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The Eagles, Chicks, Urban announce summer stadium tour

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 – The Eagles, The Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban will team up for a country music tour starting June 8 in Toronto.

This will mark the first time in four years that the Chicks will be touring. The announcement was somewhat surprising because sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison teamed together to form the Court Yard Hands without lead singer Natalie Maines. They also planned to tour in support of an album due from Court Yard Hounds in early May.

The Eagles, Chicks and Urban will celebrate the opening of the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey during the tour.

The tour schedule is:

June 8 - Toronto, Rogers Centre

June 10 - East Rutherford, N.J., New Meadowlands Stadium

June 12 - Foxboro, Mass., Gillette Stadium

June 14 - Philadelphia, Citizens Bank Ball Park

June 15 - Washington, D.C., Nationals Park

June 19 - Chicago, Soldier Field

June 22 - Winnipeg, Canada, Canad Inns Stadium

June 24 - St. Louis, Busch Stadium.

Urban will not appear at the Canadian and St. Louis dates.

American Express Cardmembers will have early access to tickets beginning Monday, March 22 at 10 a.m. and tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, March 29 at 10 a.m.

Tickets for the June 10 concert in East Rutherford will be $50, $85, $115 and $225. This will not be the first show at the stadium, which replaces Giants Stadium next door. Bon Jovi plays the venue May 26-27 and 29 with U2 coming July 19.

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When The Dixie Chicks talk of going home on their third major label release, that means a return to roots of different sorts in what probably is their best and most consistent album to date. After a break for marriage, baby and a legal confrontation with their record label, The Chicks throw caution to the wind. They make it clear that they're not going to be hitting the pop country button with Darrell Scott's opening "Long Time Gone.," a hit single. Natalie Maines makes ready references to »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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