The Chicks will no longer be performing in Nashville on Thursday evening (July 27).
Just hours before the doors were set to open for their Nashville concert, The Chicks announced that their show had been postponed to a later date due to illness.
The Chicks and Bridgestone Arena shared the following statement on social media at approximately 4:19 pm CT on July 27. The show was slated to begin at 7:30 pm.
Due to illness, The Chicks must regretfully postpone tonight’s show at Bridgestone Arena.
We are working on rescheduling and will provide a new show date as soon as possible.
Fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets for the newly scheduled date.
The Chicks are looking forward to seeing their Nashville fans soon and apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.
The statement did not specify who was ill or whether or not the illness will impact the group’s show in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 29.
Thursday’s show was set to feature The Chicks alongside Wild Rivers and was slated to mark The Chicks’ first show in Nashville since 2016.
It’s one of many shows on The Chicks World Tour 2023, which kicked off on June 20 in Oslo, Norway includes U.S. dates as well as concerts in the United Kingdom, Canada, and more. In addition to Wild Rivers, the tour features Maren Morris and Ben Harper on select dates.
The tour follows The Chicks’ 2022 run in support of their fifth studio album, Gaslighter. This string of shows took the trio, made up of Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer, around the United States.
“North America! Thank you to all our fans for making last Summer so fun! We look forward to returning to the road and bringing the show to fans in new cities across the U.S. and Canada! See you soon,” The Chicks shared in a press release announcing their 2023 tour. “We can’t wait to see everyone and play for all our fans across the pond — it’s been a long time coming, and we can’t wait to get back!”
Earlier this year, the 13-time GRAMMY-winning group played a limited engagement in Las Vegas.
Throughout the month of May, The Chicks took the stage at the Bakkt Theater (formerly Zappos Theater) at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for six nights. This was the trio’s first-ever Las Vegas engagement.
“Finally getting to play live in 2022 left us hungry to continue our tour. After so many years without new music, last year felt like a long time coming,” The Chicks shared in a statement. “We hope our fans are ready for more in 2023 because we are not done!”
The Chicks, composed of Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, and Emily Strayer, burst onto the country music scene in 1998 with their debut album, Wide Open Spaces. The band went on to become the best-selling U.S. female band of all time with more than 30.5 million albums sold.
In addition to 13 GRAMMYs, The Chicks have also been awarded six Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and numerous Country Music Association Awards among many other awards and accolades.