The Dixie Chicks coming to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Lost in the hubbub over today's Florida Strawberry Festival lineup announcement is word of another huge country music event coming to Tampa Bay.
Chart-topping vocal group the Dixie Chicks are hitting the road for their first American tour in a decade, and it'll come to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Aug. 19.
The announcement is doubly sweet for Tampa fans, who missed out on a Dixie Chicks show 10 years ago when the band canceled a date at what is now Amalie Arena because it conflicted with promotion for their new documentary, Shut Up and Sing.
Considering the ire and controversy that Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire stirred up in post-Iraq War, pre-Taylor Swift America, it's no surprise they've been absent from the road for so long. But considering their influence on artists like Swift, Miranda Lambert and the Band Perry, it was only a matter of time before the returned to perform hits like Goodbye Earl, Wide Open Spaces, Not Ready to Make Nice and Sin Wagon on the road.
Tickets are $35 and up, and they'll go on sale Saturday. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin