Long Time Gone Tour

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Long Time Gone Tour
Tour by Dixie Chicks
DChicks 2013TourPoster.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Location
  • Canada
  • Europe
Start date October 26, 2013 (2013-10-26)
End date March 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)
Legs 2
No. of shows 10 in North America
5 in Europe
15 Total
Dixie Chicks concert chronology

The Long Time Gone Tour[1] was the fourth headlining tour by American country group, Dixie Chicks.

Background[edit]

The group sparked numerous reunion rumors after they were booked to play several music festivals in Canada, for the summer of 2013. The girls performed at the Craven Country Jamboree,[2] Cavendish Beach Music Festival[3] and the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest.[4] The festival shows received rave reviews from music critics, prompting the group to launch a tour in the fall of 2013. Announced in August 2013, the tour initially showed ten shows in Canada.[5] Bandmember Emily Robison stated the tour was a way to thank Canadian fans for the warm response. She further stated: "We had such a great time playing for our Canadian fans this summer that we've been inspired to come back for more".[1] Many media outlets reported the outing as a reunion tour. Frontwoman Natalie Maines squashed rumors, saying the band never formally split.

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

  1. "I Can Love You Better"
  2. "Wide Open Spaces"
  3. "Am I the Only One (Who's Ever Felt This Way)"
  4. "You Were Mine"
  5. "Ready to Run"
  6. "Goodbye Earl"
  7. "Cowboy Take Me Away"
  8. "Don't Waste Your Heart"
  9. "Some Days You Gotta Dance"
  10. "Sin Wagon"
  11. "Long Time Gone"
  12. "Landslide"
  13. "Truth No. 2"
  14. "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" / "Lullaby"
  15. "Silent House"
  16. "The Long Way Around"
  17. "Easy Silence"
  18. "I Like It"
  19. "Lubbock or Leave It"
Encore
  1. "Travelin’ Soldier"
  2. "Not Ready To Make Nice"
  3. "Mississippi"

Source:[7]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[8]
October 26, 2013 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
October 27, 2013 Kelowna Prospera Place
October 29, 2013 Dawson Creek EnCana Events Centre
October 31, 2013 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
November 1, 2013 Edmonton Rexall Place
November 3, 2013 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
November 5, 2013 Winnipeg MTS Centre
November 8, 2013 Oshawa General Motors Centre
November 9, 2013 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
November 10, 2013 London Budweiser Gardens
Europe
March 14, 2014[A] Dublin Ireland The O2
March 15, 2014[A] London England The O2 Arena
March 17, 2014 Stockholm Sweden SWCC Auditorium
March 18, 2014 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
March 20, 2014 Copenhagen Denmark Falkoner Teatret
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A These concerts are a part of "C2C: Country to Country"[9]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / Available Gross revenue
General Motors Centre Oshawa 5,380 / 5,380 (100%) $452,620[10]
Budweiser Gardens London 9,069 / 9,069 (100%) $643,261[10]

Critical reception[edit]

The tour received great reviews with its initial shows in Canada. For the concert at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Gerry Krochak (Calgary Sun) gave the show four out of five stars. He wrote, "The love and respect that fans have for the Dixie Chicks has been well earned — every step of the non-traditional way. It’s been seven years since the group released anything new, but here’s hoping [...]".[11] In Winnipeg, Elisha Dacey (Metro News) gave the show three and a half out of five stars. She says, "Mayor jokes aside, the show was a stripped-down and laid back retrospective of the Chicks’ past four albums. It took a while before Maine’s voice was truly warmed up and settled down, but she proved her distinctive country voice was more than the warm alto early fans may be used to".[12] For the final show in London, James Reaney (The London Free Press) wrote the group slowed no signs of animosity despite their controversial downfall. He went on to say, "Sunday night was a chance to celebrate the past and the present with fans cheering from the band’s arrival all the way to a huge ovation after a 90-minute main set".[13]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mansfield, Brian (August 19, 2013). "Dixie Chicks announce fall reunion tour". USA Today. Gannett Company. Archived from the original on November 23, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Wyland, Sarah (28 December 2012). "Dixie Chicks Replace Lady Antebellum at Craven Country Jamboree". Great American Country. Scripps Networks Interactive. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cavendish music fest draws huge crowds". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 8 July 2013. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Helmer, Aedan (6 July 2013). "Much-anticipated return of the Dixie Chicks was not something to miss at Bluesfest". Ottawa Sun. Quebecor. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (19 August 2013). "Dixie Chicks Announce 2013 Tour Dates". The Boot. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Pescod, Nicholas M. (25 October 2013). "Charlie Mars lands in Vancouver with Dixie Chicks". North Shore News. Glacier Community Media. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dixie Chicks Play Canada SETLIST". Noise11. 31 October 2013. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Hall, Tara (31 October 2013). "Dixie Chicks set out on Canadian "Long Time Gone" run". SoundSpike. SoundSpike Media, LLC. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Dixie Chicks play first UK gig in eight years". Hello. 1 October 2013. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. New York City, New York: Prometheus Global Media. 125 (46). 23 November 2013. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  11. ^ Krochak, Gerry (31 October 2013). "That was ... wow — Dixie Chicks rock the Scotiabank Saddledome in Stampede make-up show". Calgary Sun. Quebecor. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  12. ^ Dacey, Elisha (5 November 2013). "Review: Dixie Chicks take the long way around (and a shot at Rob Ford)". Metro News. Free Daily News Group Inc. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  13. ^ Reaney, James (11 November 2013). "Dixie Chicks pack Budweiser Gardens in the first London appearance by the American stars in seven years". The London Free Press. Québecor Média. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.