The Dixie Chicks are coming home. Finally.
This morning, the band announced its 2016 U.S. DCX MMXVI, and after much hand-wringing over whether the band would play Dallas ever again following a death threat in 2006, there's a local date on the calendar: August 5 at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. Tickets go on sale Friday. Tour Club and VIP presale kicks off even earlier -- tomorrow morning.
Go here to get in virtual line.
The Chicks, of course, began in Dallas with a line-up that included, at the time, Laura Lynch, guitarist Robin Lynn Macy and sisters Martie and Emily Erwin; that was 26 year ago, back when there was a Joey Tomato's and Crystal Clear released cassettes. The line-up would evolve over time, as the band reconciled its street-corner bluegrass roots with its big-stage country aspirations.
By the time Sony came calling, Lynch and Macy were out, replaced by Natalie Maines, who just two years ago hinted that the Chicks were done-for.
Nope. They're back. And back home next summer after a decade-long absence following Maines' comments. Even after this: