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2000 Fly Tour

This was the first headlining tour for the Chicks. Originally scheduled to end in October, 15 dates were added to take it into December. The Chicks used an end stage setup. Between the opening act and the Chicks coming on stage, fans were given a chance to win upgrades to the front row with various activities while a helium filled fly blimp circled the arena, often times dropping guitar picks. The curtain was made to look like a pair of blue jeans and as Lenny Kravitz's "Fly Away" finished playing, the zipper opened and the curtain dropped to start the show. During the mid point of the concert, the Chicks showed a slide show of embarrassing childhood photos while they provided commentary making fun of themselves. For the encore, Martie and Emily were transported to the upper sections of the arenas to play for the fans in the cheap seats while Natalie moved to the back of the arena floor. Opening acts included Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson, Ricky Skaggs, Vida and Joe Ely.

Backup Band

 Bob Britt - acoustic & electric guitar, band leader
Jim Bogios - drums
John Mock - pennywhistle, concertina, percussion, guitar,
Jerry Flowers - bass
John Deaderick - keyboards
Tim Sergent - steel guitar
 
Setlist
 
This was the basic setlist at the outset of the tour. Some songs were changed or omitted at certain points during the tour.

Ready to Run, There's Your Trouble, Hello Mr. Heartache, Don't Waste Your Heart, Without You, If I Fall You're Going Down With Me, I Can Love You Better, You Were Mine, Give It Up or Let Me Go, Let Him Fly, Heartbreak Town, Strong Enough, Brilliancy, Roanoke, Let 'Er Rip, Cold Day in July, Tonight the Heartache's On Me, Some Days You Gotta Dance, Cowboy Take Me Away, Sin Wagon, Goodbye Earl, Wide Open Spaces

Loving Arms, Truth No. 2, Am I The Only One Who's Ever Felt This Way, and Merry Christmas From The Family were played at some of the added dates at the end of the tour.

Pollstar's Top 10 Tours of 2000

1. Tina Turner: $80.2 million
2. 'NSYNC: $76.4 million
3. Dave Matthews Band: $68.2 million
4. Kiss: $62.7 million
5. Tim McGraw/Faith Hill: $48.8 million
6. Dixie Chicks: $47.3 million
7. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: $45.9 million
8. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: $42.1 million
9. Metallica: $42 million
10. Britney Spears: $40.5 million

Tour Dates

June 1 -- Winnipeg, MB -- Winnipeg Arena
June 2 -- Saskatoon, SK -- Saskatchewan Place
June 3 -- Edmonton, AB -- SkyReach Centre
June 4 -- Calgary, AB -- Canadian Air Saddledome
June 8 -- Vancouver, BC -- General Motors Place
June 9 -- Spokane, WA -- Spokane Arena
June 10 -- Tacoma, WA -- Tacoma Dome
June 11 -- Portland, OR -- Rose Garden
June 15 -- Sacramento, CA -- Arco Arena
June 16 -- San Jose, CA -- San Jose Arena
June 17 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Arrowhead Pond
June 18 -- Phoenix, AR -- America West Arena
June 19 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Arrowhead Pond
June 22 -- San Diego, CA -- Cox Arena
June 23 -- Las Vegas, NV -- Thomas & Mack Center
June 24 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- Delta Center
June 25 -- Nampa, ID -- Idaho Center
June 29 -- Little Rock, AR -- Alltel Arena
June 30 -- Lafayette, LA -- Cajundome
 
July 1 ----- Biloxi, MS -- MS Coast Coliseum
July 13 --- Chicago, IL -- United Center
July 14 --- Milwaukee, WI -- Bradley Center
July 15 --- Minneapolis, MN -- Target Center
July 16 --- Fargo, ND -- Fargodome
July 19 --- New York, NY -- Radio City Music Hall
July 20 --- New York, NY -- Radio City Music Hall
July 21 --- Albany, NY -- Pespi Arena
July 22 --- Worcester, MA -- Centrum
July 23 --- Buffalo, NY -- Marine Midland Arena

August 3 -- Denver, CO -- Pepsi Center
August 4 -- Kansas City, MO -- Kemper Arena
August 5 -- Oklahoma City, OK -- The Myriad
August 6 -- Lubbock, TX -- Municipal Aud-Coliseum
August 10 -- Dallas, TX -- Reunion Arena
August 11 -- Dallas, TX -- Reunion Arena
August 12 -- Austin, TX -- Frank Irwin Center
August 13 -- Houston, TX -- Compaq Center
August 17 -- Louisville, KY -- Freedom Hall
August 18 -- Detroit, MI -- Palace Auburn Hills
August 19 -- Detroit, MI -- Palace Auburn Hills
August 20 -- Toronto, ON -- Air Cananda Centre
August 24 -- Washington DC -- MCI Center
August 25 -- Washington DC -- MCI Center
August 26 -- Winston Salem, NC -- Lawrence Joel Coliseum
August 27 -- Atlanta, GA -- Philips Arena

September 7---- Hampton, VA -- Hampton Coliseum
September 8 ----Charlotte, NC -- Charlotte Coliseum
September 9 ----Nashville, TN -- Gaylord Entertainment Center
September 10 --Birmingham, AL -- Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center
September 14 -- Richmond, VA -- Richmond Civic Center
September 15 -- Raleigh, NC -- Sports & Entertainment Arena
September 16 -- Roanoke, VA -- Roanoke Civic Center
September 17 -- Greenville, SC -- Bi-Lo Center
September 28 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- National Car Rental Center
September 29 -- Tampa, FL -- Ice Palace
September 30 -- Orlanda, FL -- TD Waterhouse Center (Orlando Arena)

October 1 -- Jacksonville, FL -- Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 6 -- Moline, IL -- Mark of the Quad
October 7 -- Ames, IA -- Hilton Coliseum
October 8 -- Lincoln, NE -- Bob Devaney Center
October 10 -- Wichita, KS -- Kansas Coliseum
October 12 -- Columbus, OH -- Value City Arena
October 13 -- State College, PA -- Bryce Jordan Center
October 14 -- Philadelphia, PA -- First Union Spectrum
October 15 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Mellon Arena
October 19 -- Cincinnati, OH -- Firstar Center
October 20 -- Knoxville, TN -- Thompson Boling Arena
October 21 -- Charleston, WV -- WV Civic Center
October 22 -- Indianapolis, IN -- Conseco Field House
October 26 -- Champaign, IL -- Assembly Hall
October 27 -- St. Louis, MO -- Savvis Center
October 28 -- Memphis, TN -- The Pyramid
October 29 -- New Orleans, LA -- New Orleans Arena

November 9 ---- Lexington, KY -- Rupp Arena
November 10 -- Cleveland, OH -- Gund Arena
November 12 -- Chicago, IL -- United Center
November 13 -- St. Paul, MN -- Xcel Energy Center
November 16 -- Manhatten, KS -- Bramlage Coliseum
November 17 -- Denver, CO -- Pepsi Center
November 19 -- Phoenix, AR -- America West Arena
November 20 -- San Diego, CA -- Cox Arena
November 21 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Staples Arena
November 26 -- Oakland, CA -- Oakland Coliseum
November 27 -- Bakersfield, CA -- Centennial Garden
November 30 -- San Antonio, TX -- Alamodome

December 1 --- Houston, TX -- Compaq Center
December 2 --- College Station, TX -- Reed Center
December 3 --- Fort Worth, TX -- Tarrent County Arena

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