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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

Date
City
Venue
6/01/2000
Winnipeg, Mannitoba, Canada
Winnipeg Arena
6/02/2000
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Saskatchewan Place
6/03/2000
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
SkyReach Centre
6/04/2000
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Canadian Air Saddledome
6/08/2000
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
General Motors Place
6/09/2000
Spokane, Washington
Spokane Arena
6/10/2000
Tacoma, Washington
Tacoma Dome
6/11/2000
Portland, Oregon
Rose Garden
6/15/2000
Sacramento, California
Arco Arena
6/16/2000
San Jose, California
San Jose Arena
6/17/2000
Anaheim, California
Arrowhead Pond
6/18/2000
Phoenix, Arizona
America West Arena
6/19/2000
Anaheim, California
Arrowhead Pond
6/22/2000
San Diego, California
Cox Arena
6/23/2000
Las Vegas, Nevada
Thomas & Mack Center
6/24/2000
Salt Lake City, Utah
Delta Center
6/25/2000
Nampa, Idaho
Idaho Center
6/29/2000
Little Rock, Arkansas
Alltel Arena
6/30/2000
Lafayette, Louisiana
Cajondome
7/01/2000
Biloxi, Mississippi
Mississippi Coast Coliseum
7/13/2000
Chicago, Illinois
United Center
7/14/2000
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bradley Center
7/15/2000
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Target Center
7/16/2000
Fargo, North Dakota
Fargodome
7/19/2000
New York, New York
Radio City Music Hall
7/20/2000
New York, New York
Radio City Music Hall
7/21/2000
Albany, New York
Pepsi Arena
7/22/2000
Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester's Centrum Centre
7/23/2000
Buffalo, New York
Marine Midland Arena
8/03/2000
Denver, Colorado
Pepsi Center
8/04/2000
Kansas City, Missouri
Kemper Arena
8/05/2000
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Myriad
8/06/2000
Lubbock, Texas
United Spirit Arena
8/10/2000
Dallas, Texas
Reunion Arena
8/11/2000
Dallas, Texas
Reunion Arena
8/12/2000
Austin, Texas
Frank Irwin Center
8/13/2000
Houston, Texas
Compaq Center
8/17/2000
Louisville, Kentucky
Freedom Hall
8/18/2000
Detroit, Michigan
The Palace Of Auburn Hills
8/19/2000
Detroit, Michigan
The Palace Of Auburn Hills
8/20/2000
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Air Canada Centre
8/24/2000
Washington, DC
MCI Center
8/25/2000
Washington, DC
MCI Center
8/26/2000
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Lawrence Joel Coliseum
8/27/2000
Atlanta, Georgia
Philips Arena
9/07/2000
Hampton, Virginia
Hampton Coliseum
9/08/2000
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte Coliseum
9/09/2000
Nashville, Tennessee
Gaylord Entertainment Center
9/10/2000
Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center
9/14/2000
Richmond, Virginia
Richmond Civic Center
9/15/2000
Raleigh, North Carolina
Sports & Entertainment Arena
9/16/2000
Roanoke, Virginia
Roanoke Civic Center
9/17/2000
Greenville, South Carolina
Bi-Lo Center
9/28/2000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
National Car Rental Center
9/29/2000
Tampa, Florida
Ice Palace
9/30/2000
Orlando, Florida
TD Waterhouse Centre
10/01/2000
Jacksonville, Florida
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10/06/2000
Moline, Illinois
The Mark Of The Quad Cities
10/07/2000
Ames, Iowa
Hilton Coliseum
10/08/2000
LIncoln, Nebraska
Bob Devaney Center
10/10/2000
Wichita, Kansas
Kansas Coliseum
10/12/2000
Columbus, Ohio
Value City Arena
10/13/2000
State College, Pennsylvania
Bryce Jordan Center
10/14/2000
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
First Union Spectrum
10/15/2000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mellon Arena
10/19/2000
Cincinnati, Ohio
Firstar Center
10/20/2000
Knoxville, TN
Thompson Boling Arena
10/21/2000
Charleston, West Virgina
West Virginia Civic Center
10/22/2000
Indianapolis, Indiana
Conseco Field House
10/26/2000
Champaign, Illinois
Assembly Hall
10/27/2000
St. Louis, Missouri
Savvis Center
10/28/2000
Memphis, Tennessee
The Pyramid
10/29/2000
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Arena
11/09/2000
Lexington, Kentucky
Rupp Arena
11/10/2000
Cleveland, Ohio
Gund Arena
11/12/2000
Chicago, Illinois
United Center
11/13/2000
St. Paul, Minnesota
Xcel Energy Center
11/16/2000
Manhatten, Kansas
Bramlage Coliseum
11/17/2000
Denver, Colorado
Pepsi Center
11/19/2000
Phoenix, Arizona
America West Arena
11/20/2000
San Diego, California
Cox Arena
11/21/2000
Los Angeles, California
Staples Center
11/26/2000
Oakland, California
Oakland Coliseum
11/27/2000
Bakersfield, California
Centennial Garden
11/30/2000
San Antonio, Texas
Alamodome
12/01/2000
Houston, Texas
Compaq Center
12/02/2000
College Station, Texas
Reed Center
12/03/2000
Fort Worth, Texas
Tarrent County Arena

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