Dixie Chicks Likely Have Top-Grossing Country Tour Of Year

By | August 11, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Ticket sales from the Dixie Chicks’ current Top Of The World tour are nearing the $60-million mark, setting the trio up to be the top-grossing country tour of the year. With 56 shows under their belt so far, the Dixie Chicks’ average attendance is upwards of 16,000 fans per show.

The group’s manager, Simon Renshaw, told Billboard, “The bottom line is, for all the so-called controversy…the Dixie Chicks’ fans remained totally loyal throughout the tour,” referring to lead singer Natalie Maine’s much-publicized anti-Bush comment.

The Dixie Chicks will wrap up the North America leg of their tour on August 13 in Calgary. Their 10-day European run kicks off on September 6 in Stockholm, followed by six Australian dates which end on October 5 in Sydney.