Get the Chicks to the Greek: We’ve never needed the Chicks, formerly the Dixie Chicks, more than we do now. Once canceled for speaking their collective mind about former president W. Bush, they’ve risen like phoenixes, and are better than ever. Jenny Lewis opens.
2020 saw the band release their first album in 14 years, Gaslighter — also their first album since wisely dropping the “Dixie” from their name.
According to a press release, “the 13-time GRAMMY® award-winning, multi-platinum selling global superstars, The Chicks announced their highly anticipated return to the road with The Chicks Tour, set for summer 2022. Produced by Live Nation, the 27-city tour kicks off on June 14 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO making stops across North America in Chicago, Toronto, Boston, back-to-back nights in Los Angeles and more before wrapping up in George, WA at The Gorge on August 13. General ticket on sale for The Chicks Tour is set to begin Friday, March 4 at 10am local time on ticketmaster.com.”
Get the Chicks to the Greek: The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26 at the Greek Theatre.
“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 artists and the only female group 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 nearly years, The Chicks released their fifth studio album GASLIGHTER, on July 17, 2020.”
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