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Dixie Chicks reunion tour will stop at Sprint Center

The Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks

The Dixie Chicks have announced their 2016 world tour, and Kansas City is on the list.

The trio’s DCX MMXVI World Tour will visit the Sprint Center on Aug. 30, a Tuesday.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Presales start Tuesday at the band’s web site, dixiechicks.com.

The Dixie Chicks' previous performance in Kansas City was at Kemper Arena in May 2003, two months after they stirred up worldwide controversy over remarks lead singer Natalie Maines made about then President George W. Bush and the impending invasion of Iraq.

That Kemper Arena show sold out, but the band was censored by most country radio stations around the country that banned their music.

In 2006, the trio scheduled its worldwide Accidents and Accusations Tour, but it canceled more than 30 shows, including a show at Kemper Arena, because of poor ticket sales and lack of promotion from country radio. They have been performing sporadically since then.

Timothy Finn: 816-234-4781, @phinnagain

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