Dixie Chicks Announce First U.S. Headlining Tour Since 2006

Natalie Maines
Musician Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks performs Carly Simon's "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" at the 29th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Hollywood, California, on April 18, 2012. Jason Redmond/Reuters

The Dixie Chicks will tour the U.S. next summer for the first time since 2006.

The Grammy-winning country trio announced the DCX MMXVI World Tour Monday morning. "Just when you thought you were safe, America, we're back!" singer Natalie Maines exclaims in a video shared on the Chicks' Facebook page. "It's been 10 years since we toured the U.S.," her bandmate Martie Maguire adds.

No telling what'll happen when Dixie Chicks return to the U.S. for the #DCXMMXVI World Tour! https://t.co/X65bu4R6Y1 pic.twitter.com/rTk5gZBFMt

— Dixie Chicks (@dixiechicks) November 16, 2015

The Dixie Chicks have not released a studio album since 2006's Taking the Long Way, though members Maguire and Emily Robison released an album in 2013 as Court Yard Hounds. The band toured the country extensively in 2006, several years after courting national controversy for criticizing President George W. Bush in the lead-up to the Iraq War.

"We do not want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas," Maines stated onstage at a March 10, 2003, performance in London.

The group's new tour will visit about 40 North American cities, beginning in Cincinnati on June 1. It will wrap up in Los Angeles four months later. The Texas group is touring Europe in April.

Here's the full list of U.S. dates for 2016:

June 1, 2016: Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
June 3: Cleveland, OH — Blossom Amphitheater
June 4: Detroit, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 5: Chicago, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
June 8: Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
June 10: Pittsburgh, PA — First Niagara Pavilion
June 11: Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 13: New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
June 14: Boston, MA — Xfinity Center
June 16: Bangor, ME — Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
June 17: Hartford, CT — Xfinity Theatre
June 18: Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
June 21: Toronto, ON — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 22: Toronto, ON — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 24: Hershey, PA — Hersheypark Stadium
June 25: Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
July 7: Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena
July 8: Seattle, WA — White River Amphitheater
July 9: Portland, OR — Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
July 12: San Francisco, CA — Shoreline Amphitheater
July 13: Sacramento, CA — Toyota Amphitheater
July 15: San Diego, CA — Sleep Train Amphitheater
July 16: Las Vegas, NV — Las Vegas Arena
July 17: Phoenix, AZ — AK-Chin Pavilion
July 20: Irvine, CA — Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
August 5: Dallas, TX — Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 6: Houston, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion
August 7: Austin, TX — Austin360 Amphitheater
August 10: Virginia Beach, VA — Farm Bureau Live
August 12: Raleigh, NC — Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
August 13: Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion
August 14: Atlanta, GA — Alpharetta Amphitheater
August 17: Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
August 19: Tampa, FL — MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
August 20: West Palm Beach, FL — Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
August 24: St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
August 25: Indianapolis, IN — Klipsch Amphitheater
August 27: Minneapolis, MN — Minnesota State Fair
August 30: Kansas City, MO — Sprint Center
September 1: Denver, CO — Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
September 2: Salt Lake City, UT — USANA Amphitheater
October 10: Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl

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