Dixie Chicks in Kelowna Oct. 27

The Dixie Chicks are one of the few acts to have multiple albums reaching “diamond” status.


The DIxie Chicks bring their Long Time Gone Tour to Kelowna’s Prospera Place on Sunday, Oct. 27

The Kelowna date was recently added to a nine-city Canadian tour which includes Dawson Creek, Saskatoon and Oshawa.

Long Time Gone Tour marks the first full tour for the multi-platinum selling group through Canada in seven years.

“We had such a great time playing for our Canadian fans this summer that we’ve been inspired to come back for more,” said band members.

The Dixie Chicks are Martie Maguire (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Emily Robison (banjo, dobro, guitar, vocals), and Natalie Maines (lead vocals, guitar).

Formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas as a bluegrass band that included founding members and sisters Maguire and Robison, the band went on to find massive worldwide success following the addition of powerhouse lead singer Natalie Maines.

Together as the Dixie Chicks, they have sold more than 30 million albums, 1.6 million in Canada alone, and are one of the few acts to have multiple albums reaching “diamond” status.

To date, they have won 13 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for their 2007 album Taking the Long Way.

Their on-stage reputation has helped them sell over $100 million worth of concert tickets, and made them the biggest selling female band of all time in the US.

In addition to the Dixie Chicks, all three members have had continued success with other music projects, Maguire and Robinson with the Court Yard Hounds, and Maines with the 2013 release of her debut solo album.

“The Dixie Chicks are among the greatest talents in music today“, said Paul Haagenson, president of Live Nation, Canada. “We are truly honored to be involved in welcoming them back to Canada on this tour.”

Tickets for the Kelowna date of the Long Time Gone Tour 2013 go on sale to the general public today, Thursday, August 29, and are available at Livenation.com.

Show time on Oct. 27 is 8 p.m. at Prospera.



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