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.
Bob Britt - acoustic & electric guitar, band
Jim Bogios - drums John Mock - pennywhistle, concertina,
percussion, guitar, Jerry Flowers - bass John Deaderick
Tim Sergent - steel guitar
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
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