Concert announcement: Dixie Chicks add Kelowna to tour

The Dixie Chicks bring their Long Time Gone Tour 2013 to Kelowna's Prospera Place Oct. 27.

  • Aug. 29, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Following the incredibly successful launch of the Dixie Chicks’ Long Time Gone Tour 2013, Live Nation has announced a Kelowna date has been added to the tour, Oct. 27 at Prospera Place.

The tour marks the triumphant return of the multi-platinum selling group and follows the incredibly warm reception from Canadian fans at this summer’s Craven Country Jamboree, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, and RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest.

The Long Time Gone Tour marks the first full tour for the Dixie Chicks 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 Martie Maguire (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Emily Robison (banjo, dobro, guitar, vocals), and Natalie Maines (lead vocals, guitar).

Originally 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 Maines.

Together as the Dixie Chicks, they have sold over 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 U.S. 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 recent 2013 release of her debut solo album.

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

Tickets to see the Dixie Chicks in Kelowna are $59.50, $89.50 plus service charges and go on sale Friday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or order at Livenation.com or selectyourtickets.com.