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Dixie Chicks’ Return to the Road in U.S. Doing Big Business

Dixie Chicks' return to the concert stage in America has been a profitable one – as the DCX MMXVI Tour is the second-highest grossing country tour this summer, based on numbers reported to Billboard…

Dixie Chicks’ return to the concert stage in America has been a profitable one — as the DCX MMXVI Tour is the second-highest grossing country tour this summer, based on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore.

The trio has racked up $26.6 million in sales at 29 performances from the ongoing trek. Only Kenny Chesney tops the group, with $31.1 million earned from his Spread the Love Tour during the same time period.

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The DCX MMXVI Tour is the Chicks’ first tour of the U.S. since 2006 and first of Canada since a brief run in 2013.

Dixie Chicks lead the latest ranking of Hot Tours (see list, below), with $3.9 million in ticket sales from amphitheater performances in four U.S. cities. The group is the first of four country acts that land among the top 10 this week. Keith Urban, Eric Church and Dolly Parton also earn a slot each on the weekly tally.

Of the four venues from the Chicks’ DCX MMXVI Tour included in this recap, Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas is the top grosser with a $1.3 million take on Aug. 5. The sold out performance ranks second, however, among all of the venues that have hosted the band for one night this summer. The highest gross comes from the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in the Chicago market. The 28,000-seat venue hosted the Dixie Chicks on June 5 and logged $4,923 more in sales than the Dallas shed two months later.

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So far since its U.S. launch on June 1 (following a European jaunt), the DCX MMXVI Tour has played for more than 400,000 fans at 28 venues. The ongoing tour continues stateside with a steady slate of concerts booked into the fall. The final date is set for Oct. 10, a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Urban follows at No. 2 on the Hot Tours recap with $2.4 million in revenue reported from his Ripcord World Tour that kicked off in North America on June 2. The country star ranks with five performances at three amphitheaters and one arena, drawing 41,884 fans. His two-show stint at the Lake Tahoe (Nevada) Outdoor Arena at Harveys racked up $1.1 million at shows on July 27 and 29 and is the tour’s highest-grossing venue so far.

Church is fifth on this week’s top 10 with $1.1 million from two sellouts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Aug. 9 and 10, and Parton follows at No. 6. The latter’s Pure & Simple Tour logged a $1.1 million take from 12,620 sold seats at arena performances in Evansville, Indiana, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  HOT TOURS – AUGUST 16, 2016
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Aug. 9-15
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
  Aug. 5-10
  Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas (1/1)
  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/1)
  Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, Texas (1/1)
  Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Va. (1/0)
  58,047 (65,408)
  July 27-Aug. 5
  Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, Nev. (2/0)
  Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
  Brick Breedan Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Mont. (1/0)
  Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre, Pocatello, Idaho (1/0)
  41,884 (55,399)
  Aug. 14
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
  15,931 (15,931)
  Aug. 10-13
  Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis. (1/0)
  Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind. (1/0)
  Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/0)
  20,513 (24,985)
  Aug. 9-10
  Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo. (2/2)
  18,942 (18,942)
  Aug. 10-12
  Ford Center, Evansville, Ind. (1/0)
  BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/0)
  12,620 (14,971)
  July 16
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/0)
  9,393 (12,548)
  Aug. 4-7
  Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis (1/1)
  Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
  Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Mo. (1/1)
  The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, Nashville (1/1)
  22,461 (22,461)
  Aug. 8
  Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario (1/1)
  9,934 (9,934)
  July 22
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/0)
  12,138 (14,577)