The drought is over for fans of the Dixie Chicks, as the country trio announced this week that they'll be heading out on the road next summer. The DCX MMXVI World Tour will kick off June 1st at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and hit 40 cities in North America before concluding with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in October. Although tickets to see the Dixie Chicks don't go on sale for the general public until November 23, some tickets have hit the secondary market before the public offer. Prior to the pre-sale, resale ticket prices for the DCX MMXVI World Tour are already soaring to an average $236, and fans can expect to see increases as the tour gets closer.
While it's been nine years since the Dixie Chicks have released a new album, the group has toured a handful of times since, as reported by Rolling Stone. However, their most recent tour, Long Time Gone, ran from October 2013 to March 2014, and only made one stop in the U.S. In 2010, the band toured with The Eagles and Keith Urban but hit only eight dates in North America, and so DCX MMXVI Tour marks their most expansive return to the road in quite some time.
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Currently, the trio's priciest date on the calendar is their June 13 stop at New York City's Madison Square Garden where resale tickets are averaging $337, with the cheapest ticket available for $106. Hipmunk.com offers cheap New York City flights to see them at the World's Most Famous Arena, in addition to Hipmunk having available New York City hotel deals to complete the trip for traveling fans. On August 24, the Dixie Chicks are set to play their cheapest show at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Missouri where tickets are averaging $122 with a get-in of $54, according to data provided by TiqIQ.
The Dixie Chicks are the biggest selling female band of all time in the U.S., and have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. In 2003, band member Natalie Maines spoke out against the Iraq War, announcing she was ashamed that President Bush was from her home state. The announcement was met with backlash from many country music fans, as the band was boycotted from many country radios with their 2006 album, Taking the Long Way. Regardless, the album and the album's hit single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," netted a handful of Grammy Awards that year.