DCX MMXVI World Tour

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DCX MMXVI World Tour
Tour by Dixie Chicks
DCX MMXVI World Tour poster.jpg
Tour poster
Location Europe, North America, Oceania
Start date April 16, 2016
End date April 18, 2017
Legs 4
No. of shows 13 in Europe
61 in North America
8 in Oceania
82 Total
Dixie Chicks concert chronology

The DCX MMXVI World Tour was the fifth headlining concert tour from American country music trio Dixie Chicks. It started on April 16, 2016, in Antwerp, Belgium and finished on April 18, 2017, in London, Ontario, Canada. This tour is the first time in ten years the band has toured the United States and Australia as a headlining act. It is the first time the band will perform in New Zealand. For the shows in 2017, the tour was renamed the DCX MMXVII World Tour.

The sound of the show is more guitar and rock and roll driven than earlier shows, with re-worked Dixie Chicks classics and several covers by Patty Griffin, Lana Del Rey, Beyoncé, and Bob Dylan. Through large video projections several political and empowering messages are spread.

Background[edit]

In June 2015, the group announced that they would tour Europe in April 2016, additional dates were announced in August. North American dates were announced in November 2015.[1] Due to demand additional North American dates were announced on May 2, 2016.[2] The Oceania leg was announced in October 2016.[3][4]

Show synopsis[edit]

The stage is set up as a classic stage with a big bars-shaped light rail that is pulled up during the opening song, revealing a large video screen. The Dixie Chicks are supported by a big band with a strong rock and roll sound. After a warm-up song, the band starts with a strong guitar version of "The Long Way Around", following "Lubbock or Leave It" featuring a trucker and rock and roll themed video. After the first of several Patty Griffin covers, a slowed down version of "Easy Silence" is performed with slow landscape shots and on-screen lyrics. After "Favorite Year" and "Long Time Gone", an acoustic cover of "Video Games" by Lana Del Rey follows. "Goodbye Earl" is another renewed version into a more guitar driven sound. During "Goodbye Earl" a video on domestic violence is shown, including Chris Brown, the Fritzl case and Donald Trump. A video interlude shows The Dixie Chicks in a video game-themed car race, while the instrumental cover of "Ace of Spades" is heard.

The show is split with a bluegrass acoustic segment, starting with "Travelin' Soldier", played by only the three core members of the band. After "Don't Let Me Die in Florida" and "White Trash Wedding", the touring band is introduced. The acoustic segment is closed with an instrumental medley, including Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes.

"Ready to Run" is themed as an election year parody, with a montage of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, while confetti is blown over the audience. Two more covers are performed: Bob Dylan's "Mississippi" and their version of "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac.

After "Silent House", "I Like It", "Cowboy Take Me Away" and "Wide Open Spaces" the show is concluded with "Sin Wagon". The encore starts with a dark version of "Not Ready to Make Nice" and a final encore is a positive and empowering message from Ben Harper's "Better Way", closed off by a drum segment.

Opening acts[edit]

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Recordings[edit]

At the last show in the US on October 10, 2016, Natalie Maines announced: "As you can see we've chosen you guys and the forum to be the audience for our DVD". The Calgary, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Hamilton shows were included in a one-night cinema event DCX MMXVI Live that was shown in theatres on August 7, 2017, followed by a DVD/Blu-ray/CD release on September 1, 2017, from Columbia Records.

Setlist[edit]

[6][7][8]

  1. "The Long Way Around"
  2. "Lubbock or Leave It"
  3. "Truth #2" (Patty Griffin cover)
  4. "Easy Silence"
  5. "Everybody Knows" | "Favorite Year" | "Some Days You Gotta Dance"
  6. "Long Time Gone"
  7. "Video Games" (Lana Del Rey cover) | "Nothing Compares 2 U" (Prince cover)
  8. "Top of the World"
  9. "Goodbye Earl"
  10. "Travelin' Soldier"
  11. "Daddy Lessons" (Beyoncé cover)
  12. "Don't Let Me Die in Florida" (Patty Griffin cover)
  13. "White Trash Wedding"
  14. Instrumental Bluegrass (Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, Kevin Cossom, Alex Delicata, The White Stripes covers)
  15. "Ready to Run"
  16. "Mississippi" (Bob Dylan cover)
  17. "Landslide"
  18. "Silent House"
  19. "I Like It"
  20. "Cowboy Take Me Away"
  21. "Wide Open Spaces"
  22. "Sin Wagon"
Encore
  1. "Not Ready to Make Nice"
  2. "Better Way" (Ben Harper cover)
Notes
  • "Video Games" was replaced with "Nothing Compares 2 U" starting in Horsens.[9][10]
  • "Daddy Lessons" was performed in Manchester, Glasgow, Pittsburgh, Camden, Toronto, Hershey, Vancouver, Auburn, Irvine, Dallas, Houston, Tampa, St. Paul, West Valley City, Mountain View, Raleigh, New Orleans, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.[11]
  • "Everybody Knows" replaced "Favorite Year" starting in Michigan
  • "Some Days You Gotta Dance" was performed in Hershey, Toronto, Calgary, Raleigh, Los Angeles, Brisbane and Sydney
  • "Silent House" and "I Like It" were not performed in Brisbane or Sydney
  • Something in the Air, a cover from Thunderclap Newman, replaced "Video Games" and "Nothing Compares 2 U", starting in New Zealand, 2017.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Opening acts Attendance Revenue
Europe
April 16, 2016 Antwerp Belgium Lotto Arena Augustana 3,805 / 4,382 $223,464
April 17, 2016 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 9,500 / 9,500 $754,847
April 19, 2016 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall N/A N/A
April 20, 2016
April 22, 2016 Horsens Denmark Forum Horsens
April 24, 2016 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
April 25, 2016 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
April 27, 2016 Malmö Malmö Arena
April 29, 2016 Birmingham England Barclaycard Arena
April 30, 2016 Manchester Manchester Arena 8,546 / 9,134 $606,008
May 1, 2016 London The O2 Arena 13,078 / 15,471 $898,090
May 3, 2016 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro 11,259 / 11,421 $563,845
May 4, 2016 Dublin Ireland 3Arena N/A
North America Leg 1[2][12]
June 1, 2016 Cincinnati United States Riverbend Music Center Augustana
Josh Herbert
19,877 / 19,877 $1,150,340
June 3, 2016 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center 17,428 / 19,995 $1,045,808
June 4, 2016 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre 14,197 / 14,841 $952,409
June 5, 2016 Tinley Park Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 21,516 / 28,059 $1,372,366
June 8, 2016 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center The Heavy
Josh Herbert
8,210 / 15,883 $511,197
June 10, 2016 Burgettstown First Niagara Pavilion 11,262 / 21,731 $514,181
June 11, 2016 Saratoa Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center 15,943 / 24,599 $824,242
June 13, 2016 New York City Madison Square Garden 10,366 / 14,521 $1,387,319
June 14, 2016 Mansfield Xfinity Center 10,503 / 19,422 $753,200
June 16, 2016 Bangor Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Anderson East
Josh Herbert
10,876 / 12,877 $706,634
June 17, 2016 Hartford Xfinity Theatre 10,291 / 23,089 $668,426
June 18, 2016 Camden BB&T Pavilion 9,573 / 23,429 $565,407
June 21, 2016 Toronto Canada Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 30,477 / 31,351 $2,022,400
June 22, 2016
June 24, 2016 Hershey United States Hersheypark Stadium 12,157 / 16,532 $817,664
June 25, 2016 Bristow Jiffy Lube Live 17,742 / 21,297 $1,191,951
July 7, 2016 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena 12,870 / 14,463 $1,030,490
July 8, 2016 Auburn United States White River Amphitheatre 13,758 / 15,432 $927,073
July 9, 2016 Ridgefield Sunlight Supply Amphitheater 15,342 / 17,160 $1,057,715
July 12, 2016 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre 17,832 / 21,142 $979,925
July 13, 2016 Wheatland Toyota Amphitheatre 14,783 / 17,271 $736,778
July 15, 2016 Chula Vista Sleep Train Amphitheatre AugustanaL
Smooth Hound Smith
12,816 / 18,841 $797,272
July 16, 2016 Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena 9,319 / 11,059 $970,166
July 17, 2016 Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion 13,480 / 19,102 $682,771
July 20, 2016 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 12,402 / 13,844 $992,657
August 5, 2016 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion Vintage Trouble
Smooth Hound Smith
19,701 / 19,701 $1,367,443
August 6, 2016 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 15,626 / 15,626 $1,082,571
August 7, 2016 Austin Austin360 Amphitheatre 12,277 / 12,277 $975,008
August 10, 2016 Virginia Beach Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 10,443 / 17,804 $550,568
August 12, 2016 Raleigh Coastal Credit Union Music Park 17,785 / 19,408 $897,444
August 13, 2016 Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion 18,010 / 18,184 $1,178,026
August 14, 2016 Alpharetta Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 12,229 / 12,229 $760,235
August 17, 2016 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 16,325 / 16,325 $1,517,305
August 19, 2016 Tampa MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre 15,588 / 18,629 $897,334
August 20, 2016 West Palm Beach Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre 10,405 / 18,186 $555,878
August 24, 2016 Maryland Heights Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 17,897 / 19,521 $911,283
August 25, 2016 Noblesville Klipsch Music Center 16,909 / 23,252 $852,771
August 27, 2016[a] Falcon Heights Minnesota State Fair Grandstand N/A
August 28, 2016
August 30, 2016 Kansas City Sprint Center 13,520 / 13,520 $1,138,510
September 1, 2016 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre N/A
September 2, 2016 West Valley City USANA Amphitheatre 18,483 / 19,011 $898,560
September 8, 2016 Tulsa BOK Center Elle King 8,063 / 9,337 $766,268
September 9, 2016 North Little Rock Verizon Arena 8,809 / 14,259 $691,159
September 10, 2016 New Orleans Smoothie King Center 9,529 / 10,041 $812,884
September 15, 2016 Moline iWireless Center 6,783 / 9,668 $500,689
September 16, 2016 Columbus Nationwide Arena 9,430 / 13,651 $828,362
September 17, 2016 Buffalo First Niagara Center 7,621 / 10,545 $592,808
September 22, 2016 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 9,821 / 10,780 $862,342
September 23, 2016 Toledo Huntington Center Augustana 4,778 / 5,614 $424,653
September 24, 2016 Green Bay Resch Center 6,464 / 6,917 $620,056
September 29, 2016 Edmonton Canada Rogers Place Elle King 12,152 / 12,152 $1,018,230
September 30, 2016 Saskatoon SaskTel Centre 9,841 / 10,713 $800,788
October 1, 2016 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 11,194 / 11,194 $933,512
October 7, 2016 Oakland United States Oracle Arena 7,228 / 10,560 $561,848
October 8, 2016 Inglewood The Forum 5,766 / 6,134 $572,898
October 10, 2016 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl 16,048 / 16,048 $1,345,158
Oceania[3][4]
March 25, 2017 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre Avalanche City 9,252 / 9,686 $1,073,410
March 26, 2017[b] Ipswich Willowbank Raceway N/A
March 29, 2017 Sydney Qudos Bank Arena 12,383 / 12,508 $1,243,770
March 30, 2017 ICC Sydney Theatre 6,702 / 7,919 $729,867
April 1, 2017 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena 21,304 / 21,650 $2,487,280
April 2, 2017
April 5, 2017 Perth Perth Arena
April 8, 2017 Napier New Zealand Mission Estate Winery
North America Leg 2
April 14, 2017 Ottawa Canada Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre Smooth Hound Smith N/A N/A
April 15, 2017 Montreal Bell Centre
April 17, 2017 Hamilton FirstOntario Centre
April 18, 2017 London Budweiser Gardens
Total 787,574 / 958,774 $56,153,563

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The August 27 and 28, 2016, concerts in Falcon Heights are part of the Minnesota State Fair.
  2. ^ The March 26, 2017, concert in Willowbank is part of CMC Rocks.

Critical reception[edit]

Anastasia Verleysen of the Het Nieuwsblad says, "The Dixie Chick are not just singing some country, but ladies with balls on their backs and even a high rock 'n roll content. And yet, their songs always go back to basics with the nonchalant banjo-strumming Emily Robinson, Martie Maguire handsome violin lines and the impressive voice of Natalie Maines."[6] The Daily Telegraph's Sarah Carson stated, "the triumphant trio proved the power lies in their musicianship, not notoriety, and their talents remain as rich and fierce as ever."[13] Erik Leijon for Montreal Gazette wrote about the 2017 leg of the tour: "Saturday night's set was a reminder that beyond having the courage to speak openly, the Dixie Chicks possess the heart-stopping harmonies, bluegrass stompers, superstar presence and enviable pop instincts to back up any words."[14]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "MMXVI TOUR HAS BEEN EXTENDED!". dixiechicks.com. Dixie Chicks. May 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Dixie Chicks Will Headline The Mission Estate Concert". eventfinda. Eventfinda Limitied. October 13, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Horton, Carrie (October 18, 2016). "Dixie Chicks Announce 2017 Australian Tour Dates". The Boot. Taste of Country Network. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ "MMXVI NORTH AMERICAN SUPPORT ACTS ANNOUNCED!". dixiechicks.com. Dixie Chicks. May 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Verleysen, Anastasia (April 22, 2016). "Parts Tweet Google+ Mail shares REVIEW. Dixie Chicks lead country with balls". Het Nieuwsblad. Media Hus. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Dixie Chicks Setlist at Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland". setlist.fm. Setlist.fm. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Dixie Chicks announce 2016 world tour". countrymusicontour.com. countrymusicontour.com. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  9. ^ McClellan, Laura. "Dixie Chicks Performs Heartfelt Rendition of Prince's 'Nothing Compares 2 U' [Watch]". Taste of Country. Taste of Country Networkd. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Dixie Chicks Setlist at Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway". setlist.fm. setlist.fm. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  11. ^ Romano, Nick (May 1, 2016). "Dixie Chicks cover Beyoncé's 'Daddy Lessons' at Manchester concert". Entertainment Weekly. 
  12. ^ Betts, Stephen L. "Dixie Chicks Announce Summer 2016 U.S. Tour". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  13. ^ Carson, Sarah (April 30, 2016). "Dixie Chicks make a headlining UK return after 13 years – review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  14. ^ Leijon, Erik (April 18, 2017). "Concert review: Dixie Chicks still not backing down". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved April 24, 2017.