Global superstars the Dixie Chicks will play their first Brisbane show in over a decade this weekend.
The trio are returning to Australian arenas with their MMXVII world tour.
With an incredible thirteen Grammy Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards and countless Country Music Association Awards under their belt, they’ve gone multi-platinum in North America, Europe and Australia, and are one of only a handful of acts in history to achieve ‘diamond’ status, reaching the stratospheric landmark of over 10 million copies sold with both Wide Open Spaces (1998) and Fly (1999).
Last year, they made headlines when they teamed up with Beyonce at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashvilla for a mind-blowing live performance of the Beyonce track, Daddy Lessons, interlaced with Dixie Chicks’ Long Time Gone.
All up, they’ve sold over 30 million albums worldwide to date, making the Dixie Chicks the most successful US female band of all time — and they’ve done it without turning their backs on their principles.
In 2003, they were denounced by conservative critics after they told a crowd in London: “We don’t want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States (George W Bush) is from Texas”, and with outspoken songs like Goodbye, Earl and Not Ready To Make Nice, they’ve made it clear that they don’t play by anyone else’s rules.
They’ll be supported on their Australian tour by popular New Zealand act Avalanche City, who’ll be playing hits from his latest album, We Are For The Wild Places, and his acclaimed debut, Our New Life Above The Ground.
“It’s going to be an absolute pleasure touring with the Dixie Chicks and their world class crew on their upcoming Australian tour,” says Avalanche City’s Dave Baxter. “It will be my first time playing in these venues, which are some of the biggest and best rooms in the country. I can’t wait to meet a bunch of new fans in Australia and New Zealand!”
Dixie Chicks will play the Brisbane Entertainment Centre this Saturday 25 March with Avalanche City. For tickets, visit ticketek.com.au.