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The Chicks Announce 2023 Australian Tour

1 May 2023 | 6:00 am | Mary Varvaris

It's the US country music legends' first Australian tour since 2017.

(Source: Supplied)

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The Chicks are returning to Australia and New Zealand this October for the first time in six years. 

The highly influential country and pop music powerhouse consists of lead vocalist Natalie Maines and sisters Martie Maguire (vocals, fiddle, mandolin, guitar) and Emily Strayer (vocals, guitar, banjo, Dobro).

Known for their hits such as Not Ready To Make Nice, Wide Open Spaces, Travelin' Soldier, Cowboy Take Me Away, and their #1 hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide, The Chicks have been the best-selling country music group in the US since the Nielsen SoundScan era (1991–present) began.

In 2020, The Chicks unveiled their first album in 14 years, Gaslighter, and further solidified their reputation in the country (and mainstream crossover) music world: Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes and villains – For over two decades, The Chicks have developed from a band into a phenomenon.


Following sold-out 2017 Sydney, Melbourne and Mission Estate NZ dates, along with a spectacular headline slot at CMC Rocks QLD, The Chicks are coming back down under this October.

The trio will host nine dates in Australia and New Zealand, with stops in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch, along with some special winery shows for A Day On The Green including Geelong’s Mt Duneed Estate, Hunter Valley’s Bimbadgen and Sirromet Wines in Mount Cotton. Special guest Elle King will join the band on all dates, which you can find below.

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Frontier Members can gain access to the exclusive pre-sale on Wednesday, 3 May, before general tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, 8 May, via the Frontier Touring website.

Michael Chugg, Executive Chairman of Chugg Entertainment said about The Chicks' fifth visit down under, “Ever since I heard a demo in the late ’90s and did their first tour in November 1999, The Chicks have been a huge part of my life.

“Watching them become live icons of music has been an amazing journey, and their upcoming tour will go up another level again.”

Tickets to The Chicks’ upcoming Australian tour will be released in staggered fashion, for pre-sale and general tickets. Full details can be found below.

THE CHICKS

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 2023

WITH SPECIAL GUEST ELLE KING

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER - Adelaide Entertainment Centre

SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER - Mt Duneed Estate | Geelong VIC (A Day On The Green)

MONDAY 16 OCTOBER - Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne VIC

THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER - Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney NSW

SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER - Bimbadgen | Hunter Valley NSW (A Day On The Green)

SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER - Sirromet Wines | Mount Cotton QLD (A Day On The Green)

TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER - Brisbane Entertainment Centre QLD

SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER - Spark Arena | Auckland NZ

MONDAY 30 OCTOBER - Christchurch Arena | Christchurch NZ

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE

It runs 24 hours from Wednesday, 3 May, or until pre-sale allocation is exhausted.

STAGGERED AS BELOW:

Sydney 11:00 am (local)

Adelaide 11:30 am (local)

Melbourne 1:00 pm (local)

Brisbane 2:00 pm (local)

Christchurch 11:00 am (local)

Auckland 12:00 pm (local)

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE

Begins: Monday 8 May

STAGGERED AS BELOW:

Sydney 11:00 am (local)

Adelaide 11:30 am (local)

Melbourne 1:00 pm (local)

Brisbane 2:00 pm (local)

Christchurch 11:00 am (local)

Auckland 12:00 pm (local)