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2003 Top Of The World Tour
 
The impressive multi-tiered set complete with shifting hydraulic-lift levels, winding catwalks and walkways that shot out over the heads of the crowd, weighed over 80,000 pounds and took up most of the arena floors. The troupe of 120 traveled in thirteen busses and seventeen trucks. They also carried the largest touring video show complete with 1.5 million LED lights that showed graphics on video screens and on the floors of the stage. During the show, the stage also sprang props of flowers, grass, trees and even a windmill. All together, it took over 2000 amps of power and 240 pounds of CO2 gas for the special effects of each show. Joan Osborne, Michelle Branch and Jann Arden each took a turn as the opening act.
 
Top Of The World Backup Band
 
David Grissom - Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Robbie Turner - Steel Guitar
John Gardner - Drums
John Mock - Pennywhistle, concertina, percussion, guitar, etc...
Brent Truitt - Mandolin
Roscoe Beck - Bass
Keith Sewell- Acoustic Guitar
John Deaderick - Keyboards
 
Setlist
 
Goodbye Earl, Some Days You Gotta Dance, There's Your Trouble, Long Time Gone, Tortured Tangled Hearts, Travelin' Soldier, Am I The Only One (Whose Ever Felt This Way), Hello Mr. Heartache, Cold Day In July, White Trash Wedding, Lil' Jack Slade, A Home, Truth #2, If I Fall You're Going Down With Me, Mississippi, Cowboy Take Me Away, Godspeed, Landslide, Ready To Run, Wide Open Spaces, Top Of The World, Sin Wagon
 
Chicks On Ultimate 10 List
 
The 2003 Ultimate Top 10 list combines album and concert ticket sales to show which artists U.S. pop fans spent the most money on. The Dixie Chicks sold $38.6 million worth of albums and an additional $62.2 million in concert tickets - the highest-grossing country music tour ever.

1. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, $132.8 million.
2. 50 Cent, $125 million.
3. Celine Dion, $119.5 million.
4. Toby Keith, $106.6 million.
5. Dixie Chicks, $100.8 million.
6. Cher, $99.4 million.
7. Fleetwood Mac, $92.4 million.
8. The Eagles, $88.8 million.
9. Simon & Garfunkel, $76.2 million.
10. Norah Jones, $74.9 million.

TOTW Tour Sets Record

The Top Of The World tour was the most lucrative country tour up to 2003. The Chicks grossed $62.2 million, setting a record by selling nearly 800,000 tickets in one day. They finished 5th on Billboard's top concert tours for 2003.

1. Rolling Stones: $299.5 Million
2. Bruce Springsteen: $181.7 Million
3. Cher: $76.3 Million
4. Fleetwood Mac: $69.2 million
5. Dixie Chicks: $62.2 million
6. Eagles: $53.7 million
7. Dave Matthews Band: $52.6 million
8. Aerosmith & Kiss: $50 million
9. Metallica: $48.5 million
10. Billy Joel & Elton John: $45.9 million

 
Click city for reviews

Date
City
Venue
3/10/2003
Shepherd's Bush Empire
3/19/2003
Munich, Germany
Georg Elser Halle
3/29/2003
Sydney, Australia
Enmore Theatre
5/01/2003
Bi-Lo Center
5/03/2003
TD Waterhouse Centre
5/04/2003
Office Depot Center
5/05/2003
St. Pete Times Forum
5/07/2003
Thompson-Bowling Arena
5/08/2003
Conseco Fieldhouse
5/10/2003
Kemper Arena
5/11/2003
Savvis Center
5/13/2003
Hilton Coliseum
5/14/2003
Mark of the Quad Cities
5/16/2003
BJCC Arena
5/17/2003
Greensboro, North Carolina
Greensboro Coliseum
5/18/2003
Freedom Hall
5/20/2003
Ford Center
5/21/2003
Frank Erwin Center
5/29/2003
United Center
5/30/2003
Chicago, Illinois
United Center
6/02/2003
The Palace at Auburn Hills
6/03/2003
Detroit, Michigan
The Palace at Auburn Hills
6/05/2003
Bradley Center
6/06/2003
Xcel Energy Center
6/07/2003
St. Paul, Minnesota
Xcel Energy Center
6/09/2003
US Bank Arena
6/10/2003
Nationwide Arena
6/11/2003
Gund Arena
6/13/2003
HSBC Arena
6/14/2003
Mellon Arena
6/16/2003
First Union Center
6/17/2003
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
First Union Center
6/19/2003
Fleet Center
6/20/2003
Madison Square Garden
6/21/2003
New York, New York
Madison Square Garden
6/23/2003
Uniondale, New York
Nassau Veterans Center
6/25/2003
MCI Center
6/26/2003
Washington, D.C.
MCI Center
6/27/2003
Pepsi Arena
7/06/2003
American Airlines Center
7/08/2003
Pepsi Center
7/09/2003
Delta Arena
7/11/2003
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GM Place
7/12/2003
Key Arena
7/13/2003
Rose Garden Arena
7/15/2003
Oakland Arena
7/16/2003
HP Pavilion
7/17/2003
Arco Arena
7/19/2003
Staples Center
7/20/2003
Anaheim, California
Arrowhead Pond
7/21/2003
Anaheim, California
Arrowhead Pond
7/23/2003
Cox Arena
7/25/2003
America West Arena
7/26/2003
Las Vegas, Nevada
MGM Grand Garden
7/27/2003
Las Vegas, Nevada
MGM Grand Garden
7/29/2003
SBC Center
7/30/2003
Houston, Texas
Compaq Center
8/01/2003
Alltel Center
8/02/2003
The Pyramid Arena
8/03/2003
Phillips Arena
8/04/2003
Gaylord Entertainment Center
8/06/2003
Air Canada Centre
8/07/2003
Corel Centre
8/08/2003
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Copps Coliseum
8/12/2003
Skyreach Centre
8/13/2003
Pengrowth Saddledome
9/06/2003
Stockholm, Sweden
Annexet
9/08/2003
Hamburg, Germany
CCH1
9/10/2003
NEC
9/11/2003
Apollo
9/14/2003
Royal Albert Hall
9/15/2003
London, England
Royal Albert Hall
9/18/2003
Dublin, Ireland
The Point
9/19/2003
Glasgow, Scotland
SECC
9/21/2003
Munich, Germany
Olympiahalle
9/22/2003
Frankfurt, Germany
Jahrhunderthalle
9/28/2003
Rod Laver Arena
9/29/2003
Melbourne, Australia
Rod Laver Arena
10/01/2003
Entertainment Centre
10/02/2003
Brisbane, Australia
Entertainment Centre
10/04/2003
Sydney Superdome
10/05/2003
Sydney, Australia
Sydney Entertainment Centre
10/10/2003
Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
10/12/2003
MCI Center

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