hope It’s Something Good”) and even themselves (“For Her”). 

“We were always thinking and writing about that stuff,” Emily Strayer told Apple Music, “but the news kind of caught up to what we were already talking about—whether it was the #MeToo movement or what's happening right now with Black Lives Matter. So it was coincidental in a way, but I think those things are cyclical. They might be the newest news stories, but they’ve always been here.”

In June 2020 the then know Grammy-winning country group The Dixie Chicks dropped the word Dixie from their name, to go with  The Chicks.
The band’s social media accounts and website were changed to refer to the new name for the band. The band also recognized that the name was already in use by a band in New Zealand.
“A sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to ‘The Chicks’ of NZ for their gracious gesture in allowing us to share their name. We are honored to co-exist together in the world with these exceptionally talented sisters,” the band said in a statement.
 
The Chicks World Tour 2023 is the upcoming seventh headlining concert tour from American country music trio The Chicks. It is scheduled to begin on June 20, 2023, Oslo, Norway and finish on September 18, 2023, in Toronto, Canada. The tour follows their first ever Las Vegas residency, The Chicks: Six Nights in Vegas.
 
What might you expect?
The Chicks Setlist (Where: Zilker Park, Austin, TX, USA   | When: Oct 2022)
Sin Wagon/ Gaslighter */ Texas Man 8/ Julianna Calm Down */ The Long Way Around/ My Best Friend’s Weddings */ Sleep at Night */ Ready to Run/ Travelin' Soldier (Bruce Robison cover)/ Wide Open Spaces/ Tights on My Boat */ Lubbock or Leave It/ Cowboy Take Me Away */ Long Time Gone/ Landslide (Fleetwood Mac cover)/ Truth #2 (Patty Griffin cover)/ March March */ For Her */ Everybody Loves You */ Not Ready to Make Nice/ Goodbye Earl
* From the album GASLIGHTER 
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