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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.
 
Backup Band
David Grissom - acoustic & electric guitar, band leader
Roscoe Beck - bass
John Deaderick - keyboards, accordion, organ
John Gardner - drums, percussion
John Mock - pennywhistle, concertina, percussion, acoustic guitar, papoose
Keith Sewell- acoustic guitar, twin fiddle
Brent Truitt - mandolin
Robbie Turner - steel guitar, dobro
 
String Section
Lorenza Ponce - violin, String Leader
Matt Brubeck - cello
Linda Ghidossi-Deluca - viola
Hiroko Taguchi - violin

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

Openers - Joan Osborne (JO), Michelle Branch (MB), Jann Arden (JA), The Thorns (T)

Date
City
Venue
Opener
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
JO
5/03/2003
TD Waterhouse Centre
JO
5/04/2003
Office Depot Center
JO
5/05/2003
St. Pete Times Forum
JO
5/07/2003
Thompson-Bowling Arena
JO
5/08/2003
Conseco Fieldhouse
JO
5/10/2003
Kemper Arena
JO
5/11/2003
Savvis Center
JO
5/13/2003
Hilton Coliseum
JO
5/14/2003
Mark of the Quad Cities
JO
5/16/2003
BJCC Arena
JO
5/17/2003
Greensboro, North Carolina
Greensboro Coliseum
JO
5/18/2003
Freedom Hall
JO
5/20/2003
Ford Center
JO
5/21/2003
Frank Erwin Center
JO
5/29/2003
United Center
JO
5/30/2003
Chicago, Illinois
United Center
JO
6/02/2003
The Palace at Auburn Hills
JO
6/03/2003
Detroit, Michigan
The Palace at Auburn Hills
JO
6/05/2003
Bradley Center
JO
6/06/2003
Xcel Energy Center
JO
6/07/2003
St. Paul, Minnesota
Xcel Energy Center
JO
6/09/2003
US Bank Arena
JO
6/10/2003
Nationwide Arena
JO
6/11/2003
Gund Arena
JO
6/13/2003
HSBC Arena
JO
6/14/2003
Mellon Arena
JO
6/16/2003
First Union Center
JO
6/17/2003
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
First Union Center
JO
6/19/2003
Fleet Center
MB
6/20/2003
Madison Square Garden
MB
6/21/2003
New York, New York
Madison Square Garden
MB
6/23/2003
Uniondale, New York
Nassau Veterans Center
MB
6/25/2003
MCI Center
MB
6/26/2003
Washington, D.C.
MCI Center
MB
6/27/2003
Pepsi Arena
MB
7/06/2003
American Airlines Center
MB
7/08/2003
Pepsi Center
MB
7/09/2003
Delta Arena
MB
7/11/2003
Vancouver, BC, Canada
GM Place
MB
7/12/2003
Key Arena
MB
7/13/2003
Rose Garden Arena
MB
7/15/2003
Oakland Arena
MB
7/16/2003
HP Pavilion
MB
7/17/2003
Arco Arena
MB
7/19/2003
Staples Center
MB
7/20/2003
Anaheim, California
Arrowhead Pond
MB
7/21/2003
Anaheim, California
Arrowhead Pond
MB
7/23/2003
Cox Arena
MB
7/25/2003
America West Arena
MB
7/26/2003
Las Vegas, Nevada
MGM Grand Garden
MB
7/27/2003
Las Vegas, Nevada
MGM Grand Garden
MB
7/29/2003
SBC Center
MB
7/30/2003
Houston, Texas
Compaq Center
MB
8/01/2003
Alltel Center
MB
8/02/2003
The Pyramid Arena
MB
8/03/2003
Phillips Arena
MB
8/04/2003
Gaylord Entertainment Center
MB
8/06/2003
Air Canada Centre
JA
8/07/2003
Corel Centre
JA
8/08/2003
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Copps Coliseum
JA
8/12/2003
Skyreach Centre
JA
8/13/2003
Pengrowth Saddledome
JA
9/06/2003
Stockholm, Sweden
Annexet
T
9/08/2003
Hamburg, Germany
CCH1
T
9/10/2003
NEC
T
9/11/2003
Apollo
T
9/14/2003
Royal Albert Hall
T
9/15/2003
London, England
Royal Albert Hall
T
9/18/2003
Dublin, Ireland
The Point
T
9/19/2003
Glasgow, Scotland
SECC
T
9/21/2003
Munich, Germany
Olympiahalle
T
9/22/2003
Frankfurt, Germany
Jahrhunderthalle
T
9/28/2003
Rod Laver Arena
T
9/29/2003
Melbourne, Australia
Rod Laver Arena
T
10/01/2003
Entertainment Centre
T
10/02/2003
Brisbane, Australia
Entertainment Centre
T
10/04/2003
Sydney Superdome
T
10/05/2003
Sydney, Australia
Sydney Entertainment Centre
T
Following shows not part of the tour
10/10/2003
Charlotte, North Carolina (Honor The Earth benefit)
Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
10/12/2003
Washington, D.C. (with The Eagles)
MCI Center

Boxscores
All numbers from Billboard Boxscore. Boxscores are provided by promotors and venues to Billboard. Not all shows are included. Gross Sales are in U.S. dollars. Ticket prices are local to country of origin.
 
* = 2 shows

City

Gross Sales

Attendance

Capacity

Ticket Prices

London, England

$80,570

2,000

2,000

25.00

Sydney, Australia

$77,254

1,685

1,685

$70.00 - $70.00

Greenville, S. Carolina

$855,146

14,811

14,811

$66.00 - $36.00

Orlando, Florida

$872,525

15,726

15,726

$66.00 - $36.00

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

$927,560

15,470

17,924

$66.50 - $36.50

Tampa, Florida

$1,114,008

17,708

19,566

$66.75 - $36.75

Knoxville, Tennessee

$1,084,740

18,521

18,521

$65.00 - $35.00

Indianapolis, Indiana

$927,085

15,878

15,878

$65.00 - $35.00

Kansas City, Missouri

$1,047,310

17,890

17,973

$65.00 - $65.00

St. Louis, Missouri

$1,072,595

18,029

18,449

$65.00 - $35.00

Ames, Iowa

$805,680

13,845

13,845

$65.00 - $35.00

Moline, Illinois

$611,310

10,476

10,476

$65.00 - $35.00

Birmingham, Alabama

$999,470

16,798

16,798

$65.00 - $35.00

Greensboro, N. Carolina

$1,276,280

21,148

21,762

$60.35 - $60.35

Louisville, Kentucky

$996,970

16,894

16,894

$65.00 - $35.00

Oklahoma City, OK

$1,001,425

16,992

16,992

$65.00 - $35.00

Austin, Texas

$828,925

13,825

13,825

$65.00 - $35.00

* Chicago, Illinois

$2,213,900

36,500

36,500

$65.00 - $35.00

* Detroit, Michigan

$2,170,958

37,800

37,800

$67.50 - $37.50

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

$1,032,690

17,364

17,364

$65.00 - $35.00

* Saint Paul, Minnesota

$2,152,655

35,587

35,587

$65.00 - $35.00

Cincinnati, Ohio

$950,300

15,546

16,800

$65.00 - $35.00

Columbus, Ohio

$1,026,200

17,498

17,498

$65.00 - $35.00

Cleveland, Ohio

$968,265

16,252

19,769

$65.00 - $35.00

Buffalo, New York

$1,054,685

18,102

22,470

$65.00 - $35.00

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$971,090

16,276

16,276

$65.00 - $35.00

* Philadelphia, PA

$2,431,384

36,058

36,058

$75.00 - $35.00

Boston, Massachusetts

$1,111,390

16,850

16,850

$75.00 - $35.00

* New York, New York

$2,205,195

35,628

36,544

$75.00 - $35.00

Uniondale, New York

$758,565

15,804

16,501

$75.00 - $35.00

* Washington, DC

$2,063,455

34,155

34,155

$65.00 - $35.00

Albany, New York

$884,635

14,691

14,691

$65.00 - $35.00

Dallas, Texas

$1,011,720

16,704

16,704

$65.00 - $35.00

Denver, Coloarado

$964,820

16,034

16,034

$65.00 - $35.00

Salt Lake City, Utah

$929,425

15,435

15,435

$65.00 - $35.00

Vancouver, BC, Canada

$981,343

17,429

17,429

$65.00 - $45.00

Seattle, Washington

$787,220

13,484

13,484

$89.50 - $35.00

Portland, Oregon

$1,071,345

17,857

17,857

$65.00 - $35.00

Oakland, California

$1,039,442

16,417

16,417

$131.50-$52.25

San Jose, California

$999,300

16,977

16,977

$65.00 - $35.00

Sacramento, California

$862,535

15,006

15,006

$65.00 - $35.00

Los Angeles, California

$899,285

15,609

15,609

$65.00 - $35.00

* Anaheim, California

$1,866,945

29,985

29,985

$65.00 - $35.00

San Diego, California

$723,021

11,168

11,168

$65.00 - $35.00

Phoenix, Arizona

$965,950

15,984

15,984

$65.00 - $35.00

Las Vegas, Nevada

$1,845,845

22,098

22,098

 

San Antonio, Texas

$857,275

14,965

14,965

$65.00 - $35.00

Houston, Texas

$884,964

14,700

14,700

$66.35 - $36.35

Little Rock, Arkansas

$998,500

16,790

16,790

$65.00 - $35.00

Memphis, Tennessee

$1,112,665

18,745

18,745

$65.00 - $35.00

Atlanta, Georgia

$1,001,135

17,101

17,101

$67.00 - $37.00

Nashville, Tennessee

$921,730

15,696

15,696

$67.50 - $37.50

Toronto, ON, Canada

$1,031,779

17,470

17,470

$89.50 - $59.50

Ottawa, ON, Canada

$749,726

13,860

13,860

$89.50 - $49.50

Hamilton, ON, Canada

$783,345

13,969

13,969

$89.50 - $49.50

Edmonton, AB, Canada

$733,283

12,590

12,590

$119.41-$63.22

Calgary, AB, Canada

$850,800

13,442

13,442

$125.73-$97.63

Birmingham, England

$223,404

5,369

7,539

25.00

Manchester, England

$108,269

2,602

2,644

25.00

* London, England

$335,590

7,022

7,216

27.50

* Melbourne, Australia

$745,964

15,607

20,000

$75.00 - $60.00

* Brisbane, Australia

$744,243

15,571

19,000

$75.00 - $60.00

Sydney, Australia

$719,903

13,242

14,665

$89.60 - $72.80

Washington, DC

$896,821

11,102

12,200

$88.00 - $58.00

Totals

$65,221,812

1,091,837

1,120,767

 

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