Dixie Chicks Announce Avalanche City as Special Guest for Australian Headline Dates

DIXIE CHICKS ANNOUNCE AVALANCHE CITY AS SPECIAL GUEST ON ALL HEADLINE DATES
- NEW TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS RELEASED -

Just over a month out from their first Australian shows in over ten years, global superstars the DIXIE CHICKS today reveal that New Zealand’s AVALANCHE CITY will join the MMXVII Tour as a Special Guest on all headline dates. 

Additionally, fantastic new seats have today been released for sale across all cities. Visit chuggentertainment.com for more information and nab your ticket now! 

The 2011 APRA Silver Scroll winner Dave Baxter (AVALANCHE CITY) will perform all the hits from his latest album We Are For The Wild Places, as well as his acclaimed debut Our New Life Above The Ground. The much loved singer-songwriter enjoys a superb reputation for his live shows and will be joined by his touring band, ensuring delivery of the seasoned blend of summer-pop /neo-folk musical experience one would expect of an Avalanche City performance.

“It’s going to be an absolute pleasure touring with the Dixie Chicks and their world class crew on their upcoming Australian tour”, said Avalanche City’s Dave Baxter. “It will be my first time playing in these venues, which are some of the biggest and best rooms in the country. I can’t wait to meet a bunch of new fans in Australia and New Zealand!”
 
Responding to overwhelming demand, Dixie Chicks will deliver their epic MMXVII World Tour across seven dates in Australia and New Zealand, in addition to an anticipated headline appearance at CMC Rocks QLD, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest Country and Roots festival. 

One of the most prolific and captivating live acts on the planet, and with well over 30 million albums sold worldwide, Dixie Chicks have earned their title as the biggest US female band of all time. The trio has no less than thirteen GRAMMY Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards and countless Country Music Association Awards under their belt. 

Dixie Chicks last year made headlines when they teamed up with Beyonce at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, for a mind-blowing live performance of the Beyonce track ‘Daddy Lessons’, interlaced with Dixie Chicks’ ‘Long Time Gone’. Check it out here. 

Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes and villains – For almost two decades, Dixie Chicks have developed from a band into a phenomenon. Tickets are selling fast, so get in quickly to secure your chance to experience one of the world’s greatest live acts when they return to Australia this March!


TICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE.


DIXIE CHICKS MMXVII TOUR DATES

With Special Guest Avalanche City

Brought to you by Chugg Entertainment & Rob Potts Entertainment Edge 

CMC ROCKS QLD 2017
Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March – Willowbank, Ipswich (All Ages)
*Dixie Chicks’ performance date at CMC Rocks to be announced
cmcrocks.com

BRISBANE
Saturday 25th March – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – SELLING FAST
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

SYDNEY
Wednesday 29th March – Qudos Bank Arena (All Ages) – SOLD OUT
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

SYDNEY
Thursday 30th March – ICC Sydney Theatre (All Ages) – SELLING FAST
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

MELBOURNE
Saturday 1st April – Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) – SOLD OUT
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

MELBOURNE
Sunday 2nd April – Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) – SELLING FAST
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

PERTH
Wednesday 5th April – Perth Arena (All Ages) – SELLING FAST
Presented by Channel 9
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

NEW ZEALAND
Saturday 8th April – Mission Estate Winery, Hawke’s Bay – SELLING FAST
missionestate.co.nz/
 

DCX Superfan of the Month: Michaela

Michaela absolutely loves going to concerts. She has seen the Chicks 8 times and has gotten the chance to connect with other Superfans all over the country. Read more to find out what makes Michaela a superstar DCX fan!

 

What part of the country/world do you live in?
I live in Granger, Indiana, USA

What are your top 3 favorite things to do?
1) I love going to concerts. I’ve gone to more concerts in the last 5 years than I have in my previous 51. Festivals are a great way to see a lot of bands in just a few days. And they introduce you to bands you may have never heard of.
2) Traveling. Whether it’s visiting family out of state, or traveling to a destination, I’m always up for an adventure.
3) Notre Dame tailgating and games (football/basketball). We live just a few miles from campus.
4) Shopping – it’s a great stress reliever.
That’s more than 3…(my math is a little fuzzy, plus I don’t like being told what to do)!

What do you do for a living?
I am a Graphic Designer and occasionally do free lance work. But most recently I became a Rodan + Fields Consultant, which I am very excited about!

How many times have you seen Dixie Chicks live?
I’ve seen the Dixie Chicks 8 times. The first DCX concert I went to was the Top of the World Tour in Chicago in 2003 with my husband.

Tell us what it means to you to be a fan of DCX?
Everything! I’ve been a fan ever since I heard Ready To Run for the first time – I think that was back in 2000? I saw the video on CMT, I don’t know why I was watching CMT since I never listened to country music. I rented Fly from the library, loved the album so much that I went out and bought it. A neighbor told me to listen to the Wide Open Spaces album…another trip to the library! Loved it! Bought it! I’ve been head over heels in love with the girls since then. I’ve been communicating with other superfans online for over 12 years. And I’ve met many of them at concerts. We chat on Facebook and Twitter, we text…I think many of us have created lifelong friendships because of the DCX.

Michaela, Martie, & friend at Summerfest

Michaela, Martie, & friend at Summerfest

How do you show your fandom?
All my friends and family know about my deep passion for the girls. I took my best friends to a concert last summer. Neither of them had ever been to a Dixie Chick concert. Well, they loved it! It was an incredible joy to be able to share this experience with them. Anytime anyone mentions the DCX, my ears perk up. I will defend them, promote them, I could talk about them all day. Seriously, the MMXVI show was the Chicks at their best. They just keep getting better!

I am also a huge Court Yard Hounds fan. This is the band sisters Emily and Martie formed during their hiatus from the Dixie Chicks. I’ll just go ahead and call myself a CYH Superfan too! I’ve been to three CYH shows, and even won backstage access to their Lollapalooza show. We got to watch the concert from the stage. That was such fun. And when the CYH asked fans to submit personal photos for their music video "The World Smiles", I sent them a few that made it into the video.

Backstage with Court Yard Hounds at Lollapalooza

Backstage with Court Yard Hounds at Lollapalooza

Michaela & Court Yard Hounds at Lollapalooza

Michaela & Court Yard Hounds at Lollapalooza

Michaela's photos are featured in the Court Yard Hounds' music video for "The World Smiles"

Michaela's photos are featured in the Court Yard Hounds' music video for "The World Smiles"

I love fashion and I love to shop, so I like to see what the girls are wearing, whether it’s a pair of earrings, their boots or heels, jeans, etc. And the fact that they are all so drop dead gorgeous only makes them look even better in their clothes. Who doesn’t want to look like them! So yeah, I’m not gonna lie, I try to copy them.

What in your mind makes the Dixie Chicks stand out from any other band?
Obviously they are wonderful musicians. Their harmonies and Natalie’s voice are just some of the reasons they’ve held onto their fanbase all these years. They’ve sold over 30 million records, and are selling out their 2016-2017 world tour without releasing a new studio album in over 10 years. That just proves they are loved by so many fans all over the world. “The Incident” changed them as a band and as women, and I know they are just fine where they are in their lives. They will forever have each others backs. They don’t apologize for being strong opinionated women. And they balance their career on the road with family life and being good mommas. 

What currently is the most played song in your music library?
The song I have on repeat is Thin Line by the DCX. I love the layering of vocals, the mandolin, and the banjo.

What’s your favorite song from Dixie Chicks and why?
I refuse to give you one song. But I’ll tell you some of my faves. Lil Jack Slade – because the instrumentation showcases Emily and Martie's immense talent; Sin Wagon – played live…lyrics! banjo! fiddle! I’ve never met a fan that doesn’t love Sin Wagon; Top of the World – live version with Jimmy Paxson on drums is quite emotional!

What is your favorite album from Dixie Chicks and why?
Home. This album is a beautiful combination of bluegrass and compelling lyrics.

How do you stay connected with your favorite artists?
The best way to stay connected to artists is on social media. I follow all the DCX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. That’s the best way to see what’s going on with the girls. Natalie is very active on Twitter and replies to fans' tweets. Nat posts pictures of her vacations, her pup King, social causes among other things. Emily is also active on Twitter, but not as much as Natalie. It’s always fun when you actually get a reply from one of the girls! Emily has even wished me a happy birthday a few times! 

What’s your favorite piece of DCX memorabilia?
That would be the drumsticks Emily gave me after the encore of Better Way in Noblesville. I appreciate the effort it took for her to hand them to me from stage. I took up drums a few years ago, basically because of my love of music and the fact that I idolized Ringo Starr when I was a kid. And it’s a fact that playing/learning a musical instrument benefits your brain.
 

Michaela received these drumsticks from Martie during a DCX show!

Michaela received these drumsticks from Martie during a DCX show!

What was your first concert ever, the last concert you’ve seen and what will be the next?
My first concert ever was Boston at the Hollywood Sportatorium in south Florida. The last concert I attended was the Dixie Chicks in Toledo, OH. My next concert? I really want to go to another Chicks concert this year. They’ll be in Canada in April. I had tentative plans to go to one or two of those shows. But we’re remodeling the home we recently moved into, and it’s a complete renovation, which costs money, a lot of money. So I was put on concert probation by my husband. I am accepting donations though. No kidding.

Michaela with other DCX Superfans in Cleveland

Michaela with other DCX Superfans in Cleveland

Did you attend any shows on the recent MMXVI Tour? If so, which ones?
Yes I did! I went to the Cleveland, OH; Noblesville, IN; Tinley Park, IL; and Toledo, OH shows. At the Toledo show I (along with other superfans) were invited up on stage for the encore! Wow…I mean, what a dream to be onstage with my favorite band. 

Michaela with other DCX Superfans in Toledo

Michaela with other DCX Superfans in Toledo

On stage at the DCX Toledo show

On stage at the DCX Toledo show

What’s the farthest you’ve traveled to see a show?
The farthest I’ve traveled to see a DCX show was Austin, Texas. I went to the KLRU Benefit/Lloyd Maines Tribute from ACL Live at Moody Theatre in Austin. Not only did the Dixie Chicks perform, Natalie sang songs off her Mother album and the Court Yard Hounds performed also. It was a super concert, and it was my first time meeting other Superfans. I’d say that was the most unique show I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. 

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Michaela meeting like-minded Superfans at the KLRU Benefit/Lloyd Maines Tribute

Michaela meeting like-minded Superfans at the KLRU Benefit/Lloyd Maines Tribute

Tell us something about the Dixie Chicks that a lot of other fans may not know.
They really do care about their fans. They appreciate, and don’t take for granted the love they feel looking out at their audiences. They are genuine, honest, compassionate, and funny girls. They really have a wicked sense of humor. 

If you could tell Dixie Chicks one thing, what would it be?
First, I’d like to say THANK YOU to the Dixie Chicks and their team for giving little ol’ me the honor of being February's Superfan of the Month! Secondly, thank you for inviting us Superfans onstage in Toledo during the encore of Better Way. I mean, seriously! I had to pinch myself several times! And the meet & greet after the Toledo show was chaotic and fun at the same time. Thank you for being such strong role models for women. 

 

You can share your DCX fandom with Michaela on Twitter @mstukenborg and Instagram www.instagram.com/aka_michaela/.

DCX Superfan of the Month: Seth

Meet Seth, our November DCX Superfan of the Month. Read below to find out why Seth loves the Chicks!

What part of the country do you live in?
The Deep South. Alabama. Roll Tide!

What are your top 3 favorite things to do?
When I’m not thinking of new ways to include the Dixie Chicks in my life, I spend my time editing videos for cash, complaining about the weather, and eating carbs.

What do you do for a living?
Delivery driver/video editor. Yes, that’s a thing.

How many times have you seen Dixie Chicks live?
Once. It would have been twice; however, the people of Nashville swiped up those tickets too fast.

Tell us what it means to you to be a fan of DCX?
To me, being a Dixie Chicks fan means that I understand what complete badass looks like. Three women who aren’t afraid of anyone or anything. 

How do you show your fandom?
My favorite way of showing fandom is forcing my friends to listen to the Dixie Chicks. Though... I don’t really have to force them anymore. Usually, they’re the ones asking me to “play Sin Wagon.”

What in your mind makes the Dixie Chicks stand out from any other band?
Their musicality is what separates them from other bands. Of course they can sing…. but the way they play is what sets them apart. Just go listen to Sin Wagon, you’ll understand. Bad. Ass.

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What currently is the most played song in your music library?
“Taking the Long Way” is the most played song in my music library. Mostly because I’ve taken several road trips with friends this year and we played it 3 or 4 times an hour. We know good music.

What was the first Dixie Chicks song you remember hearing and when was it?
“Goodbye Earl” is the one that stands out. My dad recorded the music video and I would watch it over and over and over and over and over. I was maybe 7 years old. I understood good music then too. Not to mention… the music video is the greatest of all time. I will not even entertain a rebuttal.

What’s your favorite song from Dixie Chicks and why?
“Taking the Long Way.” The lyrics, the melody, the story behind it. We can all relate. The main reason, however, is the three part harmonies. They are perfect. Then…… “Sin Wagon” comes in 2nd…. of course.

What is your favorite album from Dixie Chicks and why? 
Taking the Long Way is my favorite album for sure. My friends love it, that’s why. I hear it the most. I can’t count the times I’ve heard, “play Not Ready to Make Nice, bruh.” Also, sitting at a red light with the windows down, blasting “I Hope” while the other cars watch us praise is always fun.

How do you stay connected with your favorite artists?
Through social media. I stalk from afar. 

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What’s your favorite piece of DCX memorabilia?
I can’t honestly say that I have any. I’m not asking for a signed acoustic guitar or anything….. but yeah, I could use a signed guitar.

What was your first concert ever, the last concert you’ve seen and what will be the next?
Mayhem Fest. Korn and Rob Zombie. Should have rocked a Dixie Chicks shirt at the venue. The last concert was DIXIE CHICKS and the next will probably be…. Dixie Chicks if they ever decide to bring their asses back. Might be another ten years…. but I’ll be here.

When and where was the first time you saw the Chicks live?
Little Rock, Arkansas back in September. Highlight of my year. After 15 years of being inspired by them, getting to see them live was kind of surreal. I think Martie waved at me….. but I was like 190 rows back…. so I can’t be sure.

Did you attend the MMXVI Tour? If so, what shows did you attend? 
Yes, Little Rock. Would have gone to more…. but the South loves them so much, they sold out too fast. No tickets. Sad!

What’s the furthest you’ve traveled to see a show?
Mayhem Fest in North Carolina. Ten hour drive. Fun stuff. I had Dixie Chicks on my iPod though. So, I made it okay.

Tell us something about the Dixie Chicks that a lot of other fans may not know?
The Dixie Chicks are the biggest selling country group of all time and the biggest selling female group of all time. Look it up, folks. They’re also the most beautiful. I think everyone knows that one though.

If you could tell Dixie Chicks one thing, what would it be?
Thanks for inspiring me. My dad recorded your ON THE FLY NBC Concert Special when I was in kindergarten. I watched it every day on VHS. I used my brother’s drum sticks as a fiddle and mimed the entire thing. I begged my mom for a fiddle and she finally gave in when I was 7. Started taking lessons and have been playing ever since. Since then, I’ve even branched out to the banjo. I don’t think I would have ever wanted to learn had I not had a HUGE crush on Martie and wanted to play just like her. So, yea… continue being badass and inspiring 7 year old boys all over the world.

 

You can share your DCX fandom with Seth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube @onlysethdavis.